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McClanahan Powers® is a Virginia-based Law Firm specializing in civil litigation, general business counsel, IP, data privacy & estate planning.
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Practice Areas

Business Services

Our attorneys apply their legal skills and expertise to assist business clients in determining strategies to aid...

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Business Services

Contracts

Our attorneys use their knowledge and expertise to craft tailored contracts to their client's specific needs. When drafting...

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Contracts

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) predominantly refers to certain intangible assets, such as copyrights, trademarks...

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Intellectual Property

Info & Data Privacy Protection

It's important to know how and when you use your client's information and online...

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Info & Data Privacy Protection

Lawsuits & Disputes

Have you been served a Complaint? Want to know if you have a case? Our litigation attorneys can discuss your options on...

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Lawsuits & Disputes

Local Counsel

The firm assists all types of businesses and individuals nationwide as local counsel in litigation through multiple court systems...

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Local Counsel

Trusts & Estate Planning

Our attorneys understand the financial considerations of estate planning...

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Trusts & Estate Planning

Firm Highlights

Robert Powers

Mr. Powers will be teaching a CLE on April 3, 2019 on Successful Hiring and Recruitment Steps as a part of the Human Resource Law From Start To Finish seminar hosted by NBI.

Claudia Lopez-Knapp

McClanahan Powers, PLLC is excited to announce the addition of Claudia Lopez-Knapp as an Associate Attorney. She joined the firm in February.

Tristin Tran

Through his hard work and eagerness to learn, McClanahan Powers is excited to announce the promotion of Tristin Tran to Paralegal. He will be primarily working with Mr. McClanahan and Mr. Miller.

Palmo Ghale

McClanahan Powers, PLLC is delighted to announce the addition of Palmo Ghale as Legal Assistant. Ms. Ghale will provide administrative support to our attorneys.

We built our reputation by taking care of yours

An experienced and knowledgeable business lawyer can identify potential issues and deal with any matters that may arise as you start, maintain and grow your business. We assist limited liability companies (LLC), corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorship, nonprofit organizations, and other business entities in planning, registering, building and protecting their business interests. Copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets, otherwise known as intellectual property, are protected by federal law. Whether you are in the early stages of developing your idea or have encountered unauthorized copying or infringement of your protected work, it is in your best interest to hire an attorney who is skilled in this legal field. The business and intellectual property law lawyers of McClanahan Powers understand the challenges and complexities of intellectual property law. Their legal knowledge combined with a custom-tailored approach to each case protects your interests. As your attorneys, they will thoroughly investigate your case from every angle to provide sound advice and, if needed, aggressive litigation.

Basic Differences between Copyrights and Trademarks in the United States
Too often a journalist for a well-known publication will publish an article that confuses copyright protection with trademark protection or copyright infringement with trademark infringement. This misnomer and incorrect application of law oftentimes confuses the general public and inaccurately communicates an otherwise newsworthy story.
Can You Enforce A Contract With Errors?
Clients routinely ask our attorneys if a poorly crafted document is enforceable, whether because of mistakes, errors, typos, or language that just does not make any sense. The easiest answer here is, “maybe.” However, “maybe” is not much assistance to anyone in this type of situation.
Disinheriting a Spouse in Virginia
Can a decedent disinherit a surviving spouse in Virginia? The issue can arise where one spouse drafts an estate plan, using a will and/or trust, to leave all of their assets to a child or extended family member; thus, disinheriting his or her spouse.
How To Save The Cost of Employee Turnover
In November 2012, the Center for American Progress, a Washington D.C. based independent nonpartisan educational institute, published a study which observed the cost of employee turnover to a business, which is the rate at which an employer gains and loses employees.