BUSINESS LAW

Merritt was quick to respond to a time sensitive request

Merritt was quick to respond to a time sensitive request and was very helpful in guiding me through the process and responding to follow-up questions.

Peter Mika

I highly recommend the services of GCPC

General Counsel, P.C. (GCPC) was recommended to me by a friend who was also a client of theirs. I was the founder of a Veteran-Owned Small Business back in 2009. As a small (one-man shop), I could not begin to afford in-house counsel, but I still needed support from a full-service legal team. Over the

Ben Sellers

A solid boutique law firm which I would highly recommend

General Councel P.C. is a solid boutique law firm which I would highly recommend. Merritt Green and Richard Trimber are not only exceptional attorneys adhering to the highest ethical standards, but also extremely responsive, providing sound reasoned advice, especially in difficult times. I have dealt with Corporate attorneys for many years, and I can tell

S.A.H.

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

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

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

He is truly an upstanding lawyer!

Mr. Green took his time explaining the legal obligations and answered all my questions before I was even his client. He is truly an upstanding lawyer and cares about his clients.

Rob

Very happy with the service and outcome!

Very happy with the service and outcome. Hailey was invaluable! Being that this was my first “legal matter” as a small business owner, I was naturally intimidated by the situation and process. Hailey took the stress (and there was a lot of it!) off of me and accepted it as her own. It was a

Mike

Very awesome work!

Very awesome work provided by this attorney and the law firm! Thank you again, Merritt!

Veronica Kariuki

The end result being a very smooth process and good result!

Merritt is a very professional and qualified attorney. This was the second time I used his services and just like last, he delivered excellent results. In addition, throughout the process he understood the peculiarities of my situation and adapted his approach to proceed. The end result being a very smooth process and good result.

Ashwani Malhotra

General Counsel has been instrumental in developing ground-breaking frameworks to help us build a robust national process!

Ready by 21 is the signature initiative of the Forum for Youth Investment, a nonprofit, nonpartisan “action tank” dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are ready for college, work and life. “General Counsel has been instrumental in developing ground-breaking frameworks to help us build a robust national process.”

Bob Bowen
Forum for Youth Investment

My legal partner and trusted advisor!

As a government contractor (and growing business), I have relied on General Counsel, P.C. for over four years to be my “legal partner and trusted advisor.” General Counsel’s team of attorneys is a vital part of our business. They not only provide exceptional legal services, but they take the time to learn about and understand

Michael L. Daniels
Incisive Technology Incorporated

General Counsel delivered way more than we could have ever hoped for!

Don’t let their name fool you, General Counsel delivered way more than we could have ever hoped for. Being in the fast-paced creative industry it’s comforting to know we have G.C. on stand-by, and that they truly understand our business. Trust me, there are not that many right-brained law firms out there!

Jake Lefebure
Design Army

They performed as our corporate counsel since 2006!

General Counsel has performed as our corporate counsel since 2006 and we are absolutely delighted with the quality of service and expertise they bring to our company. General Counsel, under the stewardship of Merritt Green, has helped us with business structure, contractual arrangements, collections and trademark efforts in a cost effective manner. As Four Sales’

Daniel Sanders

We value the relationship with General Counsel and their team!

General Counsel has been our legal counsel since our start. I would have never thought it possible to have such a committed team looking out for our interests and anticipating our needs in so many areas. We value the relationship with General Counsel and their team.

Sherry M. Bell
Fundraising Initiatives, Inc.

They are a great peace of mind!

General Counsel, P.C. understands Small Business needs, they have become a strategic partner providing exceptional counsel in the dynamic and ever-changing world of government contracting. They are a great peace of mind.

Thomas J. Davis

Merritt understood our very complex legal challenge!

Merritt understood our very complex legal challenge from my very first discussion with him. Not only did Merritt reset the calculus for our legal approach, he turned the momentum of the case to completely in our favor simply by understanding the law better than any other prior counsel. Merritt’s approach was less “what is the

Robert Cox
IT Coalition, Inc.


LABOR & EMPLOYMENT

 

I found Merritt Green through the internet!

 

I had less than 36 hours to find a lawyer for my case at work. I found Merritt Green through the internet. He quickly spoke to me about my problems and agreed to represent me on my case. Merritt Green and his associates were there for me through my whole case even when called at the last minute and even negotiated my return to work. I could not have asked for more help and support in a dire time.

Marta Garcia
 

Great lawyer and I highly recommend!

 

Great lawyer and I highly recommend him for anyone facing employment legal challenges.

Kevin Evringham
 

Mr. Green and his staff are my champions!

