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Associate Dan Heller is selected to Howard County Leadership Premier, Class of 2017. Congratulations! Read More...

Kelly | Dorsey partner Greg Dorsey has been selected as a 2016 Center of Influence Awards honoree by Baltimore SmartCEO. The Centers of Influence Awards program honors the leadership, innovation, impact and success of the Baltimore region's most enterprising accountants, attorneys and bankers. Mr. Dorsey is honored to be one of sixteen attorney award recipients who will be celebrated at an awards ceremony on October 25,2016. Congratulations, Mr. Dorsey. For more details, read more

Kelly | Dorsey is pleased to announce that two new associates have recently joined our firm. Associate Shaun Bokhari joins the business and corporate litigation practice. Associate Cheri Wendt-Taczak joins the tax practice. We welcome them to our team.

Associate Dan Heller recently participated in some "March Madness" fun while raising money for Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Services (MVLS) which provides civil legal aid to low-income residents in Maryland. The March Madness Benefit was held at M&T Bank Stadium. Mr. Heller was captured in the Lifestyles Section: Scene and Heard After Work in the Baltimore Sun.

Associate Dan Heller recently passed the Maryland State Bar, adding to his admissions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In January 2015, he was awarded a Master of Laws in Taxation and received an Estate Planning certificate from Temple University, Beasley School of Law. Congratulations Dan.

Gregory A. Dorsey is selected to Howard County Leadership Premier, Class of 2015. Read More...

Kelly | Dorsey Partner Gerald W. Kelly, Jr. achieved a favorable settlement in a U.S. Tax Court case on the eve of the scheduled trial date. The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") had sought to assess more than $21,000.000 based on alleged issues with the client's numerous business ventures. The IRS ultimately conceded that the client was entitled to a refund of $30,000 and was not liable for the additional tax, penalty, or interest that it initially sought.

Kelly|Dorsey joins the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. In furtherance of its commitment to the Howard County business community, Kelly|Dorsey became official members of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce advances the growth and success of the local business community by serving as the voice of business, providing information and resources, and facilitating connections. Like many of its members, Kelly|Dorsey joined the Chamber of Commerce to expand the firm’s connections and opportunities for success and contribute to an environment where all businesses can thrive. More information about the Howard County Chamber of Commerce can be found at www.howardchamber.com. Kelly|Dorsey’s listing in the Business Directory of the Chamber’s website can be viewed by clicking here. Kelly|Dorsey is uniquely positioned in the heart of the Baltimore-Washington business corridor. The firm and its employees look forward to contributing to the continued success of Howard County and the surrounding business community.

Kelly | Dorsey Partner Gregory A. Dorsey joins the Community Advisory Board of the Y of Central Maryland, Hill Family Center Y. Greg joins a team of business and community leaders committed to the mission of the Y of Central Maryland – a charitable organization dedicated to providing every individual an opportunity to reach their fullest potential. The Y of Central Maryland is an association of YMCAs located in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Baltimore Counties. Information concerning the Y of Central Maryland can be found here: http://ymaryland.org. Community involvement is another way the attorneys at Kelly|Dorsey adhere to one of the firm’s practice principals: to whom much is given, much is expected.

Kelly | Dorsey Partner Gerald W. Kelly cited in Baltimore Sun article concerning the IRS’ criminal division delayed take-over of a payroll processing firm alleged to have failed to submit payroll taxes; which is an important topic for employers who employ third-party payroll vendors. The article can be found here: http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-03-09/business/bs-bz-accupay-irs-20130309_1_taxpayer-advocate-service-payroll-firm-james-leith. Jerry has appeared on ABC News concerning IRS procedures and has also provided commentary to CNN, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, USA Today and other major news sources.

Kelly | Dorsey, P.C., attorney Darren H. Weiss succeeded in obtaining a directed verdict in the course of defending a breach of contract claim against a local business brokerage firm and business broker. Following presentation of Plaintiff’s case-in-chief, during which Mr. Weiss cross-examined witnesses and presented impeachment evidence to the Court, Mr. Weiss moved for a directed verdict. After oral argument, the Court agreed with Mr. Weiss and the arguments set forth, granting judgment in favor of all Defendants.

