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R. Douglas Taylor, Jr.


Douglas Taylor is a shareholder of Bean, Kinney & Korman. For nearly 30 years, Doug has provided timely and practical employment law advice and legal representation to businesses, business...

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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
LATEST NEWS / May 1, 2024

Embracing the Future: The Role of Data Centers in Virginia’s Economic and Technological Landscape

Introduction As Virginia continues to establish itself as a central hub in the digital economy, data centers have become critical to supporting our extensive digital needs. These facilities are essential for cloud computing, internet services, and managing the vast amounts of data generated by businesses and consumers. The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) further highlights the strategic importance of these… Read more
LATEST NEWS / April 29, 2024

Spousal Support: Navigating Uncertainties in Virginia Divorce

Spousal support, commonly referred to as alimony, can be one of the more contentious and unpredictable aspects of a divorce in Virginia. Unlike child support, which follows relatively straightforward guidelines, spousal support considerations are more nuanced, with significant discretion left to the court. This blog aims to shed light on how spousal support is determined in Virginia, helping you navigate… Read more
LATEST NEWS / April 30, 2024

Navigating Second-Order Economic Impacts on Construction: Strategic Legal Insights for 2024

We recently discussed the general construction market in 2024 by sector and the specific economic impacts at play in the construction market. We now turn to discussing some of the second order effects that these economic factors are having in the Washington, DC construction market here in April 2024. We will then raise some specific areas of legal concern implicated… Read more
LATEST NEWS / April 29, 2024

Arlington County’s Strategic Response to Rising Office Vacancy Rates

Arlington County is pursuing measures to address the challenges of increasing office vacancy rates, influenced by changing work patterns and economic conditions. The county has implemented several strategic initiatives aimed at revitalizing its commercial real estate sector. These measures include adaptive reuse of obsolete buildings, enhancements to density allowances in Rosslyn, and updates to parking standards for compact cars. These… Read more
LATEST NEWS / April 24, 2024

Economic Dynamics and Risk Management in Construction: A Legal Perspective for 2024

In our last article, we discussed the general state of the regional construction economy and how that applies to specific industry vertical markets. We now turn to specific national macro-economic trends and discuss how these trends in turn impact the current regional construction economy. As part of this dialogue, we also discuss how these specific trends point towards specific contract… Read more
LATEST NEWS / April 22, 2024

Arbitration: The Strategic Avenue in Business Dispute Resolution

At Bean, Kinney & Korman, my experience as a litigator has provided me with countless opportunities to observe the transformative power of arbitration in resolving disputes outside the traditional court system. Arbitration is a strategic choice for businesses. Arbitration comes in a variety of forms, each designed to cater to the specific needs and circumstances of the disputing parties. Let’s… Read more
LATEST NEWS / April 17, 2024

Is a Private School’s 501(c)(3) Status Enough to Subject it to Title IX Compliance Obligations?

In a decision of significance for private schools and other tax-exempt organizations, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (“Fourth Circuit”) decided recently that merely having 501(c)(3) tax status is not a form of “federal financial assistance” sufficient to subject a tax-exempt school or organization to compliance obligations under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972… Read more
LATEST NEWS / April 15, 2024

Advanced Mediation and Collaborative Divorce: Tailoring Solutions for Complex Situations

Navigating divorce can be challenging enough without adding to the additional stresses and expenses of the judicial system and litigation. What you may not know is, there are other options! When considering options, consider advanced mediation or collaborative divorce. Both options offer a more nuanced and cooperative framework than traditional litigation or simple mediation, making them ideal for couples facing… Read more
LATEST NEWS / April 10, 2024

EEOC Doubles Enforcement Effort Against Employers in FY2023

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently released its FY 2023 Office of General Counsel (“OGC”) Annual Report reflecting the agency’s litigation efforts to enforce federal anti-discrimination laws for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023.It shows that the agency doubled the number of lawsuits filed against employers. The EEOC is responsible for enforcement of many federal employment laws,… Read more
LATEST NEWS / April 9, 2024

Safeguarding Your Construction Business Against Third-Party Bankruptcy

The ripple effects of a bankruptcy in the construction sector can be far-reaching, impacting not just the entity filing for bankruptcy but also its partners, including general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners. The financial stability of your construction business can be severely affected by the bankruptcy of a third party, regardless of its tier in the construction process. However, with… Read more

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