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Client Spotlight – Angela Mays of Strategic Financial Solutions Group, LLC

Client Spotlight – Angela Mays of Strategic Financial Solutions Group, LLCAt Lusk Law, we have the privilege of working with incredible people, many of them entrepreneurs and business owners. We regularly take the opportunity to shine a spotlight on these clients to find out more about their businesses, achievements and relationship with our firm. For this installment of our Client Spotlight series, we talked to Angela Mays, Managing Director and Founder of Strategic Financial Solutions Group, LLC, which specializes in providing accounting and consulting services to the defense and real estate industries. Angela told us about her journey from part-time to full-time business owner, her ideal clients and her relationship with Lusk Law, LLC. Questions and responses have been lightly edited. When did you start your business and what achievements are you proud of? Angela Mays: I started my business 18 years ago as a part-time business providing accounting and tax services for small businesses. I officially started full-time in…

Client Spotlight: Through the Garden

Client Spotlight: Through the GardenLusk Law, LLC, regularly shines the spotlight on one of our clients. For this month’s spotlight, we are recognizing Through the Garden, a client that is one of the premiere landscaping firms in our area. Through the Garden is a boutique landscaping company that creates unique and artistic landscapes for their clients throughout Maryland, northern Virginia, and Washington D.C. They are small enough to develop close relationships with their customers and large enough to handle any size project. Their ideal client is a discerning customer who is looking for a creative design with a personal touch and understands that creativity and quality take more time and a larger budget. Through the Garden’s award-winning projects have been showcased in magazines and featured in home and garden television shows. Examples of their projects include comprehensive master garden plans, rooftop gardens, theme gardens, aquatic gardens, pool scaping, foundation plantings, landscape lighting, stone walls,…

Client Spotlight: Media to Memories

We regularly highlight one of the community’s promising businesses in our Client Spotlight. This month, we’re shining the spotlight on Media to Memories, LLC.Lusk Law, LLC, serves a wide array of business clients. We regularly highlight one of the community’s promising businesses in our Client Spotlight. This month, we’re shining the spotlight on Media to Memories, LLC. Media to Memories is a photo-organizing business based in Severna Park, Maryland, that helps people organize, archive, and display their photos in such a way as to make them more enjoyable to view. Owner and lead memory organizer Kristy Stephens came up with the idea to start her business when she sat down to work with her family photos to create her family’s annual yearbook. “I was amazed by how many photos my family of three took in one year,” said Stephens. “We had taken well over 3,000 photos and videos in just one year.” This was when she realized that she had so many photos and videos that it was unrealistic that her family would be…

Client Spotlight: Sassy Suburban

RSZ SassyLusk Law, LLC, serves a vast range of business clients. Each month, we highlight one of the communities promising businesses in our Client Spotlight. This month, we're focusing our attention on rising star design business Sassy Suburban. An up-and-coming interior design business, Sassy Suburban is based in Eldersburg, Maryland. The small business offers a variety of interior design services, all intended to help clients feel comfortable in the spaces they inhabit every day. Sassy Suburban owner and designer Kat Hajduk earned her FIDM Design Degree in Product Development and initially pursued a career in fashion design. After several years in the fashion industry, she shifted her focus to interior design. She strengthened her interior design knowledge through her extensive work in real estate and construction. Her pursuit of an interior design career was also influenced by her reupholstering hobby. Primarily, she was inspired by her newly-discovered passion for working with people…

Scope and Parameters of Animal Seizures by Private Entities under Maryland Code, Criminal Law Article Section 10-615

Rohrer v. Humane Society of Washington CountyIn January 2017, Attorney Rebekah Lusk, argued Rohrer v. Humane Society of Washington County, in front of the Maryland Court of Appeals. A decision was issued in June 2017. Rohrer v. Humane Society of Washington County, No. 32, September Term, 2016, is the first case in Maryland to interpret Maryland Code, Criminal Article, §10-615, which provides authority to “an officer, the humane society or public official” to seize and remove an animal to protect the animal from cruelty or if necessary for the health of the animal. Rohrer v. Humane Society involves the scope of the civil removal process within the criminal code, the interplay with a concurrent criminal prosecution, and ownership rights when animals have been removed by a private entity, such as the Humane Society. Rebekah Lusk started representing Mr. Rohrer in December 2014, after the Washington County State’s Attorney with assistance from the Humane Society, seized 95…

SAS Sport Horses

SAS Sport HorsesLusk Law, LLC, provides legal guidance for a wide range of business clients, among them, people involved in equestrian enterprises. Attorney Rebekah Damen Lusk is attuned to the business concerns of people who raise, train, and board horses, because she owns a horse boarding facility. One of her clients – SAS Sport Horses – is the subject of this month’s Client Spotlight feature. Shera Solomon, owner of SAS Sport Horses, is an accomplished competitor in equestrian events. She won first place in Training Level at the 2015 Col. Bengt Ljungquist Memorial Championships and has won Rider Performance Awards for Second, First, and Training Level from both the Potomac Valley Dressage Association and the United States Dressage Federation. At her facilities in the rural Montgomery County communities of Boyds and Dickerson, she focuses on dressage and eventing training, with an emphasis on establishing a strong bond between horse and rider. Her…

