Business and Commercial Law

Entity selection and formation

  • Incorporations
  • Limited Liability Company formations
  • Partnership formations
  • Joint ventures
  • Franchising 
  • Nonprofit entities

Board advice and corporate governance

  • Shareholder matters
  • Uniform Commercial Code matters

Commercial transactions 

  • Loans
  • Real estate


  • Regulatory compliance
  • Executive compensation and employee benefits
  • Employment disputes 
  • Vendor disputes
  • Collections


  • Contract drafting, negotiation and review
  • Nondisclosure and noncompete agreements
  • Employment and severance agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements

Whether you need a law firm to advise your business on routine business matters, or to represent you in complex litigation or negotiations,  Ashwell & Ashwell is uniquely prepared to protect your interests. Our attorneys are recognized as top-caliber advocates for the local business community, accessible for quick consultations and long-range perspective. Our ability to protect our clients’ interests reaches into Virginia’s highest courts and federal courts as well. Our long—and strong—performance history in these courts and in mediation and negotiations further increases our agility to answer any legal and general counsel needs that arise in your business.

Streamlining Your Access to Business Law Expertise 

  • Initial consultation: We’ll explore your situation and goals and provide realistic perspective on next steps, including the likely timeline and costs.
  • Ongoing relationship: We learn your business so we can respond to your legal needs quickly—and even anticipate where new challenges and opportunities are likely to arise.
  • When problems arise: Ashwell & Ashwell conducts research and discovery to gather the most compelling evidence and the build the strongest legal approach for your business and its best interests. Thanks to this thorough preparation, we walk into court alongside you, quietly confident we are both ready.
  • Before the court: Count on our absolute professionalism and proven performance. And, because we know the negative way judges, arbitrators and juries view aggressive attorneys, you can also count on us to use the power of civility to win your case greater credibility and, likely, a better outcome.