NEWSLETTER : July 2017

Estate Planning and Elder Law Seminar To Discuss Wills, Trusts & Elder Law

Thursday, August 17, 2017
PK Law attorneys Kimberly L. Battaglia and Cheryl A. Jones host regular estate planning and elder law seminars in the PK Law Seminar Room Continue reading

Estate Planning 101: What Everyone Needs to Protect Themselves and Their Families

PK Law attorney Cheryl A. Jones  will be presenting at the 50+ LGBT support/social group event August 3, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Bain Senior Center in Columbia, MD. Topics to be discuss are: Estate Planning Questions and Issues Who Needs a Will? Powers of Attorney Health Care Directives Trusts v. Wills Protecting Your Assets from the Nursing Home To learn more about the event contact Claire Noll at clairenoll@gmail.com. Cheryl Jones is an attorney in PK … Continue reading

Override of Paid Sick Leave Bill Likely in Next Session – 4 Things To Do Now to Prepare

Although Governor Hogan vetoed the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (HB1/SB230) which would have required employers with over 14 employees to provide paid sick and safe leave, it is expected that the legislature will override the Governor’s veto at the beginning of the new legislative session in January.   In order to get ready for implementation of this legislation employers should be taking steps now to avoid costly compliance issues should the Act take effect … Continue reading

Five Questions with Max Kennedy Lents, The Baltimore Whiskey Company

  By Lauren B. Ades, Member, PK Law   Speaking from the manufacturing operations of The Baltimore Whiskey Company on 2800 Sisson Street in Baltimore City, Max Lents provided details on the launch of the inaugural rye whiskey batch on February 6, 2018; their upcoming move and expansion; the equity raise campaign that is currently underway and the “secret ingredient” that will differentiate this product in the spirits industry. Free distillery tours, including product samples, are available … Continue reading

PK Law Attorney David Pessin to Appear on MPT

Esteemed PK Law Estate Planning Attorney David Pessin will appear live on MPT “Direct Connection” http://www.mpt.org/programs/direct-connection/ 7/31 @7:30 pm. Viewers can call in and get answers to estate planning questions from an expert! David is the Co-Founding Member of Pessin Katz Law, P.A. (PK Law) and has been practicing law for over 36 years. David began his legal career in estate and business planning and during his decades of practice in those fields has assisted … Continue reading

PK Law’s July Insurance Insights – A Look at Recently Passed Maryland Legislation Impacting Liability and Insurance Practices

PK Law’s Insurance Group’s July Insurance Insights focuses on recently passed Maryland legislation that may impact those interested in liability issues and insurance practices. Next month’s issue will focus on our canine companions and Maryland’s strident efforts to increase protections against animal cruelty with the passing of several new laws that will go into effect on October 1, 2017.    Interested in having PK Law’s Insurance Insights delivered monthly to your inbox? Sign Up Now For Email … Continue reading

PK Law Member Herbert Burgunder Talks with Brocar Properties

Five Questions with Ashref Elshazli and Ckori Jones, Brocar Properties By Herbert Burgunder III, PK Law Ckori Jones (left) and Ashref Elshazli After initially focusing on residential renovation projects in the suburban Maryland region, Brocar Properties has now set its sights on acquiring value-add commercial and retail buildings — specifically in Baltimore City — with recent purchases occurring in Hampden and Highlandtown. The Clinton, Maryland-based company, owned by Ashref Elshazli and Ckori Jones, recently provided … Continue reading

PK Law Judicial Dissolution Success!

PK Law Attorneys Mark Maneche and Kayleigh Keilty successfully defended a contested judicial dissolution proceeding in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court seeking to dissolve three Maryland limited liability companies.  Following a three-day bench trial in March 2017, the court on June 29, 2017 issued a written opinion denying the plaintiffs’ request for judicial dissolution and denying the plaintiffs’ alternative request for enforcement of the companies’ operating agreements.  In its opinion, the court also found that … Continue reading

PK Law’s Labor and Employment Group Launches “HR Tips”

PK Law’s Labor and Employment Group has launched “HR Tips.”  HR Tips identifies new laws, judicial decisions and enforcement trends and provides actionable steps you can take to protect yourself and your business.  The first volume of HR Tips gave practical advice on how to prepare your business for the likely override of Maryland’s paid sick leave bill.  To view the full list of the Archived HR Tips click HERE.   Interested in subscribing to HR … Continue reading

Maryland Legislation Update

By:  Patricia McHugh Lambert, Member, PK Law The following is a list of new legislation that may impact those interested in liability issues and insurance practices.   Special Causes of Action Statutes of Limitations Child Sexual Abuse The Maryland General Assembly enacted House Bill 642 which alters the statute of limitations and institutes a statute of repose for claims involving sexual abuse.  Such claims must be filed within the later of 20 years after the … Continue reading