Holiday Fire Safety Precautions

The holidays are a festive time best spent with family and friends. But the use of various heating methods and the abundance of holiday décor often pose fire risks. Ensure that your warm and cozy home is safe from fires this season with the following suggestions from Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz. With the arrival of the holiday season and cold winter weather, many homeowners turn their focus to maintaining…

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Understanding Product Liability Cases

The product liability attorneys from Azrael Franz Schwab & Lipowitz discuss what to expect if you find yourself involved in a product liability lawsuit. Product liability law establishes manufacturer liability for producing a defective product that harms a consumer. In such cases, any distributor of the product may be held responsible for a victim’s injury. The law requires that a product meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer. However, when…

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AFSL Encourages You to Give On #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving powered by the influence of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, where the focus is on the holidays and end-of-year giving. As a community-oriented firm, the Azrael Franz Schwab & Lipowitz attorneys and staff financially, and with their services,…

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Fall Back into Safety: Driving in the Dark

Once daylight savings ends, the days become shorter and the roads more dangerous. The attorneys at Azrael Franz Schwab & Lipowitz shed light on the hazards of driving at night. Nighttime is arguably the most dangerous time to be on the road. The combination of fatigue, compromised night vision and darkness all contribute to the formula that results in impaired driving and roadway error. According to the National Highway Traffic…

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6 Common Questions for Selling a Professional Practice

For many professionals, selling a practice can be a transaction that signifies a lifetime of work and accomplishment. The attorneys at Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz touch on several common questions that come with the selling of your professional practice. There are many reasons why one might wish to sell their professional practice. Often, many questions arise while considering this significant decision. When is the right time to sell a…

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State Fire Marshal Provides Suggestions for Home Fire Prevention Techniques

Follow these safety procedures from the Office of the State Fire Marshal to ensure the safety of your home from fires.  Statewide (November 1, 2016) – Three tragic home fires occurred over the weekend that claimed the lives of five Marylanders, proving the need to be ever vigiliant when practicing fire safety in our own homes.  As the fall season becomes colder, State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci offers Marylanders…

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You Got Served: A Professional’s Response to a Subpoena*

By Paul J. Schwab, III Theresa is a busy professional.  One day she receives and opens an official looking package from an attorney or local court. Thankfully, it is not a suit from a present or former client, patient or parishioner. Instead, it is a subpoena seeking to compel her to provide testimony regarding communications with, or documents supplied by, or prepared for a person with whom she has or…

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The Dangers of Distracted Walking

The personal injury attorneys from Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz shed light on the dangers of distracted walking. In 2015, Conrad Earnest, a research scientist at Texas A&M University’s Exercise and Sport Nutrition Lab, conducted a study focused on texting and walking. His team found, “when compared with non-distracted walkers, texting and cognitively-distracted walkers slowed down, took more steps and increased the height of their steps to go over obstacles.”…

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10 Places to Look for When Searching for Corporate Fraud

The fraud investigation attorneys at Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz explain the areas of a business where fraud commonly occurs and what exactly to look for.  Fraud: the five-letter word that keeps business owners awake at night. According to Business News Daily, companies lose an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenue due to fraudulent activities by employees, managers, owners and executives. Fraud detection and prevention should be a continuous…

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7 Ways to Avoid Corporate Fraud

Each day, business owners are faced with significant financial decisions that can ultimately harm or benefit the business–especially when fraudulent actions are in the mix. The corporate fraud attorneys from Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz discuss critical tips to help businesses avert corporate fraud. Businesses are always at risk of interacting with individuals who intend to defraud or deprive the company of funds. While no company, even with robust internal…

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