The law firm of Brennan & Waite PLC was named as the 2014 Best of Reston honoree in the small business category.

Services Offered

Brennan & Waite, P.L.C. is a business oriented law firm providing a wide variety of legal services to small and medium sized entities in the D.C. metropolitan area. The law firm represents businesses in purchases and sales, litigation, business operation, leases, receivable collection, bankruptcy, business formation and any such other matters as may arise during the conduct of business operations.

1. Purchases and Sales

If you are purchasing or selling a business (or part of a business), you need good documentation to protect your rights and to make sure that you are fully aware of nature of the transaction proposed. Most contracts for purchase or sale exclude enforcement of oral side agreements and can contain a number of traps for the unwary. An experienced business attorney can spot problems in your agreement and make sure that you are aware of the real risk you undertake in a transaction. Money spent on the front end of a transaction will be much less than the amount you may have to spend to litigate problems. BEWARE of advice from anyone telling you that you do not need an attorney for the sale or purchase of a business.

2. Litigation

If you need help with a business dispute, an experienced attorney can make the difference between winning and losing. The law firm has handled litigation in the state and federal courts of Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland for over 20 years.

3. Business Operation

Every business enters into transactions on a regular basis. Each business should have an attorney review its more important transactions, whether those transactions are with employees or with other individuals or business. These reviews are preventative measures to avoid costly litigation.

4. Leases

The most important contract for most small businesses is the commercial lease. Such contracts are routinely very long and very complicated. They also often contain provisions that protect landlords more than is necessary. The law firm has experience negotiating many types of leases from large shopping center leases to smaller commercial leases. You have more leverage in the lease negotiation process if you have an experienced attorney to help you spot problems.

5. Debtor-Creditor Rights

When you get a notice of bankruptcy, we will give you advice on whether you have any continuing rights or duties. Mr. Brennan has experience practicing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland.

6. Business Formation

The organizational form you choose for your business is very important. Our law firm can provide you with advice on the form best suited for your business (i.e., corporation, limited liability company, partnership) and the documentation necessary to create that form.

7. Receivable Collection

Our two-step collection system manages your accounts receivable at a reasonable cost. We can also show you how to avoid delinquency problems and how to make your delinquent accounts pay for the costs of collection, including attorney's fees.

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