Browse Month: July 2020

Real Estate

The Firm handles a wide range of real estate matters, including purchase and sale agreements, condominium conversions, landlord and tenant disputes, commercial and residential leases, title insurance and real estate closings.

Our attorneys negotiate, draft and review leases and land sale contracts; draft condominium association documents; and counsel clients with respect to condominium and cooperative conversions and real estate brokerage agreements. When disputes arise, the Firm taps the resources of its Litigation Practice Group to produce a comprehensive and turn-key approach to real estate matters.

Personal Injury

We do not treat personal injury matters as simply another case. We approach each case with the understanding that personal injury claims often implicate life-changing issues for our clients.

This approach, coupled with our attorneys’ litigation and advocacy skills, has resulted in success for our clients in many different areas of personal injury law. For example, Firm attorneys have represented clients in cases involving pipeline explosions, commercial aviation disasters, products liability and vehicle collisions.

While the results achieved do not predict future outcomes, the Firm has a significant track record of recovering millions of dollars for our clients against large corporations and private individuals.

Civil Litigation

Our attorneys are skilled advocates who bring their litigation experience to bear in any kind of case. The Firm represents individual, corporate and government clients in various types of suits, including complex commercial matters, employment and civil rights, personal injury, healthcare and claims against the government.

What sets us apart from our peers is our aggressiveness, pragmatism and approach to preparing every case as if it will go to trial. The Firm’s litigation docket has brought it before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Immigration Law

Alderman, Devorsetz & Hora helps companies and individuals understand and comply with immigration laws that become increasingly complicated each day. We represent small and large businesses who wish to sponsor employees from abroad, as well as individuals who wish to work and reside temporarily or permanently in the United States.

Depending on the nature or basis for emigrating to the U.S., the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has varying requirements that must be fulfilled before approval of an application. Shifting political climates, application procedures, filing and other requirements necessitate attorneys who are well versed in the intricate and ever-changing rules, both written and unwritten, of immigration law.

Healthcare Law

The Firm represents managed care organizations and healthcare providers with respect to regulatory compliance, formation and management, employment matters and litigation. For example, our attorneys represent several hospitals located throughout the country against the federal government in significant Medicare reimbursement litigation. We have also assisted HMO and provider clients in matters involving regulatory compliance, buying and selling businesses, contract drafting and review, coverage questions and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Employment and Civil Rights

Employment law involves a complex web of statutes, regulations and case law that control the relationship between employer and employee.

Many aspects of the employment relationship are governed by civil rights laws that prohibit an employer from making decisions regarding compensation, promotion, discipline or leave based upon factors like race, sex, age, gender, disability, religion, national origin, and in some jurisdictions, sexual orientation. Employment law also encompasses matters such as covenants not to compete, the Family and Medical Leave Act, an employee’s fiduciary duty and duty of loyalty, wage and hour laws and whistleblowing.

Employment law and civil rights are a significant component of the Firm’s practice.  The Firm’s attorneys have appeared on behalf of employers, employees and others before the Merit Systems Protection Board, Office of Compliance, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, District of Columbia Superior Court, District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the United States District Courts for the District of Columbia, Maryland and the Western District of North Carolina.

Business Affairs

Alderman & Devorsetz assists clients with their business affairs, including:

  • Choosing and organizing their business entities (C or S corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships);
  • Drafting organizational documents that establish governance policies (bylaws, articles of organization or incorporation, operating agreements and partnership agreements);
  • Preparing employee handbooks and other employment documents;
  • Negotiating and reviewing leases and purchase agreements;
  • General contract negotiation, drafting and review; and
  • Navigating the relevant governmental regulations and agencies.

The Firm also counsels its clients with respect to the federal, state and local regulatory hurdles that affect their business, provides legal opinions on regulatory issues and advocates on behalf of our clients before administrative bodies.

We represent clients in healthcare, employment, immigration and environmental matters before various administrative agencies, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, the DC Office of Contracting and Procurement, the DC Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs and the DC Office of Local Business Development.