In 2004, Merritt Green founded General Counsel, P.C. Under his leadership, General Counsel, P.C. has steadily grown to become a full-service law firm providing comprehensive legal services for businesses ranging from start-up to multi-billion dollar organizations.
Merritt serves as an outside general counsel to numerous clients by 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 in all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, wrongful termination, and harassment matters. In this regard, Merritt continues to serve as a Contributing Editor to the American Bar Association’s Treatise on Labor Law, The Developing Labor Law, and is a frequent lecturer on labor and employment law issues for human resource professionals and business executives.
Merritt is Chair of the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, a member of the Community Business Partnership Board of Directors, and is a strong supporter of local charities through the General Counsel, P.C. Charity Golf Tournament. In addition to serving as the managing partner of General Counsel, P.C., Merritt is a co-founder Bookkeeping Express Enterprises, LLC, the largest national bookkeeping franchise. He also owns the franchise rights for the DC Metropolitan market.
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 the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section. He was a College of Law Scholar and was inducted into the Justinian Honorary Law Society. Merritt received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College (1992) and spent a year as a student of Wadham College, Oxford University. Prior to opening General Counsel, P.C., Merritt was an associate with Venable LLP.
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Mr. Green helped me tremendously with a legal matter I was completely unprepared for. He led me through all my options and did a fantastic job representing me. He has a great legal team and everyone was very responsive to all my questions. I could not recommend Mr. Green & his team more.
Lead QA Automation Engineer / NPR, Digital Media Group
Merritt is an extremely detail oriented legal expert who understands the goals and difficulties both business and employees/contractors face. Having been an entrepreneur himself makes me even more comfortable as he understands the specific challenges a startup undergoes when it comes to employment laws. It’s been nothing short of a pleasure to have him represent my interests and business. I would recommend him to anyone needing accurate, detailed and responsive service and legal guidance to navigate corporate employment and labor laws.