Business Law

Jackson & Campbell’s Business Practice Group counsels a range of clients from startups to companies preparing for their IPOs. We represent businesses, trade and professional associations, tax-exempt public charities and private foundations, and government contractors throughout the Washington region. We advise clients on a variety of transactions; from the structuring and implementation of deals, corporate governance, and general corporate matters.

We are problem solvers. We keep your transactions on pace and on budget.  We handle the complex legal legwork, clarify the legal risks, and advise you on options so you can make the best decision for your company.

Corporate and Business Transactions

Our lawyers handle an assortment of domestic and international transactions, including business formation, mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate transactions, joint ventures, bringing companies to market, buyouts, and strategic partnerships. We also routinely assist our clients in financing transactions– including the negotiation of debt and equity financings, creative financing, and equipment leasing agreements.

Non-Profit Entities

Non-profits rely on us to aid with federal and state tax planning, 501 (C) filings and compliance. We also have a unique expertise in advising non-profits on real estate transactions. We represented both the buyers and seller in multi-million dollar acquisitions. We’ve also represented non-profits, in sale of their real estate, renovation swaps, and restructuring or dissolving following signification real estate transactions.


Our attorneys provide advice on federal and state tax planning and can assist in minimizing overall tax burden. We are also experienced in representing clients before the IRS, Treasury Department and U.S. Tax Court.

Our clients, who span dozens of industries—notably non-profit, real estate, health care and professional services— reply on our skills and knowledge in the in the areas of corporate and business law in order to get deals done on time and  on budget. If you want attorneys who have a practical, attentive approach to helping you reach your business goals—Jackson & Campbell is the firm for you.

  • October 2018
    Are Business Lunches Entertainment?

    The new tax legislation, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) eliminated most deductions for client entertainment expenses. Prior law allowed a 50 percent deduction for both meals and entertainment expenses, and so there was no need for businesses to differentiate between the two categories. The newly enacted TCJA eliminated deductions for entertainment, amusement, and recreation expenses, but... Read More >

  • September 2018
    D.C. Tax Rate Changes Effective October 1, 2018

    The District of Columbia’s Office of Tax and Revenue has issued a notification of changes in various tax rates that will become effective on Monday, October 1, 2018. The real property tax for Class 2 properties will increase to $1.65 per $100 of value for properties worth less than $5,000,000; $1.77 from $5 million to $10 million; and $1.89 for... Read More >

  • August 2018
    Housing Licensing and TOPA in the District of Columbia

    Recent changes to the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) in the District of Columbia have had broad repercussions in the single-family rental market. Since TOPA’s inception, the competing purposes of maintaining a rental market and encouraging tenants to leave the rental market and become homeowners have resulted in a structure that is difficult to follow and has... Read More >

  • May 2018
    Conservation Easements: Congress Giveth and the IRS & Tax Court Taketh Away

    By: Nancy Ortmeyer Kuhn, Esq. Charitable conservation easements have long been controversial, and there was some concern that the new tax legislation enacted in December 2017[1] would limit the conservation easement charitable deduction.  However, there were no limits placed upon conservation easements, and even the syndicated easements[2] were left alone.  This particular area of the law is... Read More >

  • February 2018
    Key Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts

    By:  Nancy Ortmeyer Kuhn, Esq. The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” or “TCJA” is the new tax law effective for tax years beginning January 1, 2018 or later.  TCJA has many interconnected parts and it is not yet completely clear how some of these parts will co-exist to impact certain taxpayers.  Already, many questions have arisen regarding interpretation of terms and... Read More >

  • November 2017
    Exempt Organizations: Tax Reform Provisions to Watch

    Part II:  Senate and House proposals By Nancy Ortmeyer Kuhn, Chair of Jackson & Campbell's Tax Group The Joint Committee on Taxation released the Senate’s “Description of the Chairman’s Mark of the ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’” on November 9, 2017.  The Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives previously released its long-awaited tax bill on November 2,... Read More >

  • November 2017
    Exempt Organizations: Tax Reform Provisions to Watch

    By Nancy Ortmeyer Kuhn, Chair of Jackson & Campbell's Tax Group The Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives released its long-awaited tax bill on November 2, 2017.  The bill is entitled Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1  (“TCJA”).  Note that there is nothing in the title referencing “tax simplification”.  The full text of the bill... Read More >

  • August 2017
    Upcoming Event: How Women Lead

    How Women Lead Featuring Flora D. Darpino, 39th U.S. Army Judge Advocate General... Read More >