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Christopher Macchiaroli
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Christopher Macchiaroli

Successful & Experienced Business Law Attorney! Dedicated Legal Representation!

I am a dedicated and skilled business lawyer. I am committed to vigorously advocating for the rights and interests of those with business law matters! Visit my website to see case results! Read More »
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Alexander Williams Jr.
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Alexander Williams Jr.

Free Consultation! Former Judge! Aggressive Business Law Attorney! Call Now!

I am an experienced and skilled business law attorney. I aggressively represent the rights and interests of those with business law needs! Visit my website for verdicts and settlements, and call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Greg T. Rinckey
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Greg T. Rinckey

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Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. serves as the Managing Partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC. Mr. Rinckey concentrates his practice on military law, federal employment and discrimination litigation, and national security clearance... Read More »
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Andrellos Mitchell
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Andrellos Mitchell
Washington, DC Business Law Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(202) 848-9324 Suite 300
Washington, DC 20004
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Consumer
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
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Daniel Low
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 18 years of experience
(202) 841-7164 1745 Kalorama Rd NW
Suite 101
Washington, DC 20009
Free ConsultationBusiness and Antitrust
Yale Law School
I represent individuals and businesses across the country in a variety of civil litigation disputes against large corporations. My practice areas include antitrust litigation (e.g., price-fixing, customer allocation), civil litigation, consumer protection, business tort, and commercial litigation, including class actions, and antitrust counseling.

My small firm -- Kotchen & Low LLP -- aims to achieve the highest caliber legal representation while offering clients greater efficiency and more personalized attention than larger firms.

Before co-founding Kotchen & Low LLP, I was: a law clerk for Judge Tacha of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, a research attorney for...
Bernard Crane
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Bernard Crane
(202) 429-2900 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 900-South
Washington, DC 20004
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Business, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Bernard Crane graduated from George Washington University, and earned his law degree from Catholic University. He's been practicing criminal and business law in the Washington area since 1985. For over 30 years, he's zealously fought for clients accused of all types of crimes - from marijuana to murder and carjacking. There's almost nothing he's not already seen and learned to deal with, both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. He's helped thousands of people get through some of the worst times in their lives. He can help you, too.

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Before becoming an attorney, he was a private investigator,...
Sat Nam S. Khalsa
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Sat Nam S. Khalsa
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 10 years of experience
(202) 796-8995 1325 G Street, NW, #500
Washington, DC 20005
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center
Sat Nam Khalsa's mission is centered on service: he is dedicated to helping clients resolve difficult problems with excellence and integrity. His clients include individuals, families, small businesses, and nonprofits. Sat Nam Khalsa practices tax and business law, estate planning and probate, and non-adversarial family law. In his tax practice, Sat Nam represents individuals and organizations seeking to resolve tax controversies with the IRS and state and local tax authorities. He also represents clients litigating tax disputes in Federal and State courts. Sat Nam’s work for business clients, nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations includes advice related to entity formation and...
Matthew G. Kaiser
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Matthew G. Kaiser
Washington, DC Business Law Lawyer
(202) 640-2850 1099 14th St NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Business, Criminal, Securities and White Collar Crime
Georgetown University Law Center
Matt Kaiser has represented hundreds of clients through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Matt has represented corporate executives and folks living on the streets. He has represented large corporations in sophisticated civil cases, and individuals in less complicated matters. He has defended people accused of almost every kind of federal crime including tax evasion, bribery, fraud, drug dealing, arson, weapons charges, and violating export controls. Matt has helped people with trials, appeals, and post conviction petitions, and he has represented people and corporations in both state and federal courts. Matt Kaiser is a magna cum laude graduate of...
Pawnee A. Davis
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Pawnee A. Davis
Washington, DC Business Law Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(844) 350-8343 1325 G Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBusiness, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of Pittsburgh School of Law and California State University - Sacramento
I am an award-winning attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable. I am committed to serving my clients well through assertive and strategic advocacy. All cases are handled with care and with a focus on getting results for my client. I seek the best resolution for you.

What is different about my firm?

