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

Welcome to Weiss LLP

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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.

Corporate and Commercial – Mergers and Acquisitions

Weiss LLP provides responsive and comprehensive legal services to entities of all compositions throughout their transactions, applying resources and expertise to the full range of scenarios any business may encounter.

Workplace Counsel
Important Pointers For Today's Businesses


Even in bad market times, closely-held businesses continue to see growth. That growth is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the partnership or stock ownership becomes more valuable – but, at the same time – the more valuable the stock at the time of the owner’s death, the greater the tax burden on the owner’s estate. To avoid this problem, consider recapitalizing—specifically, converting some of your corporation’s common stock into preferred stock….

Didn’t receive your PPP funding? There is another option.

For businesses that didn’t receive funding under the Paycheck Protecting Program, Congress has approved the Employee Retention Credit to help them pull through the economic impacts of COVID-19. Under the Coronavirus, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“the CARES Act”), qualifying businesses can receive this tax credit worth as much as $5,000 per employee that they continue to pay throughout the 2020 calendar year.
To qualify for the program, businesses just need to demonstrate either…


A senior lending officer once remarked, “the best loans are those that are well-underwritten and better papered.”

Lending in our tri-jurisdiction area of DC, Maryland and Virginia is challenging today. Lenders must not only underwrite the loan and the borrower/guarantors for today, but also look forward during the term of the loan to protect the loan for default, trouble or…

The Federal Opportunity Zone Program – A New Program Worth Knowing!

 You may have heard about the Opportunity Zone Program — included as a part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  The Program was designed as a way to revitalize economically distressed communities by offering significant tax breaks to investors who invest in the development of these communities.  Although there has been some debate over whether this program will succeed in actually revitalizing these communities,…

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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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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