Business Support

P.K. Hammar Legal provides legal support to businesses and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We understand the unique challenges small businesses face. Our services are designed to give you the legal support you need to make your business successful through personalized service and products tailored to your specific needs.


Our services include:

    • Business Start-Up Assistance - Setting up your business correctly from the start is a critical first step toward commercial success. We can guide you through the start-up process and help you establish a business structure that meets your goals and objectives, whether that is a C or S corporation, LLC or nonprofit 501(c)(3). We can enable the smooth operation of your business by documenting shareholder or operating agreements. We can also help you understand and satisfy any state or federal registration and reporting requirements particular to your unique business situation.

    • Business Reorganization - The needs of successful businesses change all the time. If the structure of your business has become a limitation, we can help you incorporate, reorganize, or wind down your existing business quickly and effectively.

    • Contract Support - Commercial transactions are the lifeblood of business operations. Once your business is up and running, our business law attorneys can supply you with a full range of contractual support and services. Our goal is to work closely with you to negotiate favorable contract provisions that meet your needs. We can analyze contract language so that you understand your obligations and are not surprised by any costs.

    • Workplace Policies - We can help employers minimize the cost of legal compliance by establishing appropriate employment policies and assisting in the proper implementation and utilization of these agreements. We can further provide your business with guidance on legal issues that arise in the workplace and ways to reduce the risk of litigation in the hiring, retention, and termination of your staff. Look to us for help with:

           - Covenants Not To Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements           

                  - Non-Disclosure Agreements

                   - Employee Manuals

                   - Employment Contracts     

    • Compliance Programs - Compliance programs that prevent, deter, and detect violations of legal and regulatory requirements are very important to all businesses. We advise clients in the development and implementation of these compliance programs. Our compliance review methods can help you identify an issue before it becomes a problem for your business.

    • Training Programs - We can develop a comprehensive training program for your business. Whether training employees on ethics and compliance issues or training supervisors to promote positive employee relations, we have the resources to suit your business needs.

    • Non-Profit Organization - We can help structure your organization and apply for tax-exempt status. We can advise you on maintaining your non-profit status and avoiding the common challenges encountered by these unique organizations.

    • Commercial Litigation - Our attorneys have significant experience representing businesses and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in contractual and commercial disputes of all types. We will litigate on your behalf to secure the most effective solution for your business.

Located in Chevy Chase, Maryland, the business attorneys at P.K. Hammar Legal serve clients throughout the D.C. metropolitan area. Whether you are creating or own a business in Maryland, D.C. or Virginia, our attorneys can provide you with the support you need.

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