In Family Law, we place special focus on Domestic Violence as we have an excellent success rate! Allergic Reaction Injury cases have a special spot in our hearts as we have first-hand experiences with allergic reactions! In Business Law, we focus our steadfast efforts on contracts, internal business compliance risk...
Peter Antonoplos
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Peter Antonoplos
Washington, DC Business Law Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(202) 803-5676 1725 DeSales Street, N.W.
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center and The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
For over a decade, Mr. Antonoplos has represented individuals, families and business leaders with real estate, litigation, and estate planning and probate matters. Mr. Antonoplos has been selected as a SuperLawyers Rising Star three years consecutively. Mr. Antonoplos’ practice covers a wide range of topics from real estate, estate planning and probate, to commercial litigation, asset protection and preservation and business law issues. A classic generalist, Mr. Antonoplos counsels clients on business transactions and routinely litigates real estate; construction and probate matter is the Courts of the District of Columbia and State of Maryland on behalf of individual and corporate...
Justin Dillon
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Justin Dillon
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 18 years of experience
(202) 640-2850 1099 14th St NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Business, Criminal, Securities and White Collar Crime
Harvard Law School
Dionna Maria Lewis
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Dionna Maria Lewis
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 8 years of experience
(202) 375-2213 815 Connecticut NW, Suite 720
Washington, DC 20006
Business, Civil Rights and Employment
The George Washington University Law School and Drake University Law School
Dionna Maria Lewis is a Labor & Employment Associate at the Washington, D.C. office of The Fay Law Group PLLC, where she manages an active litigation docket of nationwide and local cases in all areas of employment and employment-related disputes. Prior to joining the Fay Law Group PLLC, Ms. Lewis completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable John F. McCabe, Jr. at the D.C. Superior Court and was fair lending counsel at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in the Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity. At the CFPB, Ms. Lewis investigated fair lending risks and civil...
Christopher C. Muha
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Christopher C. Muha
Washington, DC Business Law Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(202) 640-2850 1099 14th St NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Business, Appeals, Criminal and Immigration
Yale Law School
Chris Muha is counsel at KaiserDillon PLLC. He represents clients in white-collar criminal matters, as well as complex civil litigation.

Before joining KaiserDillon PLLC, Chris litigated complex cases for almost six years at Williams & Connolly LLP, one of the District’s leading litigation firms. There he represented Fortune 50 companies, high net worth individuals and smaller businesses in a wide range of matters in federal courts, state courts and arbitration proceedings across the country. He also devoted hundreds of hours to the representation of pro bono clients in social security, landlord/tenant and immigration matters.

Chris is a 2006 graduate of Yale Law...
Kenneth L. Samuelson
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Kenneth L. Samuelson

Washington, DC Business Law Lawyer with 48 years of experience

Commercial real estate transactions, litigation and bankruptcy, and trade secrets, including Chapters 7's and 11's, single asset real estate cases, loan and lease workouts, foreclosure defenses, eviction defenses,... Read More »
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Kenneth L. Samuelson
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Kenneth L. Samuelson
(202) 991-8800 2020 Pennsylvania Ave NW
#417
Washington, DC 20006
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Business, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Commercial real estate transactions, litigation and bankruptcy, and trade secrets, including Chapters 7's and 11's, single asset real estate cases, loan and lease workouts, foreclosure defenses, eviction defenses, refinancings, sale-leasebacks, LLC operating agreements, and LLC member disputes. Focusing in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Khandoker Shahed Kader
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Khandoker Shahed Kader
Washington, DC Business Law Lawyer with 2 years of experience
1629 K St. NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
Free ConsultationBusiness and Trademarks
New York Law School
Managing Attorney Shahed Kader is not your typical lawyer. Before launching Kader Law, he worked in sales and growth for startups for 10 years.

Shahed managed the partnership that led to LocalVox’s acquisition, helped Stack Overflow better their sales and marketing collaboration, and led Aptible from $1m to $10m annual recurring revenue (ARR) as the lead salesperson – while finishing off law school.

