PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS
PROTECT YOUR CAREER
Volin Employment Law, PLLC helps employers thrive in business from formation to exit, and guides employees through their careers from offer letters to separation agreements.
HOW WE HELP EMPLOYERS
Start your business properly and determine each owner's rights and obligations.
√ Entity Selection and Formation
√ Operating Agreements. Shareholder Agreements, and Bylaws
√ Counseling on leasing, licensing, permits and insurance
Contracts and Culture
Build employment and business contracts, and help create a respectful workplace.
√ Employment counseling on workplace culture
√ Employment agreements, offer letters, handbooks and policies, separation and release agreements
√ Business contracts with customers, vendors, and other partners
Dispute Avoidance and Resolution
Minimize the risk of disputes, and secure representation when you need it most.
√ Dispute avoidance counseling
√ Mediation and arbitration
√ Agency proceedings
√ Business disputes, including breach of contract, torts, and statutory violations
√ Litigation in state and federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.
HOW WE HELP EMPLOYEES
Fair Contract Terms
We review and help you negotiate the contracts that have the biggest impact on your career.
√ Offer letters and employment agreements
√ Stand-alone agreements and policies
√ Severance payments
Understanding Rights and Claims
We work with you to identify possible claims and your options moving forward.
√ Violation of workplace rights
√ Wrongful termination
√ Breach of contract and tort claims
√ Mediation, arbitration, and litigation in state and federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.
Below are the areas in which we can help you.
Business Formation and Growth
Starting with the right strategy and company structure, and guiding business clients through each phase of growth.
Minimizing disruptive disputes by guiding employers through ever-changing federal, state, and local employment laws.
Building strong agreements with employees, independent contractors, customers, vendors, and other business partners.
Employment and Business Disputes
Representing business clients in litigation, arbitration, and mediation regarding employment or business disputes.
Offer Letters and Agreements
Helping new employees understand the terms and restrictions in offer letters and new employment agreements.
Counseling clients on non-compete, non-solicitation, and other restrictions that impact their business and careers.
Below are some client testimonials and attorney endorsements. We are proud to have earned each one.
"Rich was key in working through an emotionally charged matter. . . . His attention to detail is excellent. I believe his strategy significantly improved the final outcome. Highly recommended."
- John C.
"I believe that Richard’s unique combination of tenacity, knowledge, and interpersonal skills yields excellent results, and I would not hesitate to work with him again."
- Gary R.
"Getting a business up and running presents numerous challenges and obstacles to navigate. . . . Rich provides the greatest value for the communication, transparency, and attention to detail his firm offers."
- ROOF ER
"Rich Volin is excellent. He reviewed my ten-year, franchise renewal agreement and offered a variety of suggestions to provide business and financial independence. . . . He is a creative thought partner and I am grateful he is a resource."
- Sandra H.
"I run a people-based business and having Rich as a resource is very relieving. Highly recommend."
- Phil H.
"I've referred employment cases to Richard, trusting that his empathy, in-depth knowledge of the law, and experience would serve the client well."
- Richard D.
"Rich is a thoughtful and approachable attorney who is well-respected in the Northern Virginia legal community. . . . I would not hesitate to recommend a business owner to Rich for legal advice or litigation representation."
- Kathryn L.
"I have volunteered with Rich for many years. . . . I recommend Rich to anyone with questions regarding labor and employment law matters."
- Michael L.
"Rich is a thoughtful, insightful lawyer who is often able to approach a difficult issue with a fresh perspective to keep the litigation moving forward."
- Adam S.
"I strongly recommend Rich for startup transactional and business litigation work. He's also a great asset, if you're established and in career transition."
- Elliott A.