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Paley Rothman shares this library of resources with clients and friends of the firm to help them stay ahead of legal and business developments and trends. Here, you will find helpful tips and tools written by our attorneys.

Tax

Shop Maryland Tax Free Week Coming August 10

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week for 2014 is from 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, August 10, through midnight on Saturday, August 16, 2014. That means qualifying apparel and footwear (i.e., articles of apparel designed to be worn on or about the human body) $100 or less, per item, regardless of how many items are sold at the same time, are exempt from Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax.

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Real Estate

Unlicensed Advisor Costs Broker Its Commission

In April of this year, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. (“JLL”), one of the world’s largest commercial real estate brokerages, learned the hard way that one employee’s lack of a real estate broker’s or salesperson’s license can cost millions of dollars. JLL’s fate presents a cautionary tale for brokerages that use the services of unlicensed professionals in connection with leasing and sales transactions.

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Estate Planning

Recognizing the Warning Signs of Financial Elder Abuse

Each year, hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected and exploited. The victims are often older, frail and vulnerable and cannot help themselves. Elder Abuse, as the Administration on Aging notes, is a term referring to “any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult.”

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