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Business Law: M&As, The Real Deal

Firm partner and founder, Mark T. Jensen, is a contributor to ‘The Real Deal’, a special supplement about mergers & acquisitions in the Baltimore Business Journal.

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Employment Law: Is Your Non-Compete Affordable to Enforce?

Employers Should Take Steps To Ensure That They Can Afford To Enforce Non-Disclosure And Non-Competition Agreements. For 10 years Mike Brown served as the Vice President of Sales for ABC Technologies which is located in Maryland.  In that capacity, Brown had: (1) supervised ABC’s sales staff; (2) developed close relationships with key customers and vendors;…

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Employment Law: Employers Now Required To Accommodate Pregnancy-Related Disabilities

In May 2013, Governor Martin O’Malley signed a law passed by the Maryland Legislature which requires employers with at least 15 employees to provide reasonable accommodations for employees diagnosed with a disability caused or contributed to by pregnancy.  Maryland’s employment discrimination statute has defined a “disability” to include a: (1) physical disability or infirmity or…

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Employment Law: New Laws for Employees with Wage Claims

A new Maryland labor and employment law incentivizes settling unpaid wage claims and may reduce court caseload. A new law that will go into effect on October 1st has effectively turned the tables on who is the plaintiff and who is the defendant in unpaid wage lawsuits by allowing for the creation of wage liens. 

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Business Law: Getting You Letters Worth in a Limited Liability Company

What Is an LLC? A limited liability company (LLC) does just that, it limits the liability of the business’s owners. This means that with limited exceptions, liability for the actions of the LLC can only be satisfied from the assets of the LLC. Personal holdings and assets of the individual owners and officers are protected…

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Bowie & Jensen Attorney Testifies to the Maryland House of Delegates Against HB599

Bowie & Jensen LLC attorney Michael Smith testified against HB599 on behalf of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce in a recent reading before the Judicial Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates.  On January 31st Maryland Delegates Glenn and Conoway introduced HB599 a bill which would require companies with 10 or more employees to compensate…

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The Unfortunately Shrinking IDOT

The availability of one popular feature of securing business loans — the indemnity deed of trust, commonly known as an “IDOT” – was significantly limited by the Maryland legislature over the summer. Under the new law, the IDOT security structure, by which real property is provided as collateral to secure a loan, with recordation of…

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