Sheila M. Costin

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Costin picture Sheila works with small businesses, including those that provide services to the government. She provides advice regarding the management of the business including structure of the business as it grows, employment issues, real estate matters, and resolution of business problems that arise. Sheila uses her extensive litigation experience to help clients avoid costly mistakes when drafting leases, employment agreements, business ownership documents, non-competition agreements, and other business contracts.
Sheila litigates cases in state and federal courts in Virginia and Maryland. She has represented both petitioners and respondents in guardianship proceedings and is a qualified Guardian ad Litem in Virginia. Sheila’s fiduciary litigation experience includes will contests, conversion (theft) claims against a fiduciary, and disputes among beneficiaries and heirs. Her business litigation experience includes dissolution of businesses, disputes about non-competition agreements, theft of trade secrets, and breach of contract. She serves as a Fairfax Circuit Court Conciliator, assisting parties to resolve disputes before having to present the matter to a judge for a ruling. She uses her extensive litigation experience to help clients avoid costly mistakes when drafting leases, employment agreements, business ownership documents, loan documents, non-competition agreements, and other business contracts.
Sheila is “AV” peer review rated.

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