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‘Timothy F. Maloney Atomey at Law JOSEPH Jap ier ate Ge GREENWALD Geena tb 0 & LAAKE, PA pact Ee bento October 1, 2018 Via Electronic Mail Jared DeMarinis, Director Candidacy and Campaign Finance Division Maryland State Board of Elections 51 West St., Suite 200 ‘Annapolis, MD 21401 ~ 0486 RE: Floren Campaign Dear Mr, DeMarinis: As we previously advised the Board, the Floreen campaign initiated inquiries into the contributions that the complainant identified as potentially over the limit. Although the complaint indicates it was filed by a “Ken Meyers,” the Word document indicates that it was prepared by David Mitrani is a Senior Associate at Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock, P.C., which represents unions and other advocacy groups. Our inquiry indicates the following that three of the four sets of contributions are clearly within the limits established in § 13-226(e) of the Election Law Article, Regarding the fourth set of contributions, we were unable to confirm that these were within the limit and have refunded these to the contributor to avoid any possible issues involving contribution limits. 1, Lee Development Group (LDG) and related entities. We have been advised by contributors at the Lee Development Group that none of the entities have more than 80 percent overlapping ownership, and accordingly, the contributions are permissible under Maryland law. 2. Donohoe Companies. We have been advised by the Donohoe Companies that none of the entities have more than 80 percent overlapping ownership, and accordingly, the contributions are permissible under Maryland law. 3. Guardian Realty. We have been advised that the two Guardian entities have no more than 80 percent overlapping ownership, and accordingly these contributions are permissible under Maryland law. 4. Park Potomac Entities, We have been advised that these entities have complex ownership structures and that there may be potential issues which may implicate (§ 13-226(e)) of the Election Law Article, Accordingly, any aggregated contributions potentially in excess of the individual contribution limit have been refunded. 6404 Ivy Lane | Suite 400 | Greenbelt, MD 20770 Phone: 301.220.2200 | Fax:301.220.1214 | wwwjgllawcom ‘Montgomery County Office IN Rockville Pike | Suite 975 | Rockville. MD 20850. Jared DeMarini, Director October 1, 2018 Page 2 Please let me know if I can provide any additional information concerning the: contributions and if there are any additional steps we need to take. Very truly yours, TEMcklr