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Maryland Business Lawyer: Selling A Business

Whether or not they are thinking about selling, all business owners should know what their business is worth.  The worst time to sell a business is when there is no choice but to sell the business.

A business attorney can help owners get their company ready to show before the decision is made as to whether a business should be sold. (more…)

Maryland Business Lawyer: Buying An Existing Business

There are many benefits to purchasing an existing business.  The Law Office of J.Neil Lanzi has decades of experience helping clients with buying existing businesses.

Due Diligence

Not enough can be said about the importance of due diligence when buying a business.

To make an analogy, due diligence is to buying a business as Car Fax and Kelly Blue Book is to buying a car. (more…)

Avoiding Start Up Problems When Opening Shop

It is a moment when dreams begin to take the shape of reality.

After countless days of hard work and planning, you are finally ready to put pen to paper on what will be your new store, restaurant or office space. Unfortunately, this is far too often the same point of the story where the dreams of business owners can create nightmares that cost small fortunes unless proper steps are taken.

Leasing out new space for a business can be an emotional time filled with excitement, anxiety and uncertainty. As a result, people frequently rush into leases with landlords that they have no business signing. Most leases are prepared with language geared to deflect liability from the landlord. This is not to criticize landlords, as they too must protect their own business interests in the transaction. However, there is a common misconception that leases are some sort of magical documents that could never be edited in Microsoft Word. (more…)

What to Do About Your Neighbor’s Tree

A commonly asked question by property owners is, “what rights do they have to protect their property from overhanging trees, plants and other debris from a neighboring property”.

In Maryland, reasonable self-help remedies are allowed to prevent injury to one’s property due to encroaching vegetation from a neighbor’s property. This means that a property owner has the right to cut back encroaching branches, vines and roots up to the property line, however, a property owner may not enter the adjoining property owner’s land to chop down a tree or cut back growth without the neighbor’s consent.


Maryland Auto Accidents Lawyer

Maryland Auto Accidents

During the course of a lifetime, most people unfortunately become involved in an automobile accident or know of a family member or friend that was the victim of an accident.

You may have a valid negligence claim in the event you are injured as a result of an automobile accident caused by another driver who failed to exercise reasonable care. Under Maryland law, all persons driving motor vehicles have an affirmative duty to exercise reasonable care. When a driver fails to exercise reasonable care and an accident occurs, he or she has breached that duty and you, as the injured party, may be entitled to recover damages.