Author: tdorsey

By: The Firm• Recently, the Supreme Court has been putting employers on notice: they are watching and they do not like what they see. In particular, two cases have dealt with discrimination in the employment process, one tied to hiring and another to leave benefits. In...

By: Jerry Kelly • Both the Maryland House and Senate recently passed a bill authorizing a tax amnesty program for 2015. While it has not passed the desk of Governor Larry Hogan yet, there is no indication of any opposition from the Governor. Each of the three...

By The Firm • Starting a business in today’s legal and regulatory landscape is not always easy or straightforward, especially when that business represents a new or growing niche in the marketplace in which our laws have yet to catch up. As part of our business advisory practice, we...

 By The Firm • Today's consumer environment is replete with big-box retail chains and multinational conglomerates. During the holiday shopping season, many of us are tempted to spend our money at these stores, forgetting that sometimes the very best bargains-both in terms of price and local impact-can be...

By Gregory A. Dorsey • Last night I took the liberty of watching an old episode of the critically-acclaimed business-themed show, Shark Tank. According to the show’s website, the “Sharks” are "tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons" who made it big in their respective industries: Kevin O’Leary (Educational Software),...

By Gregory A. Dorsey • Posted 10/08/13 As a former software developer, I was once called upon to develop custom software for a law firm in its defense of a multinational corporation involving hundreds, if not thousands, of plaintiffs. When I started practicing law nearly 17 years ago,...

By: The Firm • Posted 10/03/13 Concerned new clients regularly come to us with the following inquiry: “The IRS can’t hold me personally responsible for my business’ payroll taxes because the business and I are separate entities, right?”   Unfortunately, we are often in the position of having...

By: The Firm• If you’re like most Americans, your immediate question is “what’s a ‘Special Agent’ and what does this mean?” Unfortunately, it means that the IRS believes that you have committed a crime and they have assigned a highly-skilled, criminal investigator to investigate you and/or your...