Washington DC Business and Government Trial Lawyers
Douglas & Boykin PLLC1850 M Street Northwest, Suite 640
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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Law Firm OverviewAt Douglas & Boykin PLLC, our Washington, D.C. business lawyers handle cases involving nonprofit & charitable organizations, government litigation, government contracts, employment law, and other type of complex criminal matters.
When Douglas & Boykin, PLLC, a minority-owned firm, formed in 2003, it solidified the partnership that evolved 10 years earlier when Frederick Douglas mentored Curtis Boykin at another firm.
The partners' philosophies and abilities complement one another. Combining Mr. Douglas' acclaimed litigation and government regulation skills with Mr. Boykin's commercial litigation and government relations experience permits the firm to provide a broad array of services to meet clients' varied concerns.
Today, the minority-owned firm has grown to five attorneys.
Areas of Law
- Administrative Law
- Appellate Practice
- Banking & Finance
- Banking Law
- Business & Industry
- Business Formation
- Business Law
- Business Litigation
- Child Support & Custody
- Child Visitation
- Commercial Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Constitutional Law
- Corporate Litigation
- Criminal Defense
- Criminal Law
- Medical Malpractice
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Pre-nuptial Agreement
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Real Estate
- Sexual Harassment
- Shareholders Rights
- US Federal Courts
- White Collar Crime
- Wire Fraud
- Workers Compensation
- Wrongful Termination
Additional Areas of Law: Government Litigation; Charitable Organizations; Domestic Relations; Retaliation; Matrimonial Litigation; Property Distribution; Modifications; Enforcement; Relocation; Spousal Maintenance; Post-nuptial Agreements; Protection Orders; Mail Fraud; Tax Fraud; Bank Fraud; Securities Fraud.
Areas of Law Description
At Douglas & Boykin PLLC, our lawyers practice in diverse areas of concentration and collaborate with each other to offer clients proven skill in a broad range of issues related to:
- Government Litigation
Our government litigation lawyers understand constitutional principles, analyze legislation, and have a demonstrated record of achieving results under difficult circumstances. Douglas & Boykin has repeatedly achieved governmental client objectives in legislative and judicial forums. The firm has years of trial and appellate experience representing government authorities in a broad range of high-profile, complex, and sensitive cases. The firm is adept at developing a record at trial or on appeal to achieve an agency’s policy objectives.
- Government Contracts
Douglas & Boykin, PLLC counsels clients in the formation, administration, and termination of all types of government contracts, including: Construction, Service, Supply, and, Grants. The firm is adept at procurement-related matters, applying its full range of government negotiation and litigation skills to ensure every i is dotted and t is crossed.
- Commercial Litigation
Business owners and entrepreneurs choose Douglas & Boykin because of the firm’s reputation for understanding client goals and for formulating innovative strategies for achieving them. Clients also know the firm skillfully manages high-stakes litigation involving numerous claims, multiple parties, and multi-faceted, complex issues. The firm represents public and private companies in all types of complex commercial litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the Washington, DC area and Maryland.
- Employment Law
Our employment law attorneys possess the knowledge and experience to counsel employers in human resources matters, including analyzing claims and ensuring compliance with employment laws. Often, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of gold. In an effort to protect clients from future employee complaints, the firm writes and revises company and government agency personnel manuals and executive employment contracts, provides risk analysis, and analyzes employee communications.
- Non Profit and Charitable Organizations
Good intentions will not shield you from litigation, both founded and unfounded. Nonprofits and charitable organizations in Washington, DC often have the same need for skilled, dedicated lawyers as run-of-the-mill for-profit businesses. Some examples of situations in which nonprofits and charitable organizations need skilled non-profit organizations lawyers include:
• Disputes over contracts, e.g., with suppliers, landlords, clients, or employees
• Assistance in procuring government contracts or resolving disputes about those contracts
• Standard liability issues, e.g., a visitor suffers injury while on your property or in your offices
• Ensuring that you and your board abide by the requirements of your bylaws and articles of organization
• Maintaining eligibility for tax-free charitable organization status
- Domestic Relations
The firm’s attorneys believe starting your family down a new road can be achieved with dignity. To do so, the firm strives to resolve all marital and family law disputes through time saving, cost-effective means. However, there is a time and place to litigate. When it arrives, the firm does everything within its power to place clients in the best position for success, while still maintaining a commitment to sound reasoning. The firm represents clients in every aspect of divorce and domestic law, from complex, contentious divorces and custody disputes to modest, amicable ones.
- Professional Malpractice
Through aggressive representation and defense, the firm strives to obtain the most beneficial outcome for clients facing disciplinary action. Douglas & Boykin attorneys represent clients at all stages of the disciplinary process. Representation includes: accountants, attorneys, architects, engineers, insurance agents, mortgage brokers, bankers, real estate agents, corporate directors and officers, health care providers, medical doctors, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, chiropractors, podiatrists, physical therapists, and, diagnostic providers.
- Government Relations
Our firm interfaces with government agencies across Washington, DC every day, so you don’t have to. Drawing on their experience, knowledge of the legislative process, and rapport with government agencies, the firm’s attorneys are uniquely situated to represent the interests of clients. Individuals, non-profit groups, and businesses across a broad spectrum of industries trust the firm’s government relations attorneys to contact and negotiate with the federal, state, and District of Columbia governments on their behalf.
- Complex Criminal Matters
Our law firm is a staunch advocate for individuals and companies facing grand jury indictments. The firm brings to bear on every white-collar criminal matter its significant experience negotiating with and defending against government representatives. Foremost in the attorneys’ minds is damage control. By reducing a client’s legal exposure, the firm protects reputations and improves opportunities for positive results and reduced sentences.
- Business Law
Our highly qualified business lawyers provide advice, guidance, advance planning, and representation for all types of business organizations—including nonprofit and charitable organizations—in all matters that concern them. One important goal of experienced Washington, DC business lawyers is to foresee and mitigate the risk of expensive litigation and costly settlements or judgments. As skilled business litigation attorneys, we can help your business through:
• Drafting contracts, agreements, and licenses in a way that promotes less expensive means of conflict resolution such as mediation or arbitration
• Drafting contracts, agreements, and licenses so as to limit the grounds upon which a business partner or client could sue
• Ensuring that you meet the requirements of your nonprofit or charity organizations bylaws—helping to prevent disputes, litigation, or troubles with the IRS
• Helping you identify and remedy potential litigation problem areas before they actually become problematic
Mr. Curtis A. Boykin
Commercial Litigation, Employment, Family Law, Government, Litigation
Mr. Frederick A. Douglas
Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Litigation
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