Adams, Burton & Moawad, P.C. Attorneys at Law

Firm Overview


Whether you're a multinational corporation looking to transfer foreign employees to the U.S. or a U.S. employer seeking specialized skills offered by foreign job candidates, you need effective legal counsel to effectively navigate immigration and nationality laws. Moawad P.C. Immigration Law practice offers the full range of services you need to facilitate the admission of these individuals into the U.S. and to advise companies about employer sanctions, record-keeping, and anti-discrimination provisions under current immigration laws and regulations.

Moawad P.C. provides a full range of immigration services with emphasis in the areas of transferred executives, specialized knowledge professionals, investors and family based immigration. We provide legal services in English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Mongolian.

Services We Provide:

* Developing and implementing strategies to hire employees from the international workforce.

* Preparing and filing nonimmigrant, immigrant, and employment-based visa applications, including H-1, L-1, TN, P-1, O-1, R-1, national interest waivers, outstanding researchers, and labor certifications.

* Coordinating the smooth transfer of employees from corporate locations outside the United States.

* Obtaining and maintaining permanent resident status and US citizenship.

* Providing counsel on compliance with federal requirements for verification of employees

Main Office
Chevy Chase
5425 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 600
Chevy Chase  MD  20815
  • 301-968-2400
  • (301) 968-2400
  • (301) 968-2429

Other Offices

Tysons Corner
6302 Old Dominion Drive
McLean,  VA  22101
Immigration Law

A small boutique law firm that offers personalized legal and business services and are also able to utilize our extensive network and affiliations to build sizable teams that can handle large and complex matters
Moawad P.C. provides a full range of tailored legal services with emphasis in the areas of business, corporate, non-profit corporations, intellectual property, estate and trusts, family law, investors and family based immigration and civil litigation.

Total dedication and unyielding commitment to our clients

Valuable, efficient, cost-effective, and comprehensive services

Experience and resources to handle client's most difficult legal challenges

Serve clients' issues of today, never losing sight of their long-term interests

Full understanding of clients issues as much as they do

Contribution to our community through our pro bono and charitable services

We serve the legal needs of:

Individuals and their families
Business and Corporate clients
Non-profit Groups
High-net-worth Individuals
Professional Foreign Workers
Our attorneys help our clients achieve their Business and legal objectives. Let us be your trusted resource and serve your needs. Contact us to for a free consultation to discuss your legal issues. We aim to provide you thoughtful, ethical, and results-oriented legal solutions.

With Offices located in Washington, DC and Suburbs of Maryland (Chevy Chase) and Virginia (McLean / Tysons Corner)

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Knowledge is truly empowering. We believe that clients educated on all aspects of their cases - business and legal issues, social implications and economic impacts - are better clients. With our considered advice, well-informed clients will then be able to choose the best present option wisely while minimizing long-term risks. We view it as a duty to educate, inform and execute clients' wishes within the boundaries of the law.

We are fully committed to carrying clients' wishes including review of all of their documents. In order to provide effective and cost-efficient representation, open, candid and confidential communication with clients is essential. We rely a great deal on clients' forwarded documents and drafts and work with clients jointly throughout the process to implement their needs.

We provide fixed-fees services with that in mind - alleviate clients' anxiety regarding billable hours, provide a sense of certainty to clients, encourage open and frequent communication with clients, and provide effective and efficient representation.

We often recommend that clients should represent themselves as pro se litigants in small claims proceedings or file their own forms. We are willing to coach them throughout the process in a very cost-effective manner, often through our pro bono department, if they qualify.

At the Law Firm of Moawad, P.C., we always have the interest of clients first. Excessive fees are of great concern to us all. In those difficult times, it is essential that clients get the most value for their legal spending dollars. With that in mind, Moawad P.C. offers two tiers of fees:

Low fixed-fees for the majority of legal transactional cases.
Attractive hourly rates for litigation, complex negotiations and business transactions.
Most importantly, we offer free initial consultation with our attorneys.

Why we chose our Firm to be your lawyers:

Being able to utilize our diverse technical and business background to help solve fascinating sets of problems encountered by business entrepreneurs.

Deep fascination and intrigue by our legal system, history and progression and unyielding trust in the power of our Constitution, democracy and "the Rule of Law."

Our Firm's commitment to our local community and assisting the vulnerable.

Edward Moawad

Edward Moawad is the founder and president of Adams, Burton & Moawad, P.C. His practice focuses on immigration, intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing, nonprofit organization, general business, taxation and corporate, and appellate advocacy. In addition to litigation, Mr. Moawad is involved in prosecution and licensing, and he counsels clients on a variety of trademark, copyright, and unfair competition matters.

Edward has over eight years of investment, business management, and personal finance experience. Prior to founding Moawad P.C., he has worked at: the United States Department of Commerce, Office of the General Counsel, Commercial Law Development Program; New Markets Venture Partners - Closed End Venture Capital Company; the Biotechnology Institute of the University System of Maryland, Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization; the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Departments of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering; and Manager of multimillion dollar portfolio of private accounts and trusts involving complex fiduciary and tax matters.

In addition, Mr. Moawad has over five years of academic research experience in molecular biology and biomedical engineering including conducting research on innovative nanotechnology methods and atomic force microscopy. He has published as a lead author several research articles in major scientific journals.

Edwards is quite involved in charitable work. In addition to his pro bono practice at the law firm, he volunteers at the Fairfax Bar Association Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center including their program: Wills on Wheels. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at two nonprofit organizations: CrisisLink and Green Apron, NGO.
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