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Baltimore Law Firm

At Skeen & Kauffman, L.L.P. we represent individuals and businesses in tax law matters invloving:

Admiralty and Maritime Matters

Skeen & Kauffman represents either the plaintiff or the defendant in a wide range of admiralty and maritime law matters. Our clients are as diverse as admiralty law firms throughout the United States and Canada, injured dock workers or property insurers for inland marine property loss claims.

Please contact us to speak with a Maryland admiralty and maritime law attorney for any of the following issues:

  • Ship arrests and attachments
  • Cargo damage, including limitation issues
  • Warehousemen liens
  • Marina fires
  • Maritime personal injury, including Jones Act litigation and injuries or death of seamen, longshoremen or harbor workers
  • Serious boating accidents


At Skeen & Kauffman, we represent individuals and businesses in bankruptcy matters, including:

  • Chapter 7 Liquidations
  • Chapter 11 Reorganizations
  • Chapter 13 Plans
  • Discharge of Tax Liabilities

Business Law

At Skeen & Kauffman, we represent business owners and officers in a full range of business matters, including:

  • Choice of legal entity and business formation
  • Negotiation and drafting of loan agreements, commercial leases, stockholder agreements, partnership agreements, operating agreements, and other business contracts
  • Negotiation and drafting of employment agreements, including physician-employment agreements
  • Litigation of disputes between stockholders, partners, members of limited liability companies
  • Litigation of disputes involving non-compete agreements, trade secrets, attorneys’ fees, government contracts, and construction contracts

Elder Law

At Skeen & Kauffman, we represent individuals in a range of elder law matters, including:

  • Medicare and Medicaid planning and disputes
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Social Security
  • Asset Management
  • Health Care Decisions, including review of long-term care and nursing home agreements
  • Guardianship and health care decision making
  • Elder Abuse

Estates and Trusts

At Skeen & Kauffman, we represent individuals, trustees, and executors of estates in a full range of estate and trust matters, including:

  • Family business planning
  • Life insurance planning
  • Marital agreements
  • Estate and trust planning and administration
  • Health care decision making
  • Charitable giving
  • Employee and retirement benefits
  • Estate and trust litigation, including litigation of disputes between beneficiaries, and involving breach of fiduciary duty, undue influence, and testamentary capacity


At Skeen & Kauffman, L.L.P. we represent individuals in foreclosure matters, including:

  • Negotiation with lenders, including mediation
  • Litigation of foreclosures


Skeen & Kauffman assists in the litigation and enforcement of broad variety of subrogation rights on behalf of insurers, including:

  • Negligent installation and repair
  • Roof-collapse
  • Burst pipe damage
  • Fire damage
  • Fallen tree damage

Tax Law

At Skeen & Kauffman, L.L.P. we represent individuals and businesses in tax law matters, including:

  • IRS audits
  • IRS liens and levies
  • IRS summons enforcements
  • IRS criminal tax investigations
  • Section 6672 trust-fund recovery penalties
  • Worker-classification matters
  • Employment and payroll tax matters

Please contact us to speak with our Maryland tax attorneys if you have received any of the following types of notices:

  • Demand to File or Notice to File from local, state, federal or other taxing authorities
  • CP120 — Requiring documentation of tax-exempt status
  • Form 4180 — Report of Interview with Individual Relative to Trust Fund
  • Recovery Penalty or Personal Liability for Excise Tax
  • Form 433-B — Collection Information Statement for Businesses
  • Form 8821 — Tax Information Authorization
  • Form 941 — Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return

Effective Practical Solutions

Skeen & Kauffman provides effective and practical solutions to clients in a range of litigation and transactional matters. Please contact our law firm via e-mail or call 443-992-4552 locally or 888-381-5780 toll-free to schedule an appointment with one of the lawyers in our Baltimore law firm.

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