Business Affairs & Commercial Litigation

SWSR represents small businesses in business formation, operational issues, civil litigation, collections, practice management issues. regulation compliance issues and other small business issues. Our firm has represents some of the most successful restaurants in the Washington DC Metropolitan area and the Shenandoah Valley and numerous automobile dealerships. We have experience also in representing various entities before Federal agencies to include OPM et al.

Often the path to resolution ends when other avenues have been exhausted and litigation becomes the unfortunate and unavoidable reality. Our litigation attorneys stand ready to assist and to use their extensive experience from both the business world and from in the courtroom in order to work toward an outcome that best preserves and protects our clients’ goals and interests.

Our attorneys have successfully tried thousands of cases over more than six decades. Mr. Sandgound has been trying business and other civil cases since the 1950’s. He is joined by Messrs. West, Silek and Raminpour in trying significant commercial cases in both state and Federal court. Our partners are admitted in all local, state, and federal courts in Virginia, and the District of Columbia and Mr. West is also admitted in both Maryland state and federal courts. Messrs. Sandground and West have appeared in state and Federal courts around the country as well.

SWSR is able to represent our clients in all aspects of litigation: trials, appeals, mediation and arbitration. We enjoy an excellent reputation in the Northern Virginia/Washington Metropolitan area and the Shenandoah Valley. Indeed, we have intimate familiarity with the Virginia Circuit and Supreme Courts. We’re in court daily, prosecuting and defending various cases, mediating, arbitrating, and handling appeals.

Our trial team of attorneys are equipped and ready to handle what many consider to be arguably the fastest Federal court in the country, deemed the “Rocket Docket.”  The Rocket Docket is the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, whose  reputation for speed in handling cases attracts sophisticated parties looking for a swift resolution of their legal issues. Discovery and pre-trial practice happen at a pace that is uncomfortable for the uninitiated or unfamiliar.  Our team has successfully handled many complex cases on the Rocket Docket.

SWSR’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights attorneys assist clients in developing creative solutions to address the full range of any financial problem facing our clients.

We also advise companies and private lenders that have dealings with distressed entities as their business counterparts, those looking for opportunities in acquiring distressed assets, or those that find themselves ensnared in potential bankruptcy claims and litigation.  Our experience enables us to assist our clients in devising creative, efficient and cost-effective solutions to the complex problems that arise in any stressed or failing commercial deal, either in or out of bankruptcy, with specialized expertise in the restructuring of debts outside of a formal bankruptcy filing.

We welcome the opportunity to partner with you on all your legal needs. Our Tysons Corner, Virginia, office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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