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Kenesha A Raeford

Kenesha A Raeford

Small Business and Government Contracts attorney, serving Maryland and D.C.
  • Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Appeals & Appellate ...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Kenesha A. Raeford is an accomplished and devoted lawyer specializing in the small business sector and government contracts industry. Fueled by a love for the law and a dedication to delivering exceptional service, Kenesha has positioned herself as a reliable consultant for clients in need of customized resolutions to their legal issues.

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
J.D. (2019)
Honors: Honors: Order of Barristers Inductee; CALI Award for Highest Grade - Non-Profit Corporations Course
Activities: Activities: Moot Court Board, Outside Competition Chair, Myerowitz Competitor; Maryland Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class, Executive Symposium Editor; Just Advice Clinic, Student Attorney
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Queens University of Charlotte
B.S. (2015) | Human Services
Honors: Political Science Honor Society, Member; Human Services Honor Society, Member
Activities: Campus Judicial Board, Chief Justice; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Sigma Upsilon Chapter, Member
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Niles Barton & Wilmer LLP
Judicial Law Clerk
Supreme Court of Maryland
Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar  # 90010106
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: 90010106
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Maryland Court of Appeals
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  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Government Contracts
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals
Employment Law
Employment Contracts, Whistleblower
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. can someone outside usa record phone call between two people in a two party consent state?
A: No, more than likely the consent law protections apply to the person being recorded. Different states may enforce the applicability of these rules differently. To be on the safe side it is better to just ask permission to record. Ultimately the answer of this question really depends on the states involved and where the individuals involved in the call reside, and how those the courts of that jurisdiction have determined how to enforce these laws.
Q. Does the dawer of a negotiable instrument such as a check have the right to get the amount even if it’s not in the acc?
A: In your specific example, with a check, the answer is almost always no. I don't know of any bank that would issue payment to a check payee when there are insufficient funds in the account. When a customer sets up an account with the bank they usually sign an agreement that entitles them to be an account holder with that bank. That agreement typically includes some language that states that the bank will not permit the withdrawal of more funds than have actually been deposited into the account. When you receive a check, the bill of exchange creates a contract between yourself and the payor, not you, the payor, and the bank. The bank is simply a third party, that will move and transfer funds as directed, but subject to the terms of the agreement they share with the account holder. However, there are several different types of bills of exchange. A check is considered to be a trade draft which is one of the simplest and least secure bills of exchange. A bank draft, by contrast, will allow the bank to act as a guarantor of payment and should be payable on demand. This would include items like cashier's checks and money orders. ... Read More
Q. I work for private doctor's office. Can they make an employee use vacation time for a lunch time that you do not get
A: If you have an employment contract that will be the first place you will want to look for the answer. In Maryland, employers are not required to give you a lunch break unless you a minor (under 18 years of age). Maryland employers are also not required to issue you benefits like paid or unpaid vacation time. Accordingly, the terms or the specifications of how that vacation time is issued or used is at the discretion of the employer. The employer may have internal policies that dictate how the use of vacation time will be handled, but they may not be legally bound by those policies. Since you are in the healthcare industry, there could also be some regulations and requirements regarding the use of vacation time, but you would want to discuss those matters with an attorney who regularly practices healthcare law. Additionally, if you are in a union, there may be a union agreement in place that dictates how vacation time should be dealt. If you are worried about the use of paid vacation time for your lunch hour, it may be as simple as having a conversation with your employer to let them know you are willing to do an unpaid lunch hour. While you won't be paid for the time you spend out on lunch, you will, at the very least be able to preserve your vacation time for more important matters, like an actual vacation! ... Read More
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Kenesha A Raeford Law Offices
5305 Village Center Dr.
Ste 102
Columbia, MD 21044
Telephone: (410) 630-6901 Ext. 3