Big Firm Experience, Small Firm Accessibility

Even healthy people have doctors; even successful businesses have lawyers. By contacting someone you trust, you can eliminate risk in your company. From employment to collection issues, every company has to make decisions that impact the bottom line. Before or after an issue arises, Lawrence Law can help.

Industries Served

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Government Contracting
  • Real Estate
  • Professional Services
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Retail
  • Green Businesses

With years of big firm experience, Kate Lawrence provides high-level sophisticated legal advice and small-firm accessibility. Whether negotiating a contract or defending a lawsuit, Kate has an appreciation for your bottom line. Kate's commercial litigation practice includes typical claims for breach of contract, fraud, and business torts, and also includes estate disputes and construction claims.

Kate Lawrence

Kate graduated magna cum laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and was selected to be an Editor of the Cleveland State Law Review. As an attorney, Kate has comprehensively represented businesses throughout Maryland. In 2013, Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine selected Kate as a Rising Star. Known for her credibility and professionalism, Kate is dedicated to achieving the most favorable results for each of her clients.

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Practice Areas

CONSTRUCTION

  • Lawrence Law offers a wide range of construction services. Kate serves all industry participants, including owners, prime contractors, subcontractors, architects and manufacturers. As a construction lawyer, she advises clients during contract review and negotiation, on-site contract issues, and cash flow concerns. With big firm experience, Kate provides the first-rate service you require.

MECHANICS LIENS

  • Mechanics liens have deadlines, among other strict requirements, and the courts are unforgiving. Whether you're a property owner or a subcontractor, that information is relevant to your rights. Although you cannot lien government buildings, every public project includes bonds. Kate has years of experience and success with surety litigation.

BUSINESS AGREEMENTS

  • Lawrence Law represents clients in formation of various business entities such as corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and limited liability partnerships (LLPs). There are many important issues to consider at the inception of your business in order to avoid risks in the future. Kate will help you prepare for various business contingencies through the use of shareholder agreements, operating agreements, and partnership agreements.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

  • Litigation arises, like it or not, and sometimes its necessary. After every effort to avoid lawsuits, Kate can represent your business and your interests during mediation, arbitration, and litigation throughout Maryland. Settlement is a business decision. You require legal advice to understand the weight of your arguments. Kate can help you evaluate the likely outcome of your legal position so that you can measure the risks involved during the adversarial process.

CONTRACT REVIEW & NEGOTIATION

  • Often times you're signing the other party's contract. Whether it's a real estate lease or a Department of Defense contract, you must know the terms of your agreement. You always have negotiating power. Kate has experience with all AIA contracts, as well as custom-made contracting arrangements.

EMPLOYMENT

  • Employment issues are oftentimes unavoidable, a cost of doing business. Maryland law provides triple the amount of damages to many successful lawsuits by employees. From hiring to firing, you can protect your business interests in advance of litigation through employee handbooks and contracts. Once litigation ensues, Lawrence Law can provide years of experience and technical expertise to your employment dispute.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"Kate has been a great resource for our young company. She is accessible, friendly, and knowledgeable. There is no one we would rather have representing us and reviewing our contracts. She truly has our best interest at heart."

-W. Brian Gill, Principal at Glass Industries, LLC

"Lawrence Law's In House Counsel program is perfect for our business. I know I can call on Kate with any issue: contract review, government compliance issues, hiring and firing questions...you name it. It gives me peace of mind knowing I have that kind of experienced support whenever I need it."

-Kathleen Bands, Vice President at My Cleaning Service, Inc

"Kate is the direct resource our members count on for guidance in all areas of construction law-from contract reviews to collections issues. Her knowledge and understanding of our industry, her impressive professionalism, and the above-and-beyond level of customer service she provides has made her an invaluable partner to our members and our entire organization."

-Mike Henderson, President at Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC Baltimore)

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Owings Mills, MD 21117
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Kate@lawrencelawmd.com