We provide a wide range of legal counsel and representation.

The increasingly sophisticated needs of our clients often require the legal advice of attorneys in many practice areas. Our attorneys are sufficiently skilled—and equally versatile—to allow us to assemble a team whose members offer just the right combination of knowledge and experience to handle every aspect of the most complex legal matters.

Each of these practice areas maintains a similar standard for providing legal advice that is as sound as it is supportive. Whether they’re handling a real estate transaction, negotiating the sale or purchase of a business, creating and implementing a multifaceted estate plan or litigating a case in federal or state courts, our attorneys bring the resources—and the responsiveness—that deliver practical and cost-effective solutions.

Practice Areas

We provide a wide range of legal counsel and representation.

The increasingly sophisticated needs of our clients often require the legal advice of attorneys in many practice areas. Our attorneys are sufficiently skilled—and equally versatile—to allow us to assemble a team whose members offer just the right combination of knowledge and experience to handle every aspect of the most complex legal matters.

Each of these practice areas maintains a similar standard for providing legal advice that is as sound as it is supportive. Whether they’re handling a real estate transaction, negotiating the sale or purchase of a business, creating and implementing a multifaceted estate plan or litigating a case in federal or state courts, our attorneys bring the resources—and the responsiveness—that deliver practical and cost-effective solutions.

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Business Practices

We represent individual entrepreneurs, small businesses and large corporations, in Maryland, DC and Virginia, as well as businesses across the country. We are capable of representing your legal and business interests no matter the scope.

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Individual Practices

We represent individuals and business professionals with their personal legal matters. Whether you need counsel on your estate plan, a real estate transaction or any other concern that may arise, our attorneys bring the resources and responsiveness that deliver practical and cost-effective solutions.

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News

May 20, 2016

Jim Hammerschmidt Provides Commentary in DailyWorth Article on New Overtime Rules

Jim Hammerschmidt provides commentary in DailyWorth article, “Do the New Overtime Rules Really Mean Bigger Paychecks?” by Nancy Mann Jackson (May 19, 2016).

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Blog

D.C. Increases Minimum Wage in First of Several Expected 2016 Employment Law Changes

Increase to $15/hour by 2020 is the first major employment law initiative to pass; paid family leave and fair scheduling bills are on the horizon for employers.

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Awards

Paula Calimafde and Debbie Cohn were elected Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a nonprofit association of lawyers and law professors skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; and probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors and incompetents. Lawyers and law professors are elected to be Fellows based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching and participating in bar activities.

Paula Calimafde was elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. The Fellows of the American College of Tax Counsel constitute an extraordinary group of America’s very best tax attorneys. Membership is reserved for those leaders who have made an exceptional contribution to their chosen profession. Fellows must be nominated for the honor of membership and must then undergo a rigorous screening process prior to being elected as Fellows of the College.

Paula Calimafde was elected a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel is dedicated to elevating the standards and advancing the public's understanding of the practice of employee benefits law. Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel are selected by the College's Board of Governors from among employee benefits attorneys nominated for that honor and recommended for consideration by the Board's Membership Committee after considering the recommendations of regional screening committees.

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