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Brian S. on ContractsCounsel
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Brian S.

Chief Legal Officer
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Washington, DC
15 Yrs Experience
Licensed in DC, PA
Duquesne Law School

Corporate attorney with 14+ years of in-house counsel, people leadership and client management experience. Provides legal expertise and a business-oriented approach to problem solving and building lines of business. Consistently works under pressure, prioritizing and managing workload and simultaneous tasks to meet deadlines in a changing, fast-paced environment.

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Michael T.

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Fairfax, Virginia
34 Yrs Experience
Licensed in DC, MD, VA
College of William and Mary

I have been in practice since 1990 and practice in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. I am an experienced litigator and look forward to resolving your legal questions as efficiently as possible.

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Curt B.

Managing Partner
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Los Angeles, California
10 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, DC, FL, IL, MI
UCLA School of Law

Curt Brown has experience advising clients on a variety of franchising, business litigation, transactional, and securities law matters. Mr. Brown's accolades include: - Super Lawyers Rising Star - California Lawyer of the Year by The Daily Journal - Pro Bono Attorney of the Year the USC Public Interest Law Fund Curt started his legal career in the Los Angeles office of the prestigious firm of Irell & Manella LLP, where his practice focused on a wide variety of complex civil litigation matters, including securities litigation, antitrust, trademark, bankruptcy, and class action defense. Mr. Brown also has experience advising mergers and acquisitions and international companies concerning cyber liability and class action defense. He is admitted in California, Florida, D.C., Washington, Illinois, Colorado, and Michigan.

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April 12, 2023

Rhea d.

Attorney
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San Francisco Bay Area, California
27 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, DC
University of Utah

Rhea de Aenlle is a business-savvy attorney with extensive experience in Privacy & Data Security (CIPP/US, CIPP/E), GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, FERPA, Intellectual Property, and Commercial Contracts. She has over 25 years of legal experience as an in-house counsel, AM Law 100 firm associate, and a solo practice attorney. Rhea works with start-up and midsize technology companies.

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Andrew F.

Attorney
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Washington D.C.
4 Yrs Experience
Licensed in DC
Samford, Cumberland School of Law

Andrew Friedman: Your Trusted Legal Advisor Andrew Friedman is a highly accomplished attorney based in Washington D.C. With extensive experience in strategy and policy consulting, financial regulatory operations, and business development, Andrew provides exceptional legal services to individuals and leading organizations. His expertise spans contract negotiation, policy formulation, compliance, and risk management. With a keen eye for detail and a strategic mindset, Andrew excels at finding effective solutions to complex legal issues. Trust in his professionalism and commitment to excellence for all your legal needs. Contact Andrew Friedman today for personalized legal counsel that delivers results.

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Sara S.

Attorney
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Washington, D.C.
4 Yrs Experience
Licensed in DC, MD
American University Washington College of Law

With over ten years of intellectual property experience, I’m happy to work on your contractual matter. I am very diligent and enjoy meeting tight deadlines. Drafting memoranda, business transactional documents, termination notices, demand letters, licenses and letter agreements are all in my wheelhouse! Working in a variety of fields, from construction to pharmaceutical, I enjoy resolving any disputes that come across my desk.

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May 23, 2023

Angela H.

Attorney/Owner
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Pennsylvania
14 Yrs Experience
Licensed in DC, PA
University of Dayton

Angela Hayden is an accomplished and driven attorney with a diverse professional background that sets her apart. Having served as a former Assistant Public Defender in Allegheny County, Angela acquired invaluable expertise in navigating the complexities of the criminal justice system. Her trial experience spans a wide range of cases, from minor retail theft to complex criminal homicide, demonstrating her ability to deliver successful outcomes for her clients. Prior to her focus on criminal defense, Angela honed her skills in public policy and political consulting through her work with both the Pennsylvania and United States House of Representatives. This experience provided her with a deep understanding of the intricacies of public policy and the ability to offer strategic guidance to clients. Angela's career also took her to a civil defense firm, where she traveled across the country, defending clients in litigation. This experience enhanced her ability to handle complex civil matters and strengthened her litigation skills. In addition to her expertise in criminal defense and civil litigation, Angela has demonstrated her proficiency in employment law, providing guidance and consultation to small businesses and non-profit organizations. Her keen insight into employment law matters ensures that businesses operate within legal boundaries while fostering a positive work environment. Furthermore, Angela is a licensed realtor, well-versed in residential real estate transactions. This additional knowledge allows her to offer comprehensive legal support to clients involved in real estate matters, ensuring their interests are protected throughout the process. Angela holds a degree from Hampton University and obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law. She is pursuing a Master of Business Administration. She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, demonstrating her commitment to providing exceptional legal services in multiple jurisdictions. With her extensive experience and passion for achieving favorable outcomes for her clients, Angela Hayden is a dedicated advocate ready to guide you through your legal journey.

