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Maryland Legislature Makes Death Less Taxing – Estate and Trust Law Alert

Coming towards the end of the 2014 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed a bill on March 20, 2014, to increase the Maryland estate tax exemption over the next few years and eventually recouple with the federal estate tax exemption.  It is expected, despite the election year, that Governor Martin O’Malley will sign the […]

Largest Class Action Discrimination Suit Settled

On the day of the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I have a Dream Speech, the largest settlement ever reached in a federal discrimination case was announced. In the settlement, which you can read more about here, approximately 700 current and former African American brokers at Merrill Lynch will be paid $160 million.  […]

Goodwin Weber PLLC attorney attends the Hague Academy of International Law

Goodwin Weber PLLC Attorney Dominic S. DePersis has returned from study of Public International Law at the Hague Academy of International Law.  Mr. DePersis attended the Hague Academy during July 2013.  Mr. DePersis attended the Academy at the Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands.  Since its creation in 1923 with funding received from the Carnegie Foundation, […]


Last Friday, Lois Lerner, head of the Exempt Organizations Division of the Internal Revenue Service, admitted that at various times over the last 2 years, certain conservative organizations seeking recognition of 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status have been singled out, and their applications unnecessarily delayed.(Goldfarb, Zachary A. & Tumulty, Karen. “IRS admits targeting conservatives for tax scrutiny […]