Switch to ADA Accessible Theme
Close Menu
Washington DC Business Lawyer
~ Washington DC Business Law Attorneys ~

Recent Blog Posts

BusContract4

Targeted EIDL Grant Reconsideration Gives Small Business Owners A Second Chance At Free Money

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Some people say, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Others say that insanity is doing the same thing twice and expecting different results. In small business, you have to do both. If your small business is still going now, a year and a half after the first patients in the United… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
CoupleEstate

Is “Early Inheritance” A Good Estate Planning Strategy?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Estate planning lawyers and financial planners may have given you the counterintuitive advice of spending or giving away as much of your assets as you can while you are alive. Yes, you need to save enough to provide for your own needs in your old age, but what do you do if you could… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
StudentAthlete

Business Law Attorneys Can Help Maryland Student Athletes Wishing To Receive Compensation For Their Name, Image, And Likeness

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Why is college so expensive? All of that money certainly isn’t going to professors, and, contrary to what some op-eds about the ridiculous price of a college education would have you believe, most universities don’t have theme park-grade lazy rivers on campus. Part of the reason is that college sports is big business. The… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Law

How Businesses Can Protect Themselves Against Wrongful Termination Of Employment Lawsuits

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Maryland’s at-will employment laws make it possible for employers to terminate the employment of any employee for any reason, unless the employee has a written contract saying that their job is guaranteed to last until a certain date. Most of the time, when an employer terminates an employee’s job, it is either because of… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Franchise8

Review Your Franchise Agreement With A Lawyer Before You Sign

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Most of the time, operating a franchise location of a chain restaurant is a sweet deal; it is easy to get started and easy to expand. The franchise agreement delineates which business decisions belong to you, the franchisee, and which ones belong to the franchisor, the company that owns the entire chain. For example,… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
EstPlan22

How To Tank Your Estate Plan: Parent PLUS Loans

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Not all parents take the same approach to estate planning, but everyone who has children takes their children into account when developing an estate plan. Some live well below their means while dreaming of leaving a generous inheritance for their children and grandchildren. Others maximize their annual gift tax exclusion and set up revocable… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Legal18

What United Healthcare’s New “Non-Emergency ER Visit” Policy Means For Your Small Business

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The COVID-19 pandemic changed so many aspects of our daily lives, so it is no surprise that it changed how we think about healthcare and health insurance. All but the wealthiest were in a position where a health problem not covered by insurance would be financially disastrous. We started to talk about health services… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
DebtColl2

Debt Collection Has An Image Problem

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

As a business owner, you are well aware that you have to spend money to get money. Before you invest any money in marketing, you think carefully about which marketing strategies will give you the best return on your investment. During the pandemic, business owners have also been resourceful about seeking funding through grants… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Money3

Selling Your Debt: Possibly Good For The Bottom Line, But Definitely Bad For Your Reputation

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

It’s annoying to get phone calls from companies with which you have an unpaid past-due balance, but you know on some level that, by running up a bill with them, you were implicitly promising to pay it. When a collection agency calls you to pester you about a debt, though, rage is a natural… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
REAgents

Commercial Real Estate Investing Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The COVID-19 pandemic made almost everyone rethink the nature of work and realize how fragile the routines around which we build our activities are. In no year besides 2020 did so many people express gratitude to delivery drivers or to supermarket employees who restock the shelves, and the list of occupations that could become… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn