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I am a 30 year veteran of the Maryland and District of Columbia court systems.
- Business Law
- Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
- Construction Law
- Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
- Insurance Defense
- Maritime Law
- Real Estate Law
- Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Supreme Court
- University of Baltimore School of Law
- J.D. | Law
- Saint Anselm College
- B.A. | Political Science
- Maryland Professionalism Center, Inc.
- Instructor, Civil Litigation
- Activities: Newly admitted lawyers in Maryland must attend a course on Professionalism and ethics. Thomas is an instructor on civility and professionalism in civil litigation.
Articles & Publications
- Bow-riding, a reckless practice and already illegal in Maryland.
- Linkedin- Thomas C. Valkenet
- Trial Reporter, "The Limited Appearance in Maryland Civil Litigation"
- The Maryland Association for Justice
Websites & Blogs
- Young & Valkenet Law Library
158 Questions Answered
- Q. Is It Illegal Not To Have Water From The City Regarding Adverse Possession And Is It By The Owner Or The Adverse Possess
- A: The solution to your issue depends on your status as an occupier of the land. How did you enter the property? Are you a tenant with a lease? One without a lease? Did the owner invite you? Did you enter via trespass? What is your relation to the owner? How the water bill is titled is an administrative matter that usually derives from the name on the title, or a lease.
- Q. If I put in an offer on a property for sale, how long do I have to wait before the current owner accepts or rejects it?
- A: It is up to the offeror to put a time limit on the offer. A letter, now, giving a deadline or withdrawing the offer will work.
- Q. Dear Sir/Madam, regarding to returning deposit to tenant + interest in Maryland
- A: The commercial practice of the banking community is often out of step with what the Legislature has ordered by statute. The Maryland landlord must abide the written statute. Every once in awhile, the tenants catch a break.
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