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Thomas C. Valkenet

Thomas C. Valkenet

In the courts of Maryland and D.C.
  • Maritime Law, Business Law, Construction Law ...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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I am a 36 year veteran of the Maryland and District of Columbia court systems. There is little that would surprise us!

Practice Areas
Maritime Law
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
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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U.S. Supreme Court
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University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Saint Anselm College
B.A. | Political Science
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Professional Associations
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.
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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
Legal Answers
223 Questions Answered
Q. I sold my house last year. Can the new owners' insurance co request that I pay for a claim that THEY made 11 mos later?
A: The answer is "it depends." It depends on the terms of your contract. Also, some title insurers slip in a form for seller signature that reads "you are inducing us to sell a policy of title insurance to the buyers..."

We never let our clients sign this. It creates a duty where one may not exist. I bet they are coming after you because you signed this affidavit.

In summary, someone has to read all your contract and settlement documents, and review the violation.
Q. Is it possible to quitclaim a parcel to the estate of a deceased person? Her estate remains open after ten years.
A: As a technical matter, yes. As a practical matter, why? The purpose of the Estate is to wind up, liquidate and distribute the assets of the decedent. It is not the business of the Estate to acquire assets. The PR will be closely scrutinized for this, and whether it is violative of their statutory duties.
Q. I am a MD Realtor thinking of Starting a Property Management company. Are there any laws or Regulations that prohibt?
A: A property manager holding a MREC license is actually subject to MORE scrutiny than a property manager that is not a licensee. I will share from personal experience that property managers get sued, a lot. The issue is not so much whether you must be licensed, at all (a license is easy to obtain), but how you will operate, and what controls you will have in place to protect client and tenant money, and to account for expenses.
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600 Wyndhurst Avenue
Suite 230
Baltimore, MD 21210
Telephone: (410) 323-0900
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