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Intellectual Property / 30.03.2015

Last week I attended the American Bar Association Spring Intellectual Property Meeting in Rockville, MD. There was only one session, which shall not be named, that didn't get me jazzed about intellectual property work. Needless to say, I had a great time and I learned...

Client Rights / 13.03.2015

A recent blog post entitled "Where is the Concept of Care in Legal Services?" by Margaret Hagen at Open Law Lab sparked a pretty interesting debate on Twitter. The bulk of blog post dealt with care in a medical setting, and since "care" is assumed to be...

Fun Stuff / 10.03.2015

Even though I am something of an introvert, I actually like meeting new people. Of course, when meeting new people, the familiar question comes up, "What do you do?" meaning what do you do for a living. If I am feeling a bit snarky, I...

#mattthelawyer / 19.12.2014

When I started my own practice, I specifically set out to operate my practice in a way that was different. I wanted to attract good clients, clearly, but I wanted to be a different kind of lawyer. Well, as it turns out, that is easier said...

#mattthelawyer / 12.05.2014

Today is the start of National Small Business Week. The Small Business Administration is hosting a series of events across the country, check out the link here. If you are a small business in Maryland, we are here to help you make your plans come true. If...

Leases / 16.04.2014

This is the fourth in an occasional series of posts examine Commercial Lease Agreements. Previous posts examined  percentage rent provisions, term length and stuffed definitions, and relocation clauses. This post will examine audit rights for the tenant. Many, if not most, commercial leases are "triple net"...