Represented a Shaw neighborhood beauty parlor operator and longtime staple of the community when her landlord sold its building to a developer. When the developer tried to cancel our client’s lease we successfully leveraged our knowledge of the law and the support of the community to negotiate an agreement that provided our client with a storefront in the new building at below-market rent and reimbursement for buildout costs. Our client’s new business was recently showcased by the Washington Post, which can be read here.
Miller v. Michael A. Brown, D.C. Superior Court Case No. 2006 CA 001262 B. Represented a local business owner against his partners, including former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown, for breach of fiduciary duty, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, and other claims. After trial and numerous appeals, our client received a judgment in excess of $700,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. Articles about this case appeared in the Washington Post, Washington Times, and Washington City Paper.
Represented a group of local businesses in the Shaw neighborhood in case against the Washington Convention Center to enforce their rights under a grant program established to compensate them for disruptions to their business caused by the construction of the new convention center. The case settled for $295,000. An article about this case appeared in the Washington Times.