Corporate and Commercial

Bethune Benes’ attorneys offer companies of all sizes and types—throughout Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland—full-service knowledge, experience, and know-how without the excessive costs associated with big-city law firms.

We ensure that our clients receive high-quality, responsive legal counsel at affordable rates by combining our small-firm agility and decades of insight gained from handling substantial complex transactions and disputes as partners or associates in large firms and focusing on:

  • Corporate Organization, Governance, and Operation
  • Stock and Partnership Purchases
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Contract Negotiations
  • General Business Matters

Our Focus

Our corporate and business practice centers around matters ranging 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 estate 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 into our toolkit. It’s a feeling of satisfaction, partnering with our clients and contributing to their success.

At Bethune Benes, we strive to “be there” for our clients. Business clients, for whom we regularly serve as outside general counsel or help handle their urgent commercial needs, particularly value our insight and dedication 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 wide variety of companies and also in networking with business owners and management. Our understanding of business leaders’ challenges in operations, finance, tax, social media, and the law allows us to create connections that provide value, such as connecting companies needing capital with those who can provide it.