Shahed was featured in the ABA Journal for his efforts in modernizing the legal job market, and is an Advisory Board member of the More Than Esquires Network.

Shahed Kader is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia...
Christopher Macchiaroli
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Christopher Macchiaroli
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney
(202) 539-2444 1750 K St NW
#810
Washington, DC 20006
Business, Criminal, Employment and White Collar Crime
University of Washington School of Law
Chris Macchiaroli is a partner in Silverman Thompson’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice covers all facets of civil litigation and criminal defense. Chris has tried over fifty cases to verdict (25 jury trials), including five in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, authored over twenty-five appellate briefs in the D.C. Circuit, the Second Circuit, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and participated in over seventy criminal and civil evidentiary hearings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Southern District of New York, the Southern District of Florida, and the District of...
James H.M. Savage Esq.
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James H.M. Savage Esq.
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 37 years of experience
(908) 361-7097 1750 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Business and Administrative
Pace University
1750 K Street NW, Washington DC 20006 Tel. (202) 296-3333 22 Rockingham Court, Germantown, MD 20874 Tel. (908) 361-7097 Fax. (301) 972-5743 E-mail: jsavagelaw@aim.com James H. M. Savage maintains a transportation law practice which includes representing clients in regulatory matters before the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA); commercial litigation and commercial real estate transactions; provides legal guidance to clients seeking public financing; represents clients in State and Federal litigation, as well as in environmental enforcement actions. He has successfully defended numerous toxic exposure and traumatic injury lawsuits brought under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Mr. Savage counsels clients regarding...
Michaele S Weatherbie
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Michaele S Weatherbie
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 31 years of experience
(202) 393-6222 750 9th Street NW, Suite 750
The Victor Building
Washington, DC 20001
Business
Baylor Law School
Howard Alan Newman MBA
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Howard Alan Newman MBA
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 14 years of experience
(202) 544-8040 1717 K Street, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, IP and Patents
University of Florida
Mr. Newman's clientele have included law firms, individuals, and small and medium sized entities in various locations in the United States and around the world, including a niche Brasilian practice. In addition to Mr. Newman's legal experience as a registered patent attorney and working as a litigation and a transactional attorney, he has worked as a CEO of a start-up company, as an associate in an incubator, and he has performed financial valuations of intellectual property both as a function of litigation and arms-length transactions.
Kenneth Edward Gray
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Kenneth Edward Gray
Washington, DC Business Law Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(888) 609-2534 1627 K St NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006
Business, Energy, International and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center
Kenneth Gray is currently the Managing Partner at Alliance Law Firm International PLLC. His specialties include serving clients in tax matters, wealth management, estate planning, small and medium size business, venture capital, private equity, and natural resources (oil and gas). Ken previously worked for Nickel Capital LLC, a global small-cap equity fund, with responsibility for investments in communications technology, energy and basic materials companies as well as consulting on corporate finance and private equity transactions. Before Nickel, Ken spent over six years as Manager, Credit and Research with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in the Investment Funds Department....
Charles Peter Charpentier
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Charles Peter Charpentier
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 16 years of experience
(202) 274-2969 401 Ninth St NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004
Offers Video ChatBusiness and Securities
Villanova University School of Law
I concentrate my practice on secured and unsecured credit transactions, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, ongoing securities law requirements of public companies and other general corporate matters.
Christopher Klug
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Christopher Klug
Washington, DC Business Law Lawyer
(202) 661-2179 1200 G Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
The George Washington University Law School and Michigan State University
Christopher M. Klug, is the founder and principal at Klug Law Office PLLC. Atty. Klug also an international tax attorney, represents clients with domestic and international taxation, tax controversy, corporate/business planning, cross-border transactions, international and domestic estate planning, and trust administration. Prior to founding Klug Law Firm PLLC, Atty. Klug worked at boutique firms that focused in international and domestic tax, business planning, and estate planning.
Stuart M. Paynter
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Stuart M. Paynter
Washington, DC Business Law Lawyer
(844) 472-9683 1200 G Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust, Consumer and Personal Injury
Stanford University
