Posted by anonymous
I needed assistance with navigating the purchase of a business I was helping to build. The case had a lot of unusual circumstances, and David expertly structured the deal so that we got what we wanted. He also helped to advise on the right things to say or not say as we closed the deal. In the end the deal took a long time, but we stayed the course and having his knowledge on my side was a huge advantage.
Posted by Eleanor Frias
We have worked with Dave since 2008. He has helped us in a variety of legal issues including:
* sales tax
* re-incorporating our LLC from DC to VA
* contracts and agreements, including software licensing
When our needs have extended beyond his personal expertise, he's also been able to call on partners who have been equally responsive and effective.
Would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Allen
I was referred to Dave by another Attorney. My need (s) required a seasoned professional.....someone with comprehensive skills and expertise. Dave more than fit the bill and quickly became a trusted advisor. Since the first consultation to the three (3) or four (4) subsequent hirings, Dave's been a consistent voice of reason all while achieving excellent results.
If your'e looking for a really smart and dedicated person to watch your back, he's your guy!
Posted by Kristen
Initially David helped me create a template for my standard contracts. He also assisted in drafting and redlining a joint venture proposal. While working together he takes a genuine interest in how things turn out. He is very responsive and met all deadlines. When other legal matters came up he was able to pull in other counsel to work with us.
Posted by anonymous
David helped my company work through a myriad of issues related to a hybrid joint venture / merger agreement. David came late into the issue but quickly reviewed the materials and offered excellent t written and verbal advice.
Posted by Joel
David was conscientious and knowledgeable about my legal and tax issues; highly recommend!
Posted by Lara
I've had the pleasure of working with Dave for coming up on a decade now. Beyond his legal, business, and accounting expertise, Dave is funny, easy-going, diplomatic, and down-to-earth. He's always easy to work with, even when there are time-sensitive needs. Dave is able to explain complicated legal situations and documents in a way that is understandable to the non-lawyer, and always takes the necessary time needed to make sure I truly understand. He has a very strong sense of ethics and does not get pushed around by others along the way. His fine negotiation skills are imperative when determining what battles to fight and how to win the overall war. I cannot say enough good things about Dave and strongly recommend him for any of your legal needs. If he cannot help you directly, he knows someone who can due to his extensive network.
Posted by Margaret
Mr. Hotes represented our Corporation when he was a member of another firm. We found his representation to be so professional and excellent that when he elected to open his own office we were fortunate to be counted among his clients. He has always responded quickly, provided exemplary legal advice, and assisted us in all our negotiations with successful outcomes. We were particularly fortunate to have his good counsel during recent negotiations with a large medical facility that required some crucial decisions with very short lead time. We would be pleased to recommend him to our associates and have done so.
Posted by anonymous
I am a CPA in Bethesda, MD. David Hotes and I have worked on a number of matters for common clients. David is thorough in his approach without adding unnecessary complications. David brings significant experience to his relationships with clients. Not only is David knowledgeable with regard to law and legal procedures he also has experience working with accounting and financial issues. I am happy to recommend David Hotes to any small business/startup, or more established business without in-house counsel. David has also been a valuable advisor in several tax matters for common clients.