Posts Tagged ‘Michael Siri’

Michael Siri Published in The Daily Record

Michael Siri, partner at Bowie & Jensen LLC, was recently published in The Daily Record. In his article, “How to get disbarred,” Mr. Siri offers a humorous outlook on the quickest ways to get disbarred, which are based on a review of disciplinary summaries. Read the full article on The Daily Record website.

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Construction Law: Mechanic’s Liens in Maryland – The Basics – Updated

Here is an updated refresher on the basics of mechanic’s liens in Maryland for contractors, subcontractors, and owners.  Each party to a construction project should know the basics of mechanic’s liens in Maryland, including the timing of bringing forth a claim, notice requirements to the parties, and other considerations. The following list consists of some…

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Michael Siri Named to Lawyers of Color's Inaugural Hot List

Lawyers of Color (LOC) recently selected 100 early- to mid-career minority attorneys under 40 from the Mid-Atlantic Region to its inaugural Hot List.  Bowie & Jensen is very pleased to congratulate Michael Siri on being named to this exceptional group. Mr. Siri was selected by the Lawyers of Color based on a two-pronged process.  The selection committee…

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Construction Law: April Showers Bring May Delay Claims

The construction industry is getting ready to awake from winter hibernation. Longer daytime hours and warmer weather also marks the beginning on various construction projects,   Unfortunately,  Mother Nature does not always cooperate with even the best planned construction schedules. April showers bring May flowers, as well as delay claims.  The construction industry must address the…

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Changes to Maryland's Minority Business Enterprises Program

In 2012, the Maryland General Assembly extended the MBE Program for 4 more years and included several key components to the existing law.  The extended MBE Program in Maryland took effect on October 1, 2012. One of the major changes allows for an increase in flexibility related to the overall aspirational statewide MBE goal by…

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Construction Law: Verdict against Surety Exceeds $1 Million in Favor of Property Owner

In December 2011, the Circuit Court of Maryland for Howard County awarded a Columbia, Maryland-based church an award of $1.165 million after its surety breached its contractual obligations to complete the project when the general contractor walked off the job. The property owner, First Baptist Church, purchased a surety bond from Fidelity & Deposit Company…

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Construction Law: Mechanic's Lien in Maryland – The Basics

Everyone should know the basics regarding mechanic’s lien in Maryland, including timing of bringing forth a claim, notice to parties, and other considerations. The following list consists of some of the basic considerations that any party to a potential mechanic’s lien should consider: Timing – In Maryland, a contractor or subcontractor must bring a mechanic’s…

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The Rights Of An Unlicensed Home Improvement Contractor

Designed to protect homeowners from unlicensed contractors, the Maryland Home Improvement Law renders a contract between an owner and unlicensed contractor unenforceable. Essentially, if you are a contractor that performs home improvement work for a home owner, but you do not have a license, there will be no obligation by the home owner to make…

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Payment in Governmental Construction Contracts in Maryland

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals recently denied payment to a governmental construction contractor for change order work that was performed and agreed upon onsite, because the contract required approval by the County Council regarding any amendment to the contract. Specifically, an architectural and engineering company entered into a governmental contract with Baltimore County for…

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