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Jim DeCarlo

CEO of StratWealth

Meet the Jim DeCarlo, CEO of StratWealth Jim DeCarlo is the chief executive officer of StratWealth, a financial planning firm…

Marco Avila

CEO & Co-Founder of Healing Hands Foundation

Marco Avila, CEO & Co-Founder of Healing Hands Foundation Marco Avila is the CEO and co-founder of The Healing Hands…

Cory Perdue

President & CEO of Datakwip

Cory Perdue, President & CEO of Datakwip Cory Perdue is the president and CEO of Datakwip. Headquartered in Frederick, Maryland,…

Business Blogs

Can’t Cover Your Cannabis Biz? Making Sense of the Current Cannabis Insurance Marketplace

The Cannabis insurance market remains limited. Whether you own a dispensary, grow facility, processing operation, or testing lab, for the…

Jetting Off? Dodge Disaster with this Vacation Checklist

You’ve packed your vacation gear and checked your list twice, but what about everything you’re leaving behind? If you’re…

Recent Developments in Employee Benefit Programs (Benefit Minute)

With a Republican controlled Senate and a Democratic controlled House of Representatives, it is unlikely there will be major legislative…

Snow Removal Contractors, Avoid the Slippery Slope–Control Risks During Snow and Ice Management

As a landscape contractor, one of the trickiest aspects of running and protecting your operation surrounds snow and ice management.…

Life Changes — Your Personal Insurance Policies Should Too

How long has it been since you reviewed your personal insurance policies? How long have you been with the same insurance company for auto, homeowner’s,…

Employee vs. Independent Contractor: How to Know the Difference

If you own a business, identifying those doing work for you as employees vs. independent contractors is important to government…

Changes to Uniform LLC Act May Have Unexpected Impact

The recently enacted changes under the Pennsylvania Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, 15 Pa. C.S. §§ 8811 – 8898 (the…

Planning for Year-End Deadlines & Looking Ahead to 2019

As we near the end of 2018, and reflect on this time last year, everyone watched and waited wondering what…

Advance Business Systems Chosen as a Top 20 Most Promising IT Services Company of the Year by CIOReview Magazine

Advance Business Systems has been named a top 20 most promising IT services company by CIOReview Magazine.

Not #YouToo —Preventing Workplace Harassment (Part II)

As a follow-up to our blog regarding measures preventing workplace harassment, we’ve teamed up again with employment attorney expert at Offit…

Is it Time for Cyber-Security Planning?

The time to start planning for a security threat is BEFORE a cyber-attack occurs…not during! Cyber-security planning should be done…

Not #YouToo — Preventing Workplace Harassment (Part I)

We’ve all seen the high volume of harassment claims in the news lately with accusations against many public figures including…

Understanding IRS Collections & Installment Agreements

The IRS collections process can seem incredibly daunting and often instills fear in taxpayers.  The first thing to understand, is…

Does Regulatory Compliance Apply to My Business? Yes.

Today, almost all businesses are affected by compliance. Whether you’re in the healthcare industry and are bound by HIPAA regulations,…

Phishing Scams

When it comes to the security of your organization, there is no room for error. As cyber criminals grow more…

Avoid An Underpayment Penalty: Don’t Be Blindsided by a Higher Tax Liability

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has lowered the amount of money that most Americans owe in taxes. Because of…

Outlook for Healthcare Legislation and Regulation After the 2018 Midterm Election (Benefit Minute)

Healthcare was the hot topic in the 2018 midterm election as exit polls showed that approximately 40% of voters ranked…

What are Successful Maryland Businesses Doing Differently? Abiding by a Strategic Plan

Does your team have a strategic plan that guides everything from your decision-making to your day-to-day? We’ve outlined the general…

NIST Compliance Considerations for Maryland Manufacturers

10 Regulatory Actions to Take Immediately If You’re a Manufacturer in the Greater D.C. or Maryland Area

Hard Hats and Firewalls: The Surprising Linkage between Cyber Risk Management and Workplace Safety (Part II)

