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Randy Marriner

Randy Marriner

Randy Marriner, CEO of Victoria Restaurant Group Randy Marriner is the chairman and founder of Victoria Restaurant Group. Together with his…

Dan Medinger

Dan Medinger: Owner & Publisher of Business Monthly

Dan Medinger: Publisher and Owner of Business Monthly Dan Medinger is the publisher and owner of The Business Monthly. For more than…

PocketGuardian

James Ryan and Jason France, PocketGuardian

Meet PocketGuardian Co-Founders: James Ryan & Jason France PocketGuardian patents world’s first Artificial Intelligence solution for Cyberbullying! James Ryan and…

Business Blogs

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…

Making Sense of the New 20 Percent Tax Deduction for Business Owners

Under the new tax law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most significant new tax deduction taking effect in…

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

If you’ve experienced a cyber event or data breach, or you understand how easy it is for one to occur,…

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

What’s The State Of Blockchain In Real Estate? 10 Experts Share Their Insights

Offit Kurman Attorney Ed Tolchin Featured in Disruptor Daily

Offit Kurman Announces Collaboration with Cannabis Law Firm

After a busy 2018, the quickly expanding law firm Offit Kurman is forming a collaboration between its cannabis law practice…

Steal A CEO’s Secrets to Better Sleep

There ain’t no mountain high enough for Ron Carson, chief executive of Carson Group, one of the largest wealth management…

Midsize Firms Setting Pace in Demand Growth

Tim Lynch, managing partner of Mid-Atlantic firm Offit Kurman, said merger and acquisition work at Offit Kurman is above pre-2008 levels,…

Kroger is changing grocery shopping as we know it — and it’s becoming a bigger threat to Amazon

Kroger is rolling out new technology to its stores that could change grocery shopping as we know it. The technology,…

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BMS Buys Celgene, China Talks, Debt Ceiling: CEO Daily for January 4, 2019

Remember when Apple was the world’s most valuable company? (Two months ago) Or when it became the first trillion dollar American public…

A Survival Guide to Global Workforce Trends in 2019

Every year brings unique and sometimes wacky new workplace initiatives. 2018 brought us examples such as such as implanting microchips in…

SoftBank’s IPO, GSK-Pfizer, Zuckerberg’s Losses: CEO Daily for December 19, 2018

Top of the list is Bad Blood, by John Carreyrou, which is destined to become one of the classics of narrative…

Leadership 101: Don’t pretend you have all the answers

This question neatly summaries the difference between senior and junior leadership: could you do your team members’ jobs better than…

Why CEOs Should Put CFOs At The Helm Of Digital Transformation

Companies are at various stages in applying technologies such as cognitive computing, blockchain, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Some are automating…

Pressure Grows on CEOs to Take a Stand

Demands on companies and their CEOs to take stands on social issues ranging from immigration to climate change, gun rights…

Why U.S. CEOs Aren’t Worried About A Recession

Many investors, market strategists and economists are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the outlook for future economic growth, both in the U.S.…

Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch Season 3 Episode 10: ‘I Don’t Know If I Can Drop F-Bombs on Elevator Pitch’

Investors need more than just a big idea or a good pitch. If you want others to spend money on…

Why CEOs Should Put CFOs At The Helm Of Digital Transformation

Companies are at various stages in applying technologies such as cognitive computing, blockchain, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Some are automating…

The Next Recession

Just a year ago the world was enjoying a synchronized economic acceleration. In 2017 growth rose in every big advanced…

6 Life Lessons the World’s Most Successful Business People Have Learned That You Still Don’t Get

Adopt some of the hard-earned life lessons outlined here, and you may just find yourself on the road to remarkable…

3 mindset shifts for frustrated, overwhelmed new leaders

Frustrated? Overwhelmed? Good. That means there’s probably change occurring in your life and there’s a good chance you’re changing with…

The end of ads

Advertising is obsolete, writes University of Kentucky’s Ramsi Woodcock. Here’s why it’s time to end it.

Adopt these 4 speaking habits to boost your leadership presence

Being a leader is not about teaching your audience–it’s about influencing them with your point of view.

Use These Secrets To Hone Your Willpower As An Entrepreneur

Those who know me know my high regard for the late Dr. Stephen R. Covey. In in my earlier career…

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

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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