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Business Law

The Geller Law Group serves as a one-stop-shop for legal issues impacting small businesses so you can focus on launching and growing your venture.

Overview

We look at ourselves as general counsel for your small business by providing affordable legal assistance with a focus on family-owned, small, minority-owned, and/or women-owned businesses. We review and draft operating agreements and other internal governance documents, employment agreements, review business processes, assist in the enforcement of non-compete agreements, and other general needs of small businesses.

From Our Team

I aim to serve as a strategic partner to my business and nonprofit clients. I get to know them, their daily operations and their short- and long-term business goals so they can confidently trust me with their legal needs and I can proactively provide practical solutions that work for them.”  – Tammy Hui

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Business Formation & Compliance

One of the most exciting parts of our jobs is when our team gets to announce that your new business is formed! Our team works with budding entrepreneurs to provide step-by-step guidance in the process of creating and launching a successful new business. We help to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, proper documentation, and business strategy to help your business thrive. 

We are able to provide business formation and compliance representation in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia.

Non-Profit Organizations

Nonprofit organizations play a vital role in our society and we are privileged to be able to serve as a legal partner in supporting our nonprofit clients’ advancement of their missions.  

Nonprofit organizations face unique challenges when it comes to complying with various legal requirements and our attorneys routinely assist our nonprofit clients with navigating those myriad rules. Our clients include public charities, private foundations, trade associations, and social welfare organizations that focus on lobbying and advocacy. We guide clients through the process of formation and setting up their nonprofit organizations, including obtaining tax-exempt status, complying with federal tax rules to maintain their tax-exempt status, corporate governance, fundraising compliance, and general needs such as contract drafting and review and navigating employment laws. 

We aim to be a go-to legal resource for nonprofit clients, providing practical advice and support so you can focus on your mission.

Trademark, Copyright, Advertising

Every business of every size has valuable intellectual property that needs to be leveraged and protected.  We are here to assist businesses and organizations with their trademark, copyright, and advertising needs.

Your company’s image and brand awareness are important company assets, so let’s make sure your trademarks are protected. Whether it’s your business name, logo, slogan, or other identifying characteristics of your brand, we can assist you throughout the selection, adoption, and registration processes. Our attorneys have years of experience when it comes to securing trademark registrations, as well as protecting trademark rights through enforcement, and we can walk you through every stage of the trademark lifecycle. Whether you just came up with an idea for the name of your new business, you have received a cease & desist letter from a trademark rights owner, or you’ve noticed a third party trading off the goodwill you’ve established in your own brand, it’s never too early (or too late) to seek out our expertise in this arena. Having experienced attorneys guide you through all of these issues will help you avoid costly delays, common pitfalls, and expensive litigation.

Our attorneys are also well versed in copyright law, and we are here to help with any of the copyright issues that often arise for new companies and established businesses alike. We can assist you in securing copyright registrations for important aspects of your business, such as software code, music, or important publications. We can also be your advocate in enforcing those rights against third parties when necessary. Navigating this complex area of law can be intimidating, but our attorneys are eager to help make the process as simple and pain-free as possible.

Advertising and Marketing are two areas where trademark and copyright law often collide, but they have several issues to think about all their own. Whether you’re considering buying an ad on a local radio station, are ready to launch a large social media marketing campaign, or want to understand the laws and regulations surrounding sweepstakes offerings, our attorneys are knowledgeable and ready to assist your business make the best decisions possible to steer clear of legal hurdles.

Contracts

Contracts are essential elements of any business arrangement, interactions between individuals, or employment scenarios. Many contracts can seem daunting, lengthy, and riddled with legalese. We understand the need to review and develop contracts and agreements to ensure organizational growth and sustainability at an affordable fee to our clients. Our skilled attorneys are able to draft and review documents and explain the terms so you know your obligations and responsibilities. 

Many of our clients ask us to draft and/or review the following agreements:

  • Client agreements
  • Consultant or independent contractor agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Employee handbooks
  • Separation Agreements 
  • Vendor agreements 
  • Operating agreements

We are happy to assist with your contract drafting and review.