As mentioned in the first installment of this blog series, cyber risk management has become a mission-critical activity for a long-term viability of…

Buyers & Sellers

Monthly M&A Insider-January 2019

Global deal value in 2018 climbed to the second-highest level since the financial crisis, spurred by strong economic performance in…

M&A Spotlight: CEE

Mergermarket is pleased to present the latest edition of WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor’s M&A Spotlight on CEE/SEE. This report surveyed 150…

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Tech executives are optimistic but practical about cross-border M&A

Cross-border deal making across the tech sector remained buoyant in 2018. In the first three quarters of the year, deal…

Offit Kurman’s M&A Group Represents Hockeypuk in Acquisition of Special Aerospace Security Services, Inc. and the National Security Training Institute

January 17, 2019 | Louisa, VA For attorney Michael Mercurio and the other members of Offit Kurman’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team, 2018…

US PE Breakdown

In the 2018 Annual US PE Breakdown, PitchBook private equity analysts mine datasets to discuss trends cropping up across deals, exits,…

Offit Kurman’s M&A Group Represents Bunting Door & Hardware in Local Acquisition

Adding to the record-setting year of successful deals, the attorneys of Offit Kurman’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Practice Group are pleased…

60 big things: Scandals, scooters and the year that was in VC

It’s been a long year. When the calendar page turned to 2018, Theranos still existed. Uberwas still the most valuable VC-backed company in…

Offit Kurman and Vicente Sederberg Enter Agreement to Better Serve The Cannabis Law Marketplace

Greenbelt, MD | December 26, 2018 Concluding a vigorous and record-setting year business transactional activity in the Mid-Atlantic region, the attorneys…

Offit Kurman’s M&A Group Represents Retina Associates in Retina Group of Washington Merger

Greenbelt, MD | December 26, 2018 Concluding a vigorous and record-setting year business transactional activity in the Mid-Atlantic region, the attorneys…

A Record Year of M&A Activity at Offit Kurman

Tysons Corner, VA | December 19, 2018 For the attorneys of Offit Kurman’s Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Practice Group, 2018 will…

Offit Kurman’s M&A Group Represents Ambi Enterprises LLC in Acquisition from L’Oréal USA

Maple Lawn, MD | December 2, 2018 Offit Kurman and Glenn Solomon are pleased to announce that they represented newly formed Ambi…

60 big things: Scandals, scooters and the year that was in VC

It’s been a long year. When the calendar page turned to 2018, Theranos still existed. Uberwas still the most valuable VC-backed company in…

Offit Kurman’s M&A Group Represents South Florida Pain & Rehabilitation in Sale to Trive Capital Management

As a record-setting year of successful deals for firm clients draws to an end, the attorneys of Offit Kurman’s Mergers and…

Offit Kurman’s M&A Group Represents Buyer in Acquisition of Priddy Clean Chimney Sweeps

n a record-setting year of business transactional activity, Offit Kurman’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Practice Group assisted in the closure of another…

Offit Kurman’s M&A Group Represents Alliance Physical Therapy in Acquisition of Quality Chiropractic and Rehab

November 14, 2018 | Herndon, VA  On the heels of numerous business transactions in the Mid-Atlantic, Offit Kurman’s Mergers and Acquisitions…

Offit Kurman’s M&A Practice Group Represents ACES, Inc. in Sale to Enlightenment Capital

Deal making activity continues to heat up for Offit Kurman’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) practice, led by Offit Kurman Corporate…

Offit Kurman’s M&A Group Represents Arnold Packaging Company in Acquisition of World Class Packaging

 Offit Kurman’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Practice Group has continued along its recent record-breaking stretch of transactions with the closure of another…

Offit Kurman Represents Minnick’s Inc. in Acquisition of Ecobeco

Hot on the heels of five recently-closed deals, Offit Kurman’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Practice Group wrapped up another transaction earlier this…

Offit Kurman Attorneys Continue Successful GovCon Transaction Streak with Sale of Applied Defense Solutions to L3 Technologies

Offit Kurman’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Practice Group has completed another business transaction for a client, continuing the firm’s recent streak of…

Dealmaking is off to a scorching start — and one Wall Street CEO says it could just be the beginning

Wall Street firms expected a hot start for mergers and acquisitions in 2018, and that’s exactly what unfolded in January.

