Legal concerns and issues go hand-in-hand with owning and operating a business, but not every business enterprise wants to invest resources in employing in-house counsel. For businesses that have occasional legal needs, our experienced team is here to provide the services they need. Given our vast experience representing all kinds of businesses throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland—from large, privately held corporations to small LLCs—we can hit the ground running when you need a lawyer.
Meeting All of Your Business Legal Needs
The intersections between business and law are numerous, but that doesn’t mean that every entrepreneur and family business owner understands the intricacies of the laws that apply to them. Fortunately, they don’t have to. Our skilled legal team has represented all kinds of business entities in a range of legal situations. Our lawyers represent businesses in the following legal areas:
Launching a new venture starts with choosing the right business structure, such as a corporation, limited liability company (LLC), or partnership. We help establish structures that facilitate our clients’ business objectives and also prepare foundational documents, including articles of incorporation, bylaws, and resolutions. We can also assist with obtaining required licenses and submitting state filings. Our attorneys will assist you in negotiations and drafting agreements clarifying the relationships among new business owners, employees, vendors, and other parties.
As litigators, MacDowell Law Group will aggressively fight for you. We have effectively represented businesses in state, appellate, and federal court cases. We have successfully negotiated shareholder disputes, business freeze-outs, and contentious partnership dissolutions. We are the premier law firm for competent legal representation for Northern Virginia and Maryland businesses.
Our legal team understands that engaging in successful transactions is essential for the prosperity of any business. We structure and negotiate transactions such as asset and commercial real estate purchases and sales and joint ventures or mergers and acquisitions. We help our clients explore ways of maximizing the benefits of an intended transaction, and we also prepare all underlying documentation.
Owning rental properties—whether residential or commercial—involves contracts, evictions, and defending potential discrimination and liability lawsuits. For those times when you need legal representation as a landlord, our team has the experience to effectively represent your interests and protect your investments.
Whether buying an existing business or selling your business to new owners, you will need the legal advice of experienced business attorneys. We have negotiated many of these kinds of transactions and will bring our expertise to the table when negotiating the purchase or sale of a business.
Drafting, negotiating, and enforcing contracts is an essential part of any business. Vendor contracts, property leases, construction agreements, purchase orders, employment contracts, non-disclosure agreements, and other types of contracts must be legally binding and enforceable. We ensure the integrity of your contracts.
We search for the most cost-effective resolution for all business disputes, which could mean recommending early negotiation, mediation, or arbitration. At other times the most cost-effective resolution can only be obtained through trial. We stand ready, willing, and able to try the most complex of commercial cases.
As a business owner or executive, you don’t have time to worry about every minor legal issue that arises. With our help, you can focus on building and growing your business while we take care of the legal concerns.