How to Best Protect Your Company During Construction Projects

Pels Law Firm attorney, Maria Olsen, attended the American Arbitration Association’s (“AAA”) 2022 Construction Law Conference this month, at which construction law arbitrators and general counsels from the country’s largest construction firms presented. Maria shares in this post conference takeaways that can help our construction clients protect themselves. Most construction contracts contain mandatory arbitration clauses, [...]

Memorandum Opinion is a Win for Pels Law Client

Pels Law was able to obtain a memorandum opinion in White v Date Trucking, 2018 WL 2462921 and it has since been cited positively six times thus far.  In this case, our client, a father of five, was hit in the head due to a negligently placed load bar in an empty truck.  A key issue in the [...]

By |March 29th, 2022|Awards, Injury, Results|

DC Employers: Beware of the Noncompetition Agreement Ban Going into Effect in April 2022

The District of Columbia is creating the broadest ban on noncompetition agreements in the country. The D.C. Council passed The Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act (the “Act”) last year, but its applicability date was tied to the approval of the city’s budget. The Act prohibits most post-employment non-compete agreements (it excludes physicians). In addition, [...]

By |February 7th, 2022|News|

Pels Law Attorney Maria Leonard Olsen to Speak at TEDxCUNY November 14th 2021

One of our Pels Law attorneys, Maria Leonard Olsen, will take the TEDx stage next week at the City University of New York. As Maria stated on Facebook: So excited to speak at TEDx CUNY next month! I will talk about using your trauma and challenges as forces for doing good in the world. Register [...]

By |November 6th, 2021|News|

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 Kramer

Amira Kramer 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 [...]

By |August 23rd, 2021|About Pels Law|

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 [...]

By |August 21st, 2021|About Pels Law|

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|
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