Movers and Shakers

Pilar Nichols and Jemi Cho Join Offit Kurman in Bethesda, MD

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce today that Pilar C. Nichols and Mi (Jemi) Cho have joined the firm’s offices in Bethesda, MD.

Salon Marrow Joins Offit Kurman

Offit Kurman has announced that a group of attorneys from Salon Marrow Dyckman Newman & Broudy LLP have agreed to…

Offit Kurman Names New Practice Group Leaders and Practice Group Directors for 2019

Maple Lawn, MD | January 9, 2019 Offit Kurman is pleased to announce the appointment of several new Practice Group Leaders…

PSA’s Cyber Specialist, Mike Volk Re-Appointed to Serve on CAMI Board of Directors and Appointed to Serve on Executive Committee

We are excited to have PSA’s VP, Cyber Risk Solutions, Mike Volk, appointed to a second term on the Cybersecurity Association of…

Rachel Mech Joins Offit Kurman in Baltimore

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that Rachel Mech has joined the firm’s offices in Baltimore. Ms. Mech will serve as an…

Rod Biermann Joins Offit Kurman in New York City

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce today that Rod Biermann has joined the firm’s offices in New York City. Mr. Biermann will serve as…

Anthony Potter Joins Offit Kurman in Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg, PA | June 5, 2018  Offit Kurman is pleased to announce today that Anthony Potter has joined the firm’s office in Harrisburg. Mr.…

Tom Hicks Joins Offit Kurman in Tysons Corner

Tysons Corner, VA | June 4, 2018  Offit Kurman is pleased to announce today that C. Thomas (“Tom”) Hicks, III has joined the firm’s…

Kelcie Longaker Joins Offit Kurman in Maple Lawn, MD

Maple Lawn, MD | May 29, 2018 Offit Kurman is pleased to announce today that Kelcie Longakerhas joined the firm’s office in Maple…

Robert Katz Joins Offit Kurman in New York City

New York, NY | March 26, 2018  Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that Robert Katz has joined the firm’s office in New…

Scott Lloyd Joins Offit Kurman in Columbia, MD

Maple Lawn, MD | February 19, 2017 Offit Kurman is pleased to announce today that Scott Lloyd has joined the firm’s office in Columbia,…

Offit Kurman Continues Growth with Affiliation with Schreibstein and Tucker

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that the attorneys of Schreibstein and Tucker have agreed to join Offit Kurman’s Howard…

Best Lawyers Names Richard Wasserman a 2019 “Lawyer of the Year”

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that attorney Richard L. Wasserman has been named a “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2019 Best Lawyers…

Jim Ries Elected GGI Global Chair of Business Development & Marketing Practice Group

Jim Ries, Offit Kurman Director of Business Development, has been elected Global Chair for Geneva Group International’s Business Development &…

Offit Kurman Names Four New Practice Group Leaders

      Offit Kurman is pleased to announce the appointment of four new Practice Group Leaders tasked with providing…

W. Martin Williams Joins Offit Kurman in Virginia, Expanding Offit Kurman’s Landlord Representation and Business Practices South to Richmond, Tidewater, and Petersburg

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce today that W. Martin Williams has joined the firm. Mr. Williams’ affiliation expands Offit Kurman’s reach…

Rawan Hmoud Joins Offit Kurman in New York City

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce today that Rawan Hmoud has joined the firm’s offices in New York City. Ms. Hmoud will serve…

Adam J. Rader Joins Offit Kurman in New York City

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that Adam J. Rader has joined the firm’s office in New York City, as a principal-level attorney.

