Business Law Section



Edward Emmett Sharkey
4641 Montgomery Ave
Ste 500
Bethesda, MD 20814-3432
P: (301) 657-8184
F: (301) 657-8017

Section Dues: $15 per year
Law Students may join this section at no cost

Report of the Nominating Committee of Nominees for Business Law Section Council Officers


Business Law Section Launches Blog Covering Judicial Developments in Maryland Business Law.

The Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association has launched a blog focused exclusively on the judicial developments in Maryland business law. [Click Here]



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The Purpose of the Business Law Section is to promote the objects of the Maryland State Bar Association within the field of corporation, banking and business law to bring together members of the Association have a special interest in that field and to further the study, development, and improvement of the law applicable thereto.

The Section sponsors programs throughout the year covering topics of general interest to corporation, banking and business lawyers.

2012/2013 ANNUAL REPORT:

This Section collaborated with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation, the Department of Business and Economic Development, and the Department of Information Technology for the launch of the “Maryland Made Easy” online-filing initiative for the electronic filing of Articles of Incorporation and other entity filings. It advanced legislation in the Maryland General Assembly that supports online filing and improves SDAT services, fine-tunes the Maryland General Corporation Law, and creates the ability of corporations, LLCs, and other entities to “convert” into other entities without the need for mergers. The Section, in April, hosted the 2013 Business Law Institute, featuring ten continuing legal education panels as well as an address by Black Entertainment Television Founder Robert L. Johnson, while several of its Committees produced free one to two-hour webinars for Section membership on substantive law topics of interest throughout the year. It will sponsor a program to familiarize Maryland lawyers with the “Maryland Made Easy” online filing system at the MSBA Annual Meeting.

MD Entrepreneur's Guide

The Maryland Entrepreneurs’ Guide

A concise guide to federal and Maryland financing and support programs for emerging companies brought to you by the original contributors, including members of the MSBA Business Law Section.

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