Ready to Sell? 4 Things You Can Do to Prepare

With a few exceptions, most business owners yearn for the day they are able to hand off their extremely successful enterprise to a successor. This often comes in the form of a sale or M&A, for which they hope to receive a handsome sum that allows them to enter the bliss of retirement. The truth is that it is never too early to begin preparing your business for its sale. This blog will explore some actions you can Read More

How to Respond After Having a Complaint Filed Against You as a Professional

You’ve spent years taking professional classes and thousands of dollars to finally obtain your professional license. Subsequently, you put a lot of sweat equity into your practice and cultivated a professional reputation you are proud of. That’s why the complaint filed against you as a licensed professional is so wounding. Depending on your line of work, you might have to attend a hearing in front of the applicable Read More

Is Your Maryland LLC in Good Standing?

As an entrepreneur, you have so much to keep up with. Local, state, and federal compliance takes up a good bit of your time, apart from actually keeping your business profitable. In Maryland, your business needs a Certificate of Status, which is a document authorizing your  company to do business in the state. Having a CoS also indicates that your business is up-to-date on all taxes and reports. To assist you and Read More

5 Parties That May Be Liable in a Trucking Accident

The stakes are elevated in an auto accident involving 18-wheelers due to the number of parties that may be involved and the much greater risk of serious injuries and death compared to accidents involving passenger vehicles. When pursuing an insurance claim stemming from a trucking accident, it is helpful to know the parties that may be held liable – five of which are explained below.  Truck Driver. Actions Read More

What is the Process for Contesting a Will in Maryland?

With certain estates, especially larger ones, there is a great potential for acrimony among beneficiaries who may or may not be named in a Last Will and Testament. Simply feeling dismayed because you didn’t get the inheritance you were hoping for is not a pleasant feeling, but that is not sufficient grounds to formally contest the validity of a decedent's Will. There are other grounds legally recognized for Read More

Maryland Bicycle Accidents: Statistics, Laws, Safety Tips

As citizens become more health-conscious and environmentally conscious, there has been an increase in people who use bicycles as their primary form of transportation. Some urban and metro areas are slowly adapting to this shift, but there are still many situations in which bicyclists remain exposed to the possibility of accidents with motor vehicles and other cyclists. Because bicycles are considered vehicles by the Read More

4 Types of Unsafe Work Environments

In recent data released from 2017, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recorded more than 5,000 workplace fatalities. Sadly, the majority of workplace injuries and deaths are avoidable. If you suspect your workplace is unsafe, you should first talk to your supervisor or manager if you feel comfortable doing so. You may file a formal OSHA complaint if your workplace has not remedied the situation Read More

What Every Marylander Needs to Know About Auto Accident Liability

To break it down at its most basic level, “liability” means that you are responsible for negligence in causing an automobile accident. If you are liable for an accident, that means you completely or mostly caused the collision. Often, the liable driver, pedestrian, or passenger will have broken a rule of the road, such as running a red light, tailgating another car, or not yielding to oncoming traffic when merging Read More

Maryland Premises Liability Explained

Most property owners, whether commercial or residential, work hard to keep their premises in good condition. This is important for ensuring everything looks great, and also that those who visit are kept safe. Additionally, it is also essential for avoiding potential legal problems. Premises liability laws are in place to provide those injured due to the negligence of a property owner. Whether you own property Read More

Eminent Domain: The Difference Between Direct Condemnation and Regulatory Takings Trials

Eminent domain laws allow the government to take private property and use it for some type of public good, as long as the owner of the property is justly compensated and the public good is sufficiently important. These laws also allow a private company to take property, as long as it will be used for an important project that is intended to provide significant benefit to the public as a whole. These laws are commonly Read More