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Is It Time For Your Small Business To Pivot Away From Facebook And Instagram?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The feeling of panic was palpable when Facebook and other social media platforms under its control, including Instagram and What’s App, experienced an outage earlier this month.  The outage lasted less than a day, but it was long enough to make people realize how much they depend on these platforms to stay socially connected. … Read More »

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The Real Estate Business Could Soon Be Under Increased Scrutiny For Money Laundering

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The real estate business is constantly changing.  Tax deductions that were a boon to real estate investors one year disappear the next, and new tax breaks take their place, meaning that you must relearn how to qualify for them.  Cryptocurrency and blockchain tokenization have also started to play a major role in the real… Read More »

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Your Contact List Can Make Or Break Your Estate Plan

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Even if you are the very antithesis of a procrastinator, the kind of person who files their tax returns in February and finishes their Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving, updating contact information can feel like a daunting task.  Notifying the DMV and your health insurance company of your new address after moving into a new… Read More »

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Widow Of Bakery Tycoon Withdraws Lawsuit Against Stepchildren Over His Estate

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Almost everyone in Maryland has eaten a piece of bread or a sandwich bun that came from a bakery belonging to John Paterakis.  His company, H&S Bakery, started out as a small family business, but by the time he died, his bakeries were producing two million hamburger buns per day for McDonald’s alone, not… Read More »

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Preparing For Retirement Means Putting Away The Trappings Of Your Working Life

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

It feels liberating to get rid of something because you have happily moved onto another stage of your life.  Donating the crib from your children’s bedroom to the Goodwill because your youngest child is old enough for a big kid bed feels like a victory, and so does trashing your shower caddy and mesh… Read More »

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A Business Law Attorney Can Be The Antidote To Your Entrepreneurial Exuberance

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The best business partner is someone whose thought processes line up closely with yours.  “Opposites attract” does not usually apply to business partnerships; to borrow an idea from an old Freakonomics podcast, Bert and Ernie might get along well as friends and roommates, but if they embarked on a business venture together, not only… Read More »

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What If Facebook Paid All The Invoices Owed To Your Small Business?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

If your small business remained profitable during the COVID-19 pandemic which has dragged on for the past year and a half, there is a good chance that Facebook has helped you accomplish this.  Social media provides versatile ways for small businesses to connect with customers even before the pandemic hit, and during the long… Read More »

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Maryland Just Made It Harder For Married People To Find Loopholes By Which To Disinherit Their Spouses

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Marriage has always been an economic partnership, but recent generations have seen more variation from one couple to another in terms of how married couples join their finances or keep them separate.  One would think that getting married late in life would mean having enough life experience to have an honest discussion about which… Read More »

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Biden Issues Executive Order Targeting Unfair Use Of Non-Compete Clauses

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

On July 9, 2021, President Joe Biden issued an executive order aimed at curbing 72 business practices he deemed detrimental to fair market competition and to the rights of workers.  One of these actions is the improper use of non-compete clauses, which are very prevalent in employment contracts.  The text of the executive order… Read More »

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Is “Early Inheritance” A Good Estate Planning Strategy?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Estate planning lawyers and financial planners may have given you the counterintuitive advice of spending or giving away as much of your assets as you can while you are alive.  Yes, you need to save enough to provide for your own needs in your old age, but what do you do if you could… Read More »

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