Maryland Business and Estate Planning Lawyer
A LAW FIRM THAT MAXIMIZES YOUR OPPORTUNITIES AND MINIMIZES YOUR RISKS
Hello! I am Karl Chen, founder of CHEN Law, LLC. I began my law career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., after seven years as a financial services professional. It was an incredible experience as I had responsibility for reviewing and commenting on various initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and periodic corporate filings. Over the next seventeen years my experience included working for three major U.S. corporations as their corporate counsel. Those experiences included serving as lead counsel on securities offerings, corporate compliance, advertising, corporate sponsorship negotiations, contracts, labor and employment matters and counseling through a massive $3.5 billion merger. Today, I am helping individuals and entrepreneurs like yourself navigate through the rough legal waters in protecting the hard earned assets you've acquired and making sure they pass to your loved ones without conflict and minimizing court and government intervention.
SO, HOW DID I TRANSITION FROM CORPORATE LAWYER TO ONE THAT SERVES INDIVIDUALS AND ENTREPRENEURS?
When I applied to law school I had over seven years helping individuals and businesses with developing their financial and succession plans. I intended to come right out and make a difference in people's lives, but in reality, I ended up working in “corporate America”, where my legal experience was totally transactional and didn't truly serve individuals and small business owners in the way I do today.
When I opened my practice in April 2011, I followed the mantra of many other law firms and performed work primarily on a billable hourly rate that was as high as $400. And, as you can imagine my clients wanted me to do everything as quickly as possible with as little communication as possible. They didn't want to talk about certain concerns or issues, they were afraid to call because they didn't know how much that call would cost them and whether it was worth it.
Today I am focused on bringing back the personal lawyer relationship - where initial planning is just the beginning of the relationship and focus on putting in place a plan we will work for you and the people you love. Over the last ten years, the firm has grown into the type of service provider where we do things differently based on my experience with the traditional model of estate planning and business counseling.
CHEN Law, LLC offers professional and experienced legal representation in Maryland or Washington, D.C. Contact Us Today at 301-358-3981!