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Montgomery County Business Owner Wins Appeal Against Montgomery County’s Rain Tax

For six years, Ben Porto & Son, Ltd. and Tri-State Stone & Building Supply Inc., the last surviving local dimension stone quarry in Montgomery County, has been battling the County to receive credits on the Water Quality Protection Charge (“WQPC”), otherwise known as the “rain tax,” for treatment of their own stormwater. On August 24, [...]

By |September 4th, 2021|News|

Many Montgomery County Residents and Business Owners Are Needlessly Paying This Tax

In Maryland, most Montgomery County residents and business owners do not realize that they are paying the County the “rain tax,” for the privilege of having impervious surface (like driveways) on their property. The tax, called the Water Quality Protection Charge (WQPC), is tucked into property owners’ tax bills as a line item. It is [...]

By |August 26th, 2021|WQPC|

Q&A with Pels Lawyer, Maria Olsen

Maria Leonard Olsen is an accomplished attorney, but she makes time to explore other passions. Ms. Olsen graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1988 and began working for one of the largest law firms in Washington, D.C. as a commercial litigator. Maria crossed into the public sector in 1992 when she [...]

Q&A with Pels Lawyer, Amira Khan

Amira Khan joined the Pels Law Firm, focusing her practice on a full spectrum of domestic matters. Amira’s practice concentrates on divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, property and asset division, business valuations and protective orders. Amira assists her clients during these highly contentious, often emotional times with compassion and empathy, reaching cost-effective resolutions that [...]

Q&A with Pels Lawyer, Erin Webb

Erin L. Webb is an accomplished litigator with a focus on recovering insurance proceeds for business clients. She has recovered funds for policyholders under commercial general liability, directors and officers, political risk, professional liability, and first-party property policies, including business interruption and contingent business interruption losses. She also has experience with additional insured issues, indemnity [...]

Idaho Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Pels Law Client

The Idaho Supreme Court today ruled, in an appeals argued by Jon Pels, that the District Court properly found fraud on the part of the corporate defendants against the firm's client, SRM Arms, Inc. The Court remanded the case to the lower court, however, on the amount of damages because of the lack of clarity [...]

By |August 4th, 2021|Results|

Pels Law Succeeds Again Representing National PTA in Maryland

Today, the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), represented by the Pels Law Firm, was again successful in defeating a motion to dismiss or transfer venue by a rogue break off faction of the Maryland PTA. The Pels Law Firm filed suit against this defendant, as well as other individuals, and was successful in obtaining a [...]

By |August 2nd, 2021|News|

How Reviews Can Make a Positive Difference for Your Business

Running a small business can seem overwhelming at times. Getting your business name out there is an important brand awareness marketing tool that can help expand your business. Attracting customers to your business will help grow your profits, and one of the best ways to attract customers is through online reviews. Whether you run a [...]

By |July 26th, 2021|How To|

Using Social Media to Grow Your Small Business

Day after day, social media overwhelms our screens. Teens, adults, and even children all use social media to show to the world what they are doing or what they are thinking. Because social media use is so widespread, it is a great place to market your business, gain customers, and increase your profits. No matter [...]

By |July 24th, 2021|How To|

Law360 Article Covers Pels Law Victory in Case Before Virginia Supreme Court

The press is taking notice of the win secured by the Pels Law Firm on July 22nd in the Virginia Supreme Court.  The website Law360 has published an article covering the case and the decision handed down by the Virginia Supreme Court Thursday. Here is an excerpt: Brian Potter filed suit in July 2017. In [...]

By |July 24th, 2021|Awards, News|
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