Stuart M. Paynter is an alumnus of Sullivan & Cromwell, where he represented Microsoft in the antitrust suit brought by the Department of Justice and several state attorneys general, as well as in numerous consumer class actions brought in federal and state courts around the country. Prior to that Mr. Paynter clerked for the Hon. David S. Tatel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Mr. Paynter’s practice concentrates exclusively on plaintiff-side commercial litigation with a focus on complex commercial class actions on behalf of consumers nationwide. Currently Mr. Paynter is heavily involved in...
Adam J. Heckler
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Adam J. Heckler
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 7 years of experience
(202) 792-0101 1875 Eye Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Employment and Securities
St. John's University School of Law
Johnnie Daniel Bond, Jr
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Johnnie Daniel Bond, Jr
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 17 years of experience
(855) 426-6352 1100 H St NW
#315
Washington, DC 20005
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Tennessee College of Law
In June 2006, Johnnie Bond started Bond Law as a boutique, general practice law firm in Washington, DC. Through Bond Law, Bond weaves together his transactional and litigation skills to provide his clients with comprehensive legal services designed to achieve success and add value. Bond's practice includes Accident/Personal Injury Litigation, Bankruptcy, Divorce, DUI/DWI, Business Law and Commercial Litigation for Government Contracting Companies, Contract Disputes, Real Estate and General Legal Services for Small Businesses and Start-up Companies. Bond Law also collaborates with Lita Rosario, Esq. and Wyz Girl Entertainment for Copyright and Trademark Infringement Law.
Andrew Strickland
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Andrew Strickland
Washington, DC Business Law Lawyer with 3 years of experience
(703) 829-6233 1200 G Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Business, Consumer and Real Estate
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
I am a solutions-oriented, service provider with a background in real estate and business law. Prior to law school, I worked in real estate sales, property management, and investments. Throughout law school, my focus was on real estate and business. As a legal professional, I have held positions as an attorney providing services to the low-income and as a judicial law clerk working for a trial court judge providing research, legal drafts, and recommendations. Now, as a legal professional at Woehrle Dahlberg Jones Yao, I supplement my knowledge and experience with those in the firm to...
Elliott Alderman
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Elliott Alderman
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 37 years of experience
(202) 596-5682 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBusiness, Communications, IP and Trademarks
American University
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We provide high-quality, cost-effective legal services for sophisticated clients. With more than 35 years of intellectual property experience, we help clients develop, license, maintain, protect and enforce their intellectual property rights, whether the client is a software company, content creator or technology company, or involved in information technology, entertainment or the arts. The Alderman Law Office works with large institutions, particularly sports teams and entertainment venues, as well as start-up companies and individuals, across the U.S. and around the globe, to build value for clients by leveraging technology and intellectual property. For many creators, the...
Eric James Menhart
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Eric James Menhart
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 14 years of experience
(202) 904-2818 1200 G St NW
Washington, DC 20005
Business, Antitrust, Communications and IP
The George Washington University Law School
Located in Washington DC also serving Maryland areas, Eric Menhart provides legal services in the ares of internet / technology and commercial litigation cases. Additional practice ares include domain names, intellectual property, trademark, copyright, and eCommerce.
Matthew Kaplan
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Matthew Kaplan
Washington, DC Business Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(703) 665-9529 509 N Jefferson St
Washington, DC 20005
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Stockbroker Fraud
The George Washington University Law School
For over a decade Matthew B. Kaplan, the founder and principal of The Kaplan Law Firm, has litigated cases on behalf of his clients in courts around the country. Prior to establishing The Kaplan Law Firm Mr. Kaplan was an attorney with Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, where he recovered millions of dollars for investors who incurred substantial losses as the result of fraud and other violations of the federal securities laws. Among the cases that Mr. Kaplan successfully litigated are In re Buca Inc. Securities Litigation, In re C.P. Ships Securities Litigation, In re...
Ramsey Taylor
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Ramsey Taylor
Washington, DC Business Law Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(202) 480-4317 810 7th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Business, Energy, International and Tax
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
I am the founder and attorney at Taylor Legal Law Firm, based in Washington DC. I help businesses of all sizes and social entrepreneurs (non-profits) handle their legal needs and everyday challenges, so you can focus on what matters most – your work and your business. My goal at Taylor Legal is to provide your business with fast, efficient, practical legal advice that works in real life, not only on paper.

