Bethune Benes Law Firm

Get to Know Bethune Benes

At Bethune Benes, we represent individuals, investors, and businesses – from start-ups to established businesses – throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and beyond in business litigation, corporate law, and commercial real estate transactions. We take pride in our ability to solve complex problems, spot client growth opportunities, and close client deals of all nature and scope, working both expediently and economically.
Thanks to our operational flexibility and strategic agility—a commitment to thinking outside of the box—we can offer our clients the best of all worlds.The high priority we place on responsiveness, resourcefulness, and determination to reach our clients’ objectives and deliver quality services not only gives us great personal satisfaction but is reinforced by the fact that we receive a majority of our new clients as a result of satisfied client referrals.

Advantages

With large law firm experience in our back pockets, our clients get the advantage of knowing their counselors have been there and done that. They can be confident that we have the knowledge, techniques, and skills necessary to resolve serious disputes or draft and negotiate transactions that lead to their success.
Drawing from our extensive experience handling complex litigation, corporate transactions, and real estate deals, we employ all the necessary resources at costs far less than big city firms. Where a case or matter presents extraordinary challenges, our lawyers are ready, willing, and able to go face-to-face with the toughest of adversaries, judges, juries, or counterparties. Our extensive network of specialists in tax, environmental, technology, intellectual property, and more, round out our capabilities, as needed.

The Roadmap

Communication is a hallmark of our practice at Bethune Benes. Our lawyers work diligently to prevent the anxiety that grows when a client is left waiting, not knowing what lies ahead, or wondering if a case or matter is on track. Our unique “roadmap” approach, along with frequent communication, ensures they have all the information needed to make on-target choices throughout their legal matter, transaction, or litigation at every juncture.
From the start of each engagement, we present the various paths a client can take that may lead to the same outcome but present different costs, timelines, and levels of satisfaction. As matters progress, we communicate any unexpected change in course, promptly, and ensure their decision-making is fully informed.

Partner Level Attention

For clients who are unwilling to be shuffled around in a revolving door of junior attorneys and numerous teams attending to their matters, Bethune Benes presents an entirely new experience; we provide consistent partner-level attention and accountability. We place a high value on continuity in representation, which means that clients who prefer to hand off matters to us and step away from the details can do so with confidence, while those who want greater involvement are always kept in the loop by the same partner, without wasted motion.
Our partners get to know client sensitivities and risk profiles, and they work to understand motivations and goals. Importantly, they become an integral part of their team and an anchor they can trust.

Nuanced Legal Counsel

Among the benefits of our experience navigating commercial deals, business opportunities, and complex disputes are that we not only know the various ways to map a transaction or litigation but also how to express it. We’ve seen nearly all the arguments that have been made by others in similar situations, and we know how to strike the right tone and choose the most useful language to reach the desired result in most cases. This focused, nuanced, understanding is, in large part, the value we add.
 
Further, our independent counsel and representation set us apart from other, less entrepreneurial law firms, where lawyers must take orders passed down by layers of management and administration. From setting strategy and staffing to lawyer availability and billing rates, we maintain freedom from institutional restrictions. We tailor our operations to account for each client’s needs and resources and are open to engaging in discussions regarding alternate fee arrangements.

A Satisfied Feeling

At Bethune Benes, we get a feeling of satisfaction when we partner with our clients and contribute to their success, and we believe they do too. We remain dedicated to client care and believe our clients deserve thoughtful, skillful, and excellent legal services. We know this is the key ingredient for maintaining our long-standing, valued client relationships. They know “this is my kind of law firm.”

Testimonials

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Carolina Monntoya

Managing Director

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Carolina Monntoya

Managing Director

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Carolina Monntoya

Managing Director