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2014 Super Lawyers

Bowie & Jensen has Seven Super Lawyers Congratulations to Mark Jensen, Robert Bowie, Jr., Matt Hjortsberg, Michael Siri, Josh Glikin, Priscilla Carroll, and William McComas on their inclusions to the 2014 Super Lawyers.  They have been selected by their peers based on a rigorous, multi-phased selection process.  A special congratulations to Matt Hjortsberg on his…

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Residential Landlord Considerations

Understanding police and emergency situations can prevent legal troubles.  Emergency and other police matters involving tenants can represent difficult situations for residential landlords, and can potentially lead to legal issues if not properly handled. A landlord will want to be cognizant of instances when permitting emergency personnel and law enforcement entry into leased apartments may…

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Maryland Construction Law: No Action Provisions

By: Matt Hjortsberg In a case arising out of the to construction of the Gaylord Hotel at National Harbor, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that the general contractor forfeited its right to collect literally tens of millions of dollars from its insurance carrier.

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Mark Jensen Commends Care Pharmacies for Innovation

By Mark Jensen Bowie & Jensen partner, Mark Jensen provides his insights as a member of the Care Pharmacies Board of Directors.  “I attended my first Care Pharmacies Board of Directors meeting as a member of the Board yesterday. I am impressed by the breadth and depth of my fellow Director’s knowledge and engagement. Mike Wysong…

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Esteemed business attorney Bill McComas joins Bowie & Jensen as a partner

(Towson, MD) Business attorney William A. McComas has joined Bowie & Jensen LLC, where he will serve as a partner at the Towson law firm and a member of the firm’s growing transactional law department. “Bill will be a tremendous addition to the leadership of our firm,” said Matthew Hjortsberg, managing partner of Bowie &…

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Maryland Construction Law: Retainage Decrease for Contractors

Retainage is required on almost all construction projects.  Retainage in a construction contract allows the developer to withhold a portion of each progress payment to the contractor until the project is complete.  Retainage is basically a form of insurance to the developer because there is a strong financial incentive for the contractor to complete the…

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New Maryland Medicare Waiver Approved

By Mark Jensen The modernized waiver presents Maryland with an opportunity to do great and innovative things in relation to improving the quality of and access to health care and lowering the cost of healthcare. It also presents huge challenges and possibilities for the opportunity to be lost or squandered.

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The ABC's of Restrictive Covenants on Employees

Many misconceptions exist about the efficacy and need for non-disclosure, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements, so it is important to keep a few simple facts in mind. A. The Law Prohibits Disclosing Confidential Information Many employers believe they must require employees to sign contracts prohibiting the disclosure or use of the employers’ confidential information and trade…

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Maryland Mechanic’s Liens: The Basics, Updated

In this new installment in our continuing discussion of mechanic’s liens in construction, we update the basics for proper exercise of this most vital right and remedy of contractors and subcontractors. Contractors and subcontractors must understand the basics regarding mechanic’s lien in Maryland in order to ensure they do not unintentionally waive any rights. These…

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