Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

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100 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202, United States
Contact: Kiara Hughes, Communications & Public Relations Specialist
Phone: 410.727.6464
Fax: 410.385.3700
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

2017 Legislative Update

In 2017, the Maryland General Assembly, during its 437th session, adopted stockholder-friendly legislation concerning Maryland corporations and real estate investment trusts, while rejecting or delaying more radical changes to…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Securities Law

Update - Environmental and Energy Policy Round-Up: Status of Regulations and Key Decisions under the New Administration

As the environmental and energy regulatory landscape under the new Administration continues to shift, we want to keep our clients up to speed, as many of these policy changes may directly or indirectly impact your businesses…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Actions You Can Take to Protect Your Systems and Data from a Cyber Attack

As a follow up to our cyber security alert from last week, preparing to protect against an event like the recent “WannaCry” global ransomware attack can include a range of IT, business operations and legal steps. Specifically,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Appraisal Rights in Maryland

With the recent focus on appraisal rights in the Delaware Court of Chancery, it was only a matter of time before a Maryland court took up the issue. Although originally authored in April 2016, the Circuit Court for Baltimore…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Recent Legislative Changes to the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation: Tightening the Belt on Terminating Agricultural Preservation Easements in Maryland

In my previous blog, “Preserving Agricultural Land in Maryland – Reaping Rewards for Farmers,” I discussed the various programs available in the State of Maryland to provide financial incentives to encourage farmers to preserve…more
 /  Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Cleveland Brewery’s Use of His Likeness Not Very Well Liked by Lebron James

Yesterday, it was reported by the Bleacher Report that Cleveland Cavaliers basketball star, Lebron James, was displeased with the fact that a brewer located in the Cleveland, Ohio area, Great Lakes Brewing Company may have…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property

Status of Distributed Generation in Maryland and the District of Columbia

Over the last several years, significant strides have been made to advance the development and implementation of distributed energy generation resources in the mid-Atlantic region. So much so that we thought it worthwhile to…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Preserving Agricultural Land in Maryland – Reaping Rewards for Farmers

While growth and development is inevitable in the name of progress, the State of Maryland and its more rural counties have made efforts to find some balance by providing incentives to farmers for preserving agricultural land and…more
 /  Agriculture, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Tax Lien Takes Priority Over Earlier Interest Where Deed is Improperly Executed

In the recent case of The Bank of NY Mellon v. Ashley, et al., 119 AFTR 2d 2017-1207 (D.C. Md. 2017), the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland held that, where taxpayer-husband alone executed a deed of trust in favor…more
 /  Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

IRS Announces Disagreement with Ninth Circuit’s Holding on Completed Contract Method of Accounting

The IRS recently announced its disagreement with the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that, with respect to planned communities, the 95% test under the completed contract method of accounting applies on a development-wide basis rather…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Environmental and Energy Policy Round-Up: Status of Regulations and Key Decisions under the New Administration

There has been much discussion lately regarding the new Administration’s efforts to review and possibly “roll-back” several environmental and energy-related regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Minibonds

The City of Cambridge, Massachusetts recently sold $2,000,000 of community sourced-minibonds (the “Community Bonds”) to finance various capital projects, including school building renovations and street and sidewalk…more
 /  Administrative Law, Securities Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

IRS Issues Guidance on “Placed in Service" Date for Retail Stores

The IRS recently announced its disagreement with the ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, that a retail store building could be considered “placed in service” before the retail store was open…more
 /  Business Organizations, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

Director Cordray Has Chance to Retain Power and Autonomy

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Court issued its decision in PHH Corporation v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in October, 2016, holding that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Sex Discrimination in Employment, Seventh Circuit Says

The stage has been set for the Supreme Court to consider whether sexual orientation is protected sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”). Sitting en banc last week, the Seventh Circuit…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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