NEWSLETTER : February 2018

The Need to Go Above and Beyond the ADA in Maryland: Disabled Applicants/Employees Need Individual Assessments

Interested in receiving PK Law’s monthly HR Tips?  Sign up here. By:  Adam E. Konstas, Esquire In light of developments in Maryland employment discrimination law, employers are strongly encouraged to re-examine their reasonable accommodation policies and procedures.  When confronted with a reasonable accommodation request, employers should be mindful that Maryland’s Fair Employment Practices Act (“FEPA”) imposes some important obligations on employers beyond those required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Under the ADA, the federal … Continue reading

Protect Your Livelihood: Best Practices for Medical Licensing Board Complaints

By:  Bryan R. Ebert, Esquire It is something that every health care provider fears: a patient files a complaint against you with the medical licensing board. Despite the anxiety that may come with receiving a letter of complaint, ignoring the matter will not make it go away. In fact, doing so will make matters worse. Although you may feel the urge to respond to the board on your own, DO NOT. This is a serious … Continue reading

2018 Federal and Maryland Legislation Changes Regarding Estate and Gift Tax

Interested in getting PK Law’s content in your inbox? Sign Up Now      By:  Ashley Nelson-Raut An abundance of tax legislation was signed into law in the final days of 2017. In terms of estate and gift tax, here is what individuals need to keep in mind: Under the new law, which took effect on January 1, 2018, the following changes occurred on the Federal level: Federal estate tax, gift tax, and generation-skipping transfer … Continue reading

PK Law Member Pat Lambert Helping Women Leaders Through Executive Alliance

A recent article in I95 Business highlights PK Law Member, Patricia McHugh Lambert and Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore Executive Director Karen Bond’s extensive involvement  in Executive Alliance. Executive Alliance is nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the success and leadership of accomplished women by expanding their impact and influence through advocacy, education and mentorship.  Read full article here: http://beta.i95business.com/articles/428

PK Law’s Learning and Networking Event a Success!

Great evening at PK Law!  Happy to host the Learning and Networking Opportunity that included 5 minute presentations from a panel of local experts on various topics of interest to the local business community.  More events like this to come!

PK Law Attorney James Benjamin Appointed to Human Relations Commission

PK Law Attorney, James Benjamin was recently appointed by Councilwoman Vicki Almond to serve on the Baltimore County Human Relations Commission.  The mission of the Baltimore County Human Relations Commission is to eliminate discrimination through enforcement of its anti-discrimination human rights law that prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, education and finance, on the bases of age, color, creed, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), … Continue reading

PK Law #9 in BBJ’s Largest Law Firms List

Moving up two notches from its position last year on the list, Pessin Katz Law, P.A. (PK Law) is ranked the 9th largest law firm in the Baltimore area for 2018.  The list is published by the Baltimore Business Journal and appeared in the publication’s January 26 weekly edition.    With last year being the exception, PK Law has consistently been ranked in the 10 spot.  With the increase in lateral and associate hires over … Continue reading