Category Archives: Miscellaneous Legal Topics

Everyday Cases Show Tax Cheats Get Caught

By | September 20, 2010

Every day, in cities across the country, people are being prosecuted or convicted of tax crimes. You should view these cases as warnings and act accordingly. Thomas and Brenda Ellis of Richmond, Va., had what many would consider a great business for cheating Uncle Sam. They were the owners of Buzz Thru Car Washes, an automated car wash… Read More »

Drunk Driving and Other Arrests

By | September 20, 2010

With the summer almost here and in anticipation of those fine weekends which we will be enjoying crabs and beer and going to the ocean for fun and relaxation, the Maryland State Police are out there looking for the drunk driver. With their speed traps, sobriety check points, and the staking out of watering holes, they will amass… Read More »

Choosing a Lawyer

By | September 15, 2010

The help of a knowledgeable lawyer can prevent small problems from becoming large ones, give you the peace of mind of defining your problem, and suggest ways to handle the situation. My suggestion in finding a lawyer is to ask someone who has had a similar legal problem. Once you have identified your legal problem, you will be… Read More »

5 Common Debt Solutions Scams

By | September 14, 2010

The reason you choose to enroll with a debt solutions company is to get out of debt.  However, if you choose the wrong company your debt problems could get worse.  Recently, some states have enacted laws to regulate debt solutions firms, while other states are in the process of enacting these kinds of laws.  Here are 5 of… Read More »

What Lawyers Can Learn From Entrepreneurs

By | July 12, 2010

It’s Not Enough To Be A Great Lawyer In Order To Thrive Whether you are a solo practitioner or a first year associate at a 1000 attorney law firm, or an in-house counsel at a corporation, you can make your practice more satisfying and yourself more effective by thinking of your law practice as an entrepreneurial venture and… Read More »

When should I obtain a receipt?

By | May 13, 2008

The simple answer to the question of when you should obtain a receipt is always. When you sell something or give something away which has any value, either monetary or personal, you should obtain a signed receipt from the person receiving it.

The dangers of not having a promissory note when loaning money

By | May 13, 2008

When you make a monetary loan, it is always a good idea to have a promissory note setting forth the terms of the loan. A promissory note is also used in real estate transactions.

Do I need a general power of attorney or a limited one?

By | May 13, 2008

A power of attorney is a document giving a trusted friend or lawyer the right to perform any legal act on your behalf. Anyone should be very cautious about utilizing these documents, as the person holding the power can literally perform any transaction in your absence. However, many times this grant of power is absolutely necessary to handle… Read More »

Why should I sign a consent form if my child is traveling with relatives or friends?

By | May 13, 2008

At times your child may have the opportunity to take a vacation or trip without you present. However, unexpected problems can always arise, which might require your consent. Let’s say, for example, that your child travels with a friend for school vacation to visit another state. While there, your child falls out of a tree on the family… Read More »

Why is a letter of credit important?

By | May 13, 2008

Guidelines for letters of credit are set up in Article 5 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Letters of credit are important for business entities and individuals alike. When a business is attempting to purchase goods, services and technology to serve their clients, a letter of credit is essential. Most businesses do not pay cash or write a check… Read More »