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Ahead of the Curve: MD Property Owners – Tax Appeal Deadlines Approaching

Plan Now to Take Necessary Steps to Seek Reductions of Real Estate Taxes in the State of Maryland. By Jessica D. Lieberman, Esq. Counsel at Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, P.C. The 2022 reassessments of properties for real estate tax purposes will be taking place shortly in Maryland. Notices of Assessment will be sent
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Washington Business Journal: How construction contracts are changing amid supply chain issues and surging costs

By Laura Newpoff Originally published Oct 18, 2021 Selzer Gurvitch attorney Thomas Lynch discusses how developers, general contractors, and subcontractors all have to rethink how they structure construction contracts to protect against the volatility of supply chain bottlenecks and surging materials prices. Read the article at WashingtonBusinessJournal.com »   Featured in this Article Thomas R. Lynch Partner, Selzer
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Law Firm Hoteling: Growth and Covid Safety

With a “hoteling model”, Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, P.C. is growing in its existing space. By Eric L. Ciazza, Esq. Partner at Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, P.C. During Fall 2019, the shareholders of Selzer, Gurvitch, Rabin, Wertheimer & Polott, P.C. (SGRWP) determined after much analysis, thought, and discussion that the firm’s
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[WEBINAR]: Understanding Green Building Tax Credits in Montgomery County

This webinar, recorded November 10, 2021, explores the opportunities for commercial and multi-family residential building owners seeking to apply for green building tax credits under the existing Energy and Environmental Design Property tax credit program (being phased out) and the new Energy-Efficient Buildings tax credit program. Presented by Selzer Gurvitch, with representatives from the Montgomery
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Ahead of the Curve: BOZ Density Expected to Exceed “Soft Cap” by October 1

How exceeding the 30.4 million sq. ft. “soft cap” may affect development in downtown Bethesda. By C. Robert “Bob” Dalrymple, Esq. &  Matthew M. Gordon, Esq. Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, P.C. The Bethesda Overlay Zone (BOZ) was established in tandem with the approval of the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan in 2017. The BOZ and the Sector
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Ahead of the Curve: Building Energy Use Benchmarking and Performance Standards (BEPS)

How Council Bill 16-21 May Increase the Costs of Owning Commercial, Mixed-Use, and Multi-Family Residential Property in Montgomery County, MD. By Matthew M. Gordon, Esq. Partner at Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, P.C. With Bill 16-21, the Montgomery County Council (the “Council”) proposes to amend and expand Chapter 18A, the nation’s first energy benchmarking
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Ahead of the Curve: 4 Things You Should Know About The SECURE Act

Why you should review your IRA beneficiary designations immediately! By Kristin J. Hall, Esq. Associate at Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, P.C.   The SECURE Act (formally known as the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act”) was passed in December 2019 and was effective for the tax year 2020. Because of the
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Selzer Gurvitch Welcomes Kiana Taylor

New Partner bolsters commercial real estate practice, including debt and equity financings, acquisitions, dispositions, and more. Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, PC (“Selzer Gurvitch”) announces the hiring of Kiana Taylor as Partner with the firm. Ms. Taylor brings to Selzer Gurvitch nearly 20 years of experience in commercial real estate, public finance and corporate
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Selzer Gurvitch Welcomes Kristie Hall

New hire helps clients provide for loved ones, protect assets, and take care of their affairs in the event of disability. Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, PC (“Selzer Gurvitch”) announces the hiring of Kristie Hall as an associate attorney. With more than twenty years’ experience, Ms. Hall primarily prepares wills, trusts and other estate
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Ahead of the Curve: An Introduction to the Bethesda Unified Mobility Program

How the Proposal Could Impact Future Real Estate Development Projects in Downtown Bethesda. By Matthew M. Gordon, Esq. Partner at Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, P.C. This article was updated on July 16, 2021, for accuracy. For more information, please contact the author. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) released a revised draft
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[WEBINAR]: The Development of Downtown Bethesda – Past, Present, and Future

Presented by Selzer Gurvitch, this webinar — recorded May 24, 2021 and available to watch on-demand now — explores the implementation of the 2017 Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan and the companion Bethesda Overlay Zone (BOZ). Learn more from the inside-out with those who were instrumental in the creation and implementation of the Sector Plan. Our
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Selzer Gurvitch Welcomes Thomas Lynch

Experienced litigator brings wealth of experience in government contracts and construction litigation Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, PC (“Selzer Gurvitch”) announced the hiring of Thomas Lynch as a lateral Partner. Mr. Lynch is a seasoned civil and commercial litigator who primarily represents clients in construction, including owners, general contractors, construction managers, and subcontractors on
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Ahead of the Curve: Courts in the Time of COVID-19

What you need to know to make sense of the current state of courts and court cases during the pandemic. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its impact on virtually every aspect of life, our courts have had to adapt to a new and ever-changing virtual reality. But understanding what’s happening in each of our district
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Ahead of the Curve: Montgomery County Employers – Review Your Workplace Harassment Policies NOW

Bill 14-20 introduces a codified definition for harassment or sexual harassment in Montgomery County workplaces. By Lauren T. Lamb, Esq. Associate Attorney at Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, P.C. As jurisdictions across the country evaluate their laws regarding harassment in the workplace in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Montgomery County has enacted significant changes
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Watch Now: The Benefits of Trusts in your Estate Plan (Webinar)

Presented by Todd Bornstein, Esq. Partner at Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, P.C Does your trust have a life plan? Have you ever asked yourself, what exactly is a trust? Who manages and protects your assets? How can you give the next generation a jump-start? Selzer Gurvitch, along with BECO Management, provide an eye-opening look at
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FREE Webinar: Medicare & Medicaid

What You Should Know – Now and in the Future Co-Presented by Selzer Gurvitch and Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell When: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Selzer Gurvitch, along with Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM), are hosting a FREE webinar on Tuesday, February 23, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. to highlight some key areas of
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