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Getting Paid For Your Labor: A Contractor’s Guide to Best Establish Mechanics’ Lien in Maryland

Mechanics’ Liens, despite the potentially misleading name, give contractors* a right to repayment for the labor, materials, and services provided to the client for constructing or modifying buildings and structures. When an owner defaults on a project, contractors and subcontractors often find themselves scrambling to get paid for services they provided under the terms of […]

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Isabella Demougeot, Esq. Joins JDKatz, P.C.

BETHESDA, Md. – JDKatz, P.C. – A tax litigation and estate planning law firm in Bethesda, Md. and downtown Washington, D.C. – has added Isabella Demougeot, Esq. as a senior litigation associate. Bringing eight years’ experience, Demougeot represents a broad range of clients in civil litigation matters, including business disputes, partnership dissolutions and high-profile litigation. […]

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Understanding the IRS’s New Approach to Gifts Made to Irrevocable Trusts | JDKatz, P.C. | Estate Planning Attorneys in Maryland

This practical program is designed to provide you with actionable insights on over three hundred pages of new IRS policies and procedures from both Treasury Regulations and PLR’s, related to contributions made to Irrevocable Trusts. In 2016, the Service issued substantial new guidelines which modified and clarified long-standing code provisions relating to tax treatment of […]

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Designating IRA Beneficiaries & Using Trusts as Beneficiaries of IRA’s | JDKatz, P.C. | Maryland & Washington D.C. Estate Planning Attorneys

Designation of IRA and other retirement account beneficiaries can be a complicated decision for most clients, and Trusts which hold individual retirement accounts are even more complicated. When they converge — for instance, when someone names a trust as a beneficiary to an IRA — things can go very wrong, and that can be very […]

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Estate Planning Practice 101 | JDKatz, P.C. | Montgomery County Estate Planning Attorneys

Understanding the estate planning process can be a formidable process for even the best attorney. Estate and Elder law are among the fastest growing practice areas offering both young and established attorneys opportunities for rapid growth in their practices. As current clients continue to grow older, will you position yourself to offer legal services required […]

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Understanding the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 | JDKatz, P.C. | Bethesda, MD Tax Attorneys

President Donald Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law on Friday, December 22, 2017. Starting next year, the new law will give big cuts to corporations and wealthy Americans and more modest reductions to other families. Trump continued to pitch it as a win a for the middle class, insisting that even though polling […]

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