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SERVING THE LEGAL NEEDS OF OUR CLIENTS SINCE 1946

MM&C Welcomes Attorney Michael Spencer to the Firm

Real Estate Attorney, Ed West, Admitted to Practice Law in Virginia

Joe Suntum Presents at Maryland Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors Seminar

 

 

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PURPLE LINE PROJECT UPDATE: WILL GOVERNOR HOGAN PROCEED WITH THE PROJECT?

Guessing whether Governor Hogan will decide to proceed with the Purple Line Project is becoming quite a parlor game for interested parties. Shortly after the election in November, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) extended the date by which the chosen concessionaires (private contractor / entrepreneurs to finance and build the project) were to submit their bids to build and maintain the project from January to March 12, 2015, i.e. after Governor Hogan’s inauguration, in order to allow Governor Hogan input on the project. The Governor has not indicated what his decision will be. Rather, he is keeping his options and opinions close to his vest while interested parties, both pro and con, continue to aggressively lobby him.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY'S "RAIN TAX" UPDATE

In 2012, the Maryland General Assembly mandated that nine counties, including Montgomery County, and Baltimore City collect an annual stormwater remediation fee - the "rain tax" - from most nongovernmental property owners. Since then, this state mandate has been met with legal and political pushback. This session, before the state legislature are three initiatives to repeal or modify the rain tax mandate.

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ACHIEVING A BETTER LIFE EXPECTANCY ACT OF 2014 PROVIDES TAX ADVANTAGES FOR THE DISABLED

On December 19, 2014, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (the Act) was signed into law. Within the Act there was another bill, the "Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) of 2014." ABLE establishes a new type of tax-advantaged account for persons with disabilities; which allows them to save money for future needs while remaining eligible for government benefit programs.

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COMMERCIAL BUSINESS LEASES: THE "INS AND OUTS" OF USE CLAUSES

The “use” clause and the “exclusive” clause are crucial provisions that arise in commercial lease negotiations which require careful and thorough attention from the perspective of both the landlord and tenant. The well-represented party must consider current and future business and legal issues in order to effectively negotiate these clauses and, more importantly, provide for meaningful remedies in the event of a breach. There are two types of “use” clauses in commercial leases: permissive use clauses and restrictive use clauses.

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THE TAX INCREASE PREVENTION ACT OF 2014: TAX TIPS FOR BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS

On December 19, 2014, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (the Act) was signed into law. The Act retroactively extends many expiring tax provisions.

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CLICK HERE FOR TAX TIPS FOR INDIVIDUALS

 

 

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