Heathsville, Virginia Business Lawyers

Francis Alban Burke
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KILMARNOCK, VA Business Law Lawyer
(888) 266-6880 P.O. BOX 1598
100 SOUTH MAIN ST.
KILMARNOCK, VA 22482
Business, Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
Gonzaga University School of Law
Weems, VA Business Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(804) 438-8025 219 Redwood Ln
Weems, VA 22576
Business
Univ of Virginia School of Law
Irvington, VA Business Law Attorney
(804) 438-5522 293 Steamboat Rd
Irvington, VA 22480
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Boyd Otho Wiggam
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Williamsburg, VA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(757) 564-3427 102 Hurst St
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Business and Insurance Defense
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Matthew Westcott Smith
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Williamsburg, VA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(757) 903-2665 Bush Corporate Center
485 McLaws Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Employment and Insurance Claims
College of William and Mary
Dulles, VA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(216) 279-8558 4100 Shanghai Pl
Dulles, VA 23110
Business, IP, International and Real Estate
Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
Williamsburg, VA Business Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(757) 345-3900 1101 Professional Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Business and Real Estate
Yorktown, VA Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(757) 234-4218 302 Arcadia Loop
Yorktown, VA 23692
Business, Administrative and Military
Williamsburg, VA Business Law Lawyer
(757) 259-5720 485 McLaws Cir
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Business and Real Estate
Gloucester Courthouse, VA Business Law Lawyer with 56 years experience
(804) 693-6688 6512 Main St
Gloucester Courthouse, VA 23061
Business
Katherine S. Charapich
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Culpeper, VA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(540) 812-2046 219 East Davis Street
Suite 320
Culpeper, VA 22701
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Liberty University School of Law
U Mass Amherst - University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Political Science - Undergraduate Degree

Real Estate Broker License - Commonwealth of Virginia

Juris Doctorate Degree - Law Degree - Liberty University School of Law - Lynchburg, Virginia

Virginia State Bar - Commonwealth of Virginia
Merritt James Green
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(703) 556-0411 6849 Old Dominion Drive
Suite 220
McLean, VA 22101
Free ConsultationMcLean, VA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Business, Administrative, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Syracuse University College of Law and University of Oxford
Mr. Green is General Counsel, P.C.'s founder, managing partner and leads its employment law practice.

Merritt serves as an outside general counsel to numerous clients providing guidance on legal issues confronting businesses and non-profit organizations ranging from contracts and agreements to the structuring of corporate transactions and business formations. Merritt also represents businesses and individuals in all aspects of labor and employment law.

Merritt received his J.D., cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law (1997). At Syracuse, he was an Associate Editor of the Syracuse Law Review and was Editor-in-Chief of The Labor Lawyer, the publication of...
Sean R Hanover
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer
(800) 579-9864 2751 Prosperity Ave.
Suite 150
Fairfax, VA 22031
Business, Criminal, Employment and Family
Attorney Hanover has been working in the legal arena since graduating with double Master Degrees in Employment Law (HR) and Union Law (Industrial Relations) in 1996. He obtained his JD from the University of the District of Columbia in 2008 and maintains a vibrant practice focusing on immigration, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and business law. In a twist he never saw coming, Mr. Hanover has become accomplished at defending gang members and individuals convicted of drug offenses in immigration court. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Hanover also owns an IT consulting company, HHC, Inc. based in Fairfax, VA. This company...
Robert Franklin Powers
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Vienna, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(703) 520-1326 8133 Leesburg Pike
Suite 130
Vienna, VA 22182
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, IP and Trademarks
Michigan State University
Receiving his legal training at a top ten program for intellectual property law in the United States, Mr. Powers is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law. In addition to earning his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Powers holds dual specialty certifications from Michigan State University College of Law in Corporate Law and Communications & Intellectual Property Law.

