As Maryland’s response to the COVID-19 health crisis shifts to less restrictive conditions, the status of government availability is continuously changing. Those seeking decisions or approvals from courts, local boards, and administrative officials should carefully watch the status of openings, closures, and virtual meetings. In fact, all business and property owners should stay alert as legislative activity and agency policy actions resume in ways that could affect their interests.
Liff, Walsh, & Simmons is in daily contact with state and local officials to remain aware of these important changes in governmental activity and availability. During the State of Emergency, our attorneys have successfully conducted administrative hearings and participated in court proceedings, as well as the legislative process throughout the jurisdictions in which we practice.
If you need to know the status of government activities in Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Montgomery County, or Washington, DC, contact our front desk and ask for a partner in the Land Use, Litigation, or Administrative Law & Permitting practice groups.
Current status of select government entities as of 6/17/2020 is listed below. Please call for details
|GOVERNMENT ENTITY||OPERATION LEVEL||Meeting Type|
|Anne Arundel County, Circuit Court||Partially Active||Virtual Meetings|
|Anne Arundel County, County Council||Active||Virtual Meetings|
|Anne Arundel County, Office of Administrative Hearings||Active||Virtual Meetings|
|Anne Arundel County, Board of Appeals||Not Active||NA|
|Anne Arundel County, Liquor Board||Not Active||NA|
|Anne Arundel County, Agency Staff||Partially Active||Virtual Meetings|
|City of Annapolis, City Council||Active||Virtual Meetings|
|City of Annapolis, Board of Appeals||Active||Virtual Meetings|
|City of Annapolis, Planning Commission||Active||Virtual Meetings|
|City of Annapolis, Alcoholic Beverage Control Board||Active||Virtual Meetings|
|City of Annapolis, Historic Preservation Commission||Active||Virtual Meetings|
|City of Annapolis, Maritime Advisory Board||Active||Virtual Meetings|
|City of Annapolis, Agency Staff||Partially Active||Virtual Meetings|
|Montgomery County, Circuit Court||Partially Active||Virtual Meetings|
|Montgomery County, County Council||Active||Virtual Meetings|
|MNCPP, Montgomery County Planning Board||Active||Virtual Meetings|
|MNCPP, Montgomery County Planning Dept., Agency Staff||Active||Virtual Meetings|
|Montgomery County, Agency Staff||Active||Virtual Meetings|
|Maryland, Comptroller||Partially Active||Phone Only|
|Maryland, State Department of Assessments and Taxation||Partially Active||Phone Only|
|D.C., Court of Appeals||Active||Virtual Meetings|
|D.C., City Council||Active||Virtual Meetings|
|D.C., Agency Staff||Partially Active||Virtual Meetings|
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Liff, Walsh & Simmons is a full-service business law firm serving the legal needs of small businesses and privately held middle-market companies, their owners and operators, and individuals throughout their business and family life cycles in the mid-Atlantic region. From helping entrepreneurs bring their business visions to market, to representing middle-market companies in business transactions and disputes, to preserving the wealth that a family business has worked so hard to earn, we take pride in providing value-driven solutions and great results. Our responsive service is focused on general and transactional business advice, commercial and civil litigation, real estate, land use, finance, and estate planning and administration. At Liff, Walsh & Simmons, we are Experienced, Innovative, and Entrepreneurial.