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Understanding Common Types of Commercial Litigation

The advice of a seasoned business-law attorney may allow your company to avoid some disputes altogether. But even with the best guidance, you’re likely to face commercial litigation at some point. Commercial litigation includes a wide range of cases concerning business transactions. Common examples include breach of contract, partnership, and employment disputes. Breach of Contract A breach-of-contract dispute occurs […]

Preserving Your Tax-Exempt Status

Your nonprofit has received a letter from the IRS recognizing its tax-exempt status. Congratulations! The next challenge is maintaining that status. The most effective step you can take to protect your nonprofit is to consult an attorney with experience representing nonprofit and charitable organizations. Another important step is making sure that your nonprofit maintains appropriate records. Generally, you should keep […]

Get To Know Attorney Alex M Chintella

Alex M. Chintella has represented businesses and public agencies in commercial and strategic litigation since joining Douglas & Boykin PLLC in 2008. Mr. Chintella’s comprehensive experience in trial, appellate, and administrative litigation includes representation of clients before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Circuit, the District of Columbia Superior Court, and administrative agencies including the […]

A Look at Different Types Of Business Entities

  The first step in starting your business is to consult with a business-law attorney to for help in selecting an appropriate business entity. Read on to find out more about different business entities, including a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation, and a limited liability company.   Sole Proprietorship A sole proprietorship is a business organization in […]

Understanding Common Workplace Lawsuits

Employers face a broad range of workplace lawsuits. The following are three common claims that may be made by employees.     Discrimination Workplace discrimination violates state and federal laws. Discrimination is the unfair treatment of an employee or applicant because of a protected characteristic such as gender, race, religious background, or disability. For example, discriminating against an African-American […]

How A Lawyer Can Help You Select a Business Entity

  Are you contemplating starting your own business? If so, it may be time to consult with a business-law attorney near D.C. One of your first decisions must be whether you want to characterize your business as a corporation, partnership, limited partnership, or sole proprietorship. You will need to consider how many owners there will be, to what extent […]

A Brief Look at Common Malpractice Claims

  Virtually any type of professional faces the potential risk of a malpractice claim: Healthcare workers – Medical malpractice claims are perhaps the most well-known type of malpractice claim. Malpractice lawyers also frequently represent healthcare providers who have been accused of failing to obtain consent, negligent supervision, lack of technical skill, and lack of the necessary credentials. Other types of […]

Factors That Influence Child-Custody Decisions

  When you consult a family law attorney near D.C., he or she will ask you about your goals for the child custody arrangement and parenting time plan. Under D.C. law the primary consideration in determining what custody arraignment the judge will order is the best interest of the child. Under family law in D.C., the court will consider all […]

Grounds For Divorce

As a divorce lawyer in DC advises clients, divorce law mandates that one party file for divorce by citing a legal grounds. While some states recognize fault-based divorces, almost all states also offer no-fault divorce. Watch this video to learn more. Whether you prefer to file for fault-based or no-fault divorce, you or your family law attorney must […]

Comparing Legal Separation And Divorce

  Divorce law in DC is complex, which is why anyone considering a legal separation or divorce should consult directly with a lawyer. is the attorneys at Douglas & Boykin, PLLC are familiar with the ins and outs of family law and know the District of Columbia family court system. While some people may only be interested in legal […]