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“It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over” The Third Circuit Channels Yogi Berra In Ruling On Tax Sale

Anyone who listens to the radio on the way to work has heard ads inviting them to free seminars in their local area at which they can learn how to make easy money buying “government secured” tax certificates.  Purchasing such certificates at tax sales conducted by local taxing authorities is big business and sales of…

Forest Conservation Bill Poses Significant Threat to Development in Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County Council Bill No. 68-19, which was recently introduced at the request of County Executive Steuart Pittman, presents serious concerns for the development industry in Anne Arundel County. The bill introduces several key changes to the Forest Conservation Act which have the potential to make development in Anne Arundel County more challenging.  Similar…

Eighteen Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Baltimore Best Lawyers in America 2020

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP is proud to announce that 18 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers® in America 2020 List, to be featured in U.S. News & World Report. Best Lawyers® is a respected peer-review publication in the legal profession which has been published for over…

Baltimore County Gets Ready for 2020 Comprehensive Zoning Map Process

In September 2019, Baltimore county will kick off the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (“CZMP”).  The CZMP is the quadrennial process through which Baltimore County redraws its zoning maps.  Every four years, the Baltimore County Council, in conjunction with the Planning Board, the Department of Planning, property owners and developers within the county undertake a comprehensive review…

Amazon and Products Liability: What A Difference the Mason-Dixon Line Makes

Less than two months apart, two U.S. Courts of Appeal examined the same two issues involving Amazon and came to diametrically opposed conclusions on one of them.  The issues were: (a) whether the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”) insulated Amazon from liability for injuries caused by a defective product purchased on its website; and (b) whether…

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP Elects Two New Partners

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP is pleased to announce the election of two of its attorneys, Adam Ruther and Justin A. Williams, as partners of the firm, effective July 1, 2019. Justin represents developers, as well as commercial and industrial property owners in land use, zoning, entitlements, building construction regulation, and liquor licensing matters. He sits on…

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg Launches Criminal Defense and Investigations Microsite

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP, a 40-attorney law firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Maryland, Delaware, New York and Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce the launch of its Criminal Defense and Investigations microsite.  The Criminal Defense and Investigations team is comprised of former prosecutors and investigators, as well as seasoned attorneys with significant…

Just Say No…To The Condemning Authority’s First Offer, That Is.

Public infrastructure projects are on the rise, from new transit systems to comprehensive highway renovations and everything in between.  Behind the scenes, some governmental body is fast at work acquiring private land along the project route by power of eminent domain.  This harsh reality is endlessly vexing to anyone who stands to lose land to…

In re: Muhs “Willful and Malicious” Does Not Mean “Willful and Malicious”

May 30, 2019 | William L. Hallam, Creditors’ Rights In In re Muhs, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit was called upon to decide whether “the meaning of ‘willful and malicious’ under Alaska law is identical to the meaning of ‘willful and malicious’ under the Bankruptcy Code.”  In its May 8, 2019…

Maryland Governor Signs into Law New Statute Assisting Commercial Lenders Seeking to Obtain Receiverships over Borrowers and/or Real Estate Collateral

May 28, 2019 | Louis J. Ebert, Creditors’ Rights There is good news for commercial lenders in Maryland seeking the appointment of a receiver over a borrower or solely over real estate collateral.  On  April 30, 2019, Governor Hogan signed into law HB 1065, which creates an entirely new set of rules when a commercial lender…