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Mark M. Viani


Mark Viani is a shareholder with a varied practice that centers on commercial real estate and development (zoning and land use, real estate, environmental law), public utilities and infrastructure...

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LATEST NEWS / July 12, 2024

Some Things a Non-profit Should Never Do

Lawyers are quite good at putting the fear of God into their clients and friends. This tendency has even been reduced to the catchy term of laying out the “Parade of the Horribles.” In reality, for non-profits, there are some things you absolutely, positively should never do … and unfortunately, I know many of these directly from watching clients and… Read more
LATEST NEWS / July 11, 2024

Raising Money; Paying Finder’s Fees to Unregistered Broker-Dealers Can Be Risky

We're occasionally asked if it's a good idea for issuers to pay unregistered "finders" fees in exchange for connecting potential investors in conjunction with private securities offerings. "No," is the short answer. The majority of finders are hired by issuers under finder's, advisory, or other agreements that often involve payment of "success fees" when a finance transaction is completed. Payment… Read more
LATEST NEWS / July 8, 2024

New Virginia Higher Ed Laws: A Significant Shift in College Admissions

On July 1, 2024, Virginia ushered in a new era in higher education in the Commonwealth with the implementation of groundbreaking legislation that bans legacy preferences in college admissions. The move positions Virginia as a leader in the quest for a more equitable and inclusive admissions process. Understanding the New Legislation The new law, which was unanimously approved by both… Read more
LATEST NEWS / July 2, 2024

Negotiating the Exit in a Business Divorce

Negotiating an exit in a business divorce can be one of the most critical phases of the entire process. Somewhat like a conventional divorce, business divorces involve complex financial, operational, and personal considerations that can significantly impact the future of all parties involved. This blog, the third in our eight-part series, focuses on the “Dos” and “Don’ts” in taking the… Read more
LATEST NEWS / July 2, 2024

With the Demise of the Chevron Doctrine, Will the FTC’s Ban on Non-Competes Survive Judicial Review?

On May 7, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published its final Non-Compete Clause Rule (“Final Rule”) making it an “unfair method of competition,” in violation of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (“FTC Act”), for employers to “enter into non-compete clauses with ‘workers’” (includes both “employees” and “independent contractors”) after the effective date of the Final Rule,… Read more
LATEST NEWS / June 24, 2024

The FTC’s New Rule on Non-Compete Agreements and Its Potential Impact on M&A Deals

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently issued a groundbreaking rule aimed at banning non-compete agreements and clauses in the United States. The rule is designed to enhance competition and innovation by facilitating greater mobility in the workforce. The new rule may have a substantial impact on employment-related agreements but contains a carve out for non-competes that are tied to… Read more
LATEST NEWS / June 18, 2024

The Nerve Centers of Apple Intelligence: Data Centers Driving AI

With the advent of Apple's new AI initiative, "Apple Intelligence," and its partnership with OpenAI to integrate ChatGPT into Siri, the demand for data centers is set to soar. As AI technology becomes more embedded in everyday devices, the need for robust and efficient data centers will only increase, leading to greater scrutiny and regulation. This article explores how data… Read more
LATEST NEWS / June 17, 2024

Initial Considerations and Steps in a Business Divorce

This is the second part in a series on “What You Need to Know about a Business Divorce.” To read Part One, click here. In the intricate realm of business partnerships, the dissolution of a professional relationship—commonly known as a business divorce—can be a complex and challenging process. Navigating this terrain requires careful planning, informed decision-making, and expert guidance. This blog,… Read more
LATEST NEWS / June 13, 2024

Charting the Path Forward: Strategic and Legal Considerations for the Construction Industry in 2024

As we conclude our series on navigating the construction industry economy and its ramifications in 2024, we now turn to synthesizing these facts in strategic direction. Recap of Key Industry Challenges Let's briefly revisit the key challenges and opportunities discussed: We have seen significant sector-specific shifts, such as the dramatic decline in office space construction and the boom in industrial… Read more
LATEST NEWS / June 12, 2024

Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships for Zoning Success in Northern Virginia

In the intricate world of urban development, zoning plays a crucial role in shaping our cities and communities. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have emerged as a dynamic tool for navigating the complexities of zoning ordinances, particularly in regions like Northern Virginia. This article explores how PPPs can collaborate effectively to overcome zoning challenges and drive successful development projects, highlighting recent changes… Read more
LATEST NEWS / June 10, 2024

Introduction to Business Divorce

This is the first part in a series on “What You Need to Know about a Business Divorce.” In the dynamic world of business, partnerships and joint ventures can sometimes reach an impasse, leading to what is known as a "business divorce." This term refers to the legal separation of business partners or co-owners who can no longer work together… Read more
LATEST NEWS / June 5, 2024

A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Subpoenas

Navigating the complexities of a legal dispute often involves understanding various legal tools, one of which is the subpoena. This comprehensive guide explains what a subpoena is, its implications, and how to effectively respond to ensure compliance while protecting your legal interests. What is a Subpoena? A subpoena is a formal request for documents, records, or tangible things related to… Read more
LATEST NEWS / May 27, 2024

Top 5 Reasons Your Business Needs a Robust AI Policy Now

In today's dynamic digital environment, artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming industries at an unprecedented pace. For businesses and law firms, harnessing the power of AI can offer significant benefits but also creates risk. Implementing a generative AI policy can help mitigate that risk. Here are the top 5 reasons why implementing a comprehensive AI policy is crucial for your business… Read more
LATEST NEWS / May 24, 2024

I’ve Been Sued. Now What?

Receiving notice that you or your business have been sued can be a daunting experience. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed, angry, or scared, but it’s crucial to approach the situation methodically and with a clear mind. This blog will guide you through the essential steps to take when after being served with a lawsuit, helping you to navigate the legal… Read more
LATEST NEWS / May 22, 2024

Understanding “Equitable Distribution” in Virginia Divorce

Divorce is not just a separation of two lives but also the division of their shared assets, including property and debts accumulated during the marriage. In Virginia, this division is governed by a principle known as "equitable distribution." Unlike the term might suggest, "equitable" does not mean "equal" but rather what the court deems fair based on several factors enumerated… Read more
LATEST NEWS / May 20, 2024

Critical Contract Terms for Construction in 2024: Legal Strategies for Navigating Uncertain Economic Waters

We have recently discussed the 2024 construction market and economic conditions, the impact of the same locally and resulting risk issues, and examined the second order impacts from the state of the economy. We now will focus on specific critical contract terms and suggestions that developers and contractors should focus on in the current environment.   Preserving Bond and Lien… Read more
LATEST NEWS / May 1, 2024

Business Owners: Yes You Still Need to Disclose Who Owns Your Company

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) was adopted to bring more openness into the business world by making companies disclose their true owners. This initiative aimed to thwart crimes like money laundering by removing the veil of anonymity that some business owners exploit. The law's relatively straightforward path hit a major snag after a trial court ruling in Alabama found the… Read more

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