Daniel S. Willard PC

Daniel S. Willard PC Daniel S. Willard, P.C. practices business law and business litigation, corporate law and corporate litigation, construction law and construction litigation and estate planning in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

At Daniel S. Willard, P.C., our attorneys have been practicing business and corporate law and litigation for over 25 years. The firm's practice today is focused on select areas within the realms of business and corporate litigation. We also welcome opportunities to build strong relationships with business people who need "cradle-to-grave" counsel they can trust. If you are looking for skilled, relentless, yet highly ethical representation in a matter of business or corporate law or litigation, our Bethesda, Maryland-based firm may be the ideal choice. The Daniel S. Willard, P.C. law firm is a proven resource for relentless, aggressive representation of those who stand on the right side of disputes. Prevailing against those on the wrong side by holding them fully accountable is our constant mission — but we uphold the highest ethical standards while pursuing that goal. Practicing in courts throughout Maryland and in the District of Columbia, we concentrate our efforts in: -- Business litigation, including the filing of lawsuits against customers, partners, associates, competitors and employees who breach contracts and commit other wrongdoing -- Corporate litigation, including prosecution or defense of derivative lawsuits brought by shareholders against corporate owners, officers and directors -- Commercial debt collection, with emphasis on seeking and enforcing judgments to recover unpaid loans and debts approaching or exceeding $100,000. -- Startup, business organization and consulting services for new businesses. -- Counsel and comprehensive representation for those who are buying and selling businesses. Turn To Accomplished, Ethical Financial Lawsuit Attorneys In Bethesda Our clients receive personal attention and honest, direct guidance from day one through every phase of their diverse challenges and initiatives. We understand the current economic climate and how profoundly financial disputes disrupt our clients' businesses and impact their personal lives. Our past successes include the achievement of many favorable settlements and verdicts in complex cases against prominent opposition. When you turn to this Bethesda business litigation law firm, you will work closely with a proven litigator dedicated to representing the good guys in business disputes with vigor and creativity. To discuss your unique concerns and whether our Montgomery County business law attorneys are the best fit to handle your case, call Dan Willard at 240-483-0725 or contact us online and request a free consultation.

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09/22/2018

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Here are some common questions and some brief responses to those questions:

What is #businesslaw? By "business law", I mean those parts of the law that apply to the external operations of the business, including its operations with its customers, its suppliers, and its employees.

What is #businesslitigation? Business litigation is the resolution by a third party, usually a judge or a jury, of a dispute involving business law. You may want to look at my Business Law practice area for what I mean by that, as opposed to a Corporate Litigation matter. Business litigation then would be a court fight over any of the areas of business law, including but not limited to those listed on the Business Law page. The fight could take any of the common forms of business litigation disputes listed above, some of which I describe further below.

What is #constructionlaw? By "construction law", I mean those parts of the law that apply to the external operations of the business, including its operations with its customers, its suppliers, and its employees.

What is #construction #litigation? Construction litigation is the resolution by a third party, usually a judge or a jury, of a dispute involving construction law. You may want to look at my Construction Law practice area for what I mean by that, as opposed to a Construction Litigation matter. Construction litigation then would be a court fight over any of the areas of construction law, including but not limited to those listed on the Construction Law page. The fight could take any of the common forms of construction litigation disputes listed above, some of which I describe further below.

What is #corporatelaw? By "corporate law", I mean those parts of the law that apply to the creation, functioning and termination of the legal entity that controls the business. Whether a business exists inside the shell of a corporation or a limited liability company would be ti me a corporate question. How the shareholders relate to the directors and how the directors work with the officers would be corporate questions.

What is #corporate #litigation? Corporate litigation is the resolution by a third party, usually a judge or a jury, of a dispute involving corporate law. Corporate litigation then would be a court fight over any of the areas of corporate law. The fight could take any of the common forms of corporate litigation disputes listed on my Corporate Litigation page, but generally involves fights between and among owners, shareholders, directors and officers.

