BUSINESS BREAKUPS IN VIRGINIA

While no one goes into business expecting to have to “breakup” with their business partners, it is something that all business owners should plan for, just in case.

MINORITY SHAREHOLDER PROTECTIONS

Since majority shareholders own more than 50% of the corporation, they have more voting power over the corporation’s decisions. However, there are protections in place for minority shareholders.

EMERGING COMPANIES

Our business law attorneys regularly advise emerging and established companies at every stage of their evolution.

ENTITY FORMATION

Our attorneys partner with clients to help with every aspect of starting a business, from selecting the appropriate business entity to drafting the essential corporate documents.

REAL ESTATE AND LEASES

Real Estate and Lease Negotiations for Businesses of Every Size.

STARTING A BUSINESS, LICENSING & COMPLIANCE

Many new businesses can be overwhelmed by the varying local, state, and federal licensing and regulatory requirements.

REGISTERED AGENT SERVICES

If you plan to do business in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a registered agent is required by law.

FOREIGN COMPANIES ENTERING U.S. MARKET

Complete Legal Support for Foreign Companies Entering the U.S. Market.

SUCCESSION PLANNING FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

At General Counsel, P.C., our attorneys have extensive experience in representing a wide range of local, regional and national companies.

TAX LAW MATTERS

At General Counsel, P.C. our tax attorneys teach, lecture and publish on both a local and national level regarding a wide variety of tax issues.

CHARITABLE SOLICITATION PRACTICE GROUP

Providing Representation to Charitable Organizations and Professional Solicitors throughout the Nation.

LEGAL BUSINESS CONTINGENCY PLANS

From the Experienced Estate Planning Attorneys of General Counsel, P.C.

BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING

Individuals or spouses that own family businesses have an extra consideration when estate planning — succession of the business.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

As businesses grow, owners should consider potential expansion and exit opportunities in order to make sure their years of hard work continue to pay off.

Recent Business Law and the Legal Environment Articles

  • Ask General Counsel: 6 reasons NOT to serve as the registered agent for your business

    Published by Ask General Counsel on InsideNova, 7/27/2022 Image from Inside Nova In this edition of Ask General Counsel, the business law attorneys at General Counsel, P.C., located in McLean, discuss why business owners should not serve as the registered agent for their business. Businesses in Virginia are required to have a registered office and registered agent....

  • How to Protect Your Business in a Divorce

    Webinar: How to Protect your Business in a Divorce

    Often, a business owner’s most valuable asset is their business. Further, a divorce can cause disruption and, in some circumstances, result in the destruction of a business. Business owners need to protect their business from the negative impacts of a divorce. In this webinar, General Counsel, P.C. business attorney Evan St. John will discuss preventative...

  • Negotiating Business Ownership in Divorce

    Advice from Divorce Attorney – How to Protect Your Business During a Divorce

    Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels Couples typically do not enter into marriage thinking about divorce, but, unfortunately, not planning for the possibility can oftentimes have serious consequences. Divorces can be difficult, and even more complex when business assets are at stake. For many business owners, the business itself is the individual’s most valuable asset. Business owners...

  • Business Break-Ups Can Be Complicated – Valuation of Corporate Shares

    Business Break-Ups or Business Divorces occur when business owners can no longer agree on operations or future of a company.  As we wrote in this article, What Should I Consider During a Business Divorce, messy (and expensive) business break-ups can be minimized or avoided by careful planning. In a recent case, the plaintiff shareholder filed...

  • Leesburg man arrested for $2.5M CARES Act Loan Fraud

    Leesburg Man Arrested for $2.5M CARES Act Loan Fraud

    In an October 20, 2020 Press Release, the Department of Justice announced that Didier Kindambu, was arrested on charges of fraudulently obtaining over $2.5 million in loans through the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for his businesses Papillon Air, Inc. and Papillon Holdings.  It is alleged that Kindambu created fraudulent payroll documentation and submitted...

  • Acclaim Technical Services, LLC Acquires Global Consulting Services, Inc.

    Congratulations to General Counsel, P.C. client Global Consulting Services, Inc. (GCS) on its acquisition by Acclaim Technical Services, LLC. We were pleased to help with legal services through this transaction. Acclaim Technical Services, LLC (ATS)announced Sept. 1 it has acquired Global Consulting Services, Inc. (GCS), a Rockville, MD-based company with approximately 30 employees, to meaningfull...

Business Law and the Legal Environment

The current legal and regulatory environment can greatly influence the way a business carries out its activities. Businesses must ensure they comply with all the state and federal laws and regulations applicable in the areas they do business. These rules and regulations can change frequently and are often unclear regarding their practical effect. Our business law attorneys have extensive experience and can help your business navigate the legal waters throughout the life cycle of your business. Our business law firm can assist business owners from the initial formation of a business to its dissolution and with any issues in between.

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