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The As-Is Clause In Real Estate: Is It Enforceable?

It seems like an easy thing to do when selling a property: just hand over the keys and include an “as-is” clause in the contract. After all, caveat emptor – “buyer beware.” But do you really know what an as-is clause means? It’s more complex than it seems, and it doesn’t mean the buyer can’t…READ MORE

Author: Judyann M. Lee

Virginia Amendment Outlawing Same-Sex Marriage is Still in Place

In early February 2023, the Virginia Senate approved Senate Bill 1096, a resolution proposed by Senator Adam Ebbin that intended to repeal Virginia’s Marshall-Newman Amendment. The Marshall-Newman Amendment, which was approved by Virginia voters in 2006, outlaws same-sex marriage, explicitly defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Though both Senate democrats and republicans…READ MORE

Author: Lawrence S. Jacobs

Pros & Cons of Downsizing Your Office Space in D.C.

Looking through the local news recently, I noticed an article about D.C. companies making significant changes to their office spaces. Notably, statistics show that more and more businesses are choosing to downsize their spaces and move to other locations. In the age of Zoom meetings and hybrid working environments, many companies are rethinking their need…READ MORE

Author: Judyann M. Lee

Don’t DIY Your LLC

Over the last 20 years, limited liability companies have become the preferred way of doing business for many small and medium-size enterprises.  That is primarily due to the fact that LLCs are easier to form than corporations. Unfortunately, that simplicity lulls many people into trying to do it themselves or working with forms provided online….READ MORE

Author: Lawrence S. Jacobs

DC Non-Compete Law Becomes Effective October 1, 2022

The District of Columbia’s new law banning most non-compete agreements becomes effective on October 1, 2022. The new law concludes a lengthy process in which DC has adopted laws to regulate this area, and then amended them before they went into effect. The current version of the law addresses some problems in the prior versions,…READ MORE

Author: Andrew H. Milne

The Shifting Landscape of Employee and Wage Claims

Employers face the constant challenge of regulatory requirements, which keep changing.  To further complicate matters,  compliance with employment obligations to employees varies from the employer’s home state to other states where remote employees work.  An employer’s compliance failure, regardless of whether it was inadvertent or minor, could provide an employee with an opportunity for an…READ MORE

Author: Jose L. Espejo