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– 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.

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

SBA CONTINUES EIDL PROGRAM

NON-RECOURSE LOANS WITHOUT LOAN FEES

NON-RECOURSE UP TO $200,000 – RECOURSE OVER $200,000

30 YEAR TERMS – BEST LOANS ANYWHERE!

Following up a year of success in the EIDL* loan program, the US Small Business Administration will increase the maximum size of EIDL loans to $500,000.  If you don’t know about this program, you should. If you already have an EIDL loan, it’s likely…

Smallest of Businesses to Get a Leg-Up in PPP Loan Access

There is more good news for small businesses in regard to the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program! Beginning February 24th, 2021, there will be a two-week-long application period specifically for small businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. This is in an attempt to give the smallest of our country’s businesses a leg up and make sure they are being served as best they can.

There are also four additional…

Short Term Rentals – Owner Beware and Owner “Be-Smart”

The short term rental (STR) industry has taken off in the past couple of years and has generally been resilient in the face of economic struggles. Government regulation of this ever-growing industry has generally focused on zoning and tax issues, without seeming to fully address situations related to liability. One of the biggest problems arising out of this area is how to treat the relationship between owner and renter, as how that relationship…

Great News for Small Businesses – Second Round of PPP Loans Available!

On December 27th, the $900 billion relief bill became law; this law includes a revamp and extension of the Paycheck Protection Program. The Program, commonly referred to as PPP, is designed to help small businesses, nonprofits, and venues that have faced financial struggles due to the coronavirus pandemic. The most pertinent updates from the PPP revamp include the following:

  • The bill allows new PPP applications to be submitted by eligible…

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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