“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
– Benjamin Franklin

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Since 1981, Weiss LLP and its attorneys have been assisting local and regional businesses to navigate today’s business challenges. The founding partner of our firm is a seasoned attorney who has worked for national and local firms prior to launching his own practice in 2006. We are a boutique firm, which means most clientele come from closely-held businesses and development companies. Some of our other clientele are nationally-recognized lenders and real estate investment trusts, real estate developers, hotel franchisees, entrepreneurs in hospitality businesses, among others. Also, we have served as counsel to two foreign governments. Other clients of ours include: retailers, a multi-location chain of car washes, parking garage management companies, property management companies, and foreign investors with investments in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Our trusted, experienced attorneys have spent years assisting our clients in successful cases and guide them through complicated legal processes. Consulting with us can help you determine how to successfully solve your legal questions. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

Practice Areas

Multi-Family (Apartment) Regulation and Advocacy

Local governments have given tenants the right to form tenant organizations, the right of first refusal to purchase apartment units and created significant administrative filing requirements for licensures, rent control and tenant rights.

Real Estate

This division covers a wide range of real estate transaction types including development, land acquisition and zoning, financing, construction, sales, refinances and leases.

Estate Planning – Asset Protection

Weiss LLP offers tailored estate planning solutions that meet client's goals. From the creation of wills and trusts to guardianships, we help protect assets and minimize estate taxes.

Commercial and Bank Lending

Weiss LLP extends its banking practice to cover commercial lending institutions, as well as lenders and borrowers.

Commercial Business Litigation

Our Firm has provided successful representation to clients in a wide array of business transactions, financing, intra-partner disputes and family business succession plans.

General Counsel Services

Many clients cannot afford to hire a full-time general counsel to service general needs of the business enterprise; our firm provides this function on a part-time or occasional or regular basis. Our services include daily, routine general counsel services such as contract negotiation, human resources, investor reporting and commercial counsel services.

Workplace Counsel
Important Pointers For Today's Businesses

A Changing Landscape: How Tax Reform Has Modified the 1031 Exchange Process

Are you selling a piece of real property and looking for a way to defer the capital gains taxes owed on your investment? Due to the recent 2018 tax reform and the resulting changes made to Section 1031 of the tax code, new issues have arisen that smart sellers and buyers must take into account before deciding that a “1031 Exchange” is wise decision.

To put it simply, a 1031 Exchange allows an investor to…

WARNING: Your Employees May Become Your Competitors

Employers who fail to plan properly will find out that former employees can quickly become their direct competitors. Unless you have in place “non-competition/non-solicitation agreements”, your ex-employees will be free to poach your customers or clients – and you will be powerless to prevent it.

Take the case of Allan M. Dworkin, D.D.S. v. Blumenthal, 77 Md. App. 774 (1989):

A dentist hires a young dentist to work for him at his practice. The young…

New Survey Standards – Don’t Just Rely On Certifications!

February 23, 2016 was an important date for the real estate industry when the new 2016 ALTA/NSPS* Survey Standards went into effect – long and short, this 8 th revision of the survey standards mean that owners and lenders should no long assume that a “recertified survey” is just as good as a new survey!

Every few years, the industry clarifies and updates standards. Standards change and title insurance coverage changes. If the owner or lender…

Why Form Your LLC In Delaware?

Often, we are asked why you should form a limited liability company (LLC) in Delaware rather than somewhere else. Although there are duplicative annual filing fees and registered agents fees (add another $500 – $800 per year), there are some important and beneficial reasons why the decision should be made to form the LLC in Delaware.

Consider the following:

REASON #1 – BUSINESS EXPERIENCE. For many decades, Delaware has been the go-to venue for business; courts routinely…

Randy Alan Weiss, Esq. Founding Partner

Randy Alan Weiss is the Founding Partner of Weiss LLP. Randy is a law graduate of Georgetown University Center (MLT, 1985) with an emphasis in closely-held business taxation and exempt organizations and St. Louis University School of Law (JD, 1981).

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Lance Kodish, Esq Associate

Lance is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School (2014). He was born and raised in New Jersey. Lance is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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Eric S. Montalvo Affiliated Counsel (Founding Partner, The Federal Practice Group)

Mr. Montalvo focuses his practice on federal criminal defense, commercial litigation and military administrative and criminal defense law.

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William R. Cowden Attorney

Mr. Cowden is a former Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C., where he served as Chief of Asset Forfeiture/Money Laundering.

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