What Does Senate Bill 311 Mean for Architects and Engineers?

On October 1, 2017, Senate Bill 311 (“S.B. 311”) becomes effective.  S.B. 311 repeals Md. Code Ann., State Fin. & Proc. §§ 3-301 et seq., addressing the proposal and bidding process for architectural and engineering services for Maryland State projects, and enacts what will become Md. Code Ann., State Fin. & Proc. §12-112 (“§ 12-112”). …

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Esworthy Speaks at Penn State Law Commencement Ceremony

On May 13th, Partner Matthew Esworthy spoke at the Penn State Law Class of 2017 commencement ceremony.  As President of Penn State Law’s Alumni Association, he congratulated the graduates and inducted them into the Penn State Alumni Association. U.S. Senator Bob Casey delivered the commencement address; the ceremony was streamed live on the Penn State…

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Flow Down Provisions: Incorporation by Reference of an Arbitration Provision Does Not Obligate a Surety to Arbitrate

In Schneider Electric Building Critical Systems, Inc. v. Western surety Company, 231 Md. App 27 (2016), the Maryland Court of Special Appeals held that a surety whose bond was incorporated by reference into a subcontract containing an arbitration provision did not obligate itself to arbitrate any claims arising from the construction project.  Schneider Electric Buildings…

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Nicole Windsor named a 2017 Leadership in Law Honoree

Please join the The Daily Record in congratulating the 39 legal professionals honored in our 2017 Leadership in Law awards. Winners were selected by a panel of legal and business leaders and are divided into three categories: Leadership in Law; Generation J.D., which honors up-and-coming legal professionals; and the Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes legal…

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Michael Siri admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Michael Siri, a partner at Bowie & Jensen, LLC and a member of the firm’s litigation department was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and was admitted as a member of the Virginia State Bar.  Mr. Siri is also barred in Maryland and the District of Columbia.  He focuses his practice on…

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