Bethune Benes Law Firm

Corporate & Commercial

Bethune Benes’ attorneys offer companies of all sizes and types—throughout Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland—full-service knowledge, experience, and know-how without the excessive costs associated with big-city law firms.
 
Our focus on corporate organization, governance, and operation; stock and partnership purchases; mergers and acquisitions; contract negotiations; and general business matters, combined with small-firm agility and decades of insight gained from handling substantial complex transactions and disputes as partners or associates in large firms, ensures that our clients receive high-quality, responsive legal counsel at affordable rates.

Our Focus

In our corporate and business practice, our work centers around matters that range from early-stage planning—formation, operation, and governance—to vendor contracts, employment agreements, intellectual property protections, exit strategies, and commercial disputes.
 
We are well-versed in advising clients on limited liability company (LLC) structures and features, including LLC agreements for holding companies, joint-ventures and operating companies. We advise on commercial finance, business expansion, and real property purchases, and frequently handle limited liability company governance issues, on both corporate and litigation fronts. Our experience in litigating partner misconduct, restrictive covenants, and company break-ups give us valuable insight into what can trigger a lawsuit when drafting operating agreements and employment contracts.

Our Approach

Bearing an entrepreneurial and commercial mindset, we put ourselves in the client’s seat and take ownership of each outcome. We want to see our clients’ companies succeed and bring everything in our tool-kit to do so. It’s a feeling of satisfaction, partnering with our clients, and contributing to their success.
 
At Bethune Benes, we make a point to always “be there” for our clients. Business clients, for whom we often act as outside general counsel or handle their mission-critical commercial needs, particularly appreciate our insight and commitment to regular and accessible communication channels. While all roads may lead to the same destination, various crossroads and intersections present decisions that can affect timelines, risks, processes, and fees. Such discussions throughout each engagement lead to consistently better decisions because we firmly believe that an informed client is a successful client.
 
We are deeply involved in serving a broad variety of companies and also in networking with business owners and management. Our corporate and commercial attorneys stay on top of the issues that matter. We understand the challenges business leaders face in operations, finance, tax, social media, and legal, and use our insight to make connections that add value, such as putting businesses in need of capital with those that can provide it.

Our Value

Clients value the continuity they receive when the attorney they hire is the same person that works on their transaction and guides the process, entirely. We know that business people are busy and having to repeat their requests over and over again to a revolving door of associates and others at different times can be frustrating. 
 
At Bethune Benes, partners are accountable to the client at all points in the deal; from setting goals and planning strategy, to drafting, negotiating, and closing, even answering questions about the bill. We don’t hand off any piece of your matter without informing you and staying involved.
 
We are deeply involved in serving a broad variety of companies and also in networking with business owners and managers. Our corporate and commercial attorneys stay on top of the issues that matter. We understand the challenges business leaders face in operations, finance, tax, social media, and legal, and use our insight to make connections that add value, such as putting businesses in need of capital with those that can provide it.
 
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.

Testimonials

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Corporate & Commercial

Carolina Monntoya

Managing Director

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Corporate & Commercial

Carolina Monntoya

Managing Director

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Corporate & Commercial

Carolina Monntoya

Managing Director