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Do I Owe Self-Employment Tax?

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Jan 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are "self employed" you must pay "self employment taxes." According to the IRS, you are self employed if you are a sole proprietor, independent contractor, member of a partnership, or are otherwise in business for yourself, including part-time businesses.                  The term "self...

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Contract Review?

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Jan 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

The contract might seem incredibly simple. You found a great form online, you've gone over the details several times and it looks like you might be able to come to a final agreement. Good intentions have been expressed on both sides. However, as the saying goes, “business is business.”You might b...


Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Dec 12, 2017 | 0 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...


Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Oct 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

            There are a series of steps involved in recording a deed in Maryland. While the overall process is uniform, counties can differ in the technical requirements and costs. A deed to be recorded can be prepared by an attorney licensed in Maryland or by one of the parties named in the deed...

HoCo Announces Comprehensive Rezoning!

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Oct 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Howard County's Department of Planning and Zoning announced today that it will launch the countywide rezoning process and will be accepting proposals for zoning map and regulation amendments between October 15 and December 14, 2012. For more information, see the announcement sent out by the count...

Maryland Corkage Law

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Oct 07, 2012 | 0 Comments

This past April, Maryland passed a law approving corkage. Corkage is the practice of bringing your own wine to a restaurant that already has a wine menu. Corkage allows patrons to enjoy a wine that is not already stocked by the restaurant. This differs from some Baltimore restaurants BYOB practic...

Strict Liability for Pit Bulls

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | May 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

On April 26, 2012, the Maryland Court of Appeals held in Tracey v. Solesky that anyone with the ability to limit the presence on their property of a pit bull or mixed-breed pit bull is subject to strict liability in the event that the dog bites a human. This is a drastic departure from the previo...

Gender Discrimination

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Mar 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

On December 5, 2011, Howard County's Council passed a bill protecting individuals from discrimination based on gender identity. Similar legislation was passed in Baltimore County, as well as Baltimore City and Montgomery County. Baltimore Outloud reported that: "The four council members who vote...

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