Business Law

Serving large and small businesses in D.C., Virginia and Maryland

Business clients at Charapp & Weiss trust the firm’s expertise in guiding them through all aspects of their operations. From its offices in McLean, Virginia, the firm counsels clients on simple and complex matters related to business formation, day-to-day operations, growth and expansion, closure and litigation.

Business formation lawyers for success and growth

Charapp & Weiss counsels clients on and executes documents and transactions related to:

  • Acquisitions
  • Choice of entity
  • Corporate formation
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Partnerships
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Mergers
  • Purchase and sale of businesses and real estate
  • Artist representation
  • Copyright issues


Attorneys for every aspect of business operations

Charapp & Weiss offers clients creative strategies for confronting legal issues that arise in the everyday operation of businesses. The law firm assists with:

  • Building or acquiring facilities or equipment
  • Business plans
  • Bylaws
  • Commercial investigations
  • Compensation and profit-sharing plans
  • Contract negotiation and drafting
  • Contracts with employees and vendors
  • Corporate finance and restructuring
  • Corporate investigations
  • Day-to-day corporate questions and problems
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Divestitures
  • Equipment leases
  • Financing
  • Franchise agreements
  • Franchise law (franchisors and franchisee)
  • Joint ventures
  • Leases
  • Licensing agreements
  • Litigation
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Non-disclosure contracts
  • Professional practice agreements
  • Real estate transactions
  • Refinancing
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Reorganization
  • Sale and purchase of stock and assets
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Shareholder rights
  • Start-up issues
  • Succession plans

Exceptional business and commercial litigation law firm

Charapp & Weiss counsels clients on risk management and best practices for avoiding litigation. However, when litigation is required, the firm has the experience and knowledge to protect client interests and achieve results. Lawyers at the firm work to resolve matters through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution, when possible. But they litigate vigorously and successfully in court to ensure clients are protected.

The firm’s diverse areas of commercial litigation experience include:

  • Contract litigation
  • Derivative actions
  • Dispute resolution
  • Injunctions
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Unfair competition actions

Sophisticated representation. Attentive service.

Contact Charapp & Weiss at any of our locations for more information about our Business Law practice and targeted solutions for your legal issue.