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Blake Daniels Joins Selzer Gurvitch

Selzer Gurvitch is proud to welcome Blake Daniels to the firm as Partner July 29, 2022 As Partner at Selzer Gurvitch, Daniels uses his specialized expertise in acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, debt finance, and joint ventures to analyze and develop solutions in transactional and development-related real estate matters in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. With more
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Montgomery County Speed to Market Initiatives: Sign Ordinance Rewrite Emerges from Economic Advisory Work Group

By Matt Gordon Partner at Selzer Gurvitch  July 15, 2022 In connection with the Montgomery County Economic Advisory Group’s (EAG) “Speed-to-Market” initiative, the Department of Permitting Services (DPS) established a Sign Ordinance Work Group to revamp and update the County’s Sign Ordinance to reflect the County’s urbanization patterns over the last 30 years. The EAG was
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New Maryland Legislation to Affect Construction Industry – The Maryland General Assembly recently passed several bills affecting the construction industry during its 2022 session.

By Patrick Kearney Partner at Selzer Gurvitch  May 3, 2022 Law Allowing Department of Labor to Stop Public Projects for Prevailing Wage Violations On April 13, 2022, the Maryland General Assembly passed a new law which permits the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to stop work on a public project where any contractor working on the
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Estate Planning: A Plan for Digital Assets

By Kristin Hall, Esq.  Associate at Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, P.C As we grow increasingly more reliant on technology in our everyday lives, it has become important to address what happens to our digital assets when we die or otherwise lose the ability to manage those assets on our own.     What are digital
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Happy New Year from Selzer Gurvitch

  Wishing you prosperity, fulfillment and happiness in the year ahead! As we enter our 40th year as a firm, Selzer Gurvitch continues to build its legacy as a leading full-service real estate and business law firm focused on resolve, relationships, and results. Our resolution for the new year is to continue to provide our
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Ahead of the Curve: Nine Selzer Gurvitch Lawyers Make Bethesda Magazine’s Top Attorneys List

Selzer Gurvitch Featured in: Nine Selzer Gurvitch Lawyers Make Bethesda Magazine’s Top Attorneys List for 2021 Bethesda Magazine Originally published October 26, 2021 This year’s Top Attorneys list by Bethesda Magazine includes nine Selzer Gurvitch lawyers. The attorneys recognized for their respective practice areas are: Brian D. Bichy – Community Associations Todd J. Bornstein – Trust and Estates Eric Ciazza – Business (Corporate), Tax C. Robert
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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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