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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 [...]