Small-business Lawyer Who Understands Your Needs
Following graduation from law school, I served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. John McAuliffe on Maryland’s highest appellate court, the Maryland Court of Appeals. I entered private practice and went on to became a partner with the law firm of Furey, Doolan & Abell in Chevy Chase, where my practice centered on business law, family law, and estate litigation. While in private practice, I earned an MBA at the University of Maryland, and then moved to San Francisco. There I held positions with Intel Corporation, first in its legal department and later in its sales and marketing division. I moved on to a series of positions in venture-backed internet companies in California. In 2007, I returned with my family to Maryland, and shortly thereafter joined the law firm of Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny in Columbia, where I also went on to become a partner. My practice there centered on business transactions and litigation. In 2016, I opened the Law Office of Steven J. Lewicky in Columbia, Maryland. In 2018, our offices moved to the Fulton/Maple Lawn section of Howard County.
- 1987 Maryland
- 1988 District of Columbia
The fact remains that most jurisdictions in the United States take a dim view of attorneys ghost writing court papers for non-lawyer litigants.
A limited liability company (LLC) is a “pass-through” entity for tax purposes, once properly registered with the IRS, and is the preferred form of business entity for many small and mid-size companies.
At the end of its session this month, the Maryland Legislature approved $5 Million in tax credits for those small businesses that provide benefits under the Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law to employees earning less than earn 250% of the annual federal poverty guideline.
Two new employment laws went into effect in the District of Columbia in April — The District of Columbia Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act, and the District of Columbia Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act of 2016. Both laws will have a significant impact on businesses in D.C., and also on Maryland companies that have D.C. employees.
New requirements were placed on Federal contractors this year, to train their employees on the protection of personally identifiable information (known as “PII”). Under a new rule that went into effect in January 2017, all federal contractors that handle or have access to the personally identifiable information of others must provide training to their employees.