News

To see articles written by our attorneys on a range of topics, just use the links to the right.
The Nightmares of Banking with Electronic Funds Transfers

Recently our firm assisted a client with a devastating problem.  The company discovered that their CFO, who had been in his position for more than 10 years, had fraudulently stolen over $750,000.00 through electronic funds transfers. The CFO had acquired great responsibility.  The owner-operators believed he was loyal and honest, and they allowed him great…MORE

Author: A.Howard Metro, A. Howard Metro, S. Hayes Edwards Jr., Jose Espejo

Non-Compete And Non-Solicitation Agreements: Employer Beware

A recent case from the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland underscored the growing trend by courts across the country to limit the application of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.   These agreements, typically referred to as “restrictive covenants”, are integral to many employment agreements. Restrictive covenants in employment contracts serve as a means of assuring the…MORE

Author: Ronald E. Lyons

Who should be in charge if you can’t be?

Choosing the people to whom you want to assign responsibility in case the worst happens is a stumbling block that keeps many of us from creating estate planning documents, such as wills, trusts and powers of attorney.  Who should my executor be? Who could manage money for kids who will be my heirs? Who would…MORE

Author: Lawrence S. Jacobs

What’s In and Out: How the New Tax Law May affect Family Law

The recently passed federal tax legislation raised questions and concerns for many people. The final word is still out on the implications, but here are a few observations about how the changes might come into play in the kind of family law issues that I help my clients navigate on a daily basis.* Alimony taxation…MORE

Author: McMillan Metro

Child Support for Adult Disabled Children

If you have an adult child with a disability or medical condition, you may be obligated to pay child support indefinitely if you divorce, separate, or even if you never married your child’s other parent. In Maryland, as in most other states, both parents have an obligation to support their minor children financially. That means…MORE

Author: McMillan Metro

Can I Run An Airbnb® in Montgomery County?

A recent online search revealed approximately 227 available Airbnb®rooms, cottages, and homes for rent in the Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Silver Spring areas of Montgomery County. In a county known for regulations and restrictions, you might be asking: Are Montgomery County’s residents allowed to operate their residential homes as short-term rentals? As of July 1,…MORE

Author: Peter Ciferri

Dangerous Easements: Do They Limit My Property Rights?

At some point during your life as a property owner, you will likely receive a strongly worded letter from governmental authority or a neighbor stating that they have the right to access your property by utilizing an “easement” or a “right-of-way”. Sometimes you might not even get a letter before noticing a stranger wandering through…MORE

Author: Peter Ciferri

Want to Put Your Home on Airbnb? Read this first!

Are you thinking about offering your home as a short-term vacation rental?  Next to driving for Uber, short-term vacation rentals are the latest craze in side-hustles.  But before you clean out that extra bedroom and list your home on Airbnb or another on-line vacation rental website, you’d better make sure that you have the legal…MORE

Author: Judyann M. Lee