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Risks of Doing Business as a Sole Proprietor

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

There are many things to consider when starting a business, and something as fundamental as liability protection may take a back seat to seemingly more pressing concerns. It may be tempting for entrepreneurs to take the easy path and simply operate as a sole proprietorship, but doing so carries a number of risks. When… Read More »

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Adhering to Corporate Formalities

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Forming a corporation is a great way to protect yourself from debts and other liabilities incurred as part of your business. The corporate form also makes it possible to raise capital by selling shares in your company while still maintaining some managerial control. However, the corporate form does not come without a price. Corporations… Read More »

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Starting a Business in Washington, DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

There are many decisions to make and steps to take when starting a business and each may vary depending on the type of business and the goals of its promoters. Because each individual situation may require different steps, such as licensing, tax registration, and more, it is important to have counsel from an experienced… Read More »

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What Constitutes Breach of Contract in Washington, DC?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Many Washington, D.C. individuals and businesses enter into contractual relationships to protect the integrity of business transactions. These may include purchasing property, developing products or forming partnerships and other relationships. When this contract is violated, it may result in a situation in which both parties feel as though a wrong has been done. Tobin,… Read More »

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Five Common Reasons for Business Disputes in Washington, DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The world of business is a space of cooperation, collaboration and competition. The goal of every company is to do better than its competitors, grow and be profitable. Each business wants a slice of the pie, and this often causes legal disputes between companies or among internal stakeholders within a company. A good legal… Read More »

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Why it is Important to Hire an Experienced Corporate Attorney for Your Business Needs

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Shareholders in large corporations are typically passive investors who have little involvement with the actual management of the company. When it comes to smaller businesses, however, shareholders are much more likely to play an active role. Even shareholders who are not also board members or officers can still exercise considerable influence over a small… Read More »

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