Offit Kurman’s Philadelphia Suburban Office Continues to Grow with the Addition of Max McCauley

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that Charles “Max” A. McCauley, III has joined the firm’s suburban Philadelphia office, as a principal-level attorney.

Joseph Fields Joins Offit Kurman in New York City

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that Joseph Fields has joined the firm’s office in New York City, as a principal-level attorney.

Ground Breaking News

Big Data Helps Predict Which Brick-and-Mortar Locations Will Thrive and Fail

The Gap’s recent decision to close its Fifth Avenue store in New York City hardly came as a surprise to anyone who…

Tech Industry Globalization Fuels Office Growth Around The World

Global technology companies are reshaping cities across the globe. Industry giants like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Intel and Oracle have…

Market Moves Happening Behind The Scenes In Northern Virginia Following HQ2 Deal

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — The month since Amazon announced its HQ2 campus in Northern Virginia has been filled with endless speculation…

Healthy Urban Growth Means Not Bending Over Backward For The Next Amazon HQ2

In the wake of Amazon’s final decision on where it will be placing 50,000 jobs and $5B of capital investment,…

Amazon arrival spurs Virginia Tech to build technology campus in Northern Virginia

Virginia Tech plans to build a $1 billion graduate campus within walking distance of Amazon’s new headquarters in Northern Virginia,…

Five facts about Crystal City, where Amazon is putting part of HQ2

Seattle-based Amazon will reportedly bring 25,000 jobs to one selected locality and 25,000 to the other, and the incentives that jurisdictions at…

Advance Business Systems Announces New Office Space and Showroom Facility in Rockville, Maryland

Rockville, MD – Advance Business Systems, an office technology and IT services company focused on helping businesses to become more efficient and more effective at…

Offit Kurman’s Client KieranTimberlake Featured in The Inquirer

The new American embassy designed by Philadelphia’s KieranTimberlake is built to take virtually anything that terrorists could throw at it.

Why Real Estate Owners, Investors Are More Inclined To Use Bitcoin For Property Deals

It was only a matter of time before cryptocurrencies began to permeate the commercial real estate industry. Slowly but surely, sellers…

Another Generation Of White CRE C-Suites: How Equal Opportunity Laws Are Holding Back Diversification

The C-suites at the largest firms in commercial real estate are starkly white, but industry experts say federal hiring laws…

French Investor AXA Buys Office Building Near White House For $165M

After breaking into the D.C. market in October with a $140M Bethesda acquisition, French insurance giant AXA has come back…

CRE Leaders Assess President Trump One Year In

Nearly a year has passed since Donald Trump took the oath of office and stepped from his role in real…

Atlanta’s Odds Are Strong, But ‘Conservative Culture’ Could Hamper Amazon HQ2 Chances

When it comes to Amazon HQ2, it is of little surprise Atlanta made the Top 20.

Trump SoHo Hotel Drops Trump Name, Management In CIM Group Buyout

Say goodbye to the Trump SoHo. The majority condominium owner at the Trump SoHo hotel and condo building, Los Angeles-based…

Outside Investors Say D.C.’s Class-B Multifamily Market Is ‘Where The Party’s At’

With the rapid development of D.C. apartments preventing owners of new buildings from raising rents, outside investors looking to buy into D.C.’s multifamily market are increasingly attracted to…

Gov. Hogan On Funding Metro, Musk’s Hyperloop And Amazon HQ2

As the regional struggle to find a permanent funding solution for Metro drags on, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan pushed his plan…

MacKenzie Contracting Completes Starbucks at Rodgers Forge

MacKenzie Contracting, LLC is pleased to announce the completion of the 1,562 sf Starbucks coffee shop at 6900 York Road,…

Detroit is a top 5 Amazon contender, Inc. magazine says

A national business magazine now has Detroit in the running — in the top five — for Amazon.com’s second headquarters. “We are…

The Mid-Atlantic Must Be Ready For The Last-Mile Revolution, However It Looks

With e-commerce driving an emphasis on small distribution centers close to population centers, the Baltimore-Washington industrial market is primed to…