Mr. Powers is experienced in transactional business and nonprofit law, intellectual property law, employment law, estate planning, and entertainment law. He has negotiated and drafted several multi-million dollar contracts involving patent licensing and assignments, business acquisitions, asset purchases, wills and trusts, and...
Heather R. Steele
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Manassas, VA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(703) 506-9440 9073 Center Street
2nd Floor
Manassas, VA 20110
Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
George Mason University School of Law
Heather is admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. She represents businesses and individuals and helps to resolve their disputes through litigation, mediation, and negotiation of agreements. Heather handles small business representation, including contract reviews, contract drafting, entity formation (corporations, LLCs), corporate transactions (buy/sell, mergers, acquisitions), demand letters, business litigation and collections. Ms. Steele also represents homeowners associations (HOAs) and condominium associations (condos) with regard to general legal advice, drafting of resolutions, supervision and certification of elections, registration with the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation...
Lee E. Berlik
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Reston, VA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(703) 722-0588 1818 Library St
#500
Reston, VA 20190
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Communications and IP
American University Washington College of Law
Lee E. Berlik is the founder and managing member of BerlikLaw, LLC. Based in Northern Virginia, BerlikLaw concentrates its practice in the areas of defamation law (libel and slander), business disputes, and intellectual property litigation. Formerly with Troutman Sanders and Mintz Levin, Lee brings his big-firm background and experience to offer clients top-notch legal services at drastically reduced rates. Lee is listed among Virginia's "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business Magazine and is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell.
John C. Cook
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Employment and Personal Injury
George Mason University School of Law
John C. Cook is a founding partner of Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC, where he has practiced since the firm’s inception in 2007. Previously, John practiced in two firms in Northern Virginia. He began his career in the District of Columbia’s Corporation Counsel’s (now Attorney General’s) office.

John’s practice emphasizes the representation of executives, employees and small businesses in employment law matters, including advice and counsel regarding workplace issues; drafting, review and negotiation of severance agreements, executive contracts and employee handbooks; and litigation arising out of breach of contract, non-competition agreements, workplace assaults, theft of proprietary information, fraud, Family and Medical...
Robert Cox
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Tysons Corner, VA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(703) 883-9105 1921 Gallows Road
Suite 750
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Business, Antitrust and Securities
University of Virginia School of Law
For more than 25 years, I have represented Fortune 500 companies and individuals in commercial litigation and securities enforcement matters. I have also represented accounting firms and their partners and employees in government investigations and enforcement proceedings, malpractice, and state disciplinary proceedings.

As a partner in an ‘American Lawyer Top 100 firm’, I’ve represented clients in bet-the-company litigation matters involving breach of contract, business tort, antitrust, insurance coverage, and securities claims. At the PCAOB, I led investigations of Big 4, mid-size, and small accounting firms and their partners and employees.

My litigation experience includes:

• securities fraud class action in the...
Kenneth L. Samuelson
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(202) 991-8800 1405 S. Fern St., Box
#718
Arlington, VA 22202
Arlington, VA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
Business, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Commercial real estate, trade secrets and technology transactions and litigation, including contracts, leases (ground, air rights, and space), financings, LLC operating agreements and disputes, teaming and licensing agreements, subcontracts, non-competes, reciprocal easements and other types of sharing agreements, and outsourcing. District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia
Joshua E. Bushman
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Alexandria, VA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(703) 845-9070 700 North Fairfax Street
Suite 605
Alexandria, VA 22314
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Richmond School of Law
At the Bushman Law Group, our motto is simple: "Let our attorneys deal with your legal problems while you get back to what is truly important . . . the rest of your life." We know that facing a legal problem is stressful, that is why our attorneys guide you through each step of the legal process with prompt, personal service you can trust. Our goal is to build a long-term, relationship with our clients, and we want our clients to trust us with all of their legal work. To this end, we work hard on every case,...
Andrew P. Connors
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Fredericksburg, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(800) 279-4292 1011 Charles St.,
The Federal House, First Floor
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Business, Appeals, IP and Trademarks
Liberty University School of Law
Andrew P. Connors is a Partner at Connors & Brenke. He focuses his practice on business law, intellectual property law, contracts, civil litigation, and appeals.

