Esworthy Law is a full-service law firm that provides legal help in a variety of practice areas, including the ones listed below. If you need an attorney for any of these issues or more, contact Esworthy Law for a consultation today.
It can be scary to think about what happens after death, but much of it is out of your hands. Focusing on the things you can control and plan for is vital to ensuring your loved ones are taken care of after your passing. The estate planning process is often overwhelming, which is why Esworthy Law is dedicated to finding ways to make the process simpler and more comfortable for clients. Go here for more on how we can help with your estate planning.
When you need a third party to manage and distribute your assets to your children, we can help you establish a Trust that does so according to your wishes when you pass away.
Ensure your family gets the support and security they deserve when you are no longer there to provide for them by creating a Will that documents your wishes regarding your assets.
Living Will / Advanced Directive
Having a plan in place that establishes the actions to be taken in the event that you are no longer capable of making healthcare decisions for yourself will provide the peace of mind that your wishes will be carried out in the best interests of you and your family.
Power of Attorney
In order for you to allow an individual to perform legal acts on your behalf, a legal document must be drafted that not only names this agent, but also details the matters in which you’ll allow them to handle, which can include healthcare decisions, financial matters, or care for children.
Estate Tax Planning
When you work with a Maryland estate planning attorney, you can effectively plan for estate taxes and even reduce the possibility of your estate being subject to state and federal estate and inheritance taxes.
When your loved one passes away without having established a will, Esworthy Law can provide administration services regarding the gathering of their assets, settling debts, and distributing remaining assets.
Non-U.S. Citizen Estate Planning
If you or your spouse is a non-US citizen, working with an estate planning attorney can help you understand the legal and tax implications of your situation.
With the right planning techniques implemented by a seasoned estate planning lawyer, you can reduce and avoid probate costs, as well as protect your estate from creditors.
Traffic violations can be daunting. If you are unfamiliar with the process in Maryland, the statutes, deadlines, and process can often be confusing and you may find yourself outmatched in the courtroom. Go here to read more on how Esworthy Law can help keep you from a severe penalty.
If you are charged with a Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) or Driving While Impaired (“DWI”) charge, the most important thing you can do is consult with one of the experienced DUI attorneys at Esworthy Law. Go here to learn more.
When you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, it is important that you take immediate action to obtain a criminal defense attorney who can discuss with you your options and a plan for proceeding forward in your specific case.
Maryland assault charges are typically classified into two categories: First and Second Degree Assault. Assault charges can be the result after a dispute or altercation. Assault is also the intentional physical contact without the consent of the victim, and/or attempted contact or the threat of intentional assault. However, if you use a deadly weapon and/or cause serious bodily injury, you likely will be charged with First Degree Assault.
There are almost always conflicting statements between the defendant and the victim as to what took place. Specifically, the person arrested may not have been the instigator and may have been acting in self-defense. Without context for the altercation or corroborating witness statements, police make an arrest based on their best judgment in evaluating conflicting stories by the involved parties. If you have been charged, contact Esworthy Law today to speak with one of our experienced attorneys for a free consultation.
Crimes of shoplifting, robbery, and theft can result in misdemeanors or felonies in Maryland, with associated penalties including fines ranging from $500.00 to $25,000.00 or more, as well as incarceration sentences ranging from 90 days in jail to 30 years in prison, depending on the nature and circumstances of the crime. If you’ve been charged with theft, robbery, shoplifting or a related crime, you owe it to yourself to seek the assistance of a seasoned, licensed Maryland theft lawyer with a strong track record of success. Contact our experienced attorneys for a free consultation.
Esworthy Law strives to provide comprehensive, seamless and efficient business and legal solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in Maryland. The firm’s lawyers are experienced, intuitive and thorough, making them an asset to business owners seeking counsel. The firm’s services span from business planning and operations startup to day-to-day consulting, growth strategizing and dispute resolution
As an added value, we utilize our extensive network of other legal and non-legal professionals in every field whom we consult with and engage to address any business and/or legal issue that may arise. Our goal as your attorneys, is to identify and address future issues before they arise or escalate into more serious legal matters.
Esworthy Law focuses on the following Business Law matters:
- Business Formation and Dissolution
- Business Planning
- Partnership Agreements
- Operating Agreements
- Employment contracts/Employment handbooks/non-compete and confidentiality Agreements
- Business disputes and litigation
- Defense in Consumer Financial Protection / CID Investigations
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investigations
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau investigations have the potential to lead to substantial consequences. Banks, lenders, servicers, and others accused of fraudulent and predatory practices can face enormous fines and other penalties. In the most-severe cases, CFPB investigations can lead to criminal charges against entities, their owners and executives, board members, and others. But, while these are very possible outcomes, it is often possible to resolve CFPB subpoenas and investigations without liability as well; and, in many cases, a proactive defense strategy can result in a CFPB investigation being terminated without charges being filed.
Esworthy Law attorneys have helped clients navigate all facets of CFPB regulation and oversight. Our firm has advised clients of CFPB-related matters that relate to policy, rulemaking, supervision, investigation, and enforcement. These matters have run the gamut on industries, products, and practices, and have included credit bureau reporting, debt collection, payment cards, credit card origination and servicing, alternative finance, fintech, and telecommunications, among others.
Esworthy Law attorneys routinely:
- Provide clear and practical regulatory advice for navigating consumer financial protection laws and regulations
- Prepare clients for routine and special examinations, including conducting mock examinations
- Assist clients with matters that arise during bureau examinations, including responses to first-day letters, follow-on requests, and presentations to the CFPB
- Draft responses to official CFPB supervisory communications,
- Defend clients in investigations and enforcement actions, handling civil investigative demands (CIDs), investigational hearings, and Notice and Opportunity to Respond and Advise letters (NORA) letters, through to the resolution of enforcement matters
- Facilitate interactions with the CFPB Office of Innovation, including assisting with the No Action Letter process
Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Litigation
Contact Esworthy Law Today
Dealing with legal issues yourself can risk money, time, and excessive penalites. Working with Esworthy Law gives you access to decades of successful legal experience and prompt, cost-effective service. Just give us a call at (443) 354-1405 or fill out the information below to get started.