Legal Blog

A Fight Over A "Deadly Weapon"

July 19, 2018

What can be considered a "deadly weapon" in the state of Virginia? The answer is almost anything depending on how the object or instrument was used during a criminal act. However the inclusion of "deadly weapon" charges can have a tremendous impact...

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Construction Law - Defects In Concrete

July 10, 2018

You've hired a contractor to pour concrete either as a project, or as a part of a larger overall project. In some cases the poured concrete begins to develop cracks. Do these cracks constitute a defect for which the contractor should be liable? The...

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WRG Video Blog - Barry Dorans - New Business Formation: Choosing the Right Entity

July 03, 2018

You have a great idea for a new business you what to develop, but what type of entity should you choose when forming your business? It is important to make an informed decision from the outset of organizing your company. In his first video blog,...

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WRG Video Blog - Stephen P. Pfeiffer - DUI Attorney - Frequently Asked Questions

June 27, 2018

In his inaugural video blog Virginia Beach DUI attorney, Stephen P. Pfeiffer, Esq., discusses two questions he is often asked regarding DUI laws in Virginia.

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New Business Formation - Planning for the Future from the Beginning

May 29, 2018

When one individual wants to form a business, it is not that hard to have the paperwork completed. When there is more than one owner, however, other issues arise. In his second article on business formation, WRG attorney Barry Dorans delves into...

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Family Law 101 - "I Want Full Custody!"

May 22, 2018

“I want full custody!” This is the most common phrase I hear when meeting with a prospective client for an initial consultation regarding a divorce or child custody matter. For a variety of reasons explained below, the usual response to this...

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New Business Formation - Avoiding Personal Liability

May 04, 2018

A primary reason why an owner retains a lawyer to help them set up a business is to make sure they are not personally liable for the debts of the company. In this blog post attorney Barry Dorans highlights a recent case from the United States...

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Private Property DUI: Do I Have to Give A Breath or Blood Sample?

April 30, 2018

Stephen Pfeiffer of Wolcott Rivers Gates discusses when you are legally required to provide a blood or breath sample in the state of Virginia. In this article, Mr. Pfeiffer also shares ways to avoid accidentally providing incriminating evidence...

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Tips & Employees - FLSA Update No. 3

April 27, 2018

In prior articles, I discussed the bumpy road involving an employer keeping tips left by customers. In what may be the final chapter of this story, the United States Congress has now amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to explicitly...

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Business Law - Maternity Leave and Avoiding Discrimination Claims

April 18, 2018

You have a highly valued employee who has recently become pregnant and has asked about the company policy on paid maternity leave. Should you offer her paid maternity leave? If you choose to offer paid leave for new parents, how do you do so while...

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