Kelly | Dorsey, P.C., attorneys Gregory A. Dorsey and Darren H. Weiss, successfully obtained a directed verdict in the course of defending a $10.5 million lawsuit alleging breach of contract, fraud, conspiracy, tortious interference with contractual relations, and a request that the Court specifically enforce the purported sale of a local restaurant. After Plaintiff presented its case-in-chief to a Howard County jury over six days of trial, during which Mr. Dorsey mounted aggressive cross-examinations of Plaintiff's fact and expert witnesses and presented impeachment evidence, Mr. Weiss argued that Plaintiff had failed to present legally sufficient evidence to permit the case to proceed and requested judgment in favor of the owners of a local restaurant on all counts. After oral argument, the Court sided with Kelly | Dorsey, P.C., attorneys Dorsey and Weiss, entering judgment against Plaintiff as to all causes of action; the Court, upon consideration of Kelly | Dorsey, P.C.’s attorneys, arguments, also denied the request for specific performance.

attorneys Gerald W. Kelly and Darren H. Weiss were honored for their work at the bar by the nationally-recognized Super Lawyers organization. Mr. Kelly was named as a Maryland Super Lawyer for 2013, and Mr. Weiss was named as a Maryland Rising Star for 2013. This is Mr. Kelly’s second time being selected as a Maryland Super Lawyer; Mr. Kelly was also named a Maryland Super Lawyer in 2012. Information about the rigorous selection process for Maryland Super Lawyers and Maryland Rising Stars may be found at the Super Lawyers website (http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html).

Associate Darren H. Weiss co-authors article in May/June 2012 issue of The Maryland Bar Journal. (Hon. Lenore R. Gelfman Darren Weiss, & Carolyn Mech, A Solo Practitioner’s Guide to the Use of Technology in the Courtroom: A View from the Bench, Md. Bar J., May/June 2012, at 43(. In the newly-published article, Mr. Weiss and his co-authors provide a step-by-step guide for solo and small firm practitioners regarding the evaluation, selection, and cost-effective utilization of technology in the courtroom. As described in the article, an understanding of one’s case, the courtroom, and the desired technology greatly enhances the efficacy of presentation in a bench or jury trial; when used correctly, such technology can add significant value and poignancy to counsel’s presentation of facts and argument. The article describes how to determine whether one’s case will benefit from courtroom technology, best practices that attorneys can use to familiarize themselves with the courtroom in which they plan to present their case, and a brief summary of some common tools that can enrich an attorney’s courtroom presentation. The article may be found on page 43 of the May/June 2012 issue of The Maryland Bar Journal. Kelly | Dorsey leverages the use of technology in each client engagement.

Kelly | Dorsey Partner Gerald W. Kelly cited in USA Today article concerning the importance of keeping good records to support deductions for business travel expenses on income tax returns; which is especially important when dealing with an IRS audit. The article can be found here: http://travel.usatoday.com/news/story/2012-04-02/Keep-track-of-business-expenses-for-tax-purposes/53951208/1. Jerry has appeared on ABC News concerning IRS procedures and has also provided commentary to CNN, The Washington Post, The Washington Times and other major news sources.

Associate Darren Weiss becomes a member of the United States Tax Court. Sponsored by Kelly | Dorsey Partner Gerald W. Kelly, Associate Darren Weiss became a member of the United States Tax Court. With an active tax litigation practice, Kelly | Dorsey stands ready to serve your tax litigation needs.

Kelly|Dorsey staff member Alicia Bell obtains her Enrolled Agent license. Kelly|Dorsey congratulates staff member Alicia Bell for becoming an Enrolled Agent. Alicia passed an Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) test administered over two-days and 8 hours, covering all aspects of taxation. The examination (called the Special Enrollment Examination) covered all aspects of federal tax law, including the taxation of individuals, corporations, partnerships, and various regulations governing IRS collections and audit procedures. Like CPAs and tax attorneys, EAs can handle any type of tax matter and represent a client’s interests before the IRS. Unlike CPAs and tax attorneys, Enrolled Agents are tested directly by the IRS, and enrolled agents focus exclusively on tax accounting. Please contact Kelly|Dorsey Partner Gerald W. Kelly with any questions.

Associate Darren Weiss becomes a member of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Sponsored by Kelly | Dorsey Partner Gregory A. Dorsey, Associate Darren Weiss was sworn in as a member of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland in a ceremony before Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher at the Garmatz Federal Courthouse in Baltimore. As a new member of Maryland’s federal bar, Mr. Weiss is pleased to join our team of experienced federal court litigators in providing effective and high quality representation to our clients.



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