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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

$50,000 or Less in PPP – If so, you will WANT to read this!

Great news for many PPP borrowers! For quite some time, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Treasury Department have been interested in simplifying the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) forgiveness process for borrowers. On October 8, 2020, the Small Business Administration released a simplified PPP forgiveness application form, Form 3508S, designed to remove the headache from many small businesses that benefited…

PPP Loan Forgiveness Update: Online Bank Portals

This release is yet another regarding the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness program. As the loan forgiveness process is unpredictable due to constantly changing legislation, many banks previously declined to open an online portal to submit Forgiveness Applications. This was likely in an effort to reduce confusion and ensure applicants were not applying for their loans with outdated forms…


Clients are overwhelmed with government regulations in business operations and oftentimes overlook one important tool that can provide some insurance against many employee claims: the employment handbook. With the “welcome mat” that most courts give employees for just about any grievance against employers, the employment handbook can be a valuable defense shield against many of these lawsuits. When weighed against the significant dollars that a single employee lawsuit can cost, the employment handbook…

Risks to Avoid When Raising Investment Dollars

Raising dollars for your business venture? Be wary – the government has rules on almost every kind of business/enterprise fundraising. If you aren’t careful, your investors can sue to get their money back based upon your not following proper procedures. 

The easiest way to avoid burdensome securities regulation is to forego securities altogether and instead treat investments as loans; however, this is often unrealistic. Because the definition of “security” is…

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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