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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

PPP at 8 or PPP at 24 Weeks … Which Best for You? Read this First

 Under new PPP regulations, borrowers with loans dated June 5th or earlier can elect to use either the original 8-week schedule or the new 24-week schedule to spend their PPP funding while still qualifying for forgiveness. Meanwhile, later borrowers are automatically subject to the 24-week period. For those early borrowers, there can be significant consequences – and benefits – depending on their decision – read on.

Tempted at 24 but…

HOW TO GET READY FOR “PPP FORGIVENESS” MAKING IT HAPPEN!

So your business received PPP funding and you meet all the qualifications of forgiveness… What happens next? At the end of the covered period, you will need to work closely with your lender to begin the forgiveness process. Although your lender should be experienced and prepared to walk you through the process and although regulations are still in flux, this article is meant to give businesses an idea of what to expect when…

BREAKING NEWS: How Relaxation of PPP Guidelines Affects You and Answers to Your PPP Questions

On June 5th, The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act became law after it was signed by the President – having received nearly unanimous support in both the House and Senate. This new law relaxed some of the regulations, and many businesses may be wondering how this affects PPP funding. Although the regulations are still in flux, the purpose of this article is to provide a concise snapshot of how PPP funding can be…

TELECOMMUTING EMPLOYEES AND THE TICKING TAX-BOMB DEVELOP A POLICY THAT MANDATES WHERE WORK IS TO BE CONDUCTED AND MANDATE THAT GOOD RECORDS BE KEPT (PART 1 OF 2 PARTS)

Note: This article focuses only on the employee – a subsequent article will focus on tax and liability issues imposed on the employer

Background. Because the pandemic has forced many more workers to telecommute compared to what we have seen in the past, there could likely be significant tax implications that you may not be considering. Generally, a state and even a locality (city/county) expects employment taxes if work is done…

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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