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MDSW Attorneys Richard DeTar and Steven Brown Secure $9.6 Million Jury Verdict in Complex Civil Fraud Trial

On May 16, 2023, a civil jury in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, awarded $9.6 million in damages to Yellowfin Steak & Fish House in a unanimous verdict against its former managing member, The Ritz LLC, and Harvey Blonder.   This case was premised on allegations that The Ritz and Blonder siphoned off Yellowfin profits for … Read More

Don’t Be Left High and Dry on Water Protection Credits

Who actually qualifies for credits can be tricky, and good-faith efforts by property owners to responsibly address runoff won’t necessarily qualify unless certain boxes are checked.

In a Contract Action Against the State, What a Difference More Than a Year Makes

Contracting with the State has a whole different set of rules than contracting with anyone else, and that remains true when a dispute arises.

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Don’t Pay for an Agency’s Mistakes

Green Thumb Industries is in the cannabis processing and distribution business, meaning that almost everything about its products needs to be approved by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. Accordingly, when Green Thumb wanted to sell its “Incredibles” cannabis-infused chocolate bars (presumably unrelated to the Pixar movie franchise), it submitted them to the Commission in January 2021 and was approved. Green Thumb put them out in stores. Simple enough, right? Well…



McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC (“MDSW”) is pleased to announce that Christopher (Chris) J. Mincher has joined the law firm as Of Counsel after most recently serving as Chief Legal Counsel for Governor Larry Hogan.

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MDSW’s Morgan E. Foster Named Among The Daily Record’s Power 20 Family Law 2022 List

Morgan E. Foster, partner and head of the firm’s Family Law Group, has been recognized on The Daily Record’s Power 20 Family Law 2022 list, which recognizes top lawyers in Maryland.  This group is composed of the state’s most significant, influential, and respected family law practitioners.  According to the publication, “The issues that family law … Read More

Steven A. Brown Elected as Partner

McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker is pleased to announce that Steven A. Brown has been elected as a partner of the firm. Steven focuses his practice on employment, healthcare, and corporate matters.  He advises clients on the ever-changing best practices regarding corporate and employment matters, including: COVID-19 mandates, guidelines, and best practices, corporate governance, restrictive covenants and trade … Read More


Charles T. Capute Joins MDSW Bolstering Estates and Trusts Practice

McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC (MDSW) is pleased to announce that Charles (Charlie) T. Capute has joined the firm as of counsel, effective immediately. Charlie is one of Maryland’s preeminent estates and trusts attorneys and has enjoyed a lengthy career advising clients throughout the region. Charlie has focused his career on working collaboratively with … Read More