Before founding Taylor Legal, I spent two decades practicing international business law in the US, as well as Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. I worked in a number of...
Sheridan Leigh England
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Sheridan Leigh England
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 14 years of experience
(202) 489-0720 1325 G Street NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and DUI
S.L. England, PLLC combines government and private sector experience under one umbrella. Our civil and criminal practices are anchored by the experience of a former Assistant United States Attorney, INTERPOL Fellow, and private practitioner. With the experience of numerous federal and international investigations, as well as represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety civil actions, S.L. England, PLLC is the firm you want. 95% of attorneys are not trial attorneys. Most have never stepped foot in court to make oral argument before a judge. It makes a big difference: good lawyers must have the ability to argue your case in...
John Klusaritz
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John Klusaritz
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 39 years of experience
(202) 672-5300 3000 K Street, N.W.
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20007
Business, Energy and Securities
Harvard Law School
I am a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where I primarily represent clients in mergers and acquisitions, finance transactions, joint ventures and related complex commercial transactions. I am a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities Practice as well as the Energy Industry Team. I have particular expertise representing clients in various aspects of the energy industry and communications industry including utilities, private equity funds, financial institutions, investors and project developers.
Alexander Rodriguez
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Alexander Rodriguez
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 6 years of experience
(917) 617-4439 601 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
S. Bldg, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20004
Offers Video ChatBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Securities
St. Thomas University
Alexander regularly advises clients on corporate transactions, alternative investments, and Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) related matters. He has helped companies raise capital through traditional and nontraditional vehicles, and advises clients on a variety of business arrangements. He has experience advising investors, entrepreneurs, and startups through the different stages of corporate growth, including acting as outside general counsel for several of these companies.

Prior to practicing law, over the span of 10 years, he successfully founded and operated several businesses in the legal-technology, human resources/outsourcing, and entertainment industries.

Alexander earned a Master’s degree in finance from Harvard University, where he served as a...
James F Warren
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Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 30 years of experience
(202) 494-6451 3331 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Tax
Harvard Law School
I am a tax attorney with more than 25 years experience in federal tax matters including federal and state tax planning and controversies. My tax practice has involved financial transactions, foreign investment (inbound and outbound) and mergers and acquisitions. I have also helped to create and advise numerous nonprofit organizations, many of which are involved in charitable activities in Middle Eastern countries.
Kurt Klaus
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Kurt Klaus
Washington, DC Business Law Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(202) 316-8558 3000 K Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20007
Business, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and IP
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Kurt R. Klaus, Esq., is a media/entertainment business and legal affairs attorney – backed by years of in-house and law firm experience. Acknowledging that media is ever changing- Kurt believes it is a privilege to work on media/entertainment matters that bring new challenges at a rapid pace- viewing these as means to learn, lead, and grow and thus opportunities to help clients advance their endeavors at a timely pace.

