“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

Virginia Legislature Enacts Law to Protect Consumer Privacy: Big Consequences for Business Owners

Does your business deal with a consumer’s personal data? Does your business interact with Virginia residents? If so, your business operations could be greatly affected by a new law aimed at protecting consumer privacy. Set to take effect January 1, 2023, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”) will grant Virginia residents the rights to access, correct, delete, know, and opt-out of the sale and processing for targeted advertising purposes of their personal…

COURT FIRES WARNING VOLLEY AT FINANCIAL SERVICES BUSINESSES THAT USE AFFILIATED TITLE COMPANIES IN REAL ESTATE SETTLEMENTS

            The United States District Court in Maryland has recently ruled that a lender who uses an internal title company for its real estate settlements is on the hook for the title company’s alleged violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act. This ruling could spell bad news for financial services businesses that use owned or affiliated subsidiaries in their real estate settlements, as it indicates that courts may be willing to look beyond the…

IS REAL ESTATE STILL IN YOUR NAME? YOU ARE EXPOSED!

Owning property is a cornerstone of the American dream, but if it is deeded in your name, you might be opening yourself up to more risk than reward! Cost-cutting and risk avoidance are crucial to a company’s success – especially small businesses. Here at Weiss LLP, we have found that transferring one’s title to a property, owned in his or her sole name, into a limited liability company (LLC) offers such protection. Benefits…

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…

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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Will Halnon Associate

Will Halnon is a Staff Attorney at Weiss LLP and a 2020 graduate of The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the Mock Trial Board and a Student Attorney for the Small Business and Community Economic Development Clinic.

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