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GWEBLAW: Offering Mediation in Maryland

By |May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Paul S. Lewis, Recent Posts|

     Our attorneys offer the combined legal experience of more than 70 years.  Our team has collectively handled such diverse practice areas as: Family Law, Business/Commercial Disputes, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate which has provided the necessary background to assist clients who find themselves embroiled in such matters. 

Paul Lewis: New Mediator in Maryland

By |May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Featured Articles, Paul S. Lewis, Recent Posts|

GWEB partner Paul Lewis has now been certified to mediate cases in Maryland.  After a 42-year career that involved his representing many clients in dozens of such matters, he has now switched “sides of the table”.  In the coming weeks he will offer his though and insights on alternative dispute resolution (A.D.R.)

New Year, New Estate Tax Laws

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: Estate Planning, Featured Articles, Maryland Legislation, Recent Posts, Trust & Estate Planning|

Happy New Year! It is 2019 and both the state and federal estate tax laws have changed. FEDERAL When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 doubled the federal exemption (the amount that passes [...]

Investigating Your Landlord Before You Lease

By |September 28th, 2018|Categories: Business & Civil Litigation, Featured Articles, Maryland Legislation, Recent Posts|

Recently, a District of Columbia landlord was ordered to pay the families of two (2) tenants who died in an apartment fire Fifteen Million Dollars ($15,000,000.00). In this case, there were no smoke alarms in [...]

Don’t Be Like Aretha Franklin

By |September 24th, 2018|Categories: Estate Planning, Featured Articles, Gerald K. Gimmel, Leah B. Morabito, Legal Information, Recent Posts, Trust & Estate Planning, Wills|

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died recently. Although she had an estimated net worth of $80 Million and a number of assistants and advisors, she reportedly did not have a written Will.Under Michigan law, [...]

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The Estate Tax Laws Keep Changing

By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: Client News, Estate Planning, Featured Articles, Featured Home, Gerald K. Gimmel, Legal Information, Recent Posts|

In October 2017, the IRS announced (Revenue Procedure 2017-58) that the exemption from federal estate taxes would increase to $5.6 million per person in 2018. The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act passed in December 2017 [...]

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Alimony Under the New Federal Tax Act

By |January 16th, 2018|Categories: Featured Home, Maryland Laws, Recent Posts, Trust & Estate Planning|

Effective January 1, 2018, the exemption (tax-free amount) from federal estate taxes increased to $11,200,000 per person.  This amount is scheduled to increase yearly in step with inflation. Because of “portability” (the ability of the [...]

2018 Estate Tax Law Changes

By |January 16th, 2018|Categories: Estate Planning, Featured Home, Maryland Laws, Recent Posts, Trust & Estate Planning|

Effective January 1, 2018, the exemption (tax-free amount) from federal estate taxes increased to $11,200,000 per person.  This amount is scheduled to increase yearly in step with inflation. Because of “portability” (the ability of the [...]

Maryland’s New Smoke Detector Law

By |January 4th, 2018|Categories: Featured Home, Maryland Laws, Recent Posts, Uncategorized|

Effective January 1, 2018 all battery operated smoke detectors must be replaced with alarms that are powered by “Long-Life” batteries, with a ten year life span. This new regulation does not affect homes that are [...]