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Equitable versus Legal Remedies in a Breach of Contract Case

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

If you are a small business owner, it’s inevitable that at some point you may encounter a client or vendor who breaches a contract with you. If you are preparing to sue someone for a breach of contract, you may have an option between equitable and/or legal remedies. Legal remedies are ones that allow… Read More »

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Data Breach Laws in Washington, DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

If you own a business that collects customer data, you need to familiarize yourself with the laws surrounding data breaches. A breach of data security can be confusing, especially in determining what laws govern the breach. It’s important you understand the law in any state where you do business and are aware of the… Read More »

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SCorp

Advantages and Disadvantages of S Corporations

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Once you’ve made a decision to create a corporation for your business, there is still the choice of whether to form a C corporation or an S corporation. It’s important to look at the potential advantages and disadvantages of an S corporation before choosing this structure over a traditional corporation, or even an LLC… Read More »

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NonCompete

What to Know about Non-Compete Agreements in Washington, DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Non-compete agreements are typically drafted to restrict employees from taking or using any of a company’s proprietary information or existing client base with them when leave and launch their own company that directly competes with their old employer. Another potential purpose of a no-compete clause is to keep employees from going to work for… Read More »

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POA

What to Know about Creating a Power of Attorney in Washington, DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

When discussing your estate planning needs, one important document to consider is a power of attorney. This form gives someone else the legal authority to act on your behalf. He or she can make important decisions regarding your financial affairs, medical care, your business, and even other personal aspects about your life in the… Read More »

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Layoff

Can an Employee Sue their Employer for Wrongful Termination in Washington, DC?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

In the District of Columbia, employment is considered to be “at will,” which means an employee can be laid off or fired by the employer at any time, even without a specified reason. This also means an employee is free to leave the company at any time they wish. However, there are certain circumstances… Read More »

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What to Include in a Will

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Estate planning is something that many people don’t want to think about, but it’s important to ensure you have a will at a minimum. A will lets your loved ones know exactly what your wishes are regarding assets and property when you pass away. While a will won’t escape a probate hearing, it will… Read More »

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Common Questions about Wills in Washington DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Drafting a will can seem straightforward, but there are a number of factors to consider, and certain aspects you need to factor in to ensure your will stands up to probate when you pass away. While you can draft a will on your own, having a knowledgeable Washington DC estate planning attorney is beneficial… Read More »

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BusinessModel

LLCs or S Corporations: Which is Right for My Business?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

If you’re starting a new business and your needs extend beyond a sole proprietorship or partnership, you might be wondering whether you should create an LLC or a corporation. And, then, to make it more complicated, there is something called an S corporation as well. You may consider exploring a new type of business… Read More »

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BusContract

Is an Advertisement Considered an Offer?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

If you’re a new small business owner, the theory of contract law can be terrifying. If you have goods for sale, it’s important to understand how offer and acceptance works, and what role advertisements play in contract law. What is Construed as Offer and Acceptance? An offer is an indication by someone expressing their… Read More »

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