Tag Archives: Maryland

E-Commerce: “Physical Presence” Sales Tax Collection

You don’t have to look hard to find the advantages internet retailers enjoy over their brick-and-mortar counterparts — and I’m not just talking about the lack of a enraged landlord banging down the door for this month’s rent (not to … Continue reading

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New Maryland Slayer’s Law to Disinherit Murderers from Victim’s Estate

What sounds like the plot of a BBC murder mystery tragically became reality for the family of Ann Sue Metz in 2009, when her husband killed her and inherited her estate. Though he was convicted and sentenced for the crime, … Continue reading

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Estate Planning for a Viking Funeral

A “Viking funeral” refers an ancient Norse funerary rite whereby the deceased’s bodily remains and prized possessions are put to sea in a wooden boat that is subsequently ignited by a flaming arrow. Though the tradition may be more Hollywood … Continue reading

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Should my Business be an LLC? A Question for the Great Oz

Determining whether your business should be an LLC (or a Sole Proprietorship) is daunting even with a grasp of the basic differences. Ultimately, it’s a question of diligence between you and the corporate veil. The corporate veil is a legal … Continue reading

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What Happens to My Pets When I Die?

Many pet-owners don’t actually think of their animals primarily as “pets.” Instead, another word springs to mind: family. Estate plans should take care both of the client and the client’s family members, whether they are cat, dog, horse or human. … Continue reading

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