Business Law

Our attorneys can assist you and your business in every aspect of its existence. Whether you’re just getting started, or your existing business needs assistance navigating a new obstacle, our attorneys can help you and your business make the right decision. Our attorneys have experience forming new corporations and drafting corporate documents for existing corporations. We provide our clients with written status updates throughout the process to insure we are on the same page regarding the goals, objectives and anticipated resolutions at every stage.

From the outset, setting up your business with the appropriate entity type, and requisite business organizational documents, will create the foundation upon which your business will grow. Thinking through and laying out the roles, responsibilities, rights and obligations for and between the partners, members, owners or other participants in your business will help ensure its survival beyond the ties that bind the initial organizers.

Non-competition agreements, when drawn properly, can help to keep your most valuable employees from becoming your most antagonizing competitors. To be clear, these restrictions on employee mobility are becoming less favored by the courts. It therefore is imperative that any such agreement be narrowly tailored to limit only the most troublesome level of competition from your departed employees.

Non-solicitation agreements can help guard against your departed employees soliciting your customers and even your remaining employees to their new businesses. Agreements protecting these foundational elements of your business are favored by the courts and should be a staple element of your paper arsenal.

Nondisclosure agreements help safeguard your valuable, confidential and proprietary business information by prohibiting your employees, vendors and/or customers from using or disclosing such information outside of your business. Such agreements also may be mandatory prerequisites to the successful prosecution of a trade secrets claim against a party making improper use of your business information. Knowing when and how to utilize such agreements will help ensure the vitality of your business and provide a significant measure of protection when you find the need to transition the matter from the boardroom to the courtroom.

In addition to those agreements above, relationships with vendors, customers, distributors and other third parties often depend upon careful documentation of the rights, responsibilities and obligations of one to another. Properly documenting these relationships will help your business maintain key positions and relationships and insure its success into the future.

We litigate business cases involving these types of agreements. From that experience, we are able not only to prosecute and defend successfully your business litigation contract case, but also to offer practical advice in the drafting stages for each. Knowing what works and doesn’t work in court, which areas of such agreements are essential and which are likely to be disfavored, will help your business avoid costly, protracted and potentially unsuccessful business disputes later. Please visit our FAQ to gain additional knowledge surrounding your legal matter.

Civil Litigation

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals and corporations in all stages of civil litigation, including filing/defending the original pleadings, taking and defending depositions of parties and witness, drafting discovery, motions and briefs, and presenting our client’s case during oral arguments, trial or appeals. Our attorneys have argued in every local Circuit Court, as well as before Virginia’s appellate courts. We can offer you the advice, guidance and support that will assist you in navigating your way through the difficult and uncertain landscape of civil litigation. We provide our clients with written status updates throughout the litigation process to insure that our attorneys and our clients are on the same page regarding the goals, objectives and anticipated resolutions at every stage of the litigation process. Please visit our FAQ to gain additional knowledge surrounding your legal matter.

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