Inna Brady, Esq.

the founder and owner of
Hello, I'm Inna ['ee-nah]
I love small businesses, and I love litigation. The best part of my law practice is seeing a flourishing small business and its happy owner who boldly lives out his dream. Though I had the privilege of defending a Fortune 500 company, I prefer working with small businesses because each has its challenges and growth path that needs customized attention. Among my clients are biotech companies, semiconductor manufacturers, tech startups, international distributors, restaurant owners, professional service firms, international hospitality companies, suppliers, and technology licensees. I've helped numerous businesses in dispute resolution and risk management across a wide range of business-related problems and initiatives.

I've worked with people from across the world. My clients are from South Korea, China, Vietnam, Russia, India, and the U.S. I speak three languages and love helping businesses from foreign countries or cultures.

What I value in my practice is integrity and the ability to positively impact my clients' growth and future.

Specialization
• commercial litigation
• commercial leases & real estate sale
• distribution agreements
• trademark disputes
• business sale
• licensing agreements
• wage and hour defense (employer side)

Admission
Washington D.C. and California.

Courts
Superior Court of the District of Columbia, San Francisco Superior Court, San Mateo Superior Court, Alameda Superior Court, Contra Costa Superior Court, Santa Clara Superior Court, and District Court for the Northern District of California.

Publications
- Liability for Wages to Temp Employees in California (2021)
- When Can a Parent Corporation Be Held Liable for Subsidiary's Obligations Under California Law? (2021)
- 5 Steps to Start a Business Entity in Washington, D.C. (2021)
Inna Brady
Inna Brady
Principal Attorney
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what I value

  • impacting the community through pro bono and low bono
    I devoted six years of my career to the cause of anti-human trafficking and migrant workers' rights in South Korea and the U.S. This experience equipped me with robust intercultural skills and laid the foundation of my work ethic. To continue impacting the local community, I started IB Law Firm with the commitment to devote 10% or more of all resources to the pro bono and low bono practice for small business owners and simply people in need.

    Pro Bono work
    IB Law Firm is actively involved in pro bono work through the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center and Christian Legal Aid of D.C. My firm represents several pro bono clients and regularly participates in pro bono clinics.

    Low Bono work
    Unfortunately, there is a huge gap between pro bono and market rates for attorney's fees. Yet, there are many people with modest income who need legal assistance just like anyone else. My firm devotes its talents to filling this gap with low bono services. On a case-by-case basis, IB Law Firm provides legal counseling and representation at below-market rates.
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  • building up and equipping small business
    To protect businesses from risks or adversaries, my firm offers extensive litigation experience. I represented businesses of various sizes and industries. From 2017 to 2020, I worked in Silicon Valley, CA, at a boutique business litigation law firm, handling BvB and employment law disputes, as well as various compliance issues. I represented big-to-small size businesses in disputes involving contracts, distribution agreements, employment law, wage and hour compliance, trademarks, and real estate disputes and transactions.

    To help small businesses in their bold international reach, I am equipped with three languages (Russian, Korean, and English) and intercultural communication skills. I have worked closely with many South Korean companies and know well the culture of Russian-speaking countries.

    Resources for small businesses
    IB Law Firm develops practical guides for businesses in D.C. and California to help them avoid the risks of penalties or unwanted lawsuits. The guides include easy-to-navigate information on how to start a business entity in D.C., what to know about wage and hour basics, and other materials.
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publications

  • Liability for Wages to Temp Employees in California (2021)
    Busy employers sometimes prefer using staffing agencies to avoid the hassles of recruitment, interviewing, hiring, wage payment, and benefits. However, convenience comes together with responsibilities.
  • When Can a Parent Corporation Be Held Liable for Subsidiary's Obligations Under California Law? (2021)
    When expanding business, companies frequently consider whether to establish a branch or a subsidiary. One of the most attractive advantages of a subsidiary over a branch is that it limits the parent's liabilities. This limitation is grounded in the general rule that corporate entities are presumed to have a separate existence; each is responsible for its own debts. However, the general rule is not without exception.
  • 5 Steps to Start a Business Entity in Washington, D.C. (2021)
    (1) Choose the entity type, (2) Choose a strong name, (3) Form and register the entity, (4) Obtain tax ID and licenses, and (5) Manage the risks.

what others say

"She helped enormously in my startup company's risk management. Her legal judgment was very important in choosing the company's business direction, and I hope that her expertise will continue supporting the growth of the company."
Yosep Ji, CEO of HEM PHARMA, Inc. - Client
An Attorney you can trust.
"Inna Brady handled my case very satisfactory, her knowledge in law was exceptional, she proceeded with my case it appeared to me with determination and a state of mind from the start to get me not only a fast result but one that was the best possible result. Inna, kept me informed and updated at every stage of my case. I think she was sincerely concerned about the costs and did everything possible to keep my costs low as possible. I'm very satisfied with the way she went about representation me and of my Company. She will be the attorney I call if I ever need one again. Thank You!"
R. Rivera, Professional Painting - Client
Knowledgeable, informed, up to date, courteous, professional, caring, and empathetic.
"Very knowledgeable about the law, also professional and goes above and beyond to keep me informed and up to date. She is comfortable explaining different options we have and best way to move forward. I would highly recommend this lawyer. Five out of five stars."
A.A. - Client
Competent, caring lawyer.
"Inna Nam Brady is a smart, caring lawyer. She evaluated my contract. She is extremely thorough, has broad knowledge, asks good questions, and brings up issues you might not have considered to protect your interests. Thank you, Inna! I am so happy I found you."
Esther - Client
Responsive, Knowledgeable, and Genuinely Caring
"Inna impressed me with her timeliness, her rapid acquaintance with my case, and her genuine care for my success and well-being. Inna's messages and follow ups always exceeded my expectations of timeliness. She quickly familiarized herself with my case and provided invaluable advice and continues to provide support. I also got the sense of a genuine desire for my well-being to the extent that I could fully trust Inna. The investment in Inna was more than worthwhile and provided exceedingly pleasant returns. I would wholeheartedly recommend her."
Chris - Client
Understanding and Knowledgeable
I enjoyed working with Inna. I truly appreciated the information she provided on my matter. Inna went out of her way to ensure I understood the impacts of the agreement I was signing. It was something I did not have experience in. Inna was very responsive and ensured my questions and concerns were addressed (even answering her email during international travel). Because of the time and care provided by Inna on my matter, I feel much better about the agreement I signed. I truly appreciate Inna's work and professionalism."
Ana - Client

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