 

I typically do not rate all fives across the board. However, Mr. Green and his staff demonstrated exemplary work ethics and provided excellent customer service. Mr. Green explained the process thoroughly and clearly. He and his staff ensured I was kept informed of the proceedings. Through his hard work and expert negotiation skills; I was afforded a positive outcome to what was once a negative experience. Mr. Green and his staff are my champions!

Hilda E Moses
 

Great lawyer and I highly recommend him!

 

Great lawyer and I highly recommend him for anyone facing employment legal challenges.

Kevin Evringham
 

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
 

He is truly an upstanding lawyer!

 

Mr. Green took his time explaining the legal obligations and answered all my questions before I was even his client. He is truly an upstanding lawyer and cares about his clients.

Rob
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

Great experience, advice and accessibility!

 

Merritt assisted me by reviewing a current employment agreement as well as prospective services agreement I’d be signing as an independent contractor. He is highly professional, knowledgeable, very accessible and easy to work. We were able to negotiate a flat fee agreement that was very fair which was important in my case. Most importantly he answered my questions and offered great advice that was clear and effective. Merritt left me feeling very confident as I proceeded.

Ronald
 

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

 

I was introduced to Merritt by a common contact and it turned out to be a fantastic referral. He handled my case with compassion and professionalism that I’ve never seen before. I recommend him without hesitation!

Maria Trujillo
 

 


FAMILY LAW

 

The best there is.

 

Joanna Caccioppoli is a consummate professional, and more. She was extremely helpful throughout my divorce; not only with the outstanding legal advice she provides, but with empathy. Should you contact her, she is quick to get back to you. She works hard to get you what you deserve. She pulled my losing battle into an utter victory. I could not be more thankful to have had her in my corner.

A.J.
 

Professionalism, honesty, and efficiency… Joanna has it all!

 

I hired Joanna after a long drawn out battle of a divorce. Once I finished my divorce I went to Joanna with the intention of getting my child to my planned home with my new husband. Fast forward just a few months and we are now married and happily residing in Hawaii. Throughout the process Joanna was always honest, to the point, and efficient in what she expected of the courts and how my situation looked. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone who can get results and be forthright in what you can expect.

Shawn
 

Divorce completed in 8 weeks

 

Joanna was attentive to every detail of my case. She was available for my questions and returned my calls and emails promptly. Joanna’s attention to detail and compassionate heart made me know I was not just another file in her case-load. She is a compassionate attorney who goes above and beyond to make sure her clients feel cared for and know that she is taking care of them. She prepared me for court by running me through all the questions that would be asked, so I never felt off guard. Joanna made a very difficult situation as smooth and painless as possible.

Tamela
 

Clear and compassionate

 

I consulted with Joanna regarding a dispute over some intricacies of a contract. She instantly understood my case and was wonderful at quickly explaining what breaches had occurred and what options I had moving forward. When I didn’t understand a finer point, she was happy to explain it until I did. Speaking with Joanna is a pleasure and I cannot recommend her highly enough for her kind and straightforward professionalism.

Samuel
 

 


GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING

It continues to be a pleasure for me to know that we have you, Lewis and the rest of GCPC backing us up as we continue to evolve and grow.

I wanted to let you know that Lewis has really become a fantastic trusted counsel and key legal partner. As we have grown, we have obviously had to utilize your legal counsel services more, and his pragmatic approach with careful attention to detail and excellent communication have served us well. In the last six months, we have had to negotiate two protests. One was where we got hit with a protesting company’s corrective action out of the blue. We were awarded that contract after navigating a 3-week long, no-notice financial audit conducted by the SBA covering 3 years in the past, current year and 18 months in the future (projections). We received award (one of 14) of that 10-year, $850M funded IDIQ just a few weeks ago. In the second one, we were the protesting company after we were deemed non-compliant with a proposal submission and booted from competition; after review of the compliance issues we and Lewis concluded the Gov’t was wrong. So, we protested and the Gov’t did not defend, letting us back into the competition within 3 weeks of our notice of removal. We received the official notice today. This was our first protest in 6 years of business; I will never enter a frivolous protest. And, Lewis’ counsel is fully aligned with our approach to business. Anyway, I just wanted to share a few kudos. It continues to be a pleasure for me to know that we have you, Lewis and the rest of GCPC backing us up as we continue to evolve and grow.

Anonymous
Government Contractor

General Counsel has been instrumental in developing ground-breaking frameworks to help us build a robust national process!

Ready by 21 is the signature initiative of the Forum for Youth Investment, a nonprofit, nonpartisan “action tank” dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are ready for college, work and life. “General Counsel has been instrumental in developing ground-breaking frameworks to help us build a robust national process.”