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April 9, 2023

Benjamin S.

General Counsel
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Washington, DC
21 Yrs Experience
Licensed in DC
Florida State University

Benjamin Snipes (JD/MBA/LLM) has 20 years of experience advising clients and drafting contracts in business and commercial matters.

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April 14, 2023

Sonya A.

Principal
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Washington
23 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CT, DC
Howard University School of Law

Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Preparation of Wills, Trial Practice, Estate Administration, Trusts, and Estate Planning. Strong legal professional with a Juris Doctorate focused in Law from Howard University School of Law.

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June 30, 2023

Mark M.

Senior Attorney
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Reston VA
36 Yrs Experience
Licensed in DC
Georgetown University Law Center

I have 20-plus years of experience as a corporate general counsel, for public and private corporations, domestic and international. I have acted as corporate secretary for a publicly-held corporation and have substantial experience in corporate finance, M&A, corporate governance, incorporations, corporate maintenance, complex transactions, corporate termination and restructuring, as well as numerous aspects of regulatory and financial due diligence. In my various corporate roles, I have routinely drafted complex corporate contracts and deal-related documents such as stock purchase agreements, option and warrant agreements, MSAs, SOWs, term sheets, joint venture agreements, tender agreements purchase and sale agreements, technology licensing agreements, vendor agreements, service agreements, IP and technology security agreements, NDAs, etc. and have managed from both a legal and business perspective many projects in the financial, technology, energy and venture capital fields.

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July 5, 2023

zurick s.

Attorney & Principal
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Washington, D.C., DC, United States
18 Yrs Experience
Licensed in DC
Texas Southern University at Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Zurick T. Smith is the founding member of The Law Office of Zurick T. Smith, PLLC. His firm services DC residents with Trusts & Estate Planning, simple to complex employment and business matters as well as business formations.

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Divorce Legal Questions and Answers

Divorce

Dissolution Agreement

Washington

Asked on Jun 19, 2024

Can a dissolution agreement be enforced if one party fails to comply with its terms?

I am currently going through a divorce and my spouse and I have agreed to dissolve our marriage through a dissolution agreement. However, I have concerns that my spouse may not fulfill their obligations outlined in the agreement, such as dividing our assets and paying spousal support. I would like to know if the dissolution agreement can be enforced by the court if one party fails to comply with its terms, and what legal options are available to me if my spouse breaches the agreement.

Merry A.

Answered Jun 21, 2024

Generally, any sort of agreement can be enforced by a court. However, a court will look at such factors as whether each party was privy to all financial assets/debt at the time the agreement was signed; whether there was any appearance of coercion; whether each party was represented by counsel at the time of signing; whether any of the terms were unfair to one party at the time of signing; etc. It would be helpful for you to have the agreement approved and ordered into effectiveness by the judge, as part of the divorce proceedings. Once the agreement is in place, whether by just the two of you signing, or by a judge's approval, as part of the divorce proceedings (even after the divorce is finalized) if one party "breaches" the agreement, the other party can bring a motion before the court for breach of contract, and a judge can order the other party to comply. Similarly, a contract can be amended after it's signed, just like any other contract - I would advise you, at a minimum, to have your agreement reviewed by an attorney before you sign. And, please keep in mind, one should always use one's own attorney - one should never have one attorney review a contract for both parties, as there is an inherent conflict of interest. Also, your agreement needs provisions in it addressing what to do in case of conflict or breach - often, agreements have a provision that the parties to a divorce will use mediation at least twice if and when disputes arise.

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