Lawrence S. Jacobs

I enjoy helping people – and their businesses – resolve all kinds of issues.

Many of those people tell me that I can look at a problem and come up with a solution that no one else has considered.  That they are surprised how quickly I return their phone calls.  That I keep to the deadlines that we’ve set.  That the work that I do is good because I listen to them.  For those reasons and more, clients keep coming back to me; I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Those clients have included a same-sex couple in Arlington who’ve been together for 35 years with no estate planning documents; a young doctor looking to start his own practice in Silver Spring; a business in Bethesda owed very large sums by a former employee and a well-to-do family with long-simmering conflicts.  Of course, over the last 43 years that I’ve been practicing law in the Washington area, there have been thousands more.  Clients who became friends because I treated them well.  Friends who became clients because they trusted me.

Practice Areas

Partnership Planningfor more information on our work for same-sex couples click here

I’ve been the trusted advisor to more than 600 same-sex couples looking to protect their partners or spouses and their families with documents such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, partnership agreements and pre-nuptial agreements.

Estate Planning

Clients of all ages like the way I provide expert, non-technical advice.  They appreciate the well thought-out documents that I draft to insure that their wishes will be followed no matter what may happen in the future.  I help to educate my clients on issues that aren’t readily apparent.

Commercial and construction litigation

Companies sometimes don’t get paid what they’re owed and other companies get sued even when they’ve done most things right.  It’s one of the most disappointing parts of doing business.  When litigation is the only answer, or it’s forced upon my clients (as it often is), I have helped get the best possible result.

Corporate and business law

Buying or starting a new business?  Running a well-established firm?  I’ve helped all kinds of businesses grow because I understand their needs and speak their language.  I’m part of their team.

A same-sex couple in Arlington who’ve been together for 35 years with no estate planning documents. A young doctor looking to start his own practice in Silver Spring. A business in D.C. whose major customer just filed bankruptcy. A subcontractor who hasn’t been paid on a construction job. These are just a few of the clients that I’ve helped recently. Of course, over the last 40 years, there have been thousands more.  Some are clients who became friends because I treated them well. Others are friends who became clients because they trusted me.

Many of them tell me that I can look at a problem and come up with a solution that no one else has considered. I consistently hear that they are surprised how quickly I return their phone calls…that I keep to the deadlines that we’ve set…and that the work that I do is good because I listen to them. For those reasons and more, clients keep coming back to me; I wouldn’t want it any other way.

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