Publications

Buying and Selling Health Care Practices – Part Two

Beginning the Sales Process/Brokers This is the second article of a multi-part series on the process of health care transitions prepared by Samuel N. Klewans and Michael Skerritt. The first part of this article addresses whether or not to use a broker when buying or selling a professional practice. The second part deals with the Broker’s […]

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Buying and Selling Health Care Practices – Part One

Taking the Appropriate Steps Before it is Time to Sell Your Practice This is the first article of a multi-part series on the process of health care transitions prepared by Samuel N. Klewans and Michael Skerritt. Messrs. Klewans and Skerritt represent health care providers on the business side of their practice, which means representing healthcare […]

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Montgomery County Passes Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act

  Do you have employees working in Montgomery County, Maryland? If so, make sure you’re ready for the county’s new sick leave law, the Earned Sick and Safe Leave Bill (“the Act”), which takes effect October 1, 2016. The Act requires covered employers to give eligible employees time off for a number of health and […]

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“Ban the Box” – Criminal Background Checks in D.C. and Maryland

The District of Columbia, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County have each recently passed “Ban the Box” ordinances. These new laws restrict an employer’s right to conduct criminal background checks on prospective employees. If you conduct business in any of those three jurisdictions, you must modify your pre-employment due diligence procedures to comply with the […]

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If Your Tree Hangs Over Your Neighbor’s House

Although the Virginia Supreme Court has repeatedly changed the legal duty a homeowner owes his neighbor for plants that encroach on the neighbor’s house, there are still unresolved questions in this area. Before 1939, Virginia followed the ancient English “common law” rule that a landowner owes no duty to his neighbor with respect to “natural […]

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