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Practice Areas

We have the knowledge, experience, and networks to guide your business through your local legal challenges. We are D.C. residents and business-owners, and we are ready to help you.

Our Practice Areas

Employment Litigation

GMP provides legal advice and representation to Employers in D.C., Maryland, and federal courts.  Representative matters include general litigation involving breach of contract and tort claims, as well as Fair Labors Standards Act (FLSA) cases, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) cases, Title VII actions, and actions under the D.C. Human Rights Act.  We also represent employers responding to and mediating claims at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

General Counsel Services

GMP represents and counsels many small to medium-sized businesses large enough to need regular legal counsel, but not in need of a general counsel on staff.  Outside general counsel services are provided on an as-needed basis and include counseling on HR matters, contract review and negotiation, lease reviews, and other legal matters.  GMP also provides general counsel services to boards of directors when navigating internal issues regarding bylaws and their respective articles.

Employer-Side Unemployment Insurance Representation & Counsel

GMP has successfully represented hundreds of employers in thousands of D.C. unemployment insurance cases.  At a fixed fee, GMP assists employers in compiling their evidence for the hearing, filing the documents with the administrative court and opposing party, preparing their witnesses, and appearing on the employer’s behalf at the hearing.  GMP is also very skilled at representing employers with state unemployment insurance tax (SUTA) matters at the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES), including but not limited to SUTA Dumping, and UI tax rate discrepancies.  

Lobbying

GMP LLP can serve as your registered District of Columbia lobbyist, or we can help ensure that your lobbyists are complying with all registration and reporting requirements. Our attorneys regularly represent companies before the D.C. Council and the District’s Executive Branch.

Risk Management Services

GMP conducts on-site legal training for employers on UI, medical leave, workplace accommodations, updates on COVID-19 legislation, personal protective equipment (PPE), and conducts HR audits.  We are strong proponents of minimizing legal risk through regularly scheduled client education programs and workshops.

COVID-19 Guidance & Counsel

COVID-19 has caused a fundamental shift in how most businesses operate and how they deliver their products or services.  Since March 2020, our firm has advised clients on furloughs, layoffs, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, new federal medical leave laws, unemployment insurance, and the issues associated with returning to work such as PPE and re-hiring staff.

Training

GMP regularly hosts customized training for employers on topics such as Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), medical and family leave, HR documentation, wage-hour, and workplace safety.

Real Estate Law

Whether commercial or residential, GMP LLP can help ensure that all aspects of your real estate transaction proceed smoothly, that deeds are properly recorded, or your lease and transactional documents meet your expectations.

Public/Private Partnerships

Washington, D.C. increasingly enters into partnerships with private companies to provide services to residents, businesses, and visitors. GMP LLP advises clients before, during, and after they work with the District government.

Campaigns, Elections, & Government Ethics Law

Our attorneys have advised Mayoral and Council campaigns, and monitored local elections. With a partner who is deeply knowledgeable about local government ethics laws and regulations, we are prepared to answer your questions in this delicate area.

Collections

GMP represents small to medium-sized businesses in collecting unpaid invoices from suppliers, customers, and former employees

Administrative Law

From business licensing to D.C. Health Code compliance, from brand new tech companies to outdoor café seating, we can help you understand and navigate the local regulations that your business must follow. We can then fully advocate on your behalf before District boards, commissions, and agencies.

Why Choose Us?

Honest, Experienced Lawyers

Our attorneys are thought leaders in their areas of expertise. We are honest and meticulous, and we will work to make DC work for you.

Expertise and Experience

Our team members have worked in the highest levels of District Government. We know DC, and we can help you.

Personal Attention

Our niche firm is the perfect size for your business needs. Our attorneys give each client’s matter their personal attention to arrive at the best solution possible.