Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP

111 South Calvert Street Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21202, United States

  • 410-783-6300
  • 410-783-6363

What Should I Know About Maryland Estate and Gift Taxes in 2014?

Since 2004, the State of Maryland has had a separate estate tax with an exemption level of $1 million per person, in contrast to the federal estate tax exemption which currently exceeds $5 million and is indexed for inflation…more

Estate Tax, Gift Tax, Gift-Tax Exemption

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Utility to Small Business of New Top Level Domain Names Questioned

This spring, ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the non-profit private organization charged with coordinating internet addresses, released 600 new generic top level domain (gTLD) names, including…more

Domain Names, gTLD, ICANN, Small Business

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Homeowner’s Insurance Anti-Concurrent Causation Clause – Prohibited

On June 1, 2013 House Bill 695 will take effect in Maryland. The bill, although the title seems harsh, does not eliminate or prohibit the inclusion of the Anti-Concurrent Causation Clause in the homeowner’s insurance policies…more

Anti-Concurrent Causation Clauses, Homeowner's Insurance, New Legislation

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Court of Appeals Rejects Mandatory Treble Damages Under Wage Payment and Collection Law

Last week, in the case of Peters v. Early Healthcare Giver, Inc., the Court of Appeals had another opportunity to reflect on the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law (“WPCL”) and specifically discuss the application of the…more

Appeals, Attorney's Fees, Employer Liability Issues, Treble Damages, Unpaid Overtime

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Subrogation Alert - Hodges v. Federal-Mogul Corporation

A recently-published decision of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia should be expected to have an immediate impact on the use of expert testimony in subrogation cases in that region. The case, Hodges…more

Expert Testimony, Hodges v Federal-Mogul, National Fire Protection Agency, Subrogation, Workers' Compensation Defense

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Baltimore Businesses: Ban the Box or Jump in Jail!

Employers employing 10 or more full-time equivalent employees in the City of Baltimore beware: if you use criminal conviction information before making a conditional offer of employment, you risk criminal penalties under…more

Background Checks, Ban the Box, Criminal Background Checks

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Baltimore City Council Adopts IgCC

Lost in the noise from the Baltimore City Council’s recent adoption of legislation requiring police body cameras and banning plastic bags, was news of the Council’s adoption of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). …more

Building Codes, Green Buildings, New Legislation

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MD Insurance Commissioner Holds Hearing on Draft Proposed Changes to COMAR 31.15.12 – Valuation of Motor Vehicles

On Friday November 21, 2014, the Maryland Insurance Commissioner held a hearing to gather information from the industry on the draft proposed changes to COMAR 31.15.12 – Valuation of Motor Vehicles. The draft proposed changes…more

Administrative Hearings, Appraisal, Auto Insurance, Cars, Insurers

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Port of Baltimore Receives Investments for Expansion to Compete Globally

Over the past three to four years the Port of Baltimore has made significant investments in upgrading its cargo handling infrastructure to accommodate what officials hope will be a corresponding increase in cargo volume brought…more

Economic Development, Ports

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Maryland Insurer Not Permitted to Rely on Business Pursuits Exclusion to Deny Duty to Defend Where Continuity of Business Interest and Profit Motive Were Unclear

In Springer v. Erie Insurance Exchange, the Court of Appeals set out to determine whether the allegations in a complaint for defamation triggered the Business Pursuits exclusion in a homeowner’s liability insurance policy and,…more

Appeals, Business Pursuits, Defamation, Duty to Defend, Insurers

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Homeowner’s Insurance Anti-Concurrent Causation Clause – Prohibited

On June 1, 2013 House Bill 695 will take effect in Maryland. The bill, although the title seems harsh, does not eliminate or prohibit the inclusion of the Anti-Concurrent Causation Clause in the homeowner’s insurance policies…more

Anti-Concurrent Causation Clauses, Homeowner's Insurance, New Legislation

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Mediation 101: Be a Prepared Participant So You Win Your Mediation

That’s right – the title suggests you can win in mediation even though many say that you will walk away from a settlement either angry or disappointed. With proper preparation you, the client, can leave mediation feeling like a…more

Mediation, Settlement

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Homeowner’s Insurance Anti-Concurrent Causation Clause – Prohibited

On June 1, 2013 House Bill 695 will take effect in Maryland. The bill, although the title seems harsh, does not eliminate or prohibit the inclusion of the Anti-Concurrent Causation Clause in the homeowner’s insurance policies…more

Anti-Concurrent Causation Clauses, Homeowner's Insurance, New Legislation

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Emerging Trends in Lawsuits Against Real Estate Professionals

The current real estate market has caused an increase in activity for real estate professionals. With this increase in activity, there has also been an increase in litigation against real estate agents, brokers, appraisers, home…more

Appraisal, Duty of Care, FDIC, Property Damage, Real Estate Market

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Homeowner’s Insurance Anti-Concurrent Causation Clause – Prohibited

On June 1, 2013 House Bill 695 will take effect in Maryland. The bill, although the title seems harsh, does not eliminate or prohibit the inclusion of the Anti-Concurrent Causation Clause in the homeowner’s insurance policies…more

Anti-Concurrent Causation Clauses, Homeowner's Insurance, New Legislation

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Homeowner’s Insurance Anti-Concurrent Causation Clause – Prohibited

On June 1, 2013 House Bill 695 will take effect in Maryland. The bill, although the title seems harsh, does not eliminate or prohibit the inclusion of the Anti-Concurrent Causation Clause in the homeowner’s insurance policies…more

Anti-Concurrent Causation Clauses, Homeowner's Insurance, New Legislation

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Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Maryland
Number of Attorneys

25-50 Attorneys

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