Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions 

Our Arlington Business & Commercial Law Attorneys Can Assist You 

Whether you need qualified advice to help you navigate a complicated business dispute or you are just starting to get your first business off the ground, our attorneys at The Bhatia Law Firm, P.C. can provide the reliable and effective legal representation that you need to protect your best interests. We are equipped with the extensive, cutting-edge resources and keen legal insight that you want in your corner to assist with a wide range of legal matters. Below, we answer common questions that clients ask our legal professionals at The Bhatia Law Firm, P.C.

FAQ: Business Law

Question #1: Why do I need a business law attorney?

A: Your job is to know your business; an attorney’s job is to explain to you how the law can impact your business and what you can do to avoid violations and manage potential risks that might harm your operation. Having a skilled business lawyer is incredibly important because it’s crucial to ensure that you're protected in any business endeavors you are undertaking. 

Question #2: What does business law cover?

A: Business law covers matters like contracts, intellectual data and property, trusts and estates, immigration law, labor law, employment law, bankruptcy, income tax, growth, succession planning, contract drafting and negotiation, and much more. 

Question #:3: How do I choose the right business entity?

A: Each business entity type has its own unique set of rules and regulations for taxation, distribution of profits, owner liability, asset protection, and other complicated matters. The best way to make an informed decision about which business entity to choose is to review your business plan and other documentation with a qualified attorney who can help you make the right choice for your situation

Question #4: Does The Bhatia Law Firm, P.C. provide business consulting services?

A: Our experienced lawyers offer business consulting for both small and high-profile companies throughout Virginia and Washington, D.C. Our business consulting services include comprehensive counsel on legal matters like selling and purchasing a business, obtaining deeds for commercial property, drafting operating agreements, franchise management, and more. 

FAQ: Condominium Conversions

Question #1: Why do I need a lawyer to help convert my property into a condominium?

A: Converting an existing building into a condominium isn’t as simple as most people think.  Condominium projects require exceptional organization, and developers must navigate complex and often confusing laws and regulations. A knowledgeable attorney who is familiar with this area of law can guide you through the various obstacles you might encounter with your condominium development project.

Question #2: What is the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act?

A: The Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act imposes strict requirements on owners of existing buildings in Washington, D.C. who want to convert their properties into condominiums. Our firm possess more than a decade of experience representing developers throughout the City who need help ensuring compliance with D.C.’s complex laws relating to the registration and governance of condominiums.

Question #3: What are some of the common issues condominium developers face?

A: The laws that govern family homes do not always apply to condominiums. That is because both types of properties offer residents a different living environment. With condo projects, issues of ownership, access, and community property often arise. We have successfully completed conversions of many residential buildings throughout Arlington and Washington, D.C., and we will gladly assist you with drawing up documents for lease agreements, violations, and more.

FAQ: Government Contracts

Question #1: What does a government contract attorney do?

A: Our seasoned government contract attorneys provide our clients with in-depth, contract-specific advice. We also help clients navigate each stage of the process, from counseling to applications, and eventually support with maintaining compliance throughout a lengthy period of performance. 

Question #2: What types of government contracts are available?

A: There are government contract programs designed just for small businesses that are minority-, veteran-, or woman-owned, as well as government contract programs specifically for businesses that are considered at a disadvantage against bigger competitors. Call us today to find out if your business is eligible for these and other programs. 

Question #3: Does my business need to be certified to obtain a government contract?

A: If you want to pursue a government contract, then your business must be properly certified. The Bhatia Law Firm, P.C. can handle all of the necessary work on your behalf to obtain the right documentation to get certified as an 8(a) business with the federal government, a minority-, veteran-, or woman-owned business enterprise in the District of Columbia; or a small, woman-owned or minority-owned (SWaM) business in Maryland or Virginia.

FAQ: Landlord-Tenant Law

Question #1: Why do I need a lawyer if I want to rent out a property I own?

A: Although many property owners consider renting their property to earn passive income, residential and commercial tenancies can turn ugly quickly. Disagreements over late rent and serious liability issues can arise, and property maintenance issues and a tenant’s eviction rights can leave landlords feeling confused and powerless. The Bhatia Law Firm, P.C. can advise and help you get ahead of these matters and more.

Question #2: Does The Bhatia Law Firm, P.C. represent tenants?

A: At The Bhatia Law Firm, P.C., we represent residential and commercial landlords and tenants in Virginia and Washington, D.C. Our firm’s top priority is to deliver practical legal advice to help our clients make the best decision under their given circumstances. Whether you are a tenant facing a landlord’s legal action or a property owner who wants to rent out units, you should consult with us to discuss the different legal issues that can impact you.

Question #3: Does The Bhatia Law Firm, P.C handle commercial real estate matters?

A: Our law firm is committed to providing effective representation and counsel for a wide range of matters related to commercial real estate law in Virginia and Washington, D.C. From counseling clients on financing to structuring deals and providing representation during real estate closings, our firm is the go-to resource for clients who need guidance in commercial real estate law. 

Request Your Free Consultation with Our Highly Skilled Legal Team 

At The Bhatia Law Firm, P.C., our mission is to be a multifaceted and client-oriented source of legal counsel for businesses and developers across Virginia and Washington, D.C. With more than a decade of legal experience, our firm has the credentials and discipline that you want on your side to help you make informed decisions.

If you would like to schedule a free case consultation with us, then please call (703) 215-3036 today or contact us online.


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