Politics and Commercial Law – Trump’s Immigration Stance as Constructive Eviction?

For all the talk of big money and big business and their role in national politics, it’s actually relatively rare for national political issues to intersect with the mundane world of commercial law. That changed last week when a development entity controlled by (and named after) Donald Trump, the poll-leading republican presidential candidate and reality […]

Slam Dunk for Donut Franchisor in Preliminary Injunction Ruling: The US District Court for the District of Columbia Enjoins Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee from Operating Pending Underlying Breach of Contract Action

By: Alan J. Schaeffer The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently granted Dunkin’ Donuts Franchising, LLC a preliminary injunction, enjoining a franchisee from using Dunkin’ Donuts’ trademarks, or operating a competing business within 5 miles during the pendency of Dunkin’ Donuts’ action against the franchisee for breach of contract and trademark infringement. […]

Keeping Your Priorities Straight: The District of Columbia’s Split Priority Statute Allows Condominium Assessments To Prime And Potentially Extinguish First Priority Liens

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals recently confirmed the extensive reach of D.C.’s condominium assessment lien statute, D.C. Code § 42-1903.13 (a) (2001), which empowers a condominium association to foreclose its lien when a unit owner becomes six months behind in payment of condo assessments.  See Chase Plaza Condominium v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., […]

Tayman Lane Chaverri LLP Achieves Substantial Victory in Landmark Human Rights Case at the Intersection of Family and Immigration Law

Tayman Lane Chaverri LLP is pleased to announce that it prevailed at trial on behalf of its client, a minor child from Honduras, who escaped persecution by fleeing the country alone to seek reunification with her birth mother.  In a landmark family law and immigration case, TLC partner Katie Lane Chaverri overcame the procedural and practical […]

Owner Financing – Debt, Equity, or What?

From paying business expenses out of personal funds, to credit card advances, to cutting a check from a personal account to cover payroll in advance of a progress payment, business owners, particularly owner-operators, often serve as the financing source of first recourse when there is a cash flow deficit.  All other things being equal, an […]

Binding Means Binding (Most of the Time Anyway)

Businesspeople ask for binding arbitration provisions to be worked into their contracts in the belief that arbitration is preferable to traditional litigation in terms of speed, cost, and efficiency of dispute resolution.  Whether or not that belief proves true is usually a function of the facts and circumstances of the particular situation.  However, as Judge […]

Guest Blog: Investing In Commercial Real Estate — Why It’s All About The Interest Rate

Through our guest blogger program, Tayman Lane Chaverri LLP seeks to bring you fresh perspectives on issues of interest to businesspeople and entrepreneurs.  We are pleased to welcome Javier Castro, President and Founder of Westline Commercial Real Estate as this month’s guest blogger.  Javier has over fifteen years of real estate development and business leadership […]

Tayman Lane Chaverri LLP Achieves Substantial Settlement In Fewer Than 60 Days Of Litigation

Tayman Lane Chaverri LLP recently achieved a major victory in a civil action it commenced in state court in Montgomery County, Maryland.  As a result of the Firm’s efforts, TLC’s client, a stone and tile surfacing contractor focusing on large commercial and government construction projects, recovered a settlement worth substantially all of the claims asserted.  […]

Second Circuit Deals Another Blow to Madoff Victims: Investors in Feeder Funds Held Not to Be “Customers” for Purposes of SIPC Compensation

by Katie Lane Chaverri Tayman Lane Chaverri LLP; Washington, DC (reprinted with the permission of the American Bankruptcy Institute; original article may be accessed here: http://www.abiworld.org/committees/newsletters/cftf/vol10num4/blow.html On Feb. 22, 2013, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the rulings of the U.S. Bankruptcy and District Courts for the Southern District of New York […]

TLC Partner Katie Lane Chaverri Recognized by The Washington Post Magazine as a 2013 Super Lawyer Rising Star

TLC Law Firm is excited to announce that Super Lawyers and the Washington Post Magazine recognized and listed Katie Lane Chaverri in its 2013 publication as a top attorney in the Washington, DC metro area.  Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is […]