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab breaks ground on its biggest building yet

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab is set to begin construction on a new building that will be the Laurel-based facility’s…

CEO Picks

Can Trump ‘Order’ US Firms Out of China? Should He? — CEO Daily

In Hong Kong this week, local business leaders have been falling all over themselves to affirm obeisance to Beijing. Cathay…

The End of Shareholder Primacy, Again: CEO Daily

Good morning. Okay, one more time, before week’s end. Yesterday, it was the editors of The Economist who took aim…

UPS’s Drone Hopes: CEO Daily

Good morning. UPS CEO David Abney stopped by Fortune‘s offices yesterday to talk about the tech-driven changes washing across his…

End of Shareholder Primacy, Part III: CEO Daily

Good morning. My former colleagues at the Wall Street Journal editorial page launched a broadside against the Business Roundtable’s “stakeholder”…

Feedback on the Business Roundtable Shift: CEO Daily

Good morning. Yesterday’s story on the end of shareholder primacy drew lots of reaction, in my email and on my…

The End of Shareholder Primacy: CEO Daily

Good morning. Some breaking news: The Business Roundtable, which represents the largest U.S. companies, is releasing a new statement of…

The Weirdness of WeWork’s IPO Filing: CEO Daily

Good morning and happy Friday. The recession watch was back on again this week, thanks to the fact that interest…

Fortune’s Fastest-Growing Company: CEO Daily

Good morning. Fortune‘s list of Fastest Growing Companies goes live online this morning. The annual ranking is a barometer of…

ViacomCBS Bargaining Power: CEO Daily

Good morning. Yesterday’s announcement of the merger of Viacom and CBS was anticlimactic. Recombining Sumner Redstone’s two media companies, which…

The Word of 2019 Isn’t ‘Plastics’: CEO Daily

Good morning. Can you name a company that is 139 years old and was one of the two best performing…

The Dangers of Tech Firms’ Safe Harbor: CEO Daily

Good morning. Over the weekend, I caught up with a piece published last week by Bloomberg Businessweek provocatively titled, “The…

The Week Trump and Xi Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Trade War—CEO Daily

Last Saturday in this space I cited a Bloomberg headline noting that, in the week prior, U.S.-China trade tensions had…

Readers Respond to Walmart’s Gun Sales: CEO Daily

Good morning, and time for some Friday feedback. I got lots of it for my post on whether Walmart should…

Walmart Grapples With Guns: CEO Daily

Good morning. Keep an eye on Walmart CEO Doug McMillon. He wrote a heart-felt post to his employees after a…

The Cost of the Streaming War: CEO Daily

Good morning from London. This is Katherine Dunn, filling in for Alan. Today, a quick break from the U.S.-China trade…

The Recession Watch Is Back On: CEO Daily

Is Jay Powell fueling Trump’s trade war? It’s probably not intentional, but by making clear he will cut interest rates…

The Dark Side of Customer Service: CEO Daily

Good morning. “Customer focused, data driven” has become something of a mantra for modern business. Ubiquitous data, natural language processing,…

Another Front Opens in the U.S.-China Trade War: CEO Daily

Good morning from Fortune’s Los Angeles bureau. Digital editor Andrew Nusca here, filling in for Alan. Sun Tzu famously wrote…

In India and China, Scandals Blunt Investor Confidence: CEO Daily

Good morning. It’s Jeremy Kahn here, filling in for Alan. While many investors were fixated on the U.S. Federal Reserve…

The Federal Reserve Contemplates a Rate Cut: CEO Daily

Good morning. Katherine Dunn in London here, filling in for Alan. It’s officially Federal Reserve Day, when bankers, traders, and…

Nonprofit

CEOminutes Interviewee, Christopher Schaffer of Sharp Dressed Man, to Give Out Free Suits, No Questions Asked

Sharp Dress Man is open every Wednesday, suiting up men who have referrals from partners like Our Daily Bread, United Way…

