Lipowitz and Schwab Present Seminar to Maryland Estate And Gift Tax Study Group on Protecting Families in Wrongful Death Cases

On April 20, 2017 Paul Schwab and Jud Lipowitz of Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz, LLC presented a seminar in Baltimore entitled, “Protecting Families:  Wrongful Death and Survival Actions” to the Estate and Gift Tax Study Group of the Estates and Trusts Section of the Maryland State Bar Association in Baltimore.  The seminar was simultaneously broadcast to attorneys in Potomac, Maryland. The Azrael Franz attorneys stressed the importance of carefully…

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Burn Injury and Small Fire in Queen Anne’s County

The attorneys at Azrael, Franz, Schwab and Lipowitz are dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured in catastrophic fires. Here, the fire law attorneys at AFSL provide information related to a accidental fire and burn injury in Queen Anne’s County. On Wednesday April 19, 2017, fire fighters from the Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company responded to a fire on North Liberty Street at a Centerville Professional Building. While the identities…

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The Professional Lawyer

By: Paul J. Schwab, III This article was originally published in the April 2017 edition of the Baltimore County Bar Association Newsletter, “The Advocate.” Lessons from Samuel’s Case. An attorney should work hard to properly serve the client. The savvy professional also takes steps to ensure payment of the fee. Early in my career Congress enacted significant changes to the immigration laws. Wanting to keep current on the law and…

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Mistakes That Could Hurt Your Car Accident Case

A car accident is a scary, stressful event, made even more so by seemingly endless paperwork, phone calls and emails necessary to proper reporting. Here, the automobile accident attorneys at AFSL walk you through common mistakes made in car accident cases, and how to prevent further stress by avoiding them. Do not make your car accident case more stressful than it needs to be. Avoid making these mistakes if you…

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How to Protect Your Home from a Fire

A house fire is a disastrous, but very preventable, event. Keep yourself, your home and your family safe with these easy, life-saving tips, brought to you by the legal experts at AFSL. Smoke Detectors and Fire Alarms – The most important investment you can make to protect your home from a fire is in quality smoke detectors. Every floor of your house should be fitted with a smoke detector device…

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Clinical Integration and Medical Malpractice

The Affordable Care Act, put into law in 2010, aimed in part to reduce the cost and increase the efficiency of medical care, and prevent medical malpractice by encouraging clinical integration. Here, the attorneys at AFSL explain how clinical integration works, and whether it lives up to these expectations. Clinical integration is defined broadly as the coordination of care across a continuum of services, including preventive, outpatient, inpatient acute hospital…

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Seven Tips for Senior Driver Safety

Getting older does not have to mean giving up the independence driving provides, or risking one’s life on the road. Here, the attorneys at ASFL provide seven tips that seniors should keep in mind. Regular hearing and vision tests – Doctors recommend that Seniors have their vision tested every one to two years, and their hearing tested every three years. Keeping up with these tests ensures that a doctor can…

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CBS Baltimore Interviews Keith Franz Regarding Drone Collision Risk

AFSL Partner Keith Franz spoke with CBS Baltimore regarding the risk of commercial plane collisions as drone use becomes more prominent. In a CBS Baltimore report published February 27, 2017, AFSL Partner Keith Franz spoke of the potential effect that a collision between a drone and a commercial plane could have. Mr. Franz stated, “The incidents where there could be a strike between a drone and manned aircraft, could be…

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Fatal Fire at Baltimore Assisted Living Facility

The attorneys at Azrael, Franz, Schwab and Lipowitz are dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured in catastrophic fires. Here, the fire law attorneys at AFSL provide information related to a deadly fire in Baltimore. On Friday, March 3, 2017, fire fighters responded to a fire at the Kozy Kottage assisted living facility in northwest Baltimore. While the identities of the victims have not yet been released, fire officials…

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Tips for Traveling Safely in Inclement Winter Weather

As winter arrives in full force, drivers getting behind the wheel face challenging obstacles such as snow, slush and icy roadways. If you do choose to venture out onto snowy trails, here are some tips for a safer and less worrisome winter drive. Preplanning- Before the Storm Whether you are preparing to set out on a long journey or just getting your car in shape for winter, preplanning and maintenance…

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