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Why You Should Never Breach your District of Columbia Contract

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

A contract involves an agreement between multiple parties, which can be other individuals, companies, or legal entities. The contract will require both sides to perform specific conditions, or refrain from performing specific acts. As a business owner in Washington DC, you will be making numerous contracts as part of your day-to-day operations. You may… Read More »

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Reasons a Freelancer May Need a Washington DC Small Business Attorney

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Running your own business is great, but working as a freelancer also comes with its share of challenges. Whether it’s ensuring you have enough clients to pay the bills, hunting down outstanding payments, or encountering complications at tax time, freelancing is not necessarily easy. Most freelancers are handling every aspect of their business on… Read More »

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New Business Start Ups and Patent Trolls in Washington DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

If you are a new business owner, you likely have more than enough on your plate already trying to get everything up and running, and handling all the challenges that come with the day-to-day operations. The last thing you want to think about is someone suing you when you are just starting out, but… Read More »

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Pros and Cons of Starting an LLC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

An LLC is a limited liability company, which is a hybrid business entity that allows for the tax advantages and flexibility of a partnership with the liability protection afforded by a corporation. In a corporation, owners are called shareholders. With an LLC, they are called members. There is no limit to the number of… Read More »

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What is an Executor’s Role in a Washington DC Probate?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

When someone passes away in the District of Columbia, their estate has to be “opened” with the Probate Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The original will must be filed, along with a petition for probate by the person nominated to be the executor in the will. The executor, or… Read More »

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Defending Defamation Lawsuits in Washington DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

As a business in the District of Columbia, there are some employment torts where you may find yourself on the receiving end of a lawsuit. One of these is a defamation of character suit. Defamation involves either written (libel) or spoken (slander) words communicated to a third party that involve untrue statements about the… Read More »

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Common Types of Business Torts in Washington DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Business torts are wrongs committed against a business entity that bring harm to it. These are often referred to as economic torts and are sometimes intentional, but more often they are caused by negligence. A business entity that suffers financial harm through an intentional or negligent act of another business can ask for monetary… Read More »

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Partnership and Shareholder Disputes in a Washington DC Business

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Business disputes are a relatively common situation, no matter whether you have a partnership or corporation. When you have multiple people trying to run a company together, there is a risk of conflicts within the business as well. Disputes between partners or shareholders are common and typically require the expertise of a skilled Washington… Read More »

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What is Tortious Interference?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Within the District of Columbia, tortious interference involves a third party disrupting an existing business relationship or contract between two parties. There are two main types of tortious interference —tortious interference with prospective business relations or tortious interference with contract. If tortious interference is proven, the wronged parties are entitled to recover damages for… Read More »

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Main Types of Intellectual Property Litigation in Washington DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

While no business wants to be involved in litigation, there are times where it may be inevitable. Perhaps you need to bring a lawsuit against another company who wronged you in some way, or your business has been served with lawsuit. One of the more common types of commercial litigation lawsuits involves intellectual property… Read More »

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