Professional Competence Areas
What we do
The AH Law Group attorneys represent local, regional, national and international clients throughout state and federal court systems, and are steeped in commercial litigation experience in all stages from pre-litigation counseling through trial and appeal. The firm represents plaintiffs and defendants, both individuals and corporate clients, engaged in litigation concerning a variety of subjects including contract disputes, employment issues, intellectual property and real estate. The Firm’s attorneys have a combined history of trying dozens of jury trials which enables them to bring an uncommon, seasoned perspective to each courtroom and for each client.
No matter what the nature of your business is, a strong brand name is critical for the success of your products or services. The nationwide registration of your company’s trademarks or servicemarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is essential to ensuring the integrity of your brand and to protecting against infringement or misuse of the marks by others. Firm attorney Asa Hutchinson III served as an Associate Solicitor for the USPTO and has been involved with scores of trademark registration matters before the Office. He routinely handles trademark registration applications for clients and has as also served as local counsel for a national client successfully prosecuting several trademark infringement actions against companies who abused the client’s marks on the internet.
Labor and Employment
Recognizing that one of the areas seeing the greatest increase in litigation is labor and employment law, the Firm’s attorneys counsel employers to prevent and solve problems in the workplace in order to avoid litigation. The AH Law Group advises and represents employers on a variety of workplace issues, including personnel policies, EEOC claims, employee handbooks, wrongful discharge claims and trade secrets/non-compete litigation. The law of trade secrets and employment agreements has greatly expanded in recent years. Our attorneys have prepared numerous agreements to protect employers’ intellectual property and have litigated on behalf of employers regarding this vital issue. Where appropriate, we have the resources to seek immediate injunctive relief in court to prevent or stop misappropriation of trade secrets or to defend against attempts to restrict legitimate competition through the use of temporary restraining orders.
AH Law Group serves individuals, small local businesses and large companies with their immigration needs in the U.S.. These services include family and employment-based immigration, Consular Processing, Green Cards, Naturalization and non-immigrant petitions. Our Law Firm has a unique client service model focusing on understanding our clients’ private or business necessities, and therefore we prepare tailored immigration strategies for each specific individual or corporation. Our team of professionals may provide these services in English, Spanish and/or French. Our unique client service model along with our legal expertise, enable us to handle efficiently our clients’ immigration needs all along the process.
Business Formation and Organizational Transactions
From organizing limited liability companies to incorporating for-profit and non-profit corporations, the AH Law Group has the requisite experience to form the right entity for each client. It is important, especially in the current economic climate, for each person conducting business or contemplating an entry into the world of commercial transactions to obtain the liability protection LLCs and corporations afford their members and shareholders. The AH Law Group can also prepare the appropriate buy-sell agreement, ownership interest transfer agreement and other documents reflecting organizational transactions tailored for each client’s needs.
As an effective alternative dispute resolution, arbitration can often be a less expensive and much faster vehicle by which to resolve claims than traditional litigation. The Firm has extensive experience working with national and international arbitrations administered by leading institutions such as the American Arbitration Association, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the London Court of International Arbitration, as well as with ad hoc procedures under the Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. Our seasoned attorneys can assist clients with arbitrating matters anywhere in the world.
Eminent Domain and Condemnation
When a city, state or government agency uses its power of eminent domain to condemn personal or business property and takes all or part of the property from the owner, rarely does the sovereign entity offer to pay the appropriate amount of just compensation to the owner. Too often these are severely low offers that the government never raises appropriately. The AH Law Group has helped property owners obtain millions of dollars of compensation, plus attorney’s fees and costs, from the condemning authority. Our firm ensures that its clients have their properties correctly valued, utilizing the appropriate experts, and that those valuations are effectively presented to a jury at trial to achieve maximum results. We litigate eminent domain cases under a contingency fee arrangement so that we are paid only based upon what we recover for the client.