Thursday, April 24, 2008

Partners At Gross & Romanick: Edward Gross

We thought we'd take some time to introduce you to the people behind Gross & Romanick.

Edward Gross has practiced law since 1980. He began as a solo practitioner in Fairfax City, Virginia. As a result of handling hundreds of court-appointed criminal trials throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, he gained extensive litigation experience. During the 1980's, he defended his clients at seven criminal jury trials without a loss. Slowly he developed a collections practice which enabled him to utilize his court knowledge and his investigative aptitude. Ed found he could locate people and their assets where no one else succeeded. His growing reputation led to being hired by a prominent national commercial landlord to collect unpaid rental obligations. Within the first year as attorney for this landlord, Ed collected a One Hundred Thousand Dollar obligation owed by a defunct company. Ed now represents many large commercial landlords in the Northern Virginia region.

Because of his ability to combine legal acumen with hard work, Edward Gross has developed a loyal clientele. While Ed has many large business clients, he applies himself to every task he undertakes including representing small businesses and individuals. During the past few years he has written hundreds of contracts and litigated very high dollar cases.

Having run his own businesses since 1971, Ed enjoys doing the legal work necessary to help his clients in their commercial ventures. He enjoys negotiating deals and then writing the agreements that protect his clients' interests. Ed has helped to establish numerous start-up corporations and has advised many businesses on matters ranging from employment issues, creating software vendor's agreements, to the purchase and sale of businesses.

To learn more about Edward Gross, visit our website or call 703-273-1400.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Publications About Business Law

Gross & Romanick has posted on their website several articles about the firm's various practice areas, including bankruptcy, business law, commercial landlord, construction law, litigation, personal injury, technology law, and traffic/DWI.

Articles for bankruptcy include:

* Arbitration and Mediation in Bankruptcy

* Chapter 11 Bankruptcy - Creditors Don't Give Up Hope

* Commercial Lease of a Tenant in Bankruptcy

* Financing A Company in Chapter 11: Who Would?

* Landlord's Rights When a Tenant Files for Bankruptcy

* Lease Survives Bankruptcy Rejection

* Prebankruptcy Provisions - Should you include them in your contracts?
* Security Deposit Treatment in Bankruptcy

To contact Gross & Romanick call 703-273-1400 or visit their website.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Another Satisfied Northern Virginia Client

Jeff Romanick of Gross & Romanick recently received the following note from a client:


I would like to take a moment and express my deepest gratitude to you and your law firm for the exemplary manner in which you handled my case. I am very pleased with the thoroughness and professionalism you demonstrated throughout the process. You handled my case with utmost diligence and authority. I wish you the very best.

Thanks again.

If you'd like to meet with Jeff or Gross & Romanick's legal team, don't hesitate to contact the firm today.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Commonly Asked Landlord/Tenant Questions

In its commercial landlord/tenant practice, Gross & Romanick helps its clients with leases, evictions, self-help, bankruptcy, and litigation. Naturally, there are a number of issues that come up time and time again. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions:

QUESTION: If a tenant doesn’t pay its rent, can the landlord just lock the door?

ANSWER: The right of self-help does exist in Virginia in commercial landlord/tenant situations. But since there are serious constraints and risks, never attempt a self-help eviction without an attorney’s the assistance and approval. Some of the legal constraints can include the terms of the lease, breach of peace, and bankruptcy.

QUESTION: Can a landlord require the tenant to pay its attorney's fees, even if a lawsuit has not been filed?

ANSWER: The Lease and other written agreements between the landlord and tenant will determine this issue. A tenant must have signed a very carefully crafted lease provision allowing attorney's fees, even when suit is not filed. In fact, many landlords are losing these legal fees when they are forcedLink to file litigation and defend countersuits because insufficient attention is being paid to the attorney fee provisions of many leases.

QUESTION: Can a landlord seek possession of the premises and sue for rent at the same time?

ANSWER: Yes. Except in very rare circumstances a landlord should include a suit for monetary damages at that same time that it files for eviction. The General District Court, which normally can only enter judgments up to $15,000, can enter a judgment for any amount of money so long as possession of the property is at issue in the same proceeding.

If you are a commercial landlord or tenant and need legal counsel, please contact Gross & Romanick today.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Gross & Romanick's Philosophy

Gross & Romanick believes that knowing the law is the starting point for effective representation. Gross & Romanick wants each client to be fully satisfied with its legal counsel. To achieve that goal the firm's team takes the time to listen to your concerns and to explain each step of the legal process.

Gross & Romanick's aggressive and creative approach to legal problems assures the best results for your. The firm works hard for its clients and always striving to achieve their goals.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Fairfax Virginia DWI, DUI & Traffic Law Information

If you need a Fairfax Virginia DWI or DUI lawyer than Gross & Romanick can help. Gross & Romanick’s team can even answer any questions you may have about personal injury cases. Contact Gross & Romanick today (703) 273-1400 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

We get a lot of commonly asked questions about Virginia DWI, DUI and traffic law and we’re including several of those (and their answers) here on the blog. To read more commonly asked questions, visit out website here.

Frequently Asked Questions about Traffic/DWI Law

1.QUESTION: Why do I need a lawyer in Traffic Court or for DWI/DWI?

ANSWER: Whether you are charged with an offense that is criminal in nature or a basic traffic offense, Traffic Court matters have serious financial and economic implications beyond the fine and costs assessed by the Court. For many people, traffic court is their first experience with the United States legal system, which has complex rules and procedures. A lawyer knows how to navigate through the law, the rules and the court procedures. Experienced counsel knows the inclinations of various judges and prosecutors.

