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Arlington: new home to Amazon's HQ2

By the end of the bidding process, or even near its very beginning (as some media outlets have reported), Amazon executives realized what business decision makers in diverse fields have long appreciated.

And that is this: Northern Virginia stands virtually unparalleled as a locale for new business creation and material commercial expansion.

Business success stories: some common ingredients

A New York Times headline in a recent article calls them “breakthrough moments.” A commentator offering some business tips in that narrative refers to the singular “brand of leadership” that drives commercial success. Another contributor to the piece underscores a vital link between “big thinking” and down-the-road company profit.

Notwithstanding the various terms and phrases employed throughout the above-cited focus on entrepreneurial mindsets and on-the-job strategies, the bottom-line emphasis is the same. It is centered on applicable advice that would-be business players might profitably consider as foundational recommendations that promote commercial wins.

Striking the right workplace balance re a volatile topic

A principal with a prominent human-resources professional organization notes in a recent article that some members of a select workplace demographic “needed to get themselves in check.”

Reportedly, stresses the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), they have done that to a large extent.

Severing ties with your business: How do you do that?

Maybe you’re simply eyeing new pursuits and challenges after a long and successful career as a business owner. Alternatively, it might be the case that health issues or some other family considerations are now weighing heavily on your mind. Perhaps you are looking with acute appreciation at the energies and talents of younger family members and feel that now is the right time to react accordingly.

What that might mean in all the above instances is a decision to let go, that is, to finally extricate yourself from the commercial enterprise you created, nurtured and drove to long-term success. Next-decade projections might now be supplanted in your thinking by business succession planning.

Thinking of changing your business structure due to tax reform?

Last year, the Tax Cuts and Jobs act brought dramatic changes for businesses around the country. Significantly, it slashed the corporate tax rates to a mere 21 percent and introduced a qualified business income deduction for pass-through entities. As a result, many companies have considered changing their structure to take advantage of these corporate tax breaks.

In this post, we will examine a few of the implications for companies that wish to switch their legal status.

Complex and thorny employment law issue: workplace harassment

It would be hard to overestimate the stark employee-linked challenges that company principals face every day. Business owners across the Washington, D.C., metro area and the rest of the country know from hard experience that worker-related issues are often apex concerns. We stress on our business law website at the Northern Virginia business law firm of David, Brody & Dondershine that they “can be extremely complex legal matters.”

That they are broad-based is evident from a bullet point list on our site that spotlights the kind of work we do on behalf of our diverse and valued business clientele. We represent employers in matters ranging from wage/hour disputes and contractually based grievances to intellectual property protection and considerations relevant to family and medical leave.

What does business-linked legal tax planning entail?

Here’s a quick – and we think definitive – answer to today’s above-posed blog post query: lots.

When it comes to business matters that preoccupy entrepreneurs and established commercial principals, tax considerations are unquestionably on the short list of top-tier concerns.

What is a partnership subscription agreement?

We note at the Northern Virginia law firm of David, Brody & Dondershine that our seasoned attorneys “provide comprehensive corporate law and business formation services.”

We know that covers a lot of ground. Our website page addressing the firm’s commercial law advocacy provides a partial list of the types of things we do to promote our valued clients’ interests. Our representation spans matters ranging from entity formation and contract negotiation to employer/worker interactions and financing.

Technology licensing protections key for both licensors, licensees

Intellectual property in a business context is an apex concern for most entrepreneurs and established commercial principals, for obvious reasons.

For starters, and as we note on our business law website at the metro Washington, D.C., law firm of David, Brody & Dondershine, "Developing and perfecting new technology takes an incredible amount of time and resources."

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