McClanahan Powers, PLLC

Business and Intellectual Property Lawyers in Washington, DC

McClanahan Powers, PLLC

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
Suite 1025

Washington, District of Columbia 20006

Phone(703) 520-1326

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Law Firm Overview

McClanahan Powers PLLC, based in Fairfax County, Virginia and Washington, D.C. offers a broad range of services to clients throughout the northern Virginia region.
The firm’s practice areas encompass business law matters such as business legal analysis, entity formation, employment and labor law, contract and legal documents, business agreements and disputes, and supporting corporate governance; intellectual property including asset evaluation, copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and prosecuting and defending IP claims; entertainment law for artists, athletes, and recording studios regarding contracts and other agreements and negotiations; litigation representation for breach of fiduciary duty and contract, tortious interference, fraud, computer crimes, self-dealing, and construction law.

McClanahan Powers PLLC assists and counsels individuals, for-profit businesses, and nonprofit organizations on a wide range of legal issues.

Attorneys with the firm offer utilize the latest strategies and techniques, providing innovative and cost-effective solutions to help clients achieve their goals. Their legal knowledge, combined with a custom-tailored approach to each case, is designed to protect clients’ interests in both transactional and litigation issues.

Languages: English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Business Legal Analysis; Sole Proprietorship; Limited Liability Company (LLC); Partnerships; Forming a Limited Partnership; Document Drafting; Employment Audits; Business Consulting; Business Analysis; Business Growth and Development; Business Planning; Compliance and Corporate Governance; Negotiation; Intangible Asset Evaluation; Copyright Registration; Copyright Protection; Copyright Infringement; DMCA Take Down Notices; Trademark Infringement; Trademark Protection; Cease and Desist Letters; Patent Infringement; Trade Secret Misappropriation; Non-Disclosure Agreement; Rights to Publicity; Breach of Contract; Tortuous Interference with a Contract; Piercing the Corporate Veil and Alter Ego Theory; Breach of Fiduciary Duty; Hostile Work Environment; Department of Labor Investigations; Fair Labor Standards Act Violations; Entertainment Law Litigation; Rights to Publicity and Invasion of Privacy.

Areas of Law Description

McClanahan Powers offers skilled representation for the following legal practice areas and services:

- Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) predominantly refers to certain intangible assets, such as copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and patents that are protected by both state and federal laws. It is important to consult an attorney on any intellectual property consideration in the early stages of development as issues often arise with respect to original authorship, infringement, protection of the intellectual property generally, and possible misappropriation or disclosure of confidential information.

- Copyrights

A Copyright is published or unpublished original work of authorship that is composed in a manner so that it may later be seen, heard, copied, reproduced, communicated, or transmitted. It is important to note that ideas themselves are not copyrightable.

- Trademarks

A Trademark is a logo, design, slogan, phrase, smell, sound, name, word or other unique mark, or combination thereof, which is used to identify the business or individual source of goods or services in a commercial market.

- Patents

A U.S. Patent is the product of the exclusive rights granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to the owner of a new invention or discovery for a period of up to 20 years from the date of application in exchange for public disclosure of the invention or discovery as recorded in the USPTO.

- Trade Secret

Trade Secret is non-public classified or undisclosed information specifically defined and protected under both federal and state law. Trade Secret protection is also one of the very few avenues which allow ideas to be protectable in their capacity as a tangible expression. A popular example of a Trade Secret is the formula for Coca-Cola.

- Entertainment Law

Entertainment law is a broad and complex area of law. It is important to work with an experienced attorney who can help you protect your rights and resolve legal issues as they arise. The attorneys at McClanahan Powers, PLLC, handle a wide range of entertainment law issues in the Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas.

- Business Law

Starting, maintaining and growing a business, corporation, limited liability company (LLC), nonprofit organization or other business entity can be a complex endeavor. A skilled business lawyer can identify potential issues and deal with matters if they arise, such as a breach of contract or disputes requiring business litigation.

- Corporations

A Corporation is a separate entity unto itself. It has the power to do things that an individual can do, such as purchase land and enter into contracts, and even has its own federal identification number, similar to an individual having a social security number.

- Contract and Legal Document

Not all legal documents are created equal. A skilled and experienced contract draftsman is invaluable. The contract attorneys at McClanahan Powers use their knowledge and expertise to craft tailored contracts to their client's specific needs.

- Employment Discrimination and Labor Grievances

The best way to reduce corporate costs for employee and labor disputes is to plan ahead and take action early. The labor law and employment law attorneys at McClanahan Powers will work with your corporate and business management to prepare for risk assessment and reduction.

- Estate Planning

Estate planning is one of the most important things an individual can do to protect his or her family's financial security as well as their overall well-being and future. Every estate plan is different and should be customized to the needs and interests of the individual and their family.

- Probate

Probate is the legal process whereby a Will is presented to the court to determine its validity and to verify it was intended as the decedent's Last Will and Testament. Typically, depending on the state, one of the two witnesses who were present at the signing of a Will is required to appear before the court and state under oath that the requirements for a valid Will were conducted at the signing.

- Wills

A Last Will and Testament ("Will") is a written declaration by which an individual, the 'Testator,' allocates how they would like their real and personal property to be distributed and to what beneficiaries upon their death. The Will may also designate an administrator, guardian, or conservator to manage different portions of the estate.

- Trusts

A trust is a modern day legal agreement that is used to transfer and distribute property and income to different beneficiaries. A Trust agreement requires three parties: the settlor, the Trust creator and person who transfers property into the Trust; the trustee, who manages and distributes the principal and/or income of the Trust; and the beneficiary, who receives the principal and/or income of the Trust.


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