• Practice Areas:
    Labor and Employment


    Contact:
    Phone: 703.556.0411
    Fax: 888.222.6807


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 clients by providing guidance on legal issues confronting businesses, non-profit organizations and executives ranging from contracts and agreements to the structuring of corporate transactions and business formations. Merritt also represents businesses in all aspects of labour and employment law, including employment agreements, discrimination, wrongful termination, and harassment matters. In this regard, Merritt is a frequent lecturer on labour and employment law issues for human resource professionals and business executives.

Merritt, and other General Counsel, P.C. attorneys, also serve as U.S. Counsel for numerous foreign clients.

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.

Merritt is married with three children.  He lives in Arlington, Virginia.  He has been honored with numerous awards, including:  2018 Top Lawyers in Virginia (The Legal Network); Client Champion – Gold (Martindale Hubbell); and as a 2016 National Eagle Scout Association Outstanding Eagle Scout Award Recipient.

What clients say about Merritt Green:

Mr. Green’s professionalism and exceptional responsiveness are truly unmatched

Mr. Green was referred to me by a mutual contact, who said, “I’m connected to many employment lawyers, but I only recommend Merritt Green…great character and professional competence.” My contact was right: Mr. Green’s professionalism and exceptional responsiveness are truly unmatched. He gave sound advice and support throughout a challenging process, drawing on his many years of experience. He served as a well-balanced voice of reason whenever needed. I highly recommend him and his team, and would feel confident to call on him again should the need arise. Mr. Green is a great, reliable legal resource to have on your side!

T. White

One of the most committed, determined, and knowledgeable legal teams

I had a relative who underwent an injustice with their former employer (a major chain store). Merritt Green and Hailey Render with the addition of their staff fought vigorously for almost two years to bring this relative justice. This is one of the most committed, determined, and knowledgeable legal teams in the industry, and whatever your issue, how big or small, trust when I say they are equipped to help you, even if you feel helpless. I thank you Merritt Green, Hailey Render, and your wonderful staff for everything. Whenever someone asks for legal advice now, I simply hand them one of your business cards and say “thank me later”.

Omid

Merritt has been a valuable business partner!

Merritt has been a valuable business partner with Paychex providing legal needs of businesses and non-profit organizations in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. since 2001. From incorporation, contract review and drafting, labor/employment matters, commercial real estate, civil litigation and general counsel, Merritt has provided our clients the legal expertise and guidance they have needed during critical periods in their business life cycle.

Jonathan Boehmer
Paychex, Inc.

Merritt is incredibly talented and knowledgeable!

Merritt is incredibly talented and knowledgeable. We went from a few hours on a small project to weekly calls to consult on many different issues for our growing business. Merritt is always prepared and ready to help when needed. We cannot recommend him enough.

Anonymous

Merritt and his team identified the right solution!

Merritt and his team identified the right solution, were supportive and responsive every step of the way. The experience and professionalism are what you want when you have a legal issue!

Judy Baloff

I would recommend this firm to anyone in a similar situation!

I found myself in a situation where my former employer was suing me for monetary compensation and a non-compete clause. Mr. Merritt Green and his associate, Mr. Andrew Baxter were very knowledgeable in employment law as it pertains to Federal contractors and the Commonwealth of Virginia. They were able to settle the case to my satisfaction without court time. I would recommend this firm to anyone in a similar situation.

Anonymous

Merritt is always prepared and ready to help!

Merritt is incredibly talented and knowledgeable. We went from a few hours on a small project to weekly calls to consult on many different issues for our growing business. Merritt is always prepared and ready to help when needed. We cannot recommend him enough.

Anonymous

I’m very grateful for his work!

I engaged Merritt for a matter that had some “delicate”complications. He thoroughly researched the details and then handled it quickly and professionally, I’m very grateful for his work I give him my strongest recommendation.

Ingar Grev

Professional, Thorough, and Effective!

Professional, Thorough, and Effective I engaged Merritt for an employment law matter that had some “delicate” complications. He thoroughly researched the details and then handled it quickly and professionally, I’m very grateful for his work I give him my strongest recommendation.

Anonymous

 

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