RWL Announces New Firm Leadership

JR Reith Appointed RWL Chief Operating Officer, Camille Fesche and Brad Rifkin to Co-Chair Government Relations Division Eric Bryant Appointed Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman Kweise Mfume ANNAPOLIS, MD – Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC (RWL), a premier legal and government relations firm based in Annapolis, Baltimore and Bethesda, today announced John (JR) Reith has…

Maryland Governor Announces Additional Reopenings, Including Indoor Restaurant Dining, Casinos, Health Clubs and Malls

Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced the reopening of indoor restaurant dining, casinos, health clubs and malls.  As with prior announcements, local jurisdictions may opt out of these reopenings and continue closures or impose stricter requirements.  See below for a list of links that pertain to the reopening status for Maryland’s larger local jurisdictions.  Entities that…

Maryland to Begin Stage 2 Reopening Effective June 5, 2020

MARYLAND GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN ANNOUNCES STAGE 2 REOPENING EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH AT 5:00 PM STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICES WILL BEGIN TO REOPEN MONDAY, JUNE 8TH IN A PHASED MANNER. Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced the Stage 2 reopening of many non-essential businesses effective this Friday at 5:00 pm.  As with prior announcements, local jurisdictions may opt…

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…

RWL Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Baltimore Basketball Legend Keith Booth

https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/high-school/bs-sp-va-keith-booth-dunbar-lawsuit-20200522-nxiij2pf4fhqvdbn5362wnsqca-story.html RWL Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Baltimore Basketball Legend, Keith Booth To Defend His Name Barry L. Gogel and Marilee L. Miller of the law firm of Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, LLC, filed suit today in Baltimore federal court against the Baltimore City School District School Board and several of its employees for allegedly violating…

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…

Racing and Community Development Act of 2020 Becomes Law

https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/horse-racing/bs-md-preakness-baltimore-20200507-m6s6bfadknb5bcwajwqpxte4je-story.html Landmark plan to preserve Preakness Stakes in Baltimore will become law without governor’s signature Jeff Barker Baltimore Sun | May 07, 2020 A $389 million deal to rebuild the historic — but dilapidated — Pimlico Race Course and keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore will become law without Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature. The plan…

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…

RWL Partner Eric Bryant Successfully Manages Congressional Campaign of Kweisi Mfume

RWL CONGRATULATES ITS PARTNER, ERIC BRYANT, FOR SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING 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. Representative Elijah…

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.  The earliest date for easing the Governor’s current stay-at-home order is early to mid-May. The first…

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…

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-protecting-your-profit-margins/.