Embezzlement in Virginia

Criminal embezzlement in Virginia is the theft, misuse, or fraudulent use of money or property from an employer, organization, or other entity or individual.  See Virginia Code § 18.2-111: If any person wrongfully and fraudulently use, dispose of, conceal or embezzle any money, bill, note, check, order, draft, bond, receipt, bill…

What Does the Contract Say?

While it seems like a simple question, a contract's terms are often overlooked until the parties are in the grips of litigation. Everyone has been through the process of initialing and signing a long contract full of boilerplate language that we all assume will never matter. But when a dispute…

Starting a Virginia Business

Starting a business is an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. Whether the venture is meant to be big, bold, and long-standing or whether it is intended as a narrow, limited, temporary entity, the reality is that no one knows how the future will unfold. Every entrepreneur encounters unexpected issues that are good and…

Check before you fire your employee

For most small businesses the hiring and firing processes bring some of the business’s trickiest and most important moments. On the one hand, hiring an employee, while bringing legal responsibility and potential legal liability, is a positive sign of growth and potential for the business. On the other hand, firing…