NEWSLETTER : April 2017

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

June 15th, 2017
PK Law attorneys Kimberly L. Battaglia and Cheryl A. Jones host regular estate planning and elder law seminars Continue reading

Estate Planning Seminars and An Estate & Retirement Seminar

June 1st, 2017
The Saint Agnes Foundation is very pleased to partner with Pessin Katz Law, P.A. (PK Law) and SC&H Financial Advisors, to share tips and techniques for effective estate and retirement planning Continue reading

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

May 18th, 2017
PK Law attorneys Kimberly L. Battaglia and Cheryl A. Jones host regular estate planning and elder law seminars Continue reading

Maryland Legislation Update

Governor Hogan has held six bill signing sessions to date. Two bill signings remain on the Governor’s schedule for May 2 and May 4. Under Maryland law all bills are to be presented to the Governor by April 30 this year, the 20th day after adjournment of April 10th, and he must veto them, if he wishes to do so, within thirty days of their presentment or by May 30th this year. Otherwise, he must sign a bill or allow it to become law without his signature, often said to be an expression of a Governor’s displeasure with the legislation he or she refuses to sign. Continue reading

“Wisdon & Wine” Learning & Networking Event

April 26th, 2017
Join Maryland Construction Network & PK Law for a “Wisdom & Wine” presentation Continue reading

Not a Trade Secret


In U.S. v Jennifer Salgado & Jenny’s Tax Service, (No. 1:16-CV-03186-SMJ, Mar. 24, 2017) the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington (the “Court”) held that a taxpayer’s client list and client identifying data were not trade secrets under Washington state law but that because the clients had a reasonable expectation of privacy that information could not be put into the record without redaction. Continue reading

Audit Chances


As in the past, PK Law reports on the Internal Revenue Service’s (“IRS”) data book (IR 2017-69) regarding a taxpayer’s chances of undergoing an audit. The annual data book reflects data collected during the fiscal year 2016 (“FY 2016”, October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016). Continue reading

Attorney Lisa Settles to Receive Leadership in Law Award

The Daily Record launched the Leadership in Law Awards in 2001 as a way to recognize outstanding work being done by members of the legal community throughout Maryland. Continue reading

PK Law Named a 2017 BBJ Best Places to Work Finalist!

Congratulations go to PK Law for being named a 2017 BBJ Best Places to Work Finalist. PK Law as the only law firm named on this year’s list of finalists. Continue reading

MD Daily Record Identifies PK Law as Firm With One of Highest Number of Female Partners

The Maryland Daily Record recently published an article looking at the diversity efforts and progress of Maryland firms. While the progress is slow, the article does recognize a number of efforts made by firms to change their diversity landscape. Continue reading

Nine Things To Know About Baltimore City’s New Zoning Law Impacting Check Cashing Establishments


By:  Dino La Fiandra
The revised zoning code was passed by the Baltimore City Council on December 5, 2016 and becomes effective on June 5, 2017. Any applications filed prior to June 5th will be evaluated under the existing (“old”) zoning regulations, regardless of whether the application is approved or denied prior to that date. All applications filed on or after June 5th will be evaluated on the basis of the new regulations. Continue reading

PK Law Secures Correct Zoning Designation for Client Tyrone Carter, Carter Paving & Excavating, Inc.


Surrounded by a large array of construction equipment parked on an outside lot, Tyrone Carter reflected on his father’s influence and guidance that encouraged him to enter the excavating and paving industry, a recent zoning decision that was successfully won, and the daily challenges he faces running a thirty-person operation. Continue reading

Longtime PK Law Client Joseph W. McCartin Insurance Engages in Strategic Acquisition


JOSEPH W. MCCARTIN INSURANCE COMPANY ACQUIRES STATLAND & KATZ, LTD. AND INTEGRATES SEVEN EMPLOYEES INTO NEW OPERATION
“Expanded business model leverages existing Statland & Katz clients and relationships into an environment that allows full integration of products and services,” explains Mike McCartin, President Joseph W. McCartin Insurance Company. Continue reading