Our Practice Areas
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Protecting Businesses and Workers from COVID-19 Emergency Act and Mayor’s Order 2020-080 on Mask Requirements
On August 13, 2020, the Mayor signed Bill 23-870, the Protecting Businesses and Workers from COVID-19 Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (“Act”). The Act will be in effect for 90 days. The Council is separately moving the Act on a temporary basis, which if enacted would...
Goldblatt Martin Pozen LLP has moved to a new space. Effective June 15, 2020, we have moved to 1432 K Street NW - Suite 400. You are always welcome to visit our new office.
On May 5, 2020, the Council of the District of Columbia adopted Bill 23-750, the Coronavirus Omnibus Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (“Omnibus Act”). This is the fourth D.C. legislative package adopted since Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a public health emergency on...
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Goldblatt Martin Pozen LLP is built to provide reasoned solutions to our clients’ District of Columbia business law and local government challenges. 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.
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