NEWSLETTER : March 2018

Estate Planning and Elder Law Seminar to Discuss Wills, Trusts and How to Plan for Long-Term Care

Upcoming Seminar Dates: Thursday, April 19, 2018 (TOWSON OFFICE) Thursday, May 17, 2018 (TOWSON OFFICE) Thursday, June 15, 2018 (TOWSON OFFICE) Thursday, September 20, 2018 (TOWSON OFFICE) Thursday, October 20, 2018  (COLUMBIA OFFICE) PK Law attorney Cheryl A. Jones  hosts regular estate planning and elder law seminars. There is no fee for the seminar. Simply reserve a spot at least one week in advance. The seminars begin at 10:00 a.m. and last approximately one hour. Your questions will be answered and informational materials will … Continue reading

Estate Planning and Elder Law Seminar to Discuss Wills, Trusts and How to Plan for Long-Term Care

Upcoming Seminar Dates: Thursday, April 19, 2018 (TOWSON OFFICE) Thursday, May 17, 2018 (TOWSON OFFICE) Thursday, June 15, 2018 (TOWSON OFFICE) Thursday, September 20, 2018 (TOWSON OFFICE) Thursday, October 20, 2018  (COLUMBIA OFFICE) PK Law attorney Cheryl A. Jones  hosts regular estate planning and elder law seminars. There is no fee for the seminar. Simply reserve a spot at least one week in advance. The seminars begin at 10:00 a.m. and last approximately one hour. Your questions will be answered and informational materials will … Continue reading

PK Law Attorney Les Stellman to Present at CHRA Spring Conference

PK Law Education, Labor and Employment Attorney Les Stellman will be presenting at the Chesapeake Human Resources Association (CHRA) 2018 Spring Conference.  Workplaces in the Post-Harvey Weinstein Age – Whistleblowing, Investigating, and Responding to Harassment and Bullying:  The Role of HR Just Got Bigger! Click the image below for the full brochure

Corporate Depositions: The Wrong Time to Answer in the Form of a Question

Interested in receiving PK Law’s monthly Insurance Insights? Sign up HERE. By:  Patricia McHugh Lambert, Esq. Introduction             Under Federal Rule 30(b)(6) and comparable state rules, preparing for a corporate deposition may seem like a simple, straightforward task— and business as usual for defense counsel. However, the scope of this mechanism far exceeds the rule. Rather, strategic norms employed by litigators and decisions by various courts have shaped corporate depositions into a significant undertaking. It … Continue reading

Know Your Terms of Use: Steps to Take When Contracting With Third Party Online Education Tools

By: Toni Norris, Law Clerk Technology has become an integral part of public education as we know it.  With advancements in technology steadily progressing throughout society, the use of electronic resources continues to extend further into classrooms and school systems as a whole. The increased use of online educational tools as a part of the learning program in and outside the classroom has heightened the need for precautions related to protecting students’ personally identifiable information. … Continue reading

PK Law Proud to Support United Way’s Women’s Forum 2018

PK Law was proud to once again sponsor the United Way’s Women’s Forum.  United Way’s Women United membership group hosts this signature event that convenes, connects, and celebrates dynamic business and community leaders. This year’s Forum featured thoughtful discussions led by innovative and compassionate leaders and special guest speakers who conveyed to the audience the importance of storytelling in inspiring conversations that empower others to affect change, improve lives and lift up entire communities. Author, … Continue reading

Marijuana in the Workplace: What Maryland Employers Should Know

Interested in receiving PK Law’s monthly HR Tips?  Sign up here.     By:  Andrew G. Scott, Esquire and Toni Norris, Law Clerk In light of recent legislation passed in Maryland, employers now face the question of whether or not to amend their existing drug enforcement policies to reflect medical marijuana users in the workplace.  Although under Maryland law individuals may be issued written certifications for medical marijuana, it is important for employers to note that … Continue reading

Banks vs. Private Lenders: The Basics of Financing Options for Small Businesses

By:  Diva Bole, Esquire Most small business owners will, at some point in the lifespan of their businesses, need to obtain financing in order to get their business off the ground or expand. This article summarizes the basics of obtaining financing through both loans and investors. There are many different options available to get financing for a small business, and what makes the most sense for any one business will depend on a variety of … Continue reading

PK Law Attorney Spotlight – Kevin Bress & David Burkhouse

PK Law Attorney Spotlights Learning more about your colleagues so you can work together and grow. <span=”text-align:center;”>Featured PK Law Attorney – Kevin Bress, Member 1. Describe your practice. I counsel families on preparing their wills, powers of attorney and trusts; help them protect assets from the costs of long term care; and answer questions on how to administer the estate of a loved one.   2. What do you enjoy most about your practice? I enjoy meeting the … Continue reading

PK Law Attorney Dino La Fiandra Presents at The Daily Record’s Real Estate Conference

     Dino La Fiandra, Partner, PK Law (second from right) was among the presenters at The Daily Record’s Real Estate Matters conference, held recently at the BWI Hilton. Also pictured are (left to right) Michael Leaf, PK Law; Judy Borns, Residential Title & Escrow Company Law; Terry Anne Hearn, Residential Title & Escrow Company and Benjamin Polakoff, Polakoff Sefret, LLC. La Fiandra stressed that a real estate investor should engage a land use attorney in the real estate investment process “as … Continue reading

PK Law Receives “Firm Diversity Award”

Pessin Katz Law (“PK Law”) is pleased to announce that the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) has selected Pessin Katz Law, P.A. as the recipient of this year’s Firm Diversity Award. The Firm Diversity Award is presented to an organization in the greater Baltimore area that promotes the recruitment and retention of minority attorneys. PK Law, along with three other top law firms and the University of … Continue reading