As a litigator, he has represented clients in all state trial courts in Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, the Court of Appeals of Virginia, including the full Court of Appeals sitting en banc, and the Supreme Court of Virginia. He has handled cases involving all kinds of intellectual property matters, including trademark, trade secret, patent, and copyright suits or potential suits. His business counseling practice focuses on business formation, intellectual...
Jeffrey D. McMahan Jr.
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Richmond, VA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(804) 823-3975 3122 W. Marshall Street, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23230
Business
University of Richmond School of Law
Jeff focuses his practice on advising middle market and emerging growth companies, as well as venture capital and private equity fund investors, in avoiding, managing, and mitigating risk and litigation associated with corporate transactions and business operations. In addition to his strategic risk advisory practice, Jeff acts as a business advisor to companies and investors on general corporate and business law matters, helping them realize their strategic business objectives and goals while managing their risk exposure. Jeff’s practice includes assisting companies and investors with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, negotiating and drafting complex commercial contracts, financing, corporate governance, entity...
Broderick C. Dunn
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Employment and Landlord Tenant
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Broderick C. Dunn is a partner at Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC. Mr. Dunn helps individuals and small businesses navigate the litigation process. He also counsels clients in dispute avoidance. Mr. Dunn focuses his practice on labor and employment counseling and litigation where he represents federal government and private sector employees as well as employers.

Mr. Dunn also focuses his practice on counseling and litigation involving business torts, creditor’s rights, traffic defense, constitutional law and commercial landlord/tenant issues. He regularly appears in state and federal courts and in front of private arbitrators, mediators and administrative agencies.

Mr. Dunn is licensed to practice...
Eric C. Perkins
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Glen Allen, VA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(804) 205-5162 4870 Sadler Road
Suite 300
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Free ConsultationBusiness and Securities
University of Virginia School of Law
Eric Perkins is a business attorney focusing on small business startups and acquisitions, franchising, nonprofits, and Regulation D private offerings. Filling the void between "Big Law" and the Legal Zooms of the world, Perkins Law is pleased to offer flat fee packages for many of its services. He works with leaders in a wide variety of industries from real estate syndicators to healthcare professionals to restaurant owners to pro wrestlers. Eric is active in the tennis community as chair of the USTA Tennis Rules and Regulations Committee and an advisory board member of the Richmond Tennis Association.
Charles E McWilliams Jr.
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Prince William, VA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
4310 Prince William Pkwy.
Suite 300
Prince William, VA 22192
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and George Mason University School of Law
Chuck has practiced in Winchester and throughout northern Virginia since 2007. He is both a lawyer and a Certified Public Accountant (with an LL.M in Tax and Estate Planning) and worked in public accounting before attending law school. Chuck’s practice focuses on complex estate planning and administration matters, resolving tax disputes, business planning, choice of entity, conservation easements and other business matters. Chuck has extensive training in complex estate and business matters and his practice focuses primarily on business owners and families with more than $1 million in liquid assets. Chuck regularly works to resolve family disputes, establish business...
Mark Steven Paullin
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North Chesterfield, VA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(804) 423-7423 575 Southlake Blvd. Suite A
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
Business, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Richmond School of Law
Attorney Mark Paullin has more than 29 years of legal experience, which includes insurance defense work. His experience with both sides of the process allows him to prepare his clients for what may come their way as well as has enabled him to insightfully and aggressively represent his clients with their Personal Injury case, Diminished Value or Diminution case. Mark handles Speeding cases, DUI/DWI cases, and Reckless Driving cases as well as other other Traffic Court matters around the Richmond Metro area. Experience Counts. When you hire the Paullin Law Firm, your case won't be handed off to benchwarmers or...
Dominic Paul Lascara
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Chesapeake, VA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(757) 410-8355 652 Independence Parkway, Suite 120
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Dominic P. Lascara is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia. He graduated in 1986 from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary after receiving his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in Business Administration in 1981 from Old Dominion University. Dominic P. Lascara joined the law firm of Roy, Forehand, Laine and Dale, P.C. as an associate in the fall of 1986 after being admitted to the Virginia State Bar. He was admitted to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in 1987. He became a partner...
Kyle L. Epting Esq.
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Arlington, VA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(703) 842-3025 1739 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
Business, Elder, Employment and Probate
George Mason University
Kyle L. Epting is licensed in Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland. After graduating from law school at George Mason University School of Law in 2010, Kyle was a fellow for the National Federation of Independent Business where he worked on various federal appellate business related cases. Kyle then worked with Arlington Law Group from 2010 to 2012, handling various business, employment and litigation related issues for the firm’s clients. In 2012, Kyle took a leave of absence to gain litigation experience with the employment law group at Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC. After seeing...
Wilfred Yeargan
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(703) 352-9044 11350 Random Hills Rd
#800
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Attorney Wilfred Yeargan graduated from the University of New Hampshire Law School, Franklin Pierce in 1998. He has served the Northern Virginia area for eighteen years, providing skillful defense of thousands of criminal, traffic and DUI cases. He also assists clients with prosecution and defense of civil matters such as expungements, protective orders, personal injury and contract claims.

