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Firm Profile

Doumar Martin PLLC handles many aspects of business law, from incorporating companies, negotiating and enforcing contracts, and litigating employment issues, to resolving complex disputes. The firm’s practice is geared toward helping individuals and businesses navigate legal problems effectively and offering the best possible legal advice in a cost-effective manner.

Doumar Martin has extensive experience in litigating complex business civil cases in both the federal and states courts of Virginia and the District of Columbia, and Maryland.  As a small business itself, Doumar Martin understands how disruptive and expensive a dispute can be, particularly on a small to medium-sized business.  We strive to litigate in an efficient, cost-effective manner as our clients continue to operate business as usual.  Doumar Martin has experience in litigating various types of business disputes, including:

  • Breach of contract;
  • Fraud and similar claims;
  • Interference with economic relationships;
  • Breach of fiduciary duties by corporate officers, directors, and employees;
  • Employment disputes such as enforceability of non-competes, FLSA (overtime and minimum wage), and Title VII claims;
  • Commercial defamation;
  • Professional liability;
  • Lender liability and bank and mortgage-related litigation;
  • Tortious interference with contracts, businesses, and business conspiracies;
  • Unfair competition;
  • Telecom-related disputes involving smaller carriers;
  • Construction litigation;
  • Eminent domain litigation; and
  • Serious personal injuries.
Doumar Martin can help you decide the appropriate legal entity that will meet your company’s objectives and needs.  After formation, we advise, draft, and negotiate contracts such as the following:

  • Corporate papers and partnership agreements;
  • Purchase and sale of commercial real estate;
  • Shareholder agreements and operating agreements;
  • Buy-sell agreements;
  • Employment contracts such as NDAs, consulting contracts, executive compensation and severance agreements;
  • Stock options and warrants;
  • Confidentiality and non-compete agreements;
  • Stock and asset purchase agreements;
  • Joint venture agreements;
  • Corporate merger agreements;
  • Software licensing agreements; and
  • Distribution and sales contracts.
Doumar Martin represents employers and employees before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.  Our attorneys have experience resolving a variety of employment law issues, including the following:

  • Employment discrimination;
  • Non-competes and NDAs;
  • Harassment;
  • Retaliation;
  • Hostile work environment;
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Whistleblowing;
  • Security clearance;
  • Entitlement to employee benefits, and wage and hour violations;
  • Compensation, stock option and severance agreements;
  • Assignments of IP rights;
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information; and
  • Labor-management disputes.
Doumar Martin PLLC routinely represents Foreign Service Officers (and other government employees) in security clearance issues, and in grievance matters before the Foreign Service Grievance Board (FSGB).  We are on the counsel list for the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA).  The firm’s two partners, George Doumar and Ralph Martin, both have extensive experience representing Foreign Service Officers on a variety of disputes, including:

  • Disciplinary actions;
  • Reprimands and suspensions;
  • Curtailment;
  • Misconduct investigations;
  • Security clearance issues;
  • Diplomatic Security (DS) inquiries;
  • Inspector General investigations and inspections;
  • Separation for poor performance; and
  • Discrimination complaints.
Doumar Martin PLLC routinely represents entities with regulatory and ethical issues, such as government contractors, in matters such as the following:

  • Government audits and investigations;
  • NDAs and related agreements;
  • Interpretation issues under the FAR;
  • Claims review and analysis, particularly as to regulatory and ethical issues;
  • Audits and investigations;
  • FOIA requests and litigation; and
  • Interpretation of IP issues under the FAR.