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Karl Lawrence Chen

Karl Lawrence Chen

CHEN Law, LLC
  • Estate Planning, Business Law, Personal Injury ...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Biography

Unique and Unconventional

I had the privilege of working outside the legal profession, giving me the perspective of real world issues from the lenses of my clients. Before becoming a lawyer, during the late 1980s and early 1990s, I held several positions in sales for various financial services companies. I gained significant insight and experience that have formed the manner in which I deliver legal services. I believe that consultative guidance is necessary, whether it's resolving how assets are preserved or distributed, a business transaction or litigating a personal injury claim.

I am a son, husband, father, "pops", friend, fraternity brother and most importantly, spiritually guided in my life endeavors. I spend my free time enjoying the many bonds and ties that I have established within my community of family and friends. I am also an avid boater.

My legal career began at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance. From there, I spent a combination of fourteen years in various senior roles in the legal departments of well established public companies throughout the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area.

I also had an entrepreneurial stint that began in 1998, when I started, operated and eventually sold a regionally recognized coffebar in Virginia, which gained local notoriety for delivering a customer experience that rivaled some of the more famous coffeehouses that exist today.

In 2011, I embarked on a journey to deliver legal services that would touch people in a manner that would help them in achieving their dream of launching a business, growing their business and protecting their assets if they became disabled or in the event of their death. It also morphed into helping people maximize their opportunity to be compensated when they or a loved one was injured or fatally wounded.

Helping people is what CHEN Law, LLC is devoted to accomplishing. Give me a call today to discuss your needs.

Education
University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D. (1994)
Editor in Chief, University of Baltimore School of Law – Law Forum
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Ohio University
B.B.A. (1985) | Finance
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Professional Experience
CHEN Law, LLC
Current
Senior Counsel
Towers Watson & Co. (f/k/a Watson Wyatt Worldwide)
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Corporate Attorney responsible for securities reporting and compliance for publicly-traded company and lead counsel for investment adviser division. Served as part of the M&A team in the $3.5 billion merger of Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt Worldwide.
Associate General Counsel Securities Compliance
Fannie Mae
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Developed, Implemented and Monitored Compliance Plans for several business units within Fannie Mae.
Special Counsel
Nextel Communications, Inc.
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Corporate Attorney handling securities reporting and compliance, transactional, marketing and advertising matters.
Attorney-Adviser
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
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Attorney in the Division of Corporation Finance with responsibility of review of IPOs, M&A, shareholder proposals, proxy statement reviews and providing comments to registrants and their respective counsels to ensure disclosure conformed with securities rules and regulations.
Professional Associations
Washington Bar Association
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National Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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Maryland Association for Justice
Member
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The American Association For Justice (AAJ)
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Prince George’s County Bar Association
Member
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Maryland State Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Maryland
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Securities Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
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Contact & Map
9701 Apollo Dr #337
Largo, MD 20774
Telephone: (301) 358-3981
Fax: (888) 798-9306