Attorney Wilfred Yeargan is an experienced litigator and has successfully defended thousands of criminal and traffic charges in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Some of the routine matters defended by his office include Reckless Driving, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving...
Jacob N Tingen
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(804) 477-1720 1801 Bayberry Court
Suite 203
Richmond, VA 23226
Richmond, VA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Business, IP, Immigration and Trademarks
University of Richmond School of Law
I graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law and was accepted to the Virginia Bar in 2012. Less than 30 days after being admitted to the bar, I launched my own legal practice. What began in my home office has quickly grown to a practice with multiple attorneys and staff serving literally thousands of clients both in the Commonwealth of Virginia and throughout the world.

Immigration is the largest area of practice at my firm, and I have personally handled more than one thousand immigration matters ranging from family-based green cards, DACA, and deportation defense to business immigration matters...
Glenn B. Manishin
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Warrenton, VA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(877) 666-5111 6735 Breezy Drive
Suite 101
Warrenton, VA 20187-2716
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust, Appeals and IP
Columbia University School of Law
Founded in June 2015 by managing partner Glenn B. Manishin, ParadigmShift Law LLP represents the premiere application of Internet technology to the practice of sophisticated business law. We leverage cloud technology and decades of AmLaw 100 law firm partner experience to provide cutting-edge responsiveness, innovation and efficiency. We handle sophisticated work for sophisticated companies, operating close to our business principals, bridging the too-often wide gap between outside counsel and corporate strategic objectives.
Jeffrey Rhodes
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Arlington, VA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(703) 243-3737 1530 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 210
Arlington, VA 22209
Business and Employment
Washington and Lee University School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
Jeffrey Rhodes is an accomplished civil litigator, and a leading business and employment lawyer. In his many years of practice, Mr. Rhodes has litigated in courts around the country. Mr. Rhodes advises companies and executives, representing them in structuring, drafting, and defending their corporate transactions to help accomplish their business goals. Mr. Rhodes has effectively defended multi-million dollar claims and has also has obtained a multi-million dollar verdict on the plaintiff's side. He has litigated matters in all areas of civil, commercial and employment law, including: •contract disputes; •enforcement and defense...
Ashley Morgan
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Herndon, VA Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(703) 880-4881 722 Grant Street, Suite G
Herndon, VA 20170
Business, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Tax
Florida Coastal School of Law
Ashley F. Morgan is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is also authorized and admitted to practice law in the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She has dedicated the majority of her legal career helping clients file Chapter 7, 11, and 13 in the Eastern District of Virginia. Ashley works with both individual and business debtors to find the best solution to their debt problems. She is regularly in bankruptcy court in Alexandria, VA or attending 341s with our clients.

