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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

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

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

Intellectual Property

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

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Intellectual Property

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

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

Trusts & Estate Planning

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

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Trusts & Estate Planning

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

Firm Highlights

Zach Miller

Mr. Miller was selected to the 2019 Virginia and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Star List.

Robert Powers

Mr. Powers spoke at the Business Law: A to Z NBI seminar on October 23, 2019 about Mini MBA's for Attorneys and Accountants in Fairfax, Virginia.

Robert Powers

Mr. Powers was selected to the 2019 Virginia and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Star List.

Dirk McClanahan

Mr. McClanahan was selected to the 2019 Virginia and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Star List.

Zach Miller

McClanahan Powers is pleased to announce Mr. Miller successfully defended his clients, obtaining a defense verdict, in a complex case involving claims of conversion and gross negligence in a two-day jury trial at the end of June.

Claudia Lopez-Knapp

Mrs. Lopez-Knapp prevailed at trial in late September representing the plaintiff in a landlord-tenant dispute.

Andrea Harris

Mrs. Harris presented two CLE's on Intellectual Property and Advertising and Walking the Ethical Line for an NBI Seminar on Brewery and Distillery Law in Virginia on September 23, 2019.

We built our reputation by taking care of yours

The attorneys at McClanahan Powers, PLLC are experienced and knowledgeable and can identify potential issues and deal with any matters that may arise as you start, maintain and grow your business.

We assist all types of businesses (limited liability companies (LLC), corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorship, nonprofit organizations, and other business entities) through the startup process of planning, registering, building, and protecting their business interests. As your business grows, we ensure compliance issues are avoided and your business is protected. With emerging regulations for Information and Data protections for consumers, our attorneys stay up to date with recent changes to support your business.

Our knowledge of Intellectual Property (copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets) helps us register and protect your ideas. Whether you are in the early stages of developing your idea or have encountered unauthorized copying or infringement of your protected work, our attorneys can assist with the registration or litigation process.

Our attorneys’ strong legal knowledge combined with a custom-tailored approach to each case protects your interests. As your attorneys, we will thoroughly investigate your case from every angle to provide sound advice and, if needed, aggressive litigation. Contact us today to discuss your case.

What is a “Warrant in Debt” and What Should You Do About It?
If you received a document titled “warrant in debt,” you’ve been sued in Virginia General District Court (GDC) to recover on an outstanding financial obligation. Most warrants in debt are filed when previous collection attempts have failed.
An Overview of the Recent Changes the DOL Made to Overtime and Salary Levels
The DOL recently amended FLSA to raise the standard salary level for the first time in 15 years. This amendment, known as the final rule, opens the door for an additional 1.3 million employees to claim overtime compensation as of January 1, 2020.
What is a State-Based Trademark?
State-based trademark protections are afforded to marks that are not used in multiple states and may be the exclusive registration available for those marks.
You Got Served. Now What?
A single knock on your door can change the trajectory of your business when it’s followed by the service of papers regarding a lawsuit. Whether it’s a frivolous personal injury lawsuit, a federal complaint filed by a disgruntled employee, or a civil enforcement petition from the IRS, we understand how a lawsuit can easily overwhelm your small business.