A Community Resource Hub for Business Executives

Legal services rarely happen in a silo. If you need zoning permits, you also may need financing or help creating an employee handbook. If you’re getting divorced, you’ll likely need assistance with estate planning and revising your will. If you’re growing your business, you may need help bringing on additional partners or changing the structure of your company and at the same time guidance on signing your next lease.

Lerch Early is a regional, full-service law firm, which means we understand the cross-jurisdictional challenges business owners face in the DC metro area. We also have the talent and bench to fully serve clients for all of their needs. What this means is you have a committed team that will leverage our resources to help grow and protect your company.

Lerch Early’s Business Center is here to connect the dots. Featuring original content from our attorneys, we illustrate how attorneys from different practices come together to meet your needs. Please feel free to contact any of our attorneys if you want to discuss any legal needs you may have.

Letters of Intent

One of the first steps in making a deal, especially in real estate, is the Letter of Intent (LOI).  Parties to a prospective deal will often sign a LOI to set the general parameters of the contract that will govern the deal that has not yet been agreed upon.

Conflicts in Estate Planning

As someone once said, “folks are serious about three things: their religion, their family and, most of all, their money.” Estate planning involves all three, so it’s unsurprising that conflicts often arise after a loved one’s death.

Dispute Resolution

The overwhelming majority of lawsuits are resolved without a trial. If a lawsuit is likely not going to trial, businesses need to be aware of available alternatives and the corresponding benefits and drawbacks.

Employee Medical Issues

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits private and public employers from discriminating against a qualified individual with a disability in applying for jobs, hiring, firing and all other employment related activities on the basis of that disability, provided there is no undue hardship to the employer.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Few matters are more complex and have greater importance to business owners than the purchase or sale of a business.

Fiduciary Duties

When  investors buy or pay for equity interests in an LLC or corporation, they are  giving their money to the managers or directors of that entity trusting that the funds will be used in managing and furthering the entity’s business.  

Choice of Entity

Understanding why most business owners today choose to start businesses as LLCs offers a window to the different factors that influence “choice of entity” decision-making for particular businesses and ownership groups.

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