About us

Choosing a lawyer can be intimidating. We want to make it easy for you.

Since the firm’s founding in 1992, our goal has always been to offer our clients what they really want: fair fees, clear communication, and services that always put their needs first. In our third decade, we believe more strongly than ever in that client-first approach.

Achieving the right outcome is only one measure of our success. We work hard to make sure you understand the legal process, get sensible and creative strategic thinking, and feel confident with our expertise in a range of practice areas for businesses and individuals.

From your first conversation with any of our attorneys, you will realize that you are talking to an individual, not an institution. We are in practice together because we have unique, complementary personalities. We take real satisfaction in the close relationships we build with our clients.

We created this website to give you a candid, person-to-person feel for who we are and how we work and think. Please contact any of us to ask your questions, discuss your needs, and get the information you need to decide if we are the right attorneys for you.

Just wanted to let you know [we] met with two people from my University yesterday, the Director of Gift Giving and the Associate Dean…. It was a good meeting and demonstration of outreach to gay alums. They commented on how good it was to receive a call from our attorney regarding this. I wanted to express my appreciation to you for your role in initiating this.

- M.S. & D.B.

I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude for your wise counsel and very professional services. And please also convey my thanks to your support staff who facilitated my phone calls to you.

- C.S.L.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your help with the decisions we made and the help you provided in the preparation of our individual packages covering the health and Will aspects of our respective estates because of our relationship. I thought that it was a more daunting task than it really turned out to be. If we need any changes in the future, we will definitely be in touch.

- L.N. & D.H.

Thanks for making today easy and comfortable for both of us. It was time we had proper legal documents as I will soon be 66 and he is now 56. Thanks, and please tell Jean she is terrific.

- T.L. & R.H.

Please accept my thanks for the kind and efficient way you handled the ins and outs of my will. It was a smart decision on my part to accept my daughter’s advice that you handle the delicate process.

- R.R.

We are very pleased with your thoroughness and the way you have safeguarded our interests - business and personal.

- J.B. & C.G.

Thanks again for your excellent attention to detail and professionalism. We will continue to send you new business as we encounter fellow GLBT [people] in need of your service! We're very psyched that we're legally official (as recognized by some states). We just got back from dinner to celebrate.

- B.C. & S.M.

It’s nice to know that there’s someone like you who’s on our side.

- A.N. & D.M.

We both wanted to thank you for your help in getting some of our life in order. It is as married as we can be at the moment in MD and it feels great.

- G.L. & P.M.

It was empowering and wonderful to be able to hand over the medical power of attorney as part of the hospital registration procedure when I had surgery last week. They definitely treated my partner differently after that.

- D.H.

Thank you very much for all your efforts and education, Larry. You have a winning style that puts people at ease. Know we will recommend you to anyone who asks about a high-performing attorney.

- J.S. & S.P.

Hayes knows business law and is very good at what he does. With his help, we successfully started our own company and defended ourselves from an old handshake agreement.

- Michael J. Spade, Principal, Atalay & Spade Group

Amy's legal expertise and personal experiences were immediately obvious to my wife and myself.  The insights we gained working with Amy and our end of life documents proved to be quite beneficial in discussions with our daughter.  The result is that when the time comes, our family will not be faced by unanswered questions, unresolved legal issues, and questions about what ‘we would have wanted’.  We are very grateful to Amy for the peace of mind we now have, and for the grief our family will avoid in the future.

- John and Claudia Craig

Judyann is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent communicator. She provided invaluable guidance on D.C.’s TOPA regulations to create a document that protected my client in the purchase of a 2-unit property with an existing tenant. A true win-win for everybody.

- Adam Isaacson, Ai Realty Group

Lisa provided me with exceptional counsel pertaining to post-divorce custody and support issues. Lisa's experience coupled with her sensitivity towards my children and their unique needs helped me navigate incredibly challenging matters and provide successful outcomes benefiting my children and me. I am immensely grateful I retained Lisa.

- Amy Blum

John is highly effective, competent and therefore has my complete trust. He is genuinely caring when delving into any problem and that is very comforting. When I see John in action, I think, “Am I ever glad he is representing me!” You know at all times that John is someone you can depend on.

- Susan Hayes, Alacrity Collections Corporation

Larry has helped me navigate through business negotiations and the start-up of my own business. One of the things I appreciate the most is that I know he always has my back. He has my absolute trust and respect. I could go on. Larry is awesome. If you need awesome, work with him.

- Carson Aune, Capital Sports Medicine, LLC

I would highly recommend Ron as one of the best attorneys in the market. He is client-oriented with an eye for details. Over the years, I have often benefited from his professional opinion and guidance as he has navigated my clients through various transactions. If I'm looking for an attorney on my team Ron is the first guy I call.

- Ro Waldron, Senior Vice President, Sales & Leasing, Avison Young (Canada) Inc.

I highly recommend Michael to all my clients, both tenants and landlords. He is essentially a deal maker, and I know that when the deal reaches him no matter what stage - beginning, middle or end - it will be completed and all parties will be quite satisfied with the results.

- Charles Papadopoulos, Papadopoulos Properties, Inc.

I have been represented by Donna McMillan for over 20 years on various complex real estate matters. I couldn’t be happier with her professionalism, competence and tireless work ethic. Donna possesses both a great legal mind and a strong business sense. She understands the “Art of the Deal” and how to achieve the objectives of her client in a calm, dignified manner.

- Frank M. Timlin, Real Estate Investor