Recent Blog Posts
- What is a joint venture and how is it counted towards minority business enterprise (“MBE”) participation goals in Baltimore City?
- What rights of appeal does a minority-owned business have in the event it is decertified as a minority business enterprise (“MBE”) in Baltimore City?
- July 1, 2013, Taxes Become Due & Recording Deeds Becomes Difficult – Get Deeds Recorded Well In Advance
- What is the personal net worth statement for purposes of eligibility for certification as a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) in the State of Maryland?
- Setting Standards by Supporting State Statutes: NAPIA LEGISLATIVE BLOG
What is a joint venture and how is it counted towards minority business enterprise (“MBE”) participation goals in Baltimore City?
Under the Baltimore City Code, a joint venture is an association between at least two (2) business enterprises that provides for the sharing of economic interest. Generally, the joint venture is entered into for mutual benefit with the understanding that … Continue reading
What rights of appeal does a minority-owned business have in the event it is decertified as a minority business enterprise (“MBE”) in Baltimore City?
To be certified as an MBE in Baltimore City, the business must be independent; at least 51% minority owned; been minority-owned for at least 12 months and been in operation for at least 12 months. The minority owner must also … Continue reading
July 1, 2013, Taxes Become Due & Recording Deeds Becomes Difficult – Get Deeds Recorded Well In Advance
This is intended to be advance notice that annual real property taxes become due on July 1, 2013. At any time, the Land Records will not record deeds for properties for which there are outstanding taxes. The annual taxes become … Continue reading
What is the personal net worth statement for purposes of eligibility for certification as a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) in the State of Maryland?
A business seeking certification as a DBE in the State of Maryland must apply to Maryland Department of Transportation’s Office of Minority Business Enterprise. Firms certified as DBEs may participate on U.S. Department of Transportation-assisted contracts administered by the Maryland … Continue reading
By Brian S. Goodman, Esq., NAPIA Counsel, PESSIN KATZ LAW, P.A Wednesday, February 20, 2013 It is now legislative season throughout the country and this means that NAPIA is busy on many fronts in numerous states dealing with legislative and … Continue reading
Congress just passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act which is to now give some certainty to the estate and gift tax laws. It is being reported that the estate tax exemption will remain at $5 million (indexed for inflation). Most … Continue reading
Must A Business Owner Seeking Certification As A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”) In Maryland Have Both Managerial And Technical Experience As It Relates To The Company’s Operations For Purposes Of Demonstrating Control?
Yes. Under Maryland law, control is the exercise of the power to manage and operate a business enterprise. In order to demonstrate control for DBE eligibility purposes, a business owner must have an overall understanding of, and managerial and technical … Continue reading
Images of the devastated East Coast splash across our news and social media, and many people are digging into their closets, their pantries, and their pockets to help. Charities begin to ramp up their giving campaigns at this time of … Continue reading
How Long Must A Minority-Owned Business Be In Operation Before Applying For Certification As A Minority Business Enterprise (“MBE”) In Baltimore City?
Under the Baltimore City Code, before a minority-owned business is eligible to apply for certification as an MBE, the business must have been in operation in the Baltimore City Market Area for at least twelve (12) months. Under the Code, … Continue reading
It will soon be more difficult to financially exploit or abuse an elder adult in Maryland. The Maryland General Assembly in its 2012 regular session passed legislation that makes it a requirement for banks and credit union employees to report … Continue reading
Effective October 1, 2012, non (Maryland) resident pharmacies who serve Maryland customers must have a pharmacist on staff who is licensed by the Maryland Board of Pharmacy and must refer all Maryland patients to that pharmacist. In addition, those pharmacies … Continue reading
Effective October 1, 2012, an employer can’t deprive an individual of employment or coerce, intimidate, or threaten to discharge an employee due to time lost because of court mandated jury service. The new legislation prohibits an employer from requiring an … Continue reading
Legislators in Maryland’s most recent special legislative session, which closed on Tuesday, August 14th, did not pass legislation that would alter the Maryland Court of Appeals’ decision designating pit bulls as inherently dangerous. The high court’s ruling means that owners … Continue reading
The Maryland General Assembly ended its legislative session in April 2012 without passing proposed legislation that would have provided up to $200,000 of insurance for owners of residential rental properties facing lead paint lawsuits. Under this proposed legislation, to qualify … Continue reading