• Business + Securities Law

    Virginia and Washington, DC

  • Business + Securities Law

    Virginia and Washington, DC

  • Business + Securities Law

    Virginia and Washington, DC

  • Business + Securities Law

    Virginia and Washington, DC

Firm Philosophy

As a business attorney, my job is help to you – the startup founder, small business owner, and freelancer – create grow, and manage your business. Attorneys have a reputation for being “no” men and women – you can’t do this, that is too risky, don’t try such a new and untested concept. That’s not me. Whether you’re at the formation or exit stage, or anywhere in between, I focus on how we can say yes to your ideas while complying with the law and mitigating risks. I will become intimately familiar with the workings of your business so I can provide you tailored advice and guidance to minimize your exposure while still pursuing your strategic goals. My practice is centered around four principles that provide value to clients:

Personal Service

With the proliferation of online legal sites, it’s fair to ask, why use an attorney? Sure, you can probably find a form for a particular legal issue on the internet, but the provider won’t know you, can’t offer you advice specific to your individual needs, and won’t be there when you have follow up questions, concerns or problems down the road. I provide service, not documents. You are more than an input for an algorithm.

I will give you professional counseling from someone intimately familiar with the nuances of your business. I will handle the heavy lifting on legal issues so you can focus your finite resources and time on your passion. And I will help ensure the proper fit with your legal solutions, like a custom suit from a tailor rather than off-the-rack.

Efficiency

You could hire a traditional law firm with a plush office, prestigious downtown address, cheerful receptionist, dark oak conference table, and breathtaking skyline view. But I doubt you want to pay for all that. And I don’t want you to either. As a solo practitioner, I eliminate most of the overhead of a traditional firm, like expensive real estate, employee salaries, and storage expenses, which means I can pass the cost savings on to you.

Price Certainty

Many people dread talking to their attorney because they know the meter starts running as soon as the attorney answers the phone or opens the email. So they do the natural thing and avoid communication with the attorney as much as possible. This is bad! Lack of robust communication can lead to more expensive problems down the road.

The traditional billable hour is the legal equivalent of dial-up, pay-by-the-minute internet service. I abandon the billable hour entirely and incent you to communicate more, by giving you crystal clear pricing before beginning work on your matter. With an agreed upon flat fee, if it takes me longer than anticipated to complete your work, I eat the cost, not you.

Flexibility

Twenty-first century business professionals telework and use the on-demand economy. So should their attorney. If you want me to come to your home or work, I will. If you want to video conference instead of an in-person meeting, no problem. If you prefer to communicate via email, text, Slack or another messaging app, that’s fine too (sorry fax people). I also have conference space available if you’re just looking to get out for a while.

3100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 200 | Arlington, VA 22201
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