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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Other U.S. Locations
  • Maryland
Number of Attorneys
25-50 Attorneys

Paid Sick Leave in Maryland Passes

After several attempts at passage in previous legislative sessions, the Maryland General Assembly has passed the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (HB1 (SB230)) and will send it to the Governor whose own version of a bill on…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Top 10 Things Defense Lawyers Need to Know About Lack of Good Faith Claims

By now, every Maryland defense lawyer knows that there is a cause of action that can be leveled against insurers for lack of good faith. Most even know that this cause of action is based on Md. Code Ann., Cts. & Jud. Proc. §…more
 /  Administrative Law, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Special Education TIP – 5-Day Rule: MSDE Provides a New Interpretation – 49-2017

5-Day Rule: MSDE Provides a New Interpretation - Section 8-405 of the Education Article provides that except when there are extenuating circumstances, at least 5 business days before an IEP team meeting, the school system…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education

Special Education Tip – Say It Ain’t True – 49-2017

Do you have relatives or friends who have favorite stories they tell over and over, embellishing the stories over the years until the stories barely resemble the originals? You smile and nod as they do this, as you are probably…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education

Special Education Tip – Missing in Action-Violation of the Compulsory Attendance Law – 48-2017

Missing in Action-Violation of the Compulsory Attendance Law - Maryland has a compulsory attendance law, found at Section 7-301 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland. Every Maryland school system has a…more
 /  Education

Special Education Tip – Private Psychological or Medical Reports – 47-2017

When You Receive the Private Psychological or Medical Reports, What Should You Be Asking? The private psychological and medical reports regularly show up in IEP team meetings, filled with inaccurate authoritative statements…more
 /  Education

Special Education Tip - Requests to Amend Student Records-Requests Your Mother Would Never Make - 45-2017

The helicopter parenting continues. Schools are encountering more instances of parents trying to change their children’s grades and other records. A recent decision of the Family Policy Compliance Office (known since January…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education

Special Education Tip - No Good Deed Goes Unpunished - 46-2017

School staff oftentimes find themselves in a quandary when they overlook student misbehaviors as the misbehaviors are the result of the disability. Eventually, there comes a time when it becomes evident that no matter how many…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education

Maryland Legislation Update - April 2017

Governor Hogan has held six bill signing sessions to date. Two bill signings remain on the Governor’s schedule for May 2 and May 4. Under Maryland law all bills are to be presented to the Governor by April 30 this year, the 20th…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Special Education Tip - What Do You Do with the Private Assessment Report? - 44-2017

What Do You Do with the Private Assessment Report? Whenever you receive a private assessment, it must be reviewed, discussed, and considered by the IEP or 504 team. As soon as you receive it, write the date of receipt on…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education

Special Education Tip - There is a Light at the End of the Tunnel - 43-2017

There is a Light at the End of the Tunnel and It Ain’t No Train - Some good news. The NSBA Council of School Attorneys (“COSA”) met last week in Denver, Colorado. One of the speakers was former COSA Chair Tom Wheeler, now…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education

Special Education Tip - Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision on the FAPE Standard - 42-2017

We have been eagerly awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. On March 22, 2017, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court held that to meet its substantive obligation under the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education

Special Education Tip – Data Data Data – 41-2017

Education is data driven. No area is more data driven than special education. Principals, Assistant Principals, and Supervisors: Make sure you are doing the following..…more
 /  Education

Not a Trade Secret

In U.S. v Jennifer Salgado & Jenny’s Tax Service, (No. 1:16-CV-03186-SMJ, Mar. 24, 2017) the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington (the “Court”) held that a taxpayer’s client list and client identifying data…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Privacy, Taxation

Audit Chances

As in the past, PK Law reports on the Internal Revenue Service’s (“IRS”) data book (IR 2017-69) regarding a taxpayer’s chances of undergoing an audit. The annual data book reflects data collected during the fiscal year 2016 (“FY…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation
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