Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

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901 Dulaney Valley Road
Suite 400
Towson, MD 21204, United States
Phone: 410-938-8800
Fax: 410-832-5600
Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Maryland
Number of Attorneys
25-50 Attorneys

Maryland’s New Enhanced Underinsured Motorist Coverage Law: How it will affect consumers, producers and insurance companies

In 1975, Maryland, recognizing the importance of protecting victims of uninsured or underinsured motorists, began requiring that every private automobile insurance policy issued, sold or delivered in Maryland contain uninsured…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Insurance, Personal Injury

Blunt Talk about Cannabis and Insurance

I have been in a haze recently due to marijuana. Granted, I do not smoke, toke, or even eat pot laden brownies—I truly never have. But each insurance conference I go to and each insurance journal I read, I find articles…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Beware: Claims Investigations May Not Be Protected From Disclosure In Maryland

Insurance companies and lawyers defending insurance companies oftentimes try to shield claims investigations from disclosure during discovery. Oftentimes, the claimed basis for non-disclosure is the work-product privilege. In…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Some Recent Tax Developments

Over the past several months there have been a number of tax developments that might affect PK Law readers..…more
 /  Taxation

Are You Ready for the New Partnership Audit Regime?

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (129 Stat. 584, Public Law 114–74, Nov. 2, 2015, H.R. 1314) (the “Act”) contains a new partnership audit regime the implementation of which will begin for audits of partnership tax returns for…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

New Tax Credit for Student Loan Debt - Time Sensitive!

Are you a Maryland resident? Do you have student loan debt? Well, good news – you may be eligible for a new tax credit on your 2017 tax return!…more
 /  Education, Finance & Banking, Taxation

She Should Have Known – Spouse Denied Tax Relief

In Ryke v Commissioner (U.S. Tax Court, TC Memo 2017-144, Docket No. 20587-15, July 25, 2017) a doctor claiming innocent spouse relief for unpaid taxes was denied the same because she knew or should have known of the tax status…more
 /  Family Law, Taxation

The Importance of Keeping Beneficiary Designations Up-To-Date

The bulk of inheritances left to loved ones are usually not held in bank accounts, cars, and other tangible assets. Rather, they are tied up in retirement accounts (such as an IRA, SEP, 401(k) or 403(b)), life insurance…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

DOL Reinstates the Issuance of Opinion Letters

On June 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced it will reinstate the issuance of opinion letters (the “letters”), a practice not followed since 2010. The letters allow the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”)…more
 /  Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Honesty Is The Best Policy (Especially for Employers)

Inflated, generic, or incomplete performance evaluations plague employers of all stripes. Ironically, most supervisors provide them to avoid or minimize conflict, but in the end, they often create larger problems…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Business, Partnership and Estate and Trust Tax Returns and Identity Theft

In Fact Sheet 2017-10 issued by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) on July 25, 2017, “Information on Identity Theft for Business, Partnerships and Estate and Trusts”, the IRS points out that business, partnerships and estate…more
 /  Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Raising a Paw to Recent Animal Law Efforts in Maryland

Whoever said that a diamond is a girl’s best friend never had a dog. Within the first few minutes of every conversation, professional or personal, the person I am speaking with always casually, or sometimes intentionally,…more
 /  Criminal Law, Personal Injury

Who Will Take Care of Your Pet After Your Death?

Have you ever wondered who will take care of your pet after your death? Maryland has a pet trust law allowing owners to set aside funds for their pet’s care and to provide for a care taking system for their pet..…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Statutory Duties to consider in Underwriting (including some that deal with animals)

Keep in mind that statutes or ordinances can be a source of a duty of care towards members of a specific class. See, e.g., Kiriakos v. Phillips, 448 Md. at 495, 139 A.3d 1006 (concluding that a social host owes a duty to persons…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Commercial

Efforts Toward an Animal Abuse Registry

Similar to other abuse registry, animal advocates have been petitioning legislatures to initiate an “animal abuse registry,” which would identify past animal abuse and cruelty law offenders..…more
 /  Criminal Law, Elections & Politics
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