What is #commercial litigation? To me, grossly oversimplifying, commercial litigation and business litigation tend to intersect but commercial litigation tends to be at the more "routine" end of the litigation spectrum, much akin to Business Debt Collection, where the defendant generally has no defense that he/it should pay, but the defendant cannot pay or chooses not to pay and a judgment must be obtained and judicial enforcement tools -- like sheriff's sale -- must be brought in to play.

What is #mediation? What is business mediation or corporate mediation? Mediation (including business mediation and corporate mediation) is (generally, but read the fine print) a non-binding effort to help/force parties to a dispute to resolve their argument outside of court. If the third party can not cause the parties to "reason" their way to a settlement, the parties may simply be able to proceed to court (if a statute of limitations has not expired or rights otherwise already been lost.

What is #arbitration? What is business arbitration or corporate arbitration? Arbitration (including business arbitration and corporate arbitration) is (generally, but read the fine print) a legally binding process to resolve a dispute outside of court. For example, once Maryland regulation describes one form of arbitration in Maryland as follows:

"A. General. Arbitration is a process by which disputes between parties are resolved outside of the court system by an impartial individual after hearing pertinent evidence and argument. Arbitration in Maryland is governed by the Maryland Uniform Arbitration Act, Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article, Title 3, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. Disputes Subject to Arbitration." See for example: http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/SubtitleSearch.aspx?search=02.01.06.*

As a general rule, the Maryland Uniform Arbitration Act makes decisions of arbitrators very hard to overturn. Parties to an arbitration may not be happy about the outcome but many business people like a greater degree of certainty, so they can better plan other parts of their business. Appeals from court proceedings can go on for a longer period of time than appeals from arbitration proceedings. Clever attorneys though may change the game in any given case.

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A new business is often just one lawsuit away from disaster.

Some ways a business lawyer might help you run your businessStarting and running a business has at least a few legal com...
09/21/2018
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Some ways a business lawyer might help you run your business

Starting and running a business has at least a few legal complexities beyond putting up an "Open" sign in the door. It takes specific legal filings, state and maybe federal registration, the creation of a partner or shareholder or other owner agreements, and probably filing applications for licenses and permits.

Due to the complexities involved, it is important to seek legal advice before starting the process. An attorney can help you decide what type of business entity you should choose. For example, should the company be a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation, a limited liability company or a limited liability partnership?

Since at least some of the laws that surround each of these entities are different, legal advice can help you determine which option is best for you. Read further for other reasons why you might consult with an attorney before starting a new business.

Understanding contracts
Business litigation attorneys hopefully understand contracts. They should know how to draft them so that you seek to limit or manage future court battles over agreements between your business and vendors, customers and even other owners.

Applying for the right permits
An attorney can also advise you on what permits and licensing your company needs in order to operate in Maryland. Whether you need permits or not will depend in part on the type of services or products you will provide.

Compliance
State and federal laws govern many industries. You lawyer can help you stay in compliance so that you are not hit with fines for violations.

Raising money
Raising money is an important part of running a company. There are several different ways you can raise capital for your business, however the type of company you are operating often dictates these methods. While this firm does not practice securities law, your attorney may be able to help you determine what you can do to legally raise capital for your organization.

Asset Protection
Business owners are often concerned that someone will file a lawsuit against the company. Before a suit is possible, threatened or filed, a business attorney may be able to help you take the necessary steps to protect your personal assets from a lawsuit against your company.

Other state requirements
If you plan to do business in a state other than Maryland, your attorney if licensed in the other state may be able to help you navigate any new requirements. If you do not comply with the laws in the states you do business in, you might be barred from continuing operating outside of the home state.

If you are considering starting a new business, you may want help navigating the complexities of the process. From choosing the best business entity to filing formation documents and protecting you from personal liability, a good attorney can make a significant difference in building a successful company.

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The robot can potentially solve the puzzle in an even faster time if fine-tuned.

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Need a Maryland #construction #attorney?Are you an #owner, #supplier, #subcontractor, #contractor, #engineer, or #archit...
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Are you an #owner, #supplier, #subcontractor, #contractor, #engineer, or #architect?

