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Getting Out Of A Non-Compete Agreement: A Guide For Doctors

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Moving on from an employment relationship where your employer required you to sign a non-compete agreement can feel a lot like trying to move on from your life after a divorce while your ex-spouse follows you around, determined to second guess your every decision until your youngest child graduates from high school.  In the… Read More »

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Investors’ Share Of Residential Real Estate Purchases Is Nearing A Record High, But The DC Metro Area Is Not The Center Of The Action

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Investing in real estate is not an easy way to get rich quick, despite how some ads on the Internet might make it sound.  It is, however, a solid business idea; after all, there is always demand for housing.  As house prices rise and the job market continues to reel from pandemic-related uncertainty, more… Read More »

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Maryland Legislators Continue Their Quest For Employer-Provided Paid Family And Medical Leave

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Even if your children are grown up, you probably remember the go-to topics that you would discuss when your children were small and you met someone else with a child close in age to yours.  Depending on the children’s age, preschool routines, toilet training, first words, and adorable gummy grins probably came up frequently,… Read More »

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Unmarried Couples Can Never Be Too Specific About Bequeathing Assets To Each Other

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

In many regards, marriage is just a piece of paper.  Married couples and unmarried couples are more alike than different.  You live together and share life experiences, manage finances together and build relationships with each other’s family of origin, and perhaps even have children of your own together.  Most of the time, society treats… Read More »

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Bowling Alley And Landlord Battle Over Mold Infestation Resulting From Storm Damage

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The worst thing about living with roommates is having to argue about whose responsibility it is to clean up messes in shared living areas such as the kitchen.  Multiply this problem hundreds of times over, and you will get an idea of how annoying it is for business owners and commercial landlords to resolve… Read More »

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Maryland Laws About Cremation And Burial

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

You might have opinions about how you want people to remember you after you die, but the way to achieve most of these wishes is through your conduct when you are alive, not through the perfect funeral.  Perhaps you have songs or hymns that you would like the people in attendance to hear at… Read More »

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Can You Give Real Estate Property As A Gift?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

If you own a real estate property, it is probably the most valuable thing you own, and if you own more than one real estate property, your wealth is substantial.  By this logic, it would seem that giving someone a real estate property would be a great way to help them be financially secure,… Read More »

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Breach Of Contract Disputes Between Commercial Tenants And Their Landlords

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Disputes with landlords over poorly maintained rental properties are stressful.  When you are a tenant of a residential property, your frustration about repairs your landlord failed to make can escalate quickly, because every time you walk past the water-damaged living room wall or try to operate the defective faucets in the kitchen or bathroom,… Read More »

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Physically Destroying A Will Is The Most Effective Way To Cancel It

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

If you reread documents that you wrote many years ago, whether they are personal letters written on paper or archived blog posts from the salad days of Geocities, you will probably immediately notice how much your ideas have changed; you may barely resemble the version of yourself that wrote those old texts.  You don’t… Read More »

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Is It Time To Revise Your Estate Plan?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Reevaluating Your Choice of Personal Representative While it is important to review your estate plan periodically, the good news is that you do not need to rewrite your entire estate plan from scratch every year.  (Divorce is almost the only event that requires you to start over again from zero with your estate plan.) … Read More »

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