Ashley is fluent in both English...
Michael D. Arena
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Civil Rights and Employment
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Michael D. Arena is an associate attorney at Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC. His practice focuses on commercial and business litigation, civil rights law, employment law, and all stages of general civil litigation. Mr. Arena is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as the District of Columbia.

Mr. Arena obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from the State University of New York at Geneseo, where he graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Following his move from New York to Virginia, Mr. Arena received his Juris Doctor degree from...
Ms. Colleen Marea Quinn
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Richmond, VA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(804) 545-9406 4928 West Broad St.
P.O. Box 11708
Richmond, VA 23230
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Family
University of Virginia School of Law
Colleen Marea Quinn is a director and equity owner in the law firm of Locke & Quinn, has achieved an “AV” rating, the highest given, by Martindale Hubbell, was honored in 2011 with the YWCA Outstanding Woman Award for Law & Government, with the 2011 “Hats Off to Women Award” by the ABWA Cavalier Chapter, as a "Best Lawyer" and "Best Law Firm" by Us News & World Report, from 2006-17 as a “Super Lawyer” in Virginia by Richmond magazine, in from 2010-16 & 2005 by Virginia Business magazine as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite,” a “Leader in the Law”...
Patrick Maslyn
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Moseley, VA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(804) 639-5501 6430 Arwen Mews
Moseley, VA 23219
Free ConsultationBusiness
George Washington University Law School
Mr. Maslyn has extensive experience working with all of the laws and regulations affecting franchising in the United States. He has helped countless start-up franchisors and several Fortune 20 companies structure their franchise systems and manage their franchisee networks. In many cases, Mr. Maslyn has effectively served as his franchisor clients' outside general counsel, providing advice and counseling in areas like antitrust, intellectual property, sourcing and advertising issues in addition to drafting Franchise Agreements, Development Agreements, and Franchise Disclsoure Documents, filing state franchise registration and exemption applications, and providing counseling on compliance with complicated patchwork of state franchise...
Richard Sternberg
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(888) 541-4020 10605 Judicial Dr, B7
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, International, Probate and Real Estate
Center for International Legal Studies and Georgetown University
The Law Offices of Richard S. Sternberg is dedicated to the principle that bigger is not always better. Instead, it rests on a tradition that actually antedates the rise of the “mega-firm”-the solo practice. Emulating a country lawyer in a big-city environment allows Mr. Sternberg to provide more individualized service to his clients, and, at the same time, pursue more collegial relations with other members of the Bar. Since 1984, Mr. Sternberg has dedicated his practice to representing individuals and smaller businesses. For those corporate clients who have larger needs, he is affiliated with the Metropolitan Washington Law Consortium,...
Mary Mikell Baker
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Reston, VA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(703) 722-0588 1818 Library St
#500
Reston, VA 20190
Business, Employment and Trademarks
Georgetown University Law Center
Mary Baker is a senior litigation attorney and Of Counsel to BerlikLaw, LLC. Mary engages primarily in civil litigation, including business and commercial litigation, employment litigation, intellectual property and trademark litigation and complex litigation. She has handled litigation covering essentially every issue that affects business. She litigates primarily in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia, but has litigated in federal courts in California, Georgia, Maryland, New York and Texas.

Some notable professional accomplishments and highlights include:

Winning a $5.4M verdict as lead counsel for a successful Northern Virginia internet technology company in an employment and trade secrets theft case in the...
Young S. Song
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Annandale, VA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(703) 354-1033 7002 Little River Turnpike, Ste. E
Annandale, VA 22003
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Divorce and Bankruptcy, with Dignity. Licensed in MD, VA, and DC, with offices in Ellicott City, Maryland and Annandale, Virginia.
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