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Piercing the Corporate Veil

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

One of the reasons corporations are a popular type of business organization is the ability to reduce personal liability, as courts generally recognize the corporation as a separate legal entity from its shareholders. When a corporation incurs debts in excess of the corporation’s assets, creditors’ claims are typically satisfied with corporate assets only, no… Read More »

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Types of Business Organizations

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

One of the most important decisions you’ll make when starting a business is choosing which type of business structure is right for you. Each type has advantages and disadvantages depending on your circumstances, which we will explore in future business organization blog posts. If you’re getting ready to start a business, it’s important to… Read More »

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Understanding the Difference Between Wills and Trusts

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Many people have heard the terms wills, living wills, living trusts, and irrevocable trusts, but what do they all mean and which one do you really need and/or want? These can be a bit confusing, and each has advantages and disadvantages, which is why it’s important to consult a qualified Washington DC probate and… Read More »

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Prevention: A Company’s Best Friend

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

A company generally never wants bad press. If the company is small, bad news might prevent it from growing or might simply end its existence. If a company is larger, then it might lose goodwill that will then take years to reacquire—if at all possible. Although the type of bad news can vary, most… Read More »

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Starting Your Own Small Business

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The Washington Post recently released an article covering a small florist shop in Washington, D.C. that has been operating for more than one hundred years. Not all business owners want their companies to grow in size and become global corporations. Some are happy with a smaller company that has perhaps one or two storefronts… Read More »

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Real Estate Leasing Basics

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

In August, we found out that Wegmans, the regional grocery store chain based out of New York, was opening up a location in Washington, D.C. According to sources, Wegmans plans to move into a space currently occupied by Fannie Mae and plans to open by 2022. Moving into a building owned by another company… Read More »

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Hiring Your First Employees? You’ll Suddenly Become More Popular with These Agencies

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

In early August, the Washington Post released a story announcing that Yelp is planning on opening up a new office in Washington, D.C., which will ultimately bring about five hundred new jobs. Yelp has been around since 2004, is an established company, and has had employees in various locations for years. However, that might… Read More »

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Small Businesses and Legal Advice

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Running a small business is like riding a bucking a bull; there are wild ups and downs, each down a potential disaster that could land you on your keister. Delays in shipping, unruly employees, fluctuating markets, any of these are conceivable pot holes on the road to financial success. Any smart business owner, regardless… Read More »

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Guardianship: Safety Net or Pitfall?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The legal world for most Americans is a murky one: an unknown cosmos of rules and regulations, which they hope never crosses over into their own. Unfortunately, the United States of America’s legal system doesn’t always work that way.Sometimes there are important legal steps that people should take to protect themselves from the unknowns… Read More »

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Undеrstаndіng Тhе Rоlе оf Lіtіgаtіоn Аttоrnеуs іn а Сіvіl Саsе

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Сіvіl lаwsuіts аrе саsеs thаt аrе fіlеd оn thе bеhаlf оf а рlаіntіff оr реtіtіоnеr, аskіng thе соurts tо grаnt thеm а јudgmеnt іn рrоtесtіng thеіr rіghts, rесоvеrіng рrореrtу аnd аssеts frоm а dеfеndаnt оr аwаrd thеm mоnеtаrу dаmаgеs stеmmіng frоm аn іnсіdеnt оr ассіdеnt. Ѕоmе ехаmрlеs оf сіvіl mаttеrs іnсludе: Вrеесh оf соntrасt,… Read More »

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