Code of the District of Columbia

§ 29–505. Purpose for organization; powers authorized.

(a) A professional corporation may be organized solely to render professional services through its shareholders, directors, officers, employees, or agents who are themselves licensed to render the particular service, and to render service ancillary thereto. A professional corporation may charge for these services, may collect such charges, and may compensate those who render these services. A professional corporation may employ individuals who are not licensed, but they shall not perform professional services. No license shall be required of any person employed by a professional corporation to perform services for which a license is not otherwise required.

(b) A professional corporation may not do any act that is prohibited to an individual licensed to render the professional service for which the corporation is organized.

(c) A professional corporation may:

(1) Invest its funds in real estate, mortgages, stocks, bonds, or other type of investment;

(2) Own real estate or personal property; and

(3) Enter into partnership and other agreements with individuals, who may be shareholders, directors, employees, or agents of the professional corporation, partnerships, or professional corporations rendering the same type of professional services within or without the District to the same extent that an individual licensed to render the same professional service may enter into such partnership or other agreements pursuant to law, rules, regulations, or standards of professional conduct of the profession practiced through the professional corporation.


(July 2, 2011, D.C. Law 18-378, § 2, 58 DCR 1720.)

Prior Codifications

2001 Ed., § 29-405.

1981 Ed., § 29-605.

1973 Ed., § 29-1105.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 29-1302.01.