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Bean, Kinney & Korman embraces a culture of service to its clients, its community and its profession. As a full-service, multi-disciplinary law firm, our attorneys provide versatile and experienced legal counsel to business and individual clients throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region and other jurisdictions throughout the country from our offices in Arlington, Virginia.

For over six decades, we have distinguished ourselves by our commitment to our shared value of service as professionals, colleagues and citizens.

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Jennifer O. Schiffer


Jennifer Schiffer is a shareholder of Bean, Kinney & Korman. Jennifer represents various businesses and their owners in matters relating to business counseling and entity formation, purchase...

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LATEST NEWS / November 11, 2022

Privacy Law Comes to Virginia: How will Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act Affect my Business?

On March 2, 2021, then Governor Ralph Northam signed into law the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (the “VCDPA” or “Act”). The effective date of January 1, 2023 is fast approaching. If your business has not yet started taking steps to understand and ensure compliance with this new law – the time is now! This will be the first of… Read more
LATEST NEWS / November 4, 2022

Can I Withhold Payment to Subcontractors? Pay When Paid Clause Change is Coming Soon to Virginia

In 1995, the Virginia Supreme Court expressly held that general contractors could assert an absolute “pay when paid” defense against subcontractors claiming monetary damages for non-payment of work on a construction project. See Galloway Corp. v. S.B. Ballard Constr. Co., 250 Va. 493, 506 (1995).  Since then, the law of the land had been that general contractors could negotiate in… Read more
LATEST NEWS / October 24, 2022

New “Know Your Rights” Poster Issued by the EEOC

Last week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an updated version of the “EEO is the Law” poster that covered employers are required by federal law to post in a conspicuous workplace location. The new “Know Your Rights” poster includes updates to the language and formatting to make it more straightforward, highlights that “harassment is a prohibited form… Read more
LATEST NEWS / August 22, 2022

Does Title IX Prohibit Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity? Not according to Virginia and Other States

On July 27, 2022, Virginia joined forces with more than twenty other states to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in response to that agency’s recent guidance advising that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972’s (Title IX) prohibition of discrimination in educational programs “on the basis of sex” is applicable to more than just… Read more
LATEST NEWS / August 12, 2022

Is 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status Enough to Subject a Private School to Title IX Jurisdiction?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Federal financial assistance typically consists of grants or loans made available by the federal government to fund things such as student scholarships and improvements to school facilities. Thus, it seemed easy enough… Read more
LATEST NEWS / August 4, 2022

Prince William County – The Digital Battlefield

Prince William County (PWC) is becoming a crucial location for data center developers. However, as PWC creates incentives for data center market and contemplates zoning changes that favor data center development, some citizens have grown concerned about the changing landscape in their community. While PWC has been courting the development of these centers since the early 2000s, it was not… Read more
LATEST NEWS / July 6, 2022

What Impact Will the Biden Administration’s New Proposed Title IX Regulations Have on Colleges and Universities?

Perhaps you have been on vacation in some remote destination, or your attention has been diverted by other demands, like the House’s January 6 hearings, and you might be wondering: What’s new in higher ed? Plenty. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) officially turned fifty on June 23, 2022. That same day, the U.S. Department of… Read more
LATEST NEWS / July 1, 2022

The Missing Middle

Arlington County’s Planning & Housing study “The Missing Middle” has entered its second phase, “Analysis & Draft Framework.” The initiative has garnered attention from homeowners, homebuilders, and community members who are interested in how the plan might impact Arlington. “The Missing Middle” refers to housing types that exist on the spectrum between detached single-family houses and mid-rise multifamily units. Examples… Read more
LATEST NEWS / June 21, 2022

License to…Bid? When a Virginia Contractor’s License is Required and Why You Should Have One

Many contractors considering projects in the Commonwealth, particularly those that primarily operate in Maryland and the District of Columbia, are surprised to learn how strict the licensing requirements are here in Virginia and that reciprocity often does not apply. Careful compliance with the licensing statutes and regulations is key to ensuring your contracting firm is entitled to get paid in… Read more

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