Practice Areas

Our comprehensive legal solutions combine our expertise in the following key areas of the law:

The attorneys at Gormley Jarashow Bowman LLC combine extensive trial experience with common-sense practicality in handling complex business and commercial disputes. From minority shareholder disputes and breaches of contract to business torts and non-competition agreements, we are committed to understanding each client’s legal concerns in the context of the client’s specific business, industry environment, and unique demands.

Our attorneys have a strong background in business and commercial litigation and a depth of trial experience. As counselors and negotiators, we help our clients manage risk and find alternatives to litigation if appropriate and consistent with an organization’s objectives. If litigation is unavoidable, we draw from our experience in federal and state courts to help us protect a client’s interests from start to finish. Although our risk management counseling works to help clients avoid litigation if possible, our preparedness for trial—as well as our successes in court—create a strategic advantage in settlement proceedings.

Of course, the best representation we can offer clients is preventive. We also offer our services in reviewing business agreements and advising on commercial transactions. As advisors we can channel our years of litigating others’ business deals gone wrong into counseling as to how best to minimize risks and exposures.

Gormley Jarashow Bowman LLC represents both beneficiaries and fiduciaries regarding claims relating to the administration of trusts and estates to ensure our client’s rights are protected. We regularly represent individuals, trustees, executors/personal representatives, guardians, and beneficiaries. We handle the following issues on a regular basis:

• Probate and estate litigation
• Trust disputes (including actions for accounting and removal)
• Breach of fiduciary duty claims
• Will contests
• Construction of wills and trusts
• Guardianship litigation

The transfer of wealth between generations can present very emotional disputes that have significant financial implications. Gormley Jarashow Bowman LLC offers clients comprehensive legal representation at cost-effective rates. Leveraging our experience in fiduciary litigation and knowledge of the law with our trial preparation capabilities, we are able to resolve our clients’ disputes quickly and cost-effectively.

From complex commercial lease disputes to boundary and easement conflicts, the attorneys at Gormley Jarashow Bowman have significant trial experience advocating for their client’s property rights whether they be homeowners, community associations, developers, joint ventures, landlords or tenants.

We handle the following real estate issues:

Easement and right of way disputes
Waterfront access including riparian rights and pier access disputes
Breach of residential contracts of sale
Breach of commercial real estate contracts and leases
Subsurface disputes

Real property rights can last in perpetuity and should be treated accordingly. The attorneys at Gormley Jarashow Bowman LLC are one of the few firms that can point to its numerous victories at all levels of Maryland’s courts in advocating on behalf of their clients for real estate disputes.

Gormley Jarashow Bowman LLC’s attorneys combine counseling and litigation services to assist individuals and businesses in all facets of labor and employment relations. We have advised clients on executive contract negotiations, employment departures and severance, employment contract preparation, employment privacy, and wage & hour compliance.

We regularly represent employers and employees in litigation involving restrictive covenants, wage & hour violations, and class & collective actions.

Of course, the best lawsuits are those that are prevented. Our attorneys are skilled in auditing policies and practices, which we believe is a manageable and prudent investment in litigation avoidance. We can also assist clients in crafting policies and procedures that can mitigate risks and deal with the challenging legal environment we all work in today.

Construction Disputes

Construction disputes can be complicated, factually intense, and contentious. Gormley Jarashow Bowman LLC has experience representing contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and property owners from the simple to the complex construction disputes. These disputes might involve disagreements about technical construction issues, differing interpretations of drawings and plans, and divergent views of complicated contractual obligations and performance standards.

From mechanic’s liens to payment claims, our attorneys handle cases in both federal and Maryland state courts and in arbitration, including cases before the American Arbitration Association and JAMS.

In addition to representing construction clients during litigation, we also assist them in developing contract documents that are designed to minimize litigation risks and enhance the clients’ position in the event of litigation. Our litigation attorneys collaborate with our transactional lawyers to prepare contract documents that are customized for our clients’ particular business needs and objectives. We have prepared contract documents for a wide variety of construction clients in diverse industries, specialties, and trades.

From mergers and acquisitions to non-competition agreements, the attorneys at Gormley Jarashow Bowman LLC handle a variety of complex antitrust and competition law matters and are able to identify issues to reduce or eliminate exposure for our clients. Our dep understanding of Maryland and Federal Antitrust statutes and antitrust agencies give our attorneys valuable insight and credibility.

Our attorneys represent corporate clients in both simple and sophisticated mergers, acquisitions and other transactions to identify and remedy potential antitrust and competition issues. Our diligent work begins with providing a client first assessment of antitrust risk during the earliest stages of a transaction, which allows clients to effectively structure transactions to account for competition issues and litigation avoidance, which in turn, allows us to be prepared with the legal and economic analyses necessary to navigate the deal negotiation and clearance process.

Our Personal Injury practice encompasses counseling and litigation related to injuries sustained as a result of accidents, as well as medical malpractice work.

After an accident, victims sustain higher costs than they can reasonably earn. Between medical expenses, repair bills, and lost income from missing days of work, victims and their families take on a tremendous financial burden. Our attorneys are sensitive to the needs of victims and their families in this traumatic period of time. We take on personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Since we only get paid if we win your case, we have a vested interest in your success in settlement or trial.

Shortly after accidents, insurance companies try to limit your recovery by sending out highly trained insurance agents to conduct investigations of the accident scene. Our attorneys work with equally thorough investigators to preserve evidence, when possible. Personal injury cases are highly adversarial. The attorney you have on your side matters.