Michael J. Karlan

WHAT WE DO:

The Law Offices of Michael J. Karlan is a full-service law firm that provides high quality legal, accounting, and general business services.   We have extensive experience representing individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, and other forms of organizations. 

Practice Areas:

I. Corporate Practice

The Law Offices of Michael J. Karlan's corporate practice includes:

(i)      Assistance with all aspects of business formation, operation, financing,
          transfer, and dissolution;
(ii)     The determination of appropriate business form;
(iii)    The drafting of business operation agreements;
(iv)    Assistance and ensuring compliance with all corporate filing,
          procedural and recordkeeping requirements;
(v)     The drafting, reviewing and negotiating of business contracts;
(vi)    Obtaining trademark and copyright protections;
(vii)   Determining and ensuring compliance with all applicable state and
           federal regulatory laws, including licensing, zoning, registration and
           taxation requirements;
(viii)  Setting up, administering, and reviewing accounting and payroll systems,
           including proper methods of recordkeeping, proper withholding, and
           appropriate determination of expenses and depreciation;
(ix)     The drafting of employment agreements and independent contractor
           agreements;
(x)      Assistance drafting and reviewing business plans;
(xi)     The drafting and reviewing of commercial leases;
(xii)    Licensing, assignment and transfer of copyrights, and other transactions
           involving intellectual property;
(xiii)   General business litigation;
(xiv)   The drafting of powers of attorney, releases, and other business documents;
(xv)    Assistance obtaining venture capital and other forms of external financing,
           and contract negotiations relating to such financing;
(xvi)   Federal and state tax return preparation;
(xvii)  The drafting of business financing and credit documents;
(xviii) The drafting of promissory notes, affidavits, indemnity agreements,
            confidentiality agreements, waivers, and other business documents;
(xix)    General business consulting, including capitalization needs, marketing
            needs, and insurance needs;
(xx)     Drafting executive compensation packages and employee stock option
            packages;
(xxi)    IRS and state audits and appeals;
(xxii)  Determination of foreign taxes owed;
(xxiii) Obtaining tax exempt status for organizations;
(xxiv)  Serving as a District of Columbia registered agent; and
(xxv) All other areas of corporate practice.

II.  Individual Practice

The Law Offices of Michael J. Karlan's individual practice includes:

(i)       The drafting, revising, and reviewing of contracts;
(ii)      Federal and state tax return preparation;
(iii)     Preparation of wills, living wills, trusts, living trusts and other forms of
           estate and personal planning;
(iv)     Federal and state tax planning;
(v)      Retirement planning;
(vi)     Matrimonial law, including divorce documents and pre-marital agreements;
(vii)   The drafting of powers of attorney;
(viii)  The drafting of releases;
(ix)     Reviewing real estate leases
(x)      Handling real estate transfers;
(xi)     Employment law;
(xii)    IRS and state audits and appeals;
(xiii)   Personal loan documents;
(xiv)   Promissory notes;
(xv)    The rental and sale of personal property;
(xvi)   General litigation;
(xvii)  Probate matters;
(xviii) Bankruptcy;
(xix)    Immigration;
(xx)     Landlord/tenant law;
(xxi)    Law regarding tenants' and homeowners' associations; and
(xxiii)  All other areas of individual practice

III.  Tax and Accounting Practice:

The Law Offices of Michael J. Karlan's tax and accounting practice includes:

(i)      Federal and state tax planning for individuals and business entitities,
          including retirement planning, IRA's, and Roth IRA's;
(ii)     Federal and state tax return preparation for individuals and business
          entities;
(iii)    The drafting and probate of wills, living trusts, and other forms of estate
          and personal planning;
(iv)    IRS and state audits and appeals;
(v)     Creating and implementing accounting systems; and
(vi)    All other areas of tax and accounting practice.

 

To contact Michael J. Karlan, please email him at michael@michaelkarlan.com or phone him at 202.363.4997