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We offer competent legal representation in #construction #law in #Maryland and DC.

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Here's some of what we do in business debt collection in Maryland and D.C.:

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Need a Maryland #construction defects attorney?An #owner, #supplier, #subcontractor, #contractor, #engineer, or #archite...
09/13/2018

Need a Maryland #construction defects attorney?

An #owner, #supplier, #subcontractor, #contractor, #engineer, or #architect?

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We offer competent legal representation in #construction #defects in #Maryland and #DC.

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Need a Maryland #construction #attorney?Are you an #owner, #supplier, #subcontractor, #contractor, #engineer, or #archit...
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Need a Maryland #construction #attorney?

Are you an #owner, #supplier, #subcontractor, #contractor, #engineer, or #architect?

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We offer competent legal representation in #construction #law in #Maryland and DC.

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Need a Maryland #construction #attorney?Are you an #owner, #supplier, #subcontractor, #contractor, #engineer, or #archit...
09/12/2018

Need a Maryland #construction #attorney?

Are you an #owner, #supplier, #subcontractor, #contractor, #engineer, or #architect?

https://buff.ly/2ssi8I0

We offer competent legal representation in #construction #law in #Maryland and DC.

Disclaimer: https://buff.ly/2KUPcQp

Starting and running a business has at least a few legal complexities beyond putting up an "Open" sign in the door. It t...
09/11/2018

Starting and running a business has at least a few legal complexities beyond putting up an "Open" sign in the door. It takes specific legal filings, state and maybe federal registration, the creation of a partner or shareholder or other owner agreements, and probably filing applications for licenses and permits.

Have a #businesslaw problem in Maryland or DC? https://buff.ly/2IPNN06 Daniel S. Willard, P.C. practice business, construction and corporate law and litigation in Maryland and DC Disclaimer: https://buff.ly/2KUPcQp

Some ways a business lawyer might help you run your businessStarting and running a business has at least a few legal com...
09/11/2018

Some ways a business lawyer might help you run your business

Starting and running a business has at least a few legal complexities beyond putting up an "Open" sign in the door. It takes specific legal filings, state and maybe federal registration, the creation of a partner or shareholder or other owner agreements, and probably filing applications for licenses and permits.

Due to the complexities involved, it is important to seek legal advice before starting the process. An attorney can help you decide what type of business entity you should choose. For example, should the company be a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation, a limited liability company or a limited liability partnership?

Since at least some of the laws that surround each of these entities are different, legal advice can help you determine which option is best for you. Read further for other reasons why you might consult with an attorney before starting a new business.

Understanding contracts
Business litigation attorneys hopefully understand contracts. They should know how to draft them so that you seek to limit or manage future court battles over agreements between your business and vendors, customers and even other owners.

Applying for the right permits
An attorney can also advise you on what permits and licensing your company needs in order to operate in Maryland. Whether you need permits or not will depend in part on the type of services or products you will provide.

Compliance
State and federal laws govern many industries. You lawyer can help you stay in compliance so that you are not hit with fines for violations.

Raising money
Raising money is an important part of running a company. There are several different ways you can raise capital for your business, however the type of company you are operating often dictates these methods. While this firm does not practice securities law, your attorney may be able to help you determine what you can do to legally raise capital for your organization.

Asset Protection
Business owners are often concerned that someone will file a lawsuit against the company. Before a suit is possible, threatened or filed, a business attorney may be able to help you take the necessary steps to protect your personal assets from a lawsuit against your company.

Other state requirements
If you plan to do business in a state other than Maryland, your attorney if licensed in the other state may be able to help you navigate any new requirements. If you do not comply with the laws in the states you do business in, you might be barred from continuing operating outside of the home state.

If you are considering starting a new business, you may want help navigating the complexities of the process. From choosing the best business entity to filing formation documents and protecting you from personal liability, a good attorney can make a significant difference in building a successful company.

Daniel S. Willard, P.C. practice #business, #construction and #corporate #law and #litigation in #Maryland and DC

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9401 Rockville Pike
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