Corporate Law and Business Transactions

Corporate Law and Business Transactions

GRDD Law provides comprehensive legal counsel to small businesses and their owners. Our clients range from the simplest of sole-proprietor operations, to the most dynamic of emerging growth companies. Our attorneys are experienced in all phases of the business life cycle, and provide practical advice on a wide range of business legal matters.

Our goal is to be a valued and trusted member of your small business team, capable of providing high quality legal services at a fair price whenever you need us.

GRDD Law has created hundreds of new businesses for our clients. Regardless of the complexity of your new business, we can establish the legal entity and provide governing documents that are carefully tailored to meet the goals of the business owners – all for a reasonable flat fee. As the needs of the business evolve, we can continue to advise on organizational business matters, including the introduction of new partners or the withdrawal of original partners.

  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Corporations
  • Non-Profits
  • Operating Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreement
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Bylaws
  • Resolutions and Meeting Minutes
  • Restructuring and Reorganization

Contact one of our attorneys for a free consultation regarding the formation of your new business and the agreements between the business owners.

GRDD Law represents the buyers and sellers of small businesses. We have represented the buyers and sellers of medical and dental practices, restaurants, consulting firms, accounting firms, tech firms, government contractors, moving companies, specialty stores, and many other business types. The buy/sell process can be relatively simple or it can be quite complicated depending on a variety of factors unique to each transaction. We understand the competing interests that buyers and sellers have in the transaction. We know how to achieve our clients’ goals while protecting their interests and minimizing their risk in the transaction.

  • Asset Sales
  • Stock Sales
  • Mergers
  • Term Sheets and Letters of Intent
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Due Diligence
  • Purchase Agreements
  • Franchise Assignments and Transfers
  • Commercial Lease Assignments and Transfers
  • Promissory Notes and Security Agreements
  • Loan Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements

Contact one of our attorneys for a free consultation regarding your merger or acquisition.

GRDD Law drafts, reviews, and negotiates a wide range of business, commercial, and employment contracts (the list below is not all-inclusive). Our attorneys provide practical advice to our clients throughout the contracting process, drawing on extensive transactional and courtroom experience to help our clients minimize risk and consummate transactions in an expedited manner.

  • Business Purchase Agreements
  • Merger Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Commercial Leases
  • Employment Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Government Contracts
  • Prime Contracts and Subcontracts
  • Vendor Agreements
  • Service Agreements
  • Construction Agreements
  • Real Estate Purchase Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Promissory Notes
  • Security Agreements
  • Loan Agreements

Contact one of our attorneys for a free consultation regarding your contract needs.

GRDD Law provides general legal counsel to hundreds of small businesses in the DC metropolitan area and beyond. As general counsel, we are able to address whatever legal issues arise, as they arise. If a particular project is outside the scope of our expertise, we can draw on our network of peers to refer you to the right attorney.

GRDD Law does not have a niche type of client. Our clients range considerably in type, size, and legal needs. We represent government contractors, medical and dental practices, restaurants, accounting firms, law firms, tech firms, consulting firms, construction companies, commercial landlords, specialty service providers, and the list goes on. Some of our larger clients require assistance on a weekly basis. Others may need help only once or twice per year.

Regardless of the size and type of your business, and regardless of the frequency of your need to legal services, we are happy to be your go-to attorneys. Think of us as part of your business team, as if we had an office down the hall, ready to provide responsive and practical legal advice on demand.

Contact one of our attorneys for a free consultation regarding your need for general business counsel.

Every corporation, limited liability company (LLC) and other legal entity that is registered in Virginia (domestic and foreign), is required to maintain a Registered Agent within the Commonwealth. The Registered Agent is responsible for receiving official correspondence from the Virginia State Corporation Commission, and is the statutory agent of the business for the purpose of receiving service of lawsuits and other legal notices.

GRDD Law acts as the Registered Agent for hundreds of businesses, both domestic and foreign. We charge a reasonable annual flat fee for this service. We have sophisticated systems in place to ensure that you will timely receive copies of any documents that are served on our office. We will also ensure that you comply with the annual reporting and fee requirements of the Commonwealth so as to prevent the automatic cancellation of your entity.

If your company is based outside of Virginia but needs to obtain a certificate to transact business in Virginia, we can assist you with the registration. If your company’s registration has been cancelled and needs to be reinstated, we can assist you with the reinstatement.

By engaging GRDD Law as your Virginia registered agent, you will establish a relationship with a respected law firm that can also provide assistance on a wide range of legal matters, including both transactional matters and litigation. Unlike other registered agents that can only forward you the documents served upon them, we can actually explain to you what has been served, and also advise you as to the next steps. If you require further legal assistance, we may be in a position to help.

Contact one of our attorneys for a free consultation regarding your Virginia registered agent needs.

Contact GRDD Law to speak with an experienced business lawyer today.