Compass Law Partners provides a broad array of legal services for our clients. Our attorneys with backgrounds in business law can help clients get a company off the ground, assist with employment, commercial lease, or contract matters. We can help clients with estate planning needs as well as assist with certain tax matters. Compass Law attorneys take pride in helping clients navigate legal issues smartly and efficiently. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in Maryland, District of Columbia, and United States Tax Court.

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Practice Areas

Business Law

Our business attorneys bring legal experience to meet client’s business needs, and operational experience as current or former business owners. Compass Law Partners’ attorneys can draft complex agreements or advise on the structure of a transaction. While we can also negotiate settlements to keep you out of court, our seasoned litigators can represent you if you end up in court to resolve an issue. Along with these services, we can assist with the following:

  • Advise and draft business formation documents, including Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Organization, Organizing Resolutions, and By-Laws
  • Draft operating/partnership/shareholder buy-sell agreements
  • Frame corporate governance and management
  • Negotiate business disputes and litigate/defend your business in state and federal court
  • Assist with federal tax matters
  • Draft and negotiate various business, employment, and family estate agreements

Civil Litigation

While Compass Law strives to keep you out of the courtroom, we have experience to pursue/defend claims in state and federal court. With decades of experience, our attorneys can work to get you to settlement or resolution in the courts. We have handled numerous cases, including:

  • Business and commercial disputes
  • Real estate and land use disputes
  • Homeowner-contractor disputes
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Trust and estate litigation
  • Homeowners and condominium association litigation
  • Drafting settlement agreements when resolution can be met outside of the courtroom
  • Personal Injury

Criminal Defense & Traffic Violations

Our attorneys can help you if you have been wrongly accused of a crime or have been involved in a serious traffic violation. We have the experience with various criminal defense matters, from murder trials to driving while under the influence violations. Compass Law attorneys defend you on matters related to:

  • Assault and battery
  • Driving while under the influence
  • Driving with a suspended/revoked license
  • Possession/distribution of controlled, dangerous substances
  • Domestic violence/protective orders

Divorce/Family Law

It is never easy getting a divorce, but Compass Law attorneys can help you navigate to the best possible outcome. Oftentimes, family law matters can be emotional, which makes it even more important to have an advocate at your side each step of the way. Our attorneys can assist you in navigating through this difficult time, including on matters related to:

  • Alimony
  • Child Support & Child Custody
  • Divorce
  • Litigation
  • Property Division
  • Protective Orders
  • Separation Agreements

Employment/Labor Law

Employment law is ever-changing at the federal, state, and local levels. Compass Law Partners can help guide you toward compliance with these myriads of laws to help keep you out of trouble. Additionally, we can defend your business if you are subjected to wrongful claims against you. Compass Law attorneys can assist you with the following:

  • Draft Employee Handbooks
  • Prepare Executive Employee Agreements
  • Draft confidentiality, non-solicitation, and other restrictive covenant provisions
  • Advise on paid time-off and related issues
  • Representation on employment litigation matters in state and federal courts

Estate, Tax, and Asset Protection Planning

Young or old, everyone needs an estate plan. In the ever-changing legal landscape, an estate plan is a continuously evolving need that should be addressed every three to five years. Whether a simple or complex plan, Compass Law attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to help accomplish your goals with respect to:

  • Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills
  • Asset Protection Trusts
  • Lifetime Irrevocable Trusts
  • Testamentary Trusts
  • Charitable Planning
  • International Estate Planning
  • Estate, Gift, Income Tax Planning

Estate & Trust Litigation

Unfortunately, disagreements within families over an inheritance can quickly escalate and require court intervention. Our seasoned attorneys can easily step in and assist you with resolution of those issues. Compass Law Partners can:

  • Defend Trust and Estates
  • Protect Beneficiary Interests in Estate and Trusts
  • Protect Surviving Spouses Rights

Internal Revenue Service

We understand receiving a communication from the IRS can be stressful. However, it is extremely important to not just toss it to the side. Instead, call the experienced attorneys at Compass Law Partners for help navigating the tax defense world.

Our attorneys also represent IRS tax whistleblowers through the complex labyrinth of forms and IRS communications such as:

  • Whistleblower Representation
  • IRS Defense

Contracts & Commercial Leases

Compass Law attorneys can review, negotiate, and draft commercial leases, including retail, office, and warehouse, as well as handle a variety of commercial landlord-tenant matters. We can also represent you in a landlord-tenant dispute. In addition, our attorneys have experience with a variety of other types of contracts, including:

  • Subcontractor and independent contractor agreements
  • Management service agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Various service agreements, including consulting agreements.
  • Indemnification agreements
  • Settlement agreements
  • Sales and distribution agreements

Tax-Exempt Entities

There are very specific requirements required to form a tax-exempt entity, but the benefits are phenomenal. Compass Law attorneys can help you navigate the creation of a new tax-exempt entity or help you ensure your existing organization is being run in accordance with the tax-exempt entity laws and regulations. Our attorneys can help with the following:

  • Formation of Tax-Exempt Entities
  • Maintenance of Existing Tax-Exempt Entities
  • Fundraising Strategy
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