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Maryland Business Contracts: The Importance of Grammar

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When your business is contracting with another business, employee, contract staff, or other client, it is important that each clause, and each sentence, is properly worded and has the appropriate legal grammar. The lack of a serial comma—aka Oxford comma—in a Maine milk company’s contract is now going to cost them millions of dollars. Read […]

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Maryland Real Estate Law & Attorney’s Fees

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A few clients have recently asked about “standard” attorney’s fees clauses in Maryland Real Estate contracts, such as a Residential Contract of Sale. It is important to understand that ultimately these terms are negotiable and if you have concerns about what is proposed you should speak with your attorney so that you are comfortable with […]

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Maryland Intellectual Property Attorney: “Fair Use” and Quoting Previously Published Poetry

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Permission is usually required if you use more than two lines of a poem. If the whole poem is only a few lines long, you may need permission to quote any of it. A fee may be required and you should inquire with the publisher and/or the poet. For a free, confidential conversation to discuss […]

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Maryland Business Law, Contracts: The Importance of Confidentiality in Contracts (“Confidentiality Clause”)

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When your business is entering into a contract with another business it is important to include a confidentiality clause in the contract. The other business is likely to become privy to otherwise private information about your business. Your contract should contain a mutual promise clause that ensures both sides will keep confidential any business information […]

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