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

Staying Dry During the Flood of Sexual Harassment Claims – Steps Your Company Can Take to Create a Non-Discriminatory Work Environment

Since news broke of the allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, the dam has breached, and the news has been flooded with reports of sexual harassment allegations against other high…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The Waiting Game

The Trump administration and Congress have begun consideration of “tax reform” or, as many pundits have declared, “tax cuts”. Now, the “waiting game” begins to see just what form this consideration of revisions to the Internal…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Deciding Not To Look Away: Ethics v. Compliance

For most of us, we do not get into trouble for intentionally doing something wrong. We do not steal. We do not commit fraud. We do not hurt people on purpose. But, if we are truthful with ourselves, we have sometimes looked away…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

“Technically Speaking” – the Do’s and Don’ts of the New Maryland Electronic Filing Rules

Currently 13 out of 24 counties in Maryland require electronic filing. Effective August 1, 2017, the Court’s Standing Committee of Rules of Practice and Procedure (the “Rules Committee”) revised the electronic filing rules to be…more
 /  Civil Procedure

The Rise of Split Claims in Wrongful Death/Survival Cases

Recently, in Spangler v. McQuitty, 449 Md. 33 (2016), the Maryland Court of Appeals examined the interplay between an injured person’s injury claim/survival action and the claims of beneficiaries under Maryland’s Wrongful Death…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Personal Injury

Drafting Maryland Liability Releases

The drafting of liability releases has always been complicated and recent legal developments in Maryland have made such drafting even more complicated. Some non-exhaustive things to think about when drafting liability releases…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Law Practice Products & Services

Obama’s Proposed Overtime Rule is Overruled

As you may recall, in 2016 the Department of Labor issued a new overtime rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In nutshell, the new rule raised the salary threshold for employees exempt from overtime from $455/ week…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Four “Red Flags” Schools Should Address in Title IX Sexual Violence Polices

On September 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education issued new Interim Title IX Guidance providing Questions and Answers on Title IX sexual violence. Significantly, the new guidance withdraws the April 4, 2011 Dear Colleague…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education

Legislation to Provide Equal Tax Treatment for Married Same Sex Couples

On July 13, 2017 Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-MA-1), joined by other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, introduced H.R. 3234, Refund Equality Act of 2017, which has been referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Taxation

Where There’s a Will There’s a Way?

On August 25, 2017, Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals (the “Court”), visited issues arising from the statute providing for the valid execution, particularly attestation, of a Maryland will based on a statute that…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

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
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