Many traffic defenses involve complex and technical issues. A capable lawyer can assess and recognize whether the prosecution can prove its case. A lawyer can advise you regarding viable defenses; help you present defenses that work; and, when appropriate, can negotiate a satisfactory plea bargain. A lawyer can protect your rights and prevent you from being taken advantage of by an overloaded or impersonal legal system. A lawyer can help you obtain a restricted driver’s license if you are qualified for one. In short, a lawyer is your ally in a complex and often hostile system.

2.QUESTION: What are Gross & Romanick’s fees for handling DWU/DUI or traffic cases?

ANSWER: In most circumstances Gross & Romanick will agree to a flat fee. The fee depends upon the firm’s estimate of the time involved in handling the case.

3.QUESTION: How can I get to work if I am convicted of DWI and my license is suspended?

ANSWER: The Virginia statute provides for a restricted license in certain circumstances. A restricted license may be available for appropriate individuals.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Need A Construction Lawyer?

Gross & Romanick has represented contractors, owners and suppliers in arbitration as well as construction litigation in state and federal courts in Virginia, DC and Maryland.

The Firm offers the following service to those in the construction industry:

Practice Areas: Construction Law

Gross & Romanick, P.C. represents contractors, owners and suppliers. Our goal is to find solutions for our clients through understanding and respect for their business concerns. We strive to keep our clients out of court with proper advise, timely action and effective contracts. When necessary, our lawyers draw upon their very significant experience in construction litigation in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration.

Some of the areas of law in which we can help are:

Business Formation

Avoid exposure of your personal assets by conducting business as a Corporation or Limited Liability Company. We have organized simple and complex business structures. After formation, we can assist with matters from annual Board of Directors meetings to complex corporate reorganizations.

Mechanic Lien's

Our firm has represented claimants in very large mechanic lien cases. In addition, we understand surety law and Miller Act Claims.


We can prepare, review and advise on a broad range of contracts from Construction Contracts to Joint Check Agreements. Because we understand the construction industry, our clients use us to negotiate terms and draft their agreements.

Credit Extension/Collections
From credit application through bank garnishment, we can help at every step to lessen your company's risk. We provide credit investigations, seminars and collections. Furthermore, our bankruptcy experience allows us to effectively pursue many debtors even after bankruptcy is filed.


Our lawyers have represented companies in the construction industry in hundreds of cases in state and federal courts. These cases range from simple collections to complex breach of contract disputes.

Registered Agent
Edward Gross acts as registered agent for many corporations and limited liability entities. Included in the annual fee is assistance in preparing annual reports, as well as acceptance of legal service of process.

Contact Gross & Romanick today.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Marijuana Possession Ticket Lawyers

Have you received a marijuana possession ticket? Contact Gross & Romanick, your local
Fairfax Virginia Marijuana Possession lawyers today.

Gross & Romanick is a Northern Virginia based firm that can represent you if you have a Marijuana Possession case in VA, or a a similar criminal charge--with or without an arrest. The firm's attorneys are admitted to practice in the State Courts of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia and the Federal Courts of the United States Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the District of Columbia, U.S. District Courts for Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, andthe U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for The Eastern District of Virginia and Maryland.

Contact your Gross & Romanick Marijuana Possession Lawyer by calling 703-273-1400.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Personal Injury Law, Wrongful Death Attorneys & Auto Accident Lawyers

If you have been hurt in a car accident or have lost someone you love as the result of the negligent or intentional conduct of another person in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Prince William or Loudoun County Virginia, Gross & Romanick can help you. Gross & Romanick understands the stress and anguish you are going through in dealing with your injury, lost income, or unanticipated medical expenses. Gross & Romanick represents injured people and their families in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases like:

* Truck, SUV & Car Accidents
* Traumatic Brain Injuries
* Truck Collisions
* Motorcycle Accidents and Bicycle Accidents
* Pedestrians Hit by Motor Vehicles
* Slips and Falls
* Attacks in Buildings/Premises Liability
* Escalator and Elevator Accidents

You don't have to face your injury or loss alone. Contact Gross & Romanick today.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Technology Law @ Gross & Romanick

Gross & Romanick represents a number of technology businesses including software programmers, website developers, telecommunications firms, and information technology organizations.

Gross & Romanick's seasoned team aids technology businesses with legal structuring, contracting, licensing, employment issues, management, litigation, acquisition and other business issues.

Gross & Romanick’s broad range of services for technology clients include:

Company Structure
Gross & Romanick can assist with choosing between a corporation (Sub-S or C), limited liability company, or other entity. The firm has helped many clients this way, and in some cases has even acted as a registered agent for a significant number of companies.

Business Acquisition
Gross & Romanick can assist in the purchase and sale of businesses through stock, membership and asset sales. The firm has experience in such transactions including software source codes, data, inventory, client lists, non-compete agreements, licensing and trademarks.

Product Licensing
Gross & Romanick can assist with licensing agreements for software, hardware, publications and other high tech products.

Gross & Romanick has written hundreds of contracts for their technology clients, including non-disclosure agreements, web-site development agreements, leases, programming agreements, software maintenance and joint development/marketing contracts.

Employment Law
Gross & Romanick’s in-depth understanding of employment law has made them invaluable to their technology clients. Their services include advice, contracts, investigations, Employee Benefits Handbooks and other services.