Why Running a Race is Like Running a Business: Have a Plan

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, AttorneySep 10, 20200 Comments

I was in a hurry today because I didn't allow enough time between preparing for my race in October and getting this post ready. But in that process, I realized that I was making progress to achieving my goals, even if it didn't seem like it at the time. I have a plan to run a half-marathon in October, and that plan requires running a certain number of times a week. I had to do it today...

Do I Need a Lawyer to Form an LLC?

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, AttorneyAug 20, 20200 Comments

This is the first in a series of "Do I Need a Lawyer?" posts. Many of the calls I get from people are just asking the question "do I really need to hire you?” and frankly, the answer is often no. Today, I'm going to explain to you when you may or may not need a lawyer if you're forming an LL...

Haunted Houses

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, AttorneyOct 28, 20190 Comments

Happy Halloween, Howard County!I just finished carving my pumpkin, and, in the spirit of the season, I thought I would share with you a little legal horror story, which I first heard in law school.The case in question is Stambovsky v. Ackley, 169 A.D.2d 254 (NY App. Div. 1991). The facts of the c...

What is an S Corporation?

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, AttorneySep 02, 20190 Comments

             Exactly what is an S corporation and what types of businesses may be interested in being an S Corp?  First, it is very important to understand that an S Corp is a FEDERAL TAX STATUS of a corporation and not a type of entity. What does this mean? This means that when you form a corpor...

Is Running a Home-Based Business For Me?

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, AttorneyAug 12, 20190 Comments

                Running any type of business is challenging, but running a home-based business has its own set of challenges. If you are considering running a home based business you should thoroughly weigh the pros and cons for your type of business and your personal needs. You need a fit for bo...

Historic Preservation Easements

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, AttorneyAug 05, 20190 Comments

A historic preservation easement is a type of conservation easement designed to protect a significant historic, archaeological, or cultural resource. An easement is an agreement between a property owner and another party which limits certain rights of the owner. Preservation easements entered int...

Why Every Designer Needs a Lawyer

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, AttorneyJul 29, 20190 Comments

If you're a designer, you've undoubtedly pushed out many of your personal creative projects online. In all likelihood, you've spent a lot of your time and hard work to create designs that affect others in a profound manner. All you ask for is recognition and credit for your creative expression — ...

Eminent Domain Procedures In Maryland

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, AttorneyApr 22, 20190 Comments

Eminent domain occurs when the state takes an owner's real property for public use. The process is called condemnation. This seems unusual to many. Why, they ask, can the government take my property? It's not that simple and there are safeguards in place to protect an owner facing condemnation. ...

Do I Have a Valid and Binding Contract?

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, AttorneyApr 08, 20190 Comments

          Is the agreement I just entered into a legally binding contract? In general, a valid contract requires four elements: offer, acceptance, consideration, and performance. The process begins when one party offers the terms for the contract. Next, the other party can accept, reject, or requ...

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