Wind turbines in an open field showcasing YVSM's environmental, natural resources and sustainability practice area.

YVSM is excited to announce the addition of attorneys David Plott and Ben Wechsler as Partners in its Annapolis office.  Mr. Plott and Mr. Wechsler bring deep real estate, land use, environmental and litigation experience, and will serve to complement YVSM’s existing transactional real estate and distressed asset practices. Mr. Plott has successfully represented clients…

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To our Clients, Colleagues and Friends: It is with bittersweet thoughts that we announce that Lisa Stevens will be accepting a trial attorney position with the Office of the United States Trustee in the Greenbelt Division beginning on May 11, 2020.  Lisa has been a valuable member of the YVSM team for 10 years, and…

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On April 3, 2020, Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin partner Benjamin S. Wechsler served as an invited panelist at the Environmental Law Institute’s “Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review.” The conference, which was transformed into a last-minute webinar on account of COVID-19, was attended by more than 250 leading national environmental and energy attorneys. Energy…

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When it comes to all aspects of insolvency, bankruptcy, business controversies and real estate issues, you can turn to the lawyers of Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin, LLC with confidence. Continuing Our Operations So We Can Help You Manage Yours Our firm’s operations will continue throughout the duration of this public health crisis. Whether you…

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YVSM successfully confirmed the Chapter 11 plan of liquidation for Advanced Patient Advocacy, LLC (“APA”) on November 26, 2019, before the Honorable Robert A. Gordon, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Maryland. As a healthcare revenue cycle management company, APA provided advocacy services benefitting medically vulnerable patients for 19 years.  During the Chapter 11…

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For further information on small business bankruptcies, please contact Lisa Stevens at [email protected] or 443-569-0795. Deciding to declare bankruptcy is never an easy choice. For small-business owners who wish to keep their companies and reorganize the debt, the decision is even harder because, under the current chapter 11 laws, the process can be expensive, complicated…

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Executive Power vs. the Power of Subpoena Committee On the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives v. Donald F. McGahn[1] The proceedings leading up to the impeachment of President Trump have filled the news cycle for the last several months.  One of the more interesting legal proceedings related thereto is the case brought by the…

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Recently, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland held that an alleged violation of Maryland’s Construction Statute was not grounds for excepting the debt from discharge pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(4).  In re Vito, 598 B.R. 809 (Bankr. D. Md. 2019). The individual chapter 7 debtor, Sandra Vito (“Vito”), was employed…

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