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Resolving Washington DC Business Disputes with Mediation or Arbitration

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

No business owner wants to find themselves in the middle of a nasty business dispute, but it is a risk anyone who owns a business faces. Resolving the dispute in the most timely and cost-efficient manner should be your number one priority. Otherwise, a business dispute takes you away from your business — physically… Read More »

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Common Types of Disputes in a Washington DC Probate

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

When someone passes away and they have assets, the estate will typically go through a process known as probate. This is the legal process where the court will oversee the administration of the estate to validate beneficiaries and heirs, resolve debts, and pay taxes. Part of this process may also involve dealing with disputes…. Read More »

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When Washington DC Employers are Responsible for Independent Contract Actions

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

In most cases, an employer is not responsible for the illegal activities and actions of the independent contractors they work with. However, if specific conditions are present, like delegating tasks that should not be given to an independent contractor, or a direct connection to the activities, they could be held accountable. Business owners need… Read More »

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What is a Washington DC Life Insurance Trust?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

In general, a trust is a financial entity you create in order to put money or assets aside to be managed, distributed, or invested by the person or entity overseeing the trust, known as the trustee. Individual or asset management companies can be a trustee. A life insurance trust is a trust that allows… Read More »

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What to Do if Your Washington DC Business Receives a Cease and Desist Letter?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

If your business has received a cease and desist letter, you are likely very concerned and wondering what to do. Take a deep breath and don’t panic yet. A cease and desist letter is a warning, but it’s not a lawsuit. There may be a variety of reasons your business could receive one, which… Read More »

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Ways to Reduce Risk of Partnership Disputes in Washington DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Many clients come to us once a business dispute has already materialized. This means stress levels are on the rise, and you could be facing expensive legal costs in order to resolve the matter. If you have a partnership, it’s important to meet with a Washington DC business litigation attorney who can help you… Read More »

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Understanding Differences Between Employees and Independent Contractors in Washington DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

When it comes to hiring an employee or an independent contractor for your business, it’s important to understand the differences between them so you don’t misclassify them. This could open you up to potential labor law claims. If you have questions about hiring someone for your business, it’s important to speak with a Washington… Read More »

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What are the Differences Between a Void and Voidable Contract?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The terms void and voidable are often confused and are sometimes used interchangeably. However, they actually have different meanings, and without knowing the differences, it could lead to legal issues down the line. While void and voidable contracts share some similarities, the differences are major and important to understand. If you need assistance with… Read More »

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Common Legal Problems with Washington DC Employment Contracts

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Employment contracts can be great for some employers and specific jobs. However, even the best contract can have some legal risks involved in some situations, like a breach of contract for example. If you are a business who is looking to bring on a new employee under an employment contract, it’s important to have… Read More »

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What a Washington DC Estate Planning Attorney Can Do for You

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

No matter your situation, it’s important that you plan ahead and start thinking about preserving your legacy. Some people mistakenly assume that there is no need for an estate planning attorney if you have a small asset portfolio. In truth, some of the biggest disputes and issues can arise with smaller, seemingly non-complex estates…. Read More »

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