Thomas C. Valkenet

Thomas C. Valkenet

In the courts of Maryland and D.C.
  • Business Law, Construction Law, Insurance Defense ...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Biography

I am a 30 year veteran of the Maryland and District of Columbia court systems.

Education
University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Saint Anselm College
B.A. | Political Science
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Publications
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
Professional Associations
Maryland Professionalism Center, Inc.
Instructor, Civil Litigation
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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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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Maryland
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Practice Areas
    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
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Legal Answers
Q. can an adverse possessor evict the a land owner
A: Adverse possession is a claim, not a basis for eviction. It is only after a judge enters an order declaring that titled ownership is not in the name of the claimant/adverse possessor that one can evict others on the land. There are myriad factors to a successful adverse possession claim. But until it is perfected and adjudicated it is the adverse possessor that remains the trespasser who is subject to eviction.
Q. Do I Need a lawyer ? to assist in a cash purchase of a condo in ocean city? Or what type of professional could assist
A: If you are purchasing, then your own broker/agent should be compensated out of the overall commission that is paid by the seller. The amount Seller's broker will share is in the MLS listing. As a law firm that also operates a real estate brokerage, we know that a lawyer drafting non-MAR agreements can sometimes match the charges associated with the 2-3% commission earned by a broker/agent using and modifying the standardized forms. Most importantly, agents are often ill-equipped to respond to legal issues that may crop up.
Q. MD Cts & Jud Pro Code § 5-103 (2019) Government land
A: It is first-year property law-- the sovereign cannot lose land to adverse possession. We have successfully demonstrated governmental abandonment in limited cases. This requires a "overt act" of abandonment, which is very fact specific. But the limited facts your question shares are far, far from adequate to prosecute a claim.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Young & Valkenet Law Library
Contact & Map
600 Wyndhurst Avenue
Suite 230
Baltimore, MD 21210
Telephone: (410) 323-0900