Kagan Stern Marinello & Beard, LLC was formed on March 1, 2019, when Stephen Stern joined partners Jonathan Kagan, Michael Marinello, and Ryan Beard at Kagan Law Group in Annapolis.  The partners have over 70 years of combined legal experience and the firm consists of dedicated, hardworking, creative legal minds that can be trusted to solve your legal problems.  Each attorney is dedicated to providing top quality legal services to our clients and successfully achieving their legal goals in a cost-efficient manner.

Kagan Stern’s business law practice includes business formation, stockholder and operating agreements, stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, security agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and loan and financing transactions.  The firm also drafts and reviews licensing agreements and customer and vendor contracts.

The firm’s employment law practice involves advising businesses and individuals on nearly all aspects of the employment relationship.  The firm’s attorneys draft and review employment agreements, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, severance agreements, employee handbooks, and employment policies.  They also advise on matters such as wage and hour compliance, discrimination and leave laws, and privacy issues.  The firm’s lawyers are also trained and experienced in conducting confidential internal investigations for businesses regarding potential violations of employment laws and other sensitive business matters.

The scope of real estate matters includes drafting and negotiation of commercial and residential sale contracts, commercial leases, and property settlements.

When litigation arises or becomes necessary, the firm’s experienced trial attorneys handle a wide variety of civil cases in trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration and before governmental agencies or boards.  Our trial attorneys are experienced in handling cases involving business, employment, trusts and estates, and real estate matters.

The combination of trial, business, and employment experience have made the attorneys at Kagan Stern an ideal choice for companies to serve as outside general counsel and work with management on a regular basis to address their particular legal needs.