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The Role of Internal Investigations in Corporate Governance

In order to function, corporations must be able to govern and oversee themselves. Unfortunately, when the issue under review is the board of directors’ or other high-ranking managers’ conduct, self-governance can become more challenging. Without taking proper steps to ensure the integrity of such an investigation, it can often appear to be mere lip service… Read More »

Getting Work Authorization Without a Green Card

Even when a person has obtained legal status through a non-immigrant visa or other program, living in the United States for an extended period without work authorization can be nearly impossible. Fortunately, there are options that can allow certain immigrants to avoid this intolerable situation. In addition to the numerous types of temporary work visas… Read More »

What Is an S Corporation and Why Would You Want One?

S corporation is a bit of a misnomer — it is not actually a distinct type of business entity. Rather, it is a tax option available under the Internal Revenue Code for certain domestic business corporations validly organized under state law. Typically, it is an option for relatively small domestic corporations. What’s more, the S… Read More »

When Business Partners Go Their Separate Ways

Some business partnerships — like marriages — do not last forever. How you manage the split can mean the difference between exiting as friends or losing money, clients, resources and assets. Protect your interests and investment to come out as whole as possible at the end of the process. Severing a business partnership  Business co-founders… Read More »

Tips for Selling a Small Business

Strategic planning is crucial to selling your business. An important step is drafting an accurate sales agreement that contains all relevant terms. The sales agreement should be developed with an attorney and should specify, among numerous other issues, everything a buyer intends to purchase. The U.S. Small Business Administration provides the following comprehensive and helpful… Read More »

Obtaining a Mechanics’ Lien in Maryland

In most states, a person who has improved real property can obtain a mechanics’ lien from the court on the improved property if he or she is not paid. Courts tend to construe mechanics’ liens broadly to provide subcontractors with a remedy when they have already delivered materials or supplied the labor. In Maryland, an… Read More »

How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect my Business?

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld most of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), businesses should be prepared to meet ACA requirements when they go into full effect in 2014.  But with all the rumors and misinformation out there, how can you begin to estimate the actual effect of the legislation on… Read More »

Starting a Business in Washington, DC

There are many decisions to make and steps to take when starting a business and each may vary depending on the type of business and the goals of its promoters. Because each individual situation may require different steps, such as licensing, tax registration, and more, it is important to have counsel from an experienced Washington,… Read More »

What Constitutes Breach of Contract in Washington, DC?

Many Washington, D.C. individuals and businesses enter into contractual relationships to protect the integrity of business transactions. These may include purchasing property, developing products or forming partnerships and other relationships. When this contract is violated, it may result in a situation in which both parties feel as though a wrong has been done. Tobin, O’Connor… Read More »

Five Common Reasons for Business Disputes in Washington, DC

The world of business is a space of cooperation, collaboration and competition. The goal of every company is to do better than its competitors, grow and be profitable. Each business wants a slice of the pie, and this often causes legal disputes between companies or among internal stakeholders within a company. A good legal service… Read More »

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