Snow Hill, Maryland Business Lawyers
The majority of Mr. Leitess’ daily professional activity relates to business litigation and arbitration, however a substantial amount of his time is dedicated to transactional matters and “outside general counsel” services for day-to-day operations of clients who do not have an in-house legal department.
Mr. Leitess has 25 years of experience as “first chair” attorney in numerous evidentiary and non-evidentiary hearings,...
We leverage non-legal experience and education to view our client's needs from multiple angles, not...
The Honorable Judge Alexander Williams, retired from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland on January 3, 2014. He has written over 7 volumes of published opinions and has presided over 6,000 complex civil and 1,000 federal criminal cases.
Prior to his appointment to the federal bench by President Clinton...
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Arnold worked in the Homicide Division of the State's Attorney's Office for Baltimore City. In his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Arnold regularly litigated jury and bench trials to verdict. Having also worked as an Assistant Public Defender prior to becoming a prosecutor, Mr. Arnold has experience on both...
Baltimore, MD 21202
Saint Louis University School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
The breadth of Ethan's experience is extensive, having successfully resolved serious injury and wrongful death cases arising out of, among other circumstances, automobile and tractor trailer collisions, pedestrian deaths, All-Terrain Vehicle accidents, construction accidents, drownings, boating/propeller accidents and house fires.
Ethan regularly obtains million dollar plus settlements and/or verdicts for his clients, and has achieved record-setting results. For example, in 2015 he obtained a $2.8 million jury verdict in Calvert County, Maryland, in a case arising out of the death of a 63 year-old husband and...
Since starting with ST in January, 2017, Ms. Kelly’s practice has varied from defending a laboratory involved in a government healthcare fraud investigation to litigating a high-profile misconduct case against a boarding school. She has brought actions...
Ms. Sinclair’s experience covers a wide-range of civil and criminal matters in Federal and State trial and appellate courts, as well as disputes with government agencies over regulatory enforcement matters.
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Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.
A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.
Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.
While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.
Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.
Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.
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