Business Law

Jackson & Campbell, P.C.’s Business Law Practice Group counsels a range of clients from high net worth U.S. and foreign individuals to startups to more mature companies dealing with growth and successor issues. Our attorneys 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 to corporate governance, employment contract, and other 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 that fit you, 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 financing, creative financing, and equipment leasing agreements. Our attorneys have also assisted numerous business clients in negotiating hundreds of executive employment, non-compete, and severance 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 have represented both the buyers and sellers in multi-million dollar acquisitions and non-profits, in the sale of their real estate, renovation swaps, and restructuring or dissolving following the liquidation of significant real estate holdings.


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 Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Treasury Department, U.S. Department of Justice, and U.S. Tax Court.

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

  • November 2018
    Protect Yourself Against Wire Transfer and Credit Card Fraud

    We are seeing two varieties of online fraud, but the good news is securing your information is as easy as a few steps. The first type of fraud involves fake wiring instructions. The criminal learns that a transaction is about to occur and sends an email to a title company, bank, buyer, seller, or real estate agent saying that the wiring instructions... Read More >

  • November 2018
    Court Rules ADEA Applies To All Governmental Entities Regardless Of Size

    When two firefighters were terminated to cut costs, they sued under the Age Discrimination Employment Act, alleging they were discriminated against based on their ages. The fire department argued that it did not have enough employees to qualify as an employer under the Act. The Act provides: “The term ‘employer’ means a person engaged in an industry affecting commerce... Read More >

  • 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 >