Kurt provides business and legal counsel mirroring the needs of emerging and conventional media/content landscapes. He designs, implements, and supports legal frameworks for digital and conventional media content and related...
Thomas Wyckoff
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Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 28 years of experience
(202) 618-3722 200 Pennslyvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
Free ConsultationBusiness and Securities
Albany Law School
• Pragmatic interpretation, drafting, negotiation, clarification and explanation to management, execution, & closing of all contractual matters. • Negotiation and design of employment agreements, stock option, stock appreciation rights, & termination settlement arrangements. • Initiation, monitoring & management of long-term sourcing arrangements in multiple supply-chain and vendor environments (China, England, Mexico & Canada). • Entity formations & structures inclusive of tax & corporate governance in accordance with constituent objectives. • Analysis, creation & drafting of covenant structures in high-yield debt & commercial loan agreements. • Leveraged buyouts utilizing equity, high yield/bank debt sourced publicly/privately. • Exhaustive familiarity with 33/34 Act, Reg. A & “mini-IPO” provisions. • Drafting,...
Sharmian Lynell White
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Sharmian Lynell White
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 24 years of experience
(202) 464-1325 1717 K Street, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
Business, Divorce, Family and IP
University of Texas Law School
Attorney and Founder of Whitewave Law, PLLC, a general practice firm (civil litigation, business law, family law and immigration law) which also does business as Roka IP Solutions with respect to its intellectual property practice (trademark law, copyright law and domain name disputes).
Neil Ende
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Neil Ende
Washington, DC Business Law Lawyer with 39 years of experience
(202) 895-1707 5335 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015
Free ConsultationBusiness
Boston College Law School
Mr. Ende is a nationally recognized expert on telecommunications transactional, litigation and regulatory issues. Mr. Ende has served as counsel to many of the nation's telecommunications service providers, resellers and agents, payphone service providers, the nation's largest telecommunications management company, multimedia companies and numerous other companies involved in leading edge technology applications. In this capacity, Mr. Ende has negotiated hundreds of carrier and agency agreements, including agreements with every major telecommunications carrier. Mr. Ende also has successfully litigated complex telecommunications cases against each of the major long distance carriers and most of the Regional Bell Operating Companies in proceedings in...
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Washington, DC Business Law Attorney
(888) 923-3310 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 1025
Washington, DC 20006
Business, Appeals, Criminal and Personal Injury
The University of Georgia School of Law
Jess Johnson is one of the best young lawyers in Georgia. He has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in criminal defense and civil litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine for the past several years. While only 2.5% of lawyers in Georgia under the age of 40 receive such an honor, Jess was first named to this list after only 3 years of practice.

Jess has been instrumental in our firm’s success in both trials and appeals. In his very first trial, Jess was awarded an Acquittal Award from the Federal Defender Program for helping our firm win a “not guilty” verdict...
Jackie T. Meier
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Jackie T. Meier
Washington, DC Business Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(202) 450-7466 1101 Connecticut Ave
Suite 450
Washington, DC 20036
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Consumer and Insurance Claims
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Ms. Meier represents individuals as well as small businesses, and specializes in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law, Construction Law and Business Law.

Additionally, Ms. Meier specializes in Insurance Claims for the policyholder against their insurance company-- including large medical/ health insurance claims, liability insurance, property insurance, and coverage for valuables.

Brian J. Malkin
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Brian J. Malkin
Washington, DC Business Law Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(202) 857-1700 2001 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Business, Administrative, Health Care and IP
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, The George Washington University Law School and The George Washington University Law School
Brian leads the firm’s FDA regulatory teams. He has more than 20 years of food and drug law practice and over nine years of intellectual property law practice. In particular, his practice includes the interrelation between patent law and food and drug law. Brian’s regulatory experience includes all types of FDA-regulated products: drugs (including animal drugs), biologics, medical devices, foods and dietary supplements, tobacco products, and cosmetics. Brian’s intellectual property experience includes FDA and patent litigation for both innovator and generic companies. Immediately prior to law school, Brian worked as a legislative correspondent in the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor...
Alan Lescht
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Alan Lescht
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 26 years of experience
(202) 563-3315 1050 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
Business, Civil Rights, Divorce and Family
Described by clients as "exceptional" and "a true lawyer's lawyer", Alan Lescht has long been recognized as one of the best employment lawyers in Washington, DC. Newsweek Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, Super Lawyers and Top Ten Leaders Program have featured Alan as one of the top employment lawyers in Washington, DC. Alan Lescht has been successfully litigating employment discrimination, civil rights, and commercial litigation cases for more than 25 years. He is a founding partner of Alan Lescht and Associates, PC, where he oversees the firm's employment litigation and counseling practices. Lescht has written extensively on employment law and...
Janet K. DeCosta
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Janet K. DeCosta
Washington, DC Business Law Attorney with 27 years of experience
(202) 824-8126 1875 Eye Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006
Business, Employment and Securities
DePaul College of Law

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While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.


Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.

Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.

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