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Kevin Richard Learned

Business Attorney at Reston, VA

5.0   9 reviews

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About Kevin

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My practice focuses on advising clients on general corporate and securities matters, including company formation and governance, buy-sell agreements,  operating and stockholder agreements, mergers and acquisitions, private offerings of debt and equity securities (including friends and family, angel, venture capital and private equity investments), corporate divorces and other reorganizations, joint ventures, small business certifications (including 8(a), SDVO, WOSB, HUB Zone and MBE/DBE certifications), executive employment and equity matters, deferred compensation plans, franchise agreements, trademarks, and other commercial contracts and agreements.

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Licensed for 23 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 12/27/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 06/08/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/28/2022

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McMahon, Welch and Learned, PLLC
2100 Reston Parkway, Suite 325
Reston, VA, 20191


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Posted by Finn | July 24, 2015
Great Legal Advice at an exceptional value
Running a business and dealing with all of the legal requirements/contracts/buy-sell agreements/buyouts, etc. without great legal representation is risky business. Having a professional (expert) on your side, someone you can trust who works at the speed of business ( efficiently ) while guiding us through complex and difficult situations, ensuring we have the information needed to make the best decisions possible, is paramount to the success of our business. With the guidance provided by Kevin, to our organization, I know our growth and future are in good hands. Kevin has handled many major legal cases for us including the buyout of a partner, relationships with new partners, advice on MSA agreements with our largest customers while providing advice on employee issues, and other crucial situations for our business. I don't know how I ran a business for so many years without the guidance of someone like Kevin, in hindsight, doing so was a big mistake. I sleep much better at night knowing that he is one of our key team members! We have total trust in his advice and guidance in all legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2015
Responsive and Knowledgeable
I have worked with Kevin for many years including his time at Shaw Pittman. Kevin has always provided thoughtful and knowledgeable advice in a timely manner while ensuring that I understood the most important aspects of the matter at hand.
Posted by Vin | January 16, 2015
Great and Cost Effective Legal Services
FYI-- we are a technical consulting and advisory firm. Especially for clients with some understanding of the legal ramifications of their contracts, Mr. Learned and his firm offer an extremely cost effective and agile set of legal services. We have been using this firm for about six months and we have enjoyed the rapid turn around, flexibility of access, and deep knowledge they offer. One minor caveat-- I believe it is the responsibility of every client to READ THEIR OWN DOCUMENTS and not COMPLETELY rely on legal counsel for their review. Your legal representation knows your business and your potential liabilities, but not well enough that you should allow legal reviews to take place without your personal and detailed review of terms and legal language. With that said, Mr. Learned and his firm have provided excellent services for us!
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Posted by Steven | January 15, 2015
Consummate professional
Mr. Learned has been exemplary in his capacity as our legal counsel from those early days before our start-up's incorporation to our current endeavors. In addition to this, he has continually demonstrated his versatility in various legal areas either through direct assistance or through his wide array of associates via referrals. Even now, our company has been able to successfully process multiple trademarks through Mr. Learned's efforts. Would highly recommend.
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Posted by Robert | January 14, 2015
President & CEO
Mr. Learned has been a tremendous help and a wealth of knowledge in support of our small business during times of transition and growth. He is courteous, honest, and very responsive to our needs, and was instrumental during our transition from a co-owned company to a solely owned corporation. He is very knowledgeable in small business law and government contracting, and what information he doesn't immediately know is made up for in his tenacious research to find the information. I would highly recommend him to any small business owner in need of corporate legal or contract assistance.
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Posted by Patrick | January 14, 2015
All around great corporate attorney
I've been using Kevin since 2010 when he first started helping me with the purchase of a corporation. He stuck with me through two years of on-and-off negotiations until eventual success. He played well with the other attorneys, keeping my fees to a minimum on the whole transaction. Since then he has represented us on numerous corporate issues, including a trademark infringement. Kevin was successful in negotiating a win for us, keeping us out of court and, again, fees kept to a minimum. The other company changed their name as a result. You will find that Kevin and his partners care about you, care about your company and it's bottom line, and will work diligently on your behalf. I highly recommend Kevin and MWL.
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Posted by Joshua | January 13, 2015
Recommendation for an outstanding attorney!
Kevin has provided legal services for our 30-person organization for a period of five years. We were first introduced to Kevin and his team by our CPA firm. We were quickly moved by Kevin's interest in learning about our organizational structure, organizational goals, who we were as individuals and any legal concerns. As a newly established corporation with multiple partners, Kevin assisted us with determining how to best structure our articles of incorporation, hosted meetings of corporate officers, developed buy-sell agreements for stock and assisted with partner separation negotiations. As we perform a considerable amount of county and federal government contract work, his firm was also able to successfully assist us with a protest of award, and provided guidance during an award period. Kevin and his team are extremely responsive and he has always taken my calls or returned my emails, even while on vacation. In totality, we have developed a very trusting relationship with Kevin and I would highly recommend him to look protect your business. His fees (which are very reasonable) are negated by his subject-matter expertise within the legal space, concise execution. and proficiency.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2015
Very knowledgable start up attorney
Kevin impressed me from our first conversation with his in depth knowledge of forming and building a company. I have been working with Kevin for about a year now on almost a weekly basis. He is very responsive and helpful to make sure I understand the whys and hows to make the best decisions for my company. I highly recommend Kevin.
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Posted by Marc | January 9, 2015
World Class
Kevin Learned along with his partners are all world class attorneys. They have represented me on multiple occasions with outcomes that I couldn't have possibly imagined. Kevin is one of the most trusted and best in his field. I will continue to utilize MLW whenever necessary. I highly recommend them.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 395-395 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McMahon, Welch and Learned, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • George Mason University School of Law
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Chair, Corporate Practice Group
  • General Counsel, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Senior Associate
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
  • 2000 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • 1998 - 2000
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  • University of Chicago Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Acquisition of BMT Syntek Technologies
  • Successfully closed transaction
  • DC Brawlers
  • Successfully formed company and negotiated funding
  • BookKeeping Express Enterprises
  • Offering oversubscribed and closed
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  • Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • XPX D.C. Metro
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • TiE-DC
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Power Player Award Finalist
  • Smart CEO Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • MWL Seminar
  • The Challenges of Small Deals – a Buyer’s Perspective
  • 2013
  • Subcontract Drafting and Negotiation
  • Subcontract Drafting and Negotiation
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Mergers and acquisitions Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is an excellent attorney, very attentive and one of the most efficient attorneys with whom I have worked."

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Reston Business Lawyer Kevin Richard Learned
Kevin Richard Learned
Business Attorney
Reston, VA
Licensed for 23 years