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Merritt J Green

Merritt J Green

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Corporate & Incorporation, Litigation, Contracts & Agreements

About Me

Working with and helping businesses and non-profit organizations is my passion.  I enjoy strategizing with entrepreneurs and seeing their excitement about building their business.  I love providing the legal team to help protect and grow the business of our clients.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    18 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    18 years
  3. Litigation: 15%
    18 years
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
    18 years



Hourly ($250-400/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • James Aaron Allen

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Merritt and can vouch for his leadership and his legal expertise first-hand. He has assembled a team of professionals that focus on meeting the needs of their clients, which Merritt understands better than most as an entrepreneur and business owner himself. I continue to refer my own clients to Merritt on issues where I can't help them but his team can.


    James Allen Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Christopher D. Davis

    Merritt's broad range of experience and legal expertise are an invaluable asset to his clients. His commitment to integrity makes him a trusted advisor to many. Highly recommended.


    Christopher Davis Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

6849 Old Dominion Drive
Suite 220
Mclean, VA, 22101


VAAuthorized to practice law200303/11/2014
DCInactive 200505/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Chairman's AwardGreater McLean Chamber of Commerce2013
Legal EliteWashington Smart CEO Magazine2009
Outstanding Member of the YearGreater McLean Chamber of Commerce2009
Justinian Honorary Law SocietySyracuse University College of Law1997
Scholastic Excellence - Constitutional LawSyracuse University College of Law1997
Scholastic Excellence - Property LawSyracuse University College of Law1997
Editor in ChiefThe Labor Lawyer1997
Associate EditorSyracuse Law Review1997
College of Law ScholarSyracuse University College of Law1997

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founder/Managing PartnerGeneral Counsel, P.C.2004 - Present
AssociateVenable, LLP2002 - 2004
AssociateInstitutional Labor Advisors1997 - 2002

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Greater McLean Chamber of CommerceChairman2011 - 2013
Community Business PartnershipBoard of Directors2009 - 2013
McLean Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Washington Executive AssociationFounder/Former President/Member2007 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2004 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionAssociate Editor, The Developing Labor Law2001 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
EEO Charge of DiscriminationCharges dismissed
Advice regarding Non-Competition AgreementAllowed employee to proceed with career within boundaries of non-competition agreement.
FLSA Unpaid Wages SettlementSubstantial settlement for employees

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Publication NameTitleDate
Practical Counsel BlogHow to Protect Your Business with Covenants Not to Compete2014
Practical Counsel BlogFLSA - Payment Deductions for Negative Leave Issue2014
Employment CounselorCybersleuthing in the Digital Age2014
Employment CounselorDoes Your Company’s Severance Agreement Discriminate Against Employees?2014
Employment CounselorTen Reasons Your Company Needs to Update Their Employee Handbook2014
Employment CounselorGhost, Goblins, Ghouls and Zombies–A Halloween Employment Primer2013
Employment CounselorEnforce That Non-Compete Agreement2013
Employment CounselorThe Virginia Computer Crimes Act2013
Employment CounselorRetaliation Standard Tightened — But, Employers Must Still Exercise Extreme Caution2013
Employment CounselorExempt vs. Non-Exempt — Is Your Business Properly Paying Its Employees?2013
Employment CounselorDeductions from Pay for Exempt Employees2013
Employment CounselorThe Computer Professional Exemption Under the FLSA2013
Employment CounselorPrimer on Severance Agreements2013
General Counsel, P.C.Deductions from Pay for Exempt Employees2013
General Counsel, P.C.Drug Testing Best Practices Guide2012
General Counsel, P.C.Non-Competition Agreements2011
Employment Law CounselorCovenants Not To Compete: When Do You Need Them, How Do You Implement Them?2009
Employment CounselorThe “Reasonable” Covenant Not To Compete2009
Employment CounselorWhen a Competitor Hires Your Former Employee: Enforcing Your Rights2009
Employment CounselorADA Mental Impairment2008
Employment CounselorKeeping an Eye on Your Employees2008
Employment CounselorHow Can Background Checks Help Your Business?2008
The Employment CounselorThe Employment Counselor -- Fall 20082008
THE DEVELOPING LABOR LAW, 4th Edition, 2001 - 2008 Cumulative SupplementsThe Developing Labor LawN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Middlebury CollegeHistoryJD - Juris Doctor1992
Wadham College, Oxford UniversityN/AUnknown1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Non-Profit Employment Law Lunchinar SeriesNon-Profit Employment Law2014
Breakfast BriefingNon-Competition Agreements and Protecting Your Business2012
2010 Employment Law UpdateTop Ten Issues to Ensure Complaince with Employment Laws2010
Not-for-Profit Risk Management SeminarTop Ten Employment Pitfalls Facing Non-Profits2009
ABC HR AcademyHR Compliance2005
Council’s Virginia Personnel UpdateVirginia Personnel Update2004
Council’s Virginia Personnel UpdateVirginia Personnel Update2003
Employee Discharge and Documentation in VirginiaEmployee Discharge and Documentation2002