As an entrepreneur or business owner, you already have enough on your plate. Handling complex legal matters shouldn’t be another thing left solely to you. A Lanham business lawyer from GDH Law can be by your side every step of the way as you navigate the increasingly complicated world of running a business in today’s world.
Experienced Business Lawyers Serving Lanham, MD
At GDH Law, we pride ourselves on being integral members of our local community. We are known for being a small, boutique law firm that gets big results time and time again.
We are experienced business lawyers serving Lanham, Prince George’s County, the greater Maryland area, and nearby Washington D.C. When you partner with our legal office, you’ll have the backing of attorneys who embody the professionalism, quality, and attention to detail that your case deserves.
Handling Complex Business Matters
Our experienced legal team has the knowledge, expertise, and background needed to handle even the most difficult legal matters for businesses and business owners. Below are some of the business matters that we currently handle.
GDH Law handles a wide range of business dealings beyond this list, so do not hesitate to contact us for any issue you or your business are currently facing.
Selecting the Right Business Structure
Choosing the right business structure is about more than just finding what feels right. The structure of your business venture plays a significant role in both taxes and liability for certain legal matters, and choosing the wrong corporate structure can have unintended (and expensive) consequences.
Our lawyers are leaders in business. We’re ready to sit down with you to discuss your business plan and what type of structure would best support your goals.
Common structures used by Lanham business owners and operators include:
- Sole Proprietorships
- S Corporations
- Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
There are few things in life more stressful than facing problems with your taxes or the IRS. At GDH Law, we strive to provide swift and meaningful resolution to any and all tax issues that may arise.
It is not uncommon for Maryland businesses to deal with multi-faceted tax problems, including those related to:
- Under or overpaying
- Compliance costs
- Inaccurate record keeping
- Payroll taxes
- Expiring provisions
A Lanham business lawyer will help simplify tax compliance for your business.
Drafting and Enforcing Contracts
Foundational documents provide your business with a strong groundwork upon which it can grow. A Lanham business lawyer from GDH Law will provide integral support in the drafting, negotiation, signing, and enforcing of contractual agreements.
- Employment contracts
- Commercial equipment leases
- Commercial real estate leases
- Buy-sell agreements
- Sales and distribution contracts
Our business attorneys manage contract disputes efficiently and effectively. Our goal is to always minimize the impact on your business by retaining functionality through both time- and cost-effective approaches.
Protecting Intellectual Property
Whether you’re a sole proprietor working for yourself or the head of a midsize business, your intellectual property functions as a fundamental component of your overall success.
As skilled business lawyers and litigators, we will help you take steps to protect your IP from improper usage. And if we discover that someone else has violated your trademark, stolen copyrighted material, illegally accessed trade secrets, or otherwise breached your intellectual property, we’ll take swift action to minimize any resulting harm.
We can help with:
- Trade secrets
- Industrial design rights
- And more
Arbitration and Mediation
Both arbitration and mediation are forms of alternative dispute resolutions designed to keep you out of the courtroom. As alternatives to litigation, arbitration and mediation can save you time and money, allowing you to keep your focus where it belongs—on your business.
Although they have their similarities, let’s review the main differences between these two forms of dispute resolution:
- Arbitration – Two opposing parties agree to allow a neutral third party (the arbitrator) to make a binding decision.
- Mediation – Two opposing parties agree to meet with a neutral third party to reach a mutually agreed upon resolution.
It is never advisable to enter into any type of legal matter (including dispute resolution) without the backing and guidance of a knowledgeable attorney. At GDH Law, we have the skills needed to successfully navigate mediation and arbitration. We can also review your case and advise whether it is the right fit for an alternative dispute resolution or whether it would ultimately be better suited for litigation.
When you decided to open a business, you never dreamed that it would involve you standing inside of a courtroom. Unfortunately, life is unpredictable, and no amount of planning can help us avoid certain unpleasantries.
A Lanham business lawyer from GDH Law can represent you and your business in the courtroom. We have expertise handling a wide range of even the most complicated business matters, including during:
- Administrative hearings
We understand the highly complex and nuanced nature of business law. It takes time, energy, and effort to comb through documents and contracts. Time, energy, and effort that you could be putting into your business instead of dealing with a lawsuit.
And when you work with the legal team at GDH Law, you’ll be able to keep your focus exactly where it belongs. We’ll handle everything from consulting with experts to building the strongest possible case on your behalf.
Why Choose GDH Law?
At GDH Law, we are skilled attorneys, negotiators, and litigators. We provide powerful representation to businesses, giving them the support and legal guidance they need when it matters most.
You can count on us to:
- Meet with you for an initial informational meeting to review your legal needs.
- Provide expert guidance on business organization and structure and help prepare incorporation documents.
- Draft, review, and enforce business contracts.
- Advise you of the most effective ways to protect your business’s intellectual property and what actions to take if it’s been violated.
- Act as unrelenting and tireless legal representatives for complex business litigation involving any aspect of your business.
Most importantly, we want you to know that GDH Law is a law office that you can rely on. Every member of our legal team is committed to being a pillar of strength upon which our clients can depend.
Work With a Lanham Business Lawyer Who Supports Your Local Community
Within our community, we are known for providing results with professionalism and attention to detail. That’s because it’s never our goal to meet your expectations—it’s to exceed them.
We value every client and the contributions they provide to our corner of Maryland and beyond.
When your business is facing trouble, turn to the law firm that’s part of your community. Call or contact us online, and we’ll match you with a Lanham business lawyer who cares about the outcome of your case.