The firearms industry contends with one of the nation’s most burdensome regulatory schemes. At the same time, industry members must navigate all the other laws that generally apply to businesses. A good guide is a must, and Williams Mullen is that guide.

The firearms industry contends with one of the nation’s most burdensome regulatory schemes. At the same time, industry members must navigate all the other laws that generally apply to businesses. A good guide is a must, and Williams Mullen is that guide.

The Williams Mullen Firearms Industry Practice Group advises and represents members of the firearms industry, including manufacturers, retailers, government contractors, and others. The Group’s practical approach and experience help industry members navigate this highly complex area of the law, anticipate and resolve legal issues, and keep industry members focused on their business.

Regulatory

Second Amendment

  • Advice and Representation on How to Leverage the Industry’s Second Amendment Protections

Government Contracting

  • RFPs, Bid Protests, and Contracting Support
  • Department of State Authorizations
  • Battlefield Contracting
  • False Claims and Internal Investigations

Corporate Law & Business Advising

  • Entity Formation & Governance
  • Equity & Debt Financings
  • Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • E-Commerce & Sales Channel Support

Economic Development & Government Relations

  • Relocations, Expansions, and Incentives
  • State Legislative Lobbying

Intellectual Property

  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Protection and Disputes
  • Privacy & Information Security

Employment

  • Employment Agreements & Disputes
  • Employee Benefits
  • Equity & Executive Compensation
  • Immigration

Real Estate

  • Zoning and Land Use, Especially Shooting Range Issues
  • Leasing, Acquisitions & Sales

Environmental

  • Lead Contamination & OSHA Issues
  • Sustainability

Tax & Estates

  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Gun Trusts

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