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Merritt James Green

Merritt James Green

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  • Colorado, DC, Maryland, Virginia
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Summary

Mr. Green is General Counsel, P.C.'s founder, managing partner and leads its employment law practice. Merritt serves as an outside general counsel to numerous clients providing guidance on legal issues confronting businesses and non-profit organizations ranging from contracts and agreements to the structuring of corporate transactions and business formations. Merritt also represents businesses and individuals in all aspects of labor and employment law. Merritt received his J.D., cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law (1997). At Syracuse, he was an Associate Editor of the Syracuse Law Review and was Editor-in-Chief of The Labor Lawyer, the publication of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section. He was a College of Law Scholar and was inducted into the Justinian Honorary Law Society. Merritt received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College (1992) and spent a year as a student of Wadham College, Oxford University. Prior to opening General Counsel, P.C., Merritt was an associate with Venable LLP.

Education
Syracuse University College of Law
J.D. (1997) | Law
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At Syracuse, he was an Associate Editor of the Syracuse Law Review and was Editor-in-Chief of The Labor Lawyer, the publication of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section. He was a College of Law Scholar and was inducted into the Justinian Honorary Law Society. Mr. Green also received awards for receiving the highest grade in Constitutional Law and Property Law classes.
Honors: At Syracuse, he was an Associate Editor of the Syracuse Law Review and was Editor-in-Chief of The Labor Lawyer, the publication of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section. He was a College of Law Scholar and was inducted into the Justinian Honorary Law Society. Mr. Green also received awards for receiving the highest grade in Constitutional Law and Property Law classes.
Middlebury College
B.A. (1992) | History/American Literature
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University of Oxford
A.A. (1991) | Law
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Merritt studied English Law and Medieval European History at Wadham College, Oxford Unversity. While there, Mr. Green was on the Oxford Lacrosse Team and the South of England National Lacrosse Team. He was also a member of the Oxford Union.
Honors: Merritt studied English Law and Medieval European History at Wadham College, Oxford Unversity. While there, Mr. Green was on the Oxford Lacrosse Team and the South of England National Lacrosse Team. He was also a member of the Oxford Union.
Professional Experience
Founder/Managing Partner/Chair, Employment Practice
General Counsel, P.C.
- Current
HOW GENERAL COUNSEL, P.C. CAN HELP At GCPC we believe in providing exceptional legal representation and superior customer service to companies of all sizes and in all industries. We focus on the core legal competencies which every business will need in order to be successful and grow. Whether you are establishing a new business or you are a large corporation seeking outside counsel, we are well-positioned to meet the legal needs of your business. How we help small businesses: For our small business clients, we provide a vast array of general and specialized services needed by an emerging business. Regardless of the size of our client, we work to understand our clients’ business methods and objectives, which allow our attorneys to provide superior and more cost-effective representation. How we help large businesses: For our large corporate clients we provide specialized service as outside general counsel or to supplement in-house counsel in those areas where we have developed a reputation as industry leaders. For all clients, General Counsel, P.C. attorneys strive to provide service and legal representation beyond client expectations. We understand that clients are our customers and, as such, nothing is more important than customer service. We truly want to develop long-term relationships in which our attorneys become an integral component of our clients’ success.
Associate
Venable LLP
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Publications
Articles & Publications
What Should I Consider During a Business Divorce?
General Counsel, P.C.
Minority Shareholder Rights in Virginia
General Counsel, P.C.
Employer Liability for Hostile Work Environment Claims
General Counsel, P.C.
Breaching a Non-Competition Agreement in Virginia
General Counsel, P.C.
Practical Counsel – Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements
General Counsel, P.C.
Speaking Engagements
Employment Status and Compensation for F2F Fundraisers, Washington, DC
Professional Face to Face Fundraising Association
Employment Status and Compensation for F2F Fundraisers
Virginia Employment Law, Fairfax, Virginia
National Business Institute
The Employment Relationship: Employment at Will and Exceptions, Important Employment Agreements, and State and Local Employment Laws Update
Awards
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Top Employment Attorney
Avvo
NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award
National Eagle Scout Association
This award recognizes Eagle Scouts who have brought great honor to the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America through their personal and professional contributions at the local, state, and regional level.
Chairman's Award
Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce
Outstanding Member of the Year
Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce
Legal Elite
Washington Smart CEO
Top Local Attorneys Selected by Readers
Professional Associations
Maryland State Bar
Member
- Current
Virginia State Bar
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
DC
Maryland
Virginia
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Civil Rights
Additional Practice Areas
  • State and Federal Court Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Disputes
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
General Counsel, PC
Blog
Bid Protest Weekly | BID PROTEST LAWYERS
Blog
The Employment Counselor
Blog
The Corporate Counselor
Blog
The Government Contracts Counselor
Videos
At Will Employment

HOW GENERAL COUNSEL, P.C. CAN HELP At GCPC we believe in providing exceptional legal representation and superior customer service to companies of all sizes and in all industries. We focus on the core legal competencies which every business will need in order to be successful and grow. Whether you are establishing a new business or you are a large corporation seeking outside counsel, we are well-positioned to meet the legal needs of your business. How we help small businesses: For our small business clients, we provide a vast array of general and specialized services needed by an emerging business. Regardless of the size of our client, we work to understand our clients’ business methods and objectives, which allow our attorneys to provide superior and more cost-effective representation. How we help large businesses: For our large corporate clients we provide specialized service as outside general counsel or to supplement in-house counsel in those areas where we have developed a reputation as industry leaders. For all clients, General Counsel, P.C. attorneys strive to provide service and legal representation beyond client expectations. We understand that clients are our customers and, as such, nothing is more important than customer service. We truly want to develop long-term relationships in which our attorneys become an integral component of our clients’ success.

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