With all but essential businesses shuttered in Maryland, and with revenue streams drying up, executives throughout the state are now reading up on their commercial policies to see if they might be covered for the calamity that is COVID-19. A ...Read More »
COVID-19 is affecting life around the world, and the real estate sector is no exception. As parties review their existing contractual relationships and consider new transactions, they should pay particular attention to force majeure provisions. Many commercial contracts — including ...Read More »
Many lawyers have expressed concerns to me about mediating online, worrying that it’s not as effective as mediating face to face. Although I was inclined to agree, I was willing to learn more about the technology. I spent time studying ...Read More »
I started the Regional Perspectives column on a celebratory note. It was March 2001. In the previous month, the Ravens had won their first Super Bowl. As I noted, “From Aberdeen to Annapolis, from Randallstown to Roland Park, they were ...Read More »
Maryland’s Emergency Management Agency Act grants the governor the authority to establish protections for the people of Maryland during a state of emergency. Accordingly, Gov. Larry Hogan signed the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Protection Act of 2020 (COVID-19 Act) into law on March ...Read More »
Making decisions about the future of your business in the obfuscating winds of a still-growing global pandemic may seem counter-intuitive. Business owners can’t wait until the “dust settles” before determining how the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis will affect ...
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In light of the coronavirus pandemic, while some businesses and law firms have rescheduled interviews, others are taking the opportunity to get ahead of the hiring curve by conducting their interviews by videoconference. I have been preparing lawyers over the ...
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There has been an unusually large amount of change over the past several months for the Baltimore metropolitan area’s marketing and public relations firms. The changes reflect favorable industry growth. Most recently, award-winning Weiss PR announced a business transition and ...Read More »
The techniques discussed here rely on the participants’ trust in the mediator, which must be established fairly quickly in mediation. If the parties and counsel do not trust the mediator, they will not follow her suggestions regarding process, concessions, bargaining, ...Read More »