State Regulation

It is just a matter of time. The Supreme Court's decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., has paved the way for states to begin implementing a sales tax on online sales. Well, actually, for most states online sales have still been subject to sales tax,...

Today, I want to talk about geeky contract terms that people often ignore: Governing Law, Jurisdiction, and Venue. These terms usually appear in the boilerplate of a contract, and I group these three subjects together because they revolve around one similar concept: What are going...

Having spent several years in litigation practice, day in and day out all I dealt with were partners who were suing or being sued. I concluded that while litigation is an important part of the American legal system, it is also very wasteful. It is...

In Frederick, Maryland, where I live, there are a number of downtown shops that are dog friendly, assuming the animal is well behaved and leashed. Not all businesses are dog friendly, but many are. In fact, my office away from the office, Cowork Frederick, has...

The Maryland General Assembly is considering and may pass two laws that directly affect small businesses and their relationships with their employees. Two bill sin particular have a pretty good chance of making it to Governor O'Malley's desk for signature at the end of the...