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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.

Estate Planning

Maryland Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act – What Does This Mean For Your Estate Plan?

Upon a person’s death, he or she would expect the Personal Representative (i.e. Executor) named in the Will to gain access to his or her bank accounts and private financial information. The law is not so clear with respect to the authority which may be granted to a Personal Representative or other fiduciary over digital accounts.

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Estate Planning, Science & Technology

Granting a Fiduciary Access to Digital Accounts

As we become more technologically connected, a significant problem that those of us with online accounts will face upon death or disability is that no one can manage or access our online accounts. Facebook, Google, and the Maryland and Virginia lawmakers have taken steps to address these issues.

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Employment Law

Potential Law Changes in Store for Virginia Employers

The Virginia General Assembly’s 2015 Session convened on January 14, 2015 and will run through February 28, 2015. During this session the House and Senate have been considering a number of bills that, if enacted, could have important implications for Virginia employers.

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Employment Law

Facebook Firing May Violate Employee’s Rights

Social media has exploded over the past decade and is quickly becoming a workplace issue. Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are no doubt the most prominent of the social media outlets. Although they provide a great opportunity to collaborate, network, and share information, these sites are also rife with misinformation, or worse, downright lies.

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