Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

901 Dulaney Valley Road Suite 400
Towson, MD 21204, United States

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An Inherited IRA And Bankruptcy

In Clark v. Rameker, a case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 12, 2014, the Court ruled that an inherited IRA did not constitute “retirement funds” under the Federal Bankruptcy Code and, therefore, those funds were not…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Getting Paid On Time: The Prompt Pay Act

Contractors in Maryland have available statutory remedies for non-payment. The Maryland Code contains a Prompt Pay Act (the “Act”). Md. Code Ann., Real Prop. § 9-301 et seq. (Repl. Vol. 2010). The Act entitles a contractor or…more
| Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

Is Your Charity Eligible? IRS Makes Filing For Tax Exemption Easier.

What is Form 1023-EZ? - On July 1, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service introduced a new, shorter application for smaller charities to apply for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This…more
| Taxation, Nonprofit Law

Control Is Everything

In Private Letter Ruling 201423043, (“PLRs” only apply to the taxpayer involved but are often used as “guidance”, and not “precedent”, by taxpayers and the IRS.) the IRS ruled that a surviving spouse could roll over her deceased…more
| Finance & Banking, Family Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Income Tax – Transfers of Family Business To Children Tax Free

In Bross Trucking, Inc., TC Memo 2014-10, the United States Tax Court ruled that a taxpayer’s wholly-owned corporation that ceased operations due to its difficulty with regulatory authorities had no goodwill. As a result, even…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

What is a teaming arrangement?

A teaming arrangement is a form of business arrangement that involves two or more companies coming together and combining resources for a specific purpose. Companies sometimes utilize teaming arrangements when bidding for…more
| Government Contracting

It’s A Dog’s Life

Governor O’Malley has signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 247 which many pit bull owners, and the Humane Society, have hailed for doing away with the Maryland Court of Appeals’ decision in Tracey v. Solesky, 427 Md. 627 (2012). …more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

A Hidden Trap in Obamacare

Beginning this year, there is a “gotcha” which middle income individuals who might be able to qualify for the Affordable Care Act’s (“Obamacare”) “premium assistance credit” (“PAC”). There are many instances in the Internal…more
| Health, Taxation

The New Maryland Minimum Wage

The Maryland General Assembly has passed a new Minimum Wage law (the “MW” in this article), which when signed by the Governor, which is a foregone conclusion, will go into effect on January 1, 2015 (House Bill (HB) 295/Senate…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Hotel Pay Bias Lawsuit Leads to $75,800 Settlement

Extended Stay Hotels agreed to pay $75,800 in settlement of a pay bias lawsuit in which a female employee was paid less than male employees. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) suit, Extended…more
| Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

One “Tip” That Won’t Soon Be Forgotten

Recently, Philadelphia sports bar and restaurant chain Chickie’s & Pete’s (“C&P”) signed a consent judgment with the Department of Labor agreeing to pay current and former employees more than $6.8 million in back wages and…more
| Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Round Two – Ground Rent Holders vs. Legislature – Goes to…

In a case decided February 26, 2014, State of Maryland v. Stanley Goldberg, et al., No. 8, September Term, 2013, the Maryland Court of Appeals found that legislation that replaced the remedy of ejectment with a…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Estate Planning for Social Media and Electronic Gadgets?

A rapidly growing number of people do everything online, from managing their banking to storing their photos, writing the next best-seller, or documenting the next great invention. Yet few of them have read the Terms of Service…more
| Science, Computers, & Technology, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Affordable Care Act Redux

Another delay in implementation of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or “Obamacare”) has prompted PK Law to update our material on the Act. Here are some points to bear in mind as March 31 approaches..…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

It’s That Time of Year!

One can always tell when an election year is upon us. Maryland Republican lawmakers resume their quest to eliminate or severely curtail Maryland’s Estate Tax and Inheritance Tax and their Democratic counterparts oppose it. …more
| Elections & Politics, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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