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Maryland Governor Announces Further Reopenings to Include Outdoor Dining and Other Outdoor Activities

Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced the reopening of outdoor dining at restaurants and other outdoor activities, effective this Friday May 29th at 5:00 pm.  As with prior announcements, local jurisdictions may opt out of these reopenings and continue closures or impose stricter requirements.  As with Phase One, special attention should be paid to directives from the local jurisdictions in the Baltimore/Washington Corridor, several of...

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Maryland Governor Hogan Announces Start of Phase One Reopening

Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced the beginning of Phase One of Maryland’s reopening.  Phase One will commence on Friday, May 15th at 5:00 pm.  Governor Hogan noted that local jurisdictions may exercise discretion to enable Phase One businesses to reopen or not.  Special attention should be paid to directives from local jurisdictions from the Baltimore/Washington Corridor, several of whom have already indicated they may impose requirements or...

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SB 987 “Racing and Community Development Act of 2020” Becomes Law

Today, May 7, 2020, Governor Hogan announced his actions on legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly during the 2020 Legislative Session that was shorted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Due to the pandemic, the Governor vetoed a number of bills that mandated increased spending or new taxes. Among the bills that will become law without signature is SB 987 “Racing and Community Development Act of 2020” which had received almost unanimo...

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RWL Partner Eric Bryant Successfully Manages Congressional Campaign of Kweisi Mfume


RWL congratulates its partner and Government Relations Division co-chair Eric Bryant for successfully managing the congressional campaign of former U.S. Representative Kweisi Mfume, who won yesterday’s special election to fill the seat vacated by the death of former U.S. Represen...

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Governor Hogan Announces Maryland Roadmap to Recovery

Maryland Governor Hogan Announces Roadmap to Recovery - A Phased Approach to Reopen Maryland's Economy

Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced, “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery”. This plan (https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MD_Strong.pdf) articulates the Administration’s guidance for a phased reopening of Maryland’s economy.  T...

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RWL Partner Barry L. Gogel Honored by The Daily Record as a 2020 Leadership in Law Honoree

RWL is proud to announce that Firm partner Barry L. Gogel has been honored by The Daily Record as one of its 2020 Leadership in Law honorees.  We congratulate Barry on this prestigious honor. Information about the Daily Record’s Leadership in Law can be found at https://thedailyrecord.com/leadership-in-law/.  This year’s honorees are listed below:

Leadership in Law Honorees


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RWL Partner Scott Livingston to Present Webinar to Associated Builders and Contractors

RWL Partner Scott Livingston will be presenting a webinar on Friday, April 24, 2020 to the Associated Builders and Contractors on the topic of:  “COVID-19 and Protecting Your Profit Margins.”  This live webinar will begin at 9:00 am (ET). For more information regarding the webinar:  https://events.abcbaltimore.org/event/webinar-covid-19-and-pro...

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Maryland Insurance Administration Issues Bulletin Regarding Direction and Recommendations in Wake of COVID-19 Crisis

Yesterday, April 13, 2020, the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) issued a Bulletin to all Property and Casualty insurance companies and producers setting forth direction and recommendations for how to treat certain policyholders in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. See below and MIA Bulletin 20-20-Commercial-Insurance-COVID-19 for...

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