IntraSpec Associates LLC

Client Spotlight: IntraSpec AssociateGerry Stephens is President of IntraSpec Associates LLC in Fulton, Maryland.  Gerry and his team have provided management consulting services to clients for over 25 years, specializing in all aspects of operations and strategic management for technology-based businesses.  Gerry combines a broad systems perspective and process orientation with a passion for teamwork to help small and mid-size businesses survive and thrive in the “whitewater” turbulence of our evolving business environment. As a result of his consulting activities, Gerry was invited to join the executive team of a variety of companies.  He has held executive positions in engineering, manufacturing, customer services, product development, sales and business development, marketing and finance in companies ranging from scientific and technical services to digital equipment manufacturing to software product development.  Gerry has held P&L responsibility for business units ranging from startup to $100 million per year.  Despite his success in these areas, he always preferred…

E3 Management Consulting

At Lusk Law, LLC, we provide legal guidance for a wide range of business clients, and we are continually impressed by their ingenuity. To showcase their work, and to support their businesses, we decided to write about our clients in monthly Client Spotlight e-blasts. For this installment of our Client Spotlight feature, we have chosen to highlight E3 Management Consulting. E3 is a certified Women-Owned Small Business and Economically-Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business providing performance improvement consulting for government entities and industry partners. It has also provided consulting for commercial enterprises. E3's consultants offer a range of services, including performance assessments and evaluations, identifying training needs, and developing training curriculum. It looks for ways to replace outdated processes with efficient and progressive solutions. And the "E3" in its name comes from its vision: "Through Engagement with our clients, we Enhance their capabilities, and Empower lasting transformations." As part of its mission…

Michele Wellman & Douglas Anderson

At Lusk Law, LLC, we know that our success depends on our ability to provide the best representation for our clients, both with the day-to-day legal issues and with litigation, when necessary. We value our relationships with our clients, and to show our appreciation we developed our Client Spotlight e-blasts. The Client Spotlight is a monthly feature about our long-standing clients. This month, we are featuring not just one client, but a husband and wife team: Michele Wellman and Douglas Anderson, who also are business owners of By Chance Farm and PROFormance Horse.

Michele Wellman and Doug Anderson met as many horse couples do, through their shared interest and love of horses. Doug is a farrier who owns PROFormance Horse and met Michele through his business shoeing horses at Michele’s horse boarding facility, By Chance Farm. Michele and her mother, Charlene Cherry, purchased By Chance Farm in 2002… read more

Maryland Business AttorneyAt Lusk Law, LLC, we know that our success depends on our ability to provide the best representation for our clients, both with the day-to-day legal issues and with litigation, when necessary. We value our relationships with our clients, and to show our appreciation we developed our Client Spotlight e-blasts.  The Client Spotlight is a monthly feature about our long-standing clients. This month, we are featuring not just one client, but a husband and wife team: Michele Wellman and Douglas Anderson, who also are business owners of By Chance Farm and PROFormance Horse. Michele Wellman and Doug Anderson met as many horse couples do, through their shared interest and love of horses. Doug is a farrier who owns PROFormance Horse and met Michele through his business shoeing horses at Michele’s horse boarding facility, By Chance Farm. Michele and her mother, Charlene Cherry, purchased By Chance Farm in 2002.  The farm…

A Cut Above, Inc.

At Lusk Law, LLC, we know that our success depends on our ability to provide the best representation for our clients, both with the day-to-day legal issues and with litigation, when necessary. We value our relationships with our clients, and to show our appreciation we developed Client Spotlight e-blasts. The Client Spotlight is a monthly feature about our long-standing clients. For this month’s entry, the Spotlight is on A Cut Above, Inc., a Maryland custom cabinet and design firm.

A Cut Above teamed with Lusk Law, LLC to address its varied legal needs, first approaching the firm regarding how best to create an employee incentive plan that would award employees with equity in the company. A Cut Above was originally organized as a limited liability company. Employees of a limited liability company are restricted from becoming owners of the company, so we merged the LLC into a newly created corporation that could distribute ownership to its deserving employees. Lusk Law, LLC continues to serve the spectrum of the needs of A Cut Above, including strategic business planning, drafting documents, and preparing tax returns. In the words of Chip Yawney, the owner of A Cut Above, “we include Lusk Law, LLC among our most important partners and we place our confidence in their advice.”  Chip, following a successful career in sales and management positions at IBM, Status Computer, and Lucent Technologies,…