The Offit Kurman Charitable Foundation Marks the Start of the Holiday Season by Giving Back to Feeding America

For nearly 40 years, Feeding America has provided food to people in need through a nationwide network of food banks.…

#Giving Tuesday: Second Chance of Baltimore Offers Help to Those In Need

Life can be hard. Pitfalls and barriers abound. We do our best to dodge the dangers, but sometimes we just…

PPF’s goal for #GivingTuesday is to raise $17,000

PPF’s goal for #GivingTuesday is to raise $17,000 – that’s enough to place $250.00 in the accounts of each of…

#Giving Tuesday: ClearSharkH20 Works to Raise 5k for Maryland Waterways

You can make a difference every day, but #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to make a united effort and generate as much good…

Second Chance POP Up Shop and the Second Chance experience

Second Chance POP Up Shop and the Second Chance experience

Wethos looks to match freelancers with non-profits

With the boom of tech startups and the digitization of incumbent industries, there is a talent shortage in Silicon Valley…

Second Chance

Second Chance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides people, materials and the environment with a second chance.

Sharp Dressed Man Holiday Party

Please save the date for the inaugural Sharp Dressed Man Holiday Party. We are going to have a great time…

Average Americans Are Giving Away Less Money And It’s A Big Problem

As it becomes harder and harder to spare money for nonprofits, it means the pool of money being given to…

5 living ex-presidents uniting to raise money for charity is what winning looks like

Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter showed Donald Trump what real winning…

Hacks & Apps

This next-level Google Calendar hack lets you focus on what matters

Not long ago, I experienced an “aha!” moment with my Google Calendar agenda organization. My life and the events around it,…

How to clear the cache on your iPhone and make it run faster

Ever wonder why your iPhone‘s loading speed is slower than usual? Contrary to what you might think, it isn’t necessarily because…

Easy Hacks To Double Up Mobile App Installs

As per statista, the number of apps available in the leading app stores as of 1st quarter 2018 is over…

The 5 Best Calendar Apps to Keep Track of Your Schedule on Your iPhone

The calendar app is one of the unsung heroes found within your iPhone. It’s the ultimate personal assistant that you’ve…

These 10 CEOs’ Top To-Do List Hacks

You’ve never quite figured out the best way to organize your to-do list–join the club. Perhaps you’ve got dozens of…

9 CEOs share their favorite productivity hacks

We all have the same number of hours in a week, but for some of us the demands on our…

How to Get Promoted When You Feel Stuck in Your Current Position

Let’s dive right into how to get promoted when you feel stuck in your current position:

How to Save for Retirement in Your 20s Without a 401(k)

This is what individual experts have to say generally about an issue that affects each person differently—if you want personalized…

Steal These 10 Awesome Life Hacks From Elon Musk

Learn from Elon Musk’s successes and failures.

My 6 big things: Lester Holt shares his life hacks

Once a month, Axios checks in with the world’s most interesting and consequential people on their passions, quirks and life…

Life Hacks: You will love these suitcase-packing tips for a stress-free trip

Packing for an airplane trip can be overwhelming and confusing. The last thing you want is to be looking for…

Learn life hacks from some of the world’s most successful people

What are some of the commonalities that top-performers all share, and what tangible ways can those traits apply to how…

Mysterious Hackers’ Theft of Cyberweapons from NSA Exceeds Damage Done by Snowden Leaks

The mysterious hacking group called the Shadow Brokers are behind a giant infiltration of the National Security Agency, revealing America’s…

You Should Never Shop on Amazon Without Using This Trick—Here’s Why

Think you’re already getting the best prices? You’ll be surprised. If you shop on Amazon, you’re going to love this…

Get the most out of your Windows 10 taskbar with these customization tips

The Windows 10 experience is anchored by the taskbar. It provides an information-packed reference point for your workflow, but not…

Here’s how you can actually use your phone when you listen to YouTube on mobile

YouTube is meant for video, but as most everyone has figured out by now, it’s also great for music. You…

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