Business Law & Litigation Solutions in Fairfax County
In a constantly evolving business landscape, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and commercial enterprises face unique challenges. From selecting the appropriate business structure or gaining access to the marketplace to entering into successful transactions and resolving legal disputes, having the guidance of an adept business law attorney is indispensable.
For over forty years, the attorneys of Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC have served as trusted advisors to the business community in Northern Virginia. Our legal team is highly regarded for being dedicated advocates of both new and established businesses, including many minority-owned enterprises. We blend sophisticated legal counsel with superior personal service to help our clients achieve their objectives in the following areas:
- Business formation
- Business transactions
- Business litigation
- Employment law
- Condemnation proceedings/eminent domain
- Tax controversies
Business Formation According to a Business Law Attorney
Launching a new venture starts with choosing the right business structure, such as a corporation, limited liability company (LLC), or partnership. We help establish structures that facilitate our clients’ business objectives, and also prepare foundational documents, including articles of incorporation, bylaws and resolutions. In addition, we assist with obtaining required licenses and submitting state filings. Our attorneys also negotiate and draw up agreements clarifying the relationships among new business owners, employees, vendors and other parties, including:
- Shareholder agreements
- Partnership agreements
- Operating agreements
- Buy-Sell Agreements
- Employment agreements
- Independent contractor agreements
- Nondisclosure and Noncompete agreements
Additionally, we advise new businesses regarding commercial real estate leases and purchases and contract negotiations, while exploring growth opportunities through joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions or other business transactions.
Our legal team understands that engaging in successful transactions is essential for the prosperity of any business. We structure and negotiate transactions such as asset and commercial real estate purchases and sales, joint ventures or mergers and acquisitions and also prepare the underlying documentation, including:
- Asset and stock purchase agreements
- Licensing agreements
- Management agreements
- Commercial real estate purchase contracts
- Financing documents
We also arrange financing — asset-based financing, lines of credit and guarantees — and advise on matters like asset protection strategies and business succession planning.
Our legal team has a well-deserved reputation for designing innovative strategies and deal structures that serve the interests of both parties, which can help to foster future business dealings and relationships. At the same time, we help our clients explore ways of maximizing the benefits of an intended transaction. By guiding clients through all phases of a deal, we empower them to make strategic business decisions.
Our legal team has significant trial and appellate experience in state and federal court and has successfully represented clients in a wide range of business disputes, including:
- Contract disputes
- Lease and real estate disputes
- Fraud and misrepresentation claims
- Collection actions
- Employment law disputes
- Insurance disputes
Knowing that a protracted, costly litigation can stifle business operations, we often recommend pursuing alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation. At the same time, we have the skills and resources to litigate any matter. Our trial attorneys have a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes for both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court and administrative proceedings.
The contemporary workplace in Northern Virginia is governed by a variety of local, state, and federal laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Virginia Human Rights Act, the Bowman Doctrine, and the Virginia Wage Pay Act.
Well-versed in the applicable employment laws, we handle matters ranging from employment discrimination and harassment to wrongful termination and wage and hour claims, for both employers and employees. Our legal team also negotiates, drafts and reviews employment agreements, non-compete and nondisclosure agreements and also represents parties on both sides in severance negotiations.
Condemnation Proceedings/Eminent Domain
Federal, state and local governments have the constitutional authority to take private property for public use through eminent domain. Owners must be paid “just compensation” for the property, however, which is determined through a legal proceeding known as condemnation.
Surovell Isaacs and Levy PLC represent property owners in condemnation proceedings before a number of federal and state agencies, including the Virginia Department of Transportation, as well as regulated entities such as utility companies. By collaborating with a respected network of engineers and appraisers, we work to ensure that our clients receive fair value for property that is taken.
Our business law attorneys are uniquely qualified to help clients resolve a wide range of tax-related issues and controversies, including:
- Tax disputes and litigation
- Tax evasion/fraud
- Administrative appeals
- Levies and liens
- Installment agreements
- Offers in compromise
- Unified tax returns
We apply our knowledge of state and federal tax law and regulations in representing clients across multiple court venues. Our team also guides business clients through audits conducted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other tax authorities.
Contact Our Fairfax County Business Law Attorney
At Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC, we provide ongoing counseling to new and established entities throughout the lifecycle of their business. Our attorneys devise well thought-out strategies to help our clients achieve their objectives and also advise clients on the other end of the business spectrum by guiding them through wind-downs and dissolutions.
We bring to bear in-depth legal knowledge and business savvy to help our clients navigate the current business environment in Northern Virginia. Whether you are launching a new venture, seeking growth opportunities, involved in a business dispute, or facing a tax controversy, you can rely on us for innovative solutions. Call our office today or fill out the convenient form on our website to set up a consultation.