STRATEGIC LEGAL ADVICE FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS, SMALL BUSINESSES, AND NONPROFITS.

Services

How can we help you succeed?

Business Formation

Starting something new?  We can help you set it up.  From partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, to nonprofits, we can walk you through the process and help get you to your launch.

Nonprofit Law

It can be a challenge to navigate and comply with all of the legal requirements for tax-exempt organizations.  From corporate governance to lobbying, fundraising, organizational policies and procedures, reporting, grantmaking, and beyond, we can help take the worry out of compliance, so your nonprofit can focus on fulfilling its mission.

Corporate Law

You’ve got your business up and running, but there are ongoing corporate governance issues to deal with.  Need help with your corporate meeting minutes and resolutions, updating bylaws, or amending your operating agreement? 
We can provide it.

Business Transactions

Vendor contracts, independent contractor agreements, non-disclosure agreements, licensing agreements, partnership agreements – these are just a few common examples of contracts that you may need to operate and protect your organization or business.  We can help draft, review, and negotiate on your behalf and make sure you understand what you’re signing.

Special Projects

You’re working on exciting things and we want to help. Planning an event? We can review venue and vendor contracts, assess insurance needs, manage risk, and even help keep it sustainable. Conducting a social media contest? We can draft the official rules and help navigate the laws that regulate sweepstakes, contests, and lotteries. Producing a video?  We can help ensure that your content is properly licensed and cleared.

Outside General Counsel

Your organization or company is growing and has more consistent legal needs.  For a flat monthly fee, we can serve as your go-to outside general counsel and provide you with guidance to meet your day-to-day legal needs.

PRICING

We understand that nonprofits and small businesses operate on a tight budget.  Hourly legal fees can add up to an unexpectedly large legal bill, which can be problematic for budgeting and your bottom line.  That’s why we offer reasonable hourly rates, flat-rate quotes, and payment plans for our services.  Contact us to receive a quote today.

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  • Next week is DC Pro Bono Week and the DC Bar Pro Bono Center is holding its monthly Small Business Brief Advice Legal Clinic at the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you’re a small business owner in need of some FREE legal advice, come to the clinic on Wednesday, October 23, between 5PM and 7:30PM and meet one-on-one with a lawyer. You can get answers to questions about business formation, contracts, leases, taxes or any other legal matters related to running a small business. Please bring any documents relevant to the issues you wish to discuss. This is a walk-in clinic, but you can register online (link in bio). I won’t be volunteering at this clinic, but I’ll be there next month.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#smallbusinessclinic #freelegal #volunteer #dcbar #briefadvicelegalclinic #entrepreneurship #legalquestions #huilaw #dcprobonoweek
  • No office hours at 202Creates today, but I’ll be back next Tuesday. To secure a spot, check out the link in my bio. Have a great week and I’ll see you then!
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  • There’s no losing, just winning or learning.  Just get in the game and don’t worry about the outcome – the result will be meaningful either way.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#nelsonmandela #winorlearn #mondaymotivation #motivationalmonday #entrepreneurship #life #huilaw
  • On Tuesday, October 8, D.C. Council passed emergency legislation to recognize today as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, joining over 100 other cities who have renamed today’s holiday.  A permanent change would require Congressional approval, however.  So, at least for this year’s holiday, Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day, all.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • If you are a business registered in a state other than DC, but “conduct business” in DC, you may need to file a Foreign Registration Statement. Here’s what to know:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“Foreign” in this context doesn’t mean necessarily a foreign country, it means another state.  If you are a business that operates in DC and is originally registered in DC, you are considered a “domestic” entity. If your business is originally registered in another state (think: Maryland, Virginia, or any another state), then from the DC government’s perspective, you are a “foreign” business.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“Conducting business” in DC means more than just conducting an isolated transaction, having an owners reside, holding a meeting, maintaining bank accounts, or selling through independent contractors in DC; DC law defines a “business” as “any trade, profession, or activity which provides, or holds itself out to provide, goods or services to the general public or to any portion of the general public, for hire or compensation in [DC].”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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States have an interest in having foreign (or out-of-state) businesses register so that they have basic information about the businesses that are operating within the state and interacting with its citizens. Foreign businesses are required to appoint a registered agent within the state so that the business can be served with process, if the need ever arose. Requiring foreign businesses to register also ensures that the foreign businesses are being treated and regulated in the same way as domestic businesses.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you are determined to be a foreign business “conducting business” in DC, you will need to file a Foreign Registration Statement (Form FN-1) to properly register with the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), Corporations Division.  Note that additional licensing requirements (i.e., business licensing) may also be required.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#businesslaw #foreignqualification #conductingbusiness #foreignentity  #dcra #businessregistration #huilaw
  • Hi friends!  It’s another Tuesday and I’ll be at @202Creates with open office hours between 11am – 3pm.  Learn more about what types of questions folks come in with and book a time to chat from the link in my bio.  See you at 202Creates!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Cutting your own path.  Going where no man (or woman) has gone before.  Taking the road less traveled. Innovating.  We’ve all heard talk about this, but doing it is another thing.  Entrepreneurship is all about this idea of creating your own way – because there is no one way to do things and there is no one else like you.  How are you taking advantage of your unique circumstances and unique personal story and making your own way?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Are you a creative entrepreneur, small business owner, or nonprofit leader looking for to get some legal questions answered?  Today, I’ll be at 202Creates offering legal consultations from 10AM - 5PM.  Check out the link in my bio for more information about what types of topics frequently come up and click to book a time to chat with me.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Please note that, during a consultation, I can only provide general legal information about legal topics and not specific legal advice on a particular legal problem.  The consultation does not create an attorney-client relationship.  I only become your attorney if we decide to work together on a matter and we sign a formal engagement agreement.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Any given entrepreneurial journey will have its share of awkward and uncomfortable feelings, especially at the beginning when almost everything is new.  Those feelings are often necessary and a clear sign that we’re learning and growing in some way.  They’re hard to embrace, but we need them in our lives to keep us going and moving forward.  So, go out there and get awkward and uncomfortable!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

Like many small businesses and nonprofits, we want to do good in the world.  We believe that companies, including law firms, should be good corporate citizens.  That’s why we’re offering sustainability consulting services to the legal industry.  We can provide the tools that law firms need to better walk the talk and be responsible environmental stewards.

ABOUT

Tammy Hui, founder and principal of Tammy Hui Law + Strategy, PLLC, is an experienced attorney and business advisor.  Prior to starting her own practice, Tammy served as in-house counsel to a preeminent environmental nonprofit for eight years.  Being embedded in the day-to-day operations of a dynamic global nonprofit provided deep insight into the challenges and opportunities faced by organizations looking to solve tough societal and global issues.  She also has experience working at a growing technology company and her family’s multiple small businesses.  Tammy serves to help her clients start up and build their nonprofits and small businesses, and ultimately to reach their most lofty goals.

Tammy received her JD/MBA from Western New England University and earned a Bachelor of Commerce, with a concentration in international business, from the University of Alberta.  She is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Virginia, and State of New York.

CONTACT

  • Tammy Hui Law + Strategy, PLLC
  • 1325 G Street NW, Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20005
  • info@tammyhuilaw.com
  • (202) 930-5577

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