Bob Bowen
Forum for Youth Investment

My legal partner and trusted advisor!

As a government contractor (and growing business), I have relied on General Counsel, P.C. for over four years to be my “legal partner and trusted advisor.” General Counsel’s team of attorneys is a vital part of our business. They not only provide exceptional legal services, but they take the time to learn about and understand our business. They care about our success. I highly recommend General Counsel, P.C. for any business that wants great legal service provided by attorneys that care about your business.

Michael L. Daniels
Incisive Technology Incorporated

They are a great peace of mind!

General Counsel, P.C. understands Small Business needs, they have become a strategic partner providing exceptional counsel in the dynamic and ever-changing world of government contracting. They are a great peace of mind.

Thomas J. Davis


LITIGATION

It was a great experience!

Attorney Merritt Green is the founder and managing partner of the General Counsel P.C., a law firm which specializes in business and workplace related matters. Working directly with Mr. Green and the firm’s litigator, Mr. J. Andrew Baxter, was a great experience. They effectively defined and sized my claim against a former employer, and moved quickly to obtain financial damages on my behalf. I would definitely hire these expert attorneys for any future business or workplace related issues in future, and would similarly recommend them to others requiring legal support and advocacy in this field of law.

Peter Dorey

Very happy with the service and outcome!

Very happy with the service and outcome. Hailey was invaluable! Being that this was my first “legal matter” as a small business owner, I was naturally intimidated by the situation and process. Hailey took the stress (and there was a lot of it!) off of me and accepted it as her own. It was a pleasure working with her and I am very pleased with her strategies to provide a positive outcome.

Mike


ESTATE PLANNING

You will be in very good hands with Ann-Marie

Estate planning is something that most people put off because the whole process can feel overwhelming and arduous. The experienced General Counsel team will make you feel secure about such a detail-driven project while maintaining warmth and understanding about the stress that can come with estate planning. You will be in very good hands with Ann-Marie who is exceedingly knowledgeable and thorough while also remaining compassionate and understanding in helping you understand these complicated scenarios. 

T. & O.

Ann-Marie came highly recommended

“Ann-Marie came highly recommended from my Dad’s financial advisor and she far exceeded our expectations of outstanding service.  Ann-Marie was extremely organized and knowledgeable, thorough with excellent follow up skills.  She put Dad and I totally at ease with the entire process which could have seemed overwhelming and stressful — but was not due to Ann-Marie’s character and personality.  She is truly genuine, authentic and cares about her clients as if they are family.  I would highly recommend her services.

C.S.

Ann-Marie is a thorough and efficient attorney

“Ann-Marie is a thorough and efficient attorney who is also approachable and patient.  Her method includes building in future consultation, which is reassuring to both me and my family.  She made a difficult task relatively painless and seemed invested in my comfort and clarity.” 

M.G.

Ann-Marie is extremely knowledgeable and does an excellent job

“Ann-Marie is extremely knowledgeable and does an excellent job of explaining things. She’s very patient and answers all questions thoroughly. She really cares about making sure we have a thorough understanding and are doing what’s best for our situation.”

B.V.

Ann-Marie was patient, informative and highly efficient

“Ann-Marie was patient, informative and highly efficient from our first estate planning meeting until she handed us a large binder with all our signed paperwork neatly organized and notarized only two months later. She made a very complicated process that we’d put off far too long much easier, always there to answer our questions along the way and offer support.”

R.R.

Ann-Marie took all of the stress out of our first estate planning meeting

“Ann-Marie took all of the stress out of our first estate planning meeting. She put us at ease knowing she is an experienced expert, and we were in good hands. They say, ‘People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care,’ and Ann-Marie cares a lot!”

J.S.

Ann-Marie Murzin is equally knowledgeable, meticulous and personable

“Ann-Marie Murzin is equally knowledgeable, meticulous and personable. When it comes to modern estate planning, the attorney you choose, and their approach will determine how effective the planning is when it goes into effect. Ann-Marie cares about her clients and their families. You forget you’re working with an attorney due to her willingness to truly know you and what’s important to you—that’s until you see her final work and how well she carried it out.” 

S.D.

Ann-Marie took the time to get to know us and to help us

“Ann-Marie took the time to get to know us and to help us identify what was truly important to us. This resulted in estate planning that not only considered our assets but also was a real reflection of our values.”

J.M. and D.M.

Ann-Marie understood my situation quickly

Ann-Marie understood my situation quickly, and made serious decisions manageable. Thank You!

A.R.

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