Operating Agreements

An Operating Agreement defines how your limited liability company is run and governed. This type of agreement can structure how you make decisions, add partners and remove partners, and wind down your business. An Operating Agreement can even ensure how your business corresponds to your estate plan. 

From a multiple-member LLC to a sole member LLC, an Operating Agreement is an essential element of your business formation and one that should not be overlooked. Our team is well versed in drafting Operating Agreements and is here to help you ensure that your company is protected.

Business Acquisitions

One of the most exciting (and stressful) times for a business owner is when they are engaged in a business acquisition. Whether it is your business that is acquiring another company or your company is being purchased by another entity, GLG is here to help. Our team has significant experience helping small businesses grow and focusing on business acquisitions between LLCs, S-Corps, and some C-Corps.

We are able to walk you through this process, from advising about the type of due diligence that should be reviewed at the onset, drafting and reviewing documents to be prepared as part of the transaction, and even acting as the escrow agent at the conclusion for any sale funds to be held pursuant to the agreement of the parties. 

Having a skilled hand help walk you through the business acquisition process helps ensure that the deal will successfully close in a timely manner.

I reached out to Geller Law Group for questions about potentially restructuring my business. Rebecca spent a great deal of time in our initial consultation helping me think through some of my plans. She was a great listener, and highlighted important considerations that weren’t even on my radar. If ever I need further legal advice for my business, Rebecca will be my first call.

– S A

Gellar law firm is THE place to go for all your estate, family, and business law needs! Their lawyers and staff are experienced! Their service is efficient, friendly, and fast.

– Shari Boyett

The Gellar Law Group has been an amazing resource for both myself and my business. They have helped me navigate the trademark process, several legal documents for my business and also are assisting me with my estate plan. They can assist with a wide variety of legal issues and all while staying in communication with you about each step along the way. They have consistently followed up with me to ensure I understand everything and are just all around great people to work with. I highly recommend them for both your business and personal legal needs!

– Lauren Heath

The Gellar Law Group is amazing! They have helped me with matters on a business level, such as converting my law firm from a sole proprietorship to a PLLC, and on personal matters, such as preparing a comprehensive will and trust for my family. They are my go-to law firm whenever I need legal assistance with something I (as an attorney) don’t specialize in myself.

– Lauren Eagan

The Geller Law Group has handled legal needs for me personally and professionally. We relied on Rebecca and her team to prepare all of our will, estate, and trust documents giving us tremendous peace of mind. They were so helpful guiding us through the process of what we needed and didn’t need based on our residency, needs, etc. I’ve also relied on the firm to handle all of the legal needs for my small business. From formation to trademark needs and everything in between they have been outstanding. I have and will continue to recommend Rebecca and her team.

– Lara Kline

After my last attorney disappeared without a trace for several months, I moved to the Geller Law Group. It was the right decision. They are prompt, informative and easy to hold of. They advised me of several things that I didn’t know I would need to operation a business, and promptly took care of it. They also have about 10 attorneys in the group, and they share information. So, the chances of my not being able to get hold of someone very quickly is very low.

– Kevin Delafield

Geller Law Group helped me to start my business almost 2 years ago. They set up my LLC, helped with a business name change and wrote an amazing client contract for me. I have been thrilled with all of their help and support over the past two years. I have had a few follow up items that have needed to be taken care of and they are done promptly and with professionalism. They are patient as they answer all of my questions and are willing to fight for me when needed. As a small business owner, I so appreciate all they’ve done as a part of my “team.” I cannot recommend them highly enough.

– Arney W.

I have been working with the Gellar Law Group since 2014. They helped me set up my consulting business and have acted as our registered agent when we moved out of state (we are a military family). Most recently, they assisted us through the due diligence process of a new business acquisition. That process was completely new to me and I felt so comforted by how thorough they were in the process and with the clarity they were able to communicate.

– Daniela Woerner

Over the last year, working with the Geller Group has been amazing. They took the time to get to know our business, our goals and how we wanted to manage our business relationships. The team has exceeded our expectations by not just going above and beyond in making sure our contracts and other documents were what we wanted, they also provided insights on the documents that cover things we didn’t even know to ask about. The team here at Oxivi are more than pleased with their work and we highly recommend them.

– Kristopher Cozi Riley

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