Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Practice areas: Representing entrepreneurs, employment law
“We believe that the law is a tool in our toolbox, but it is not the only tool,” says Michael Gottlieb. “More often than not, the primary tool is psychology.” That’s because understanding why people act the way they do helps in negotiating better outcomes for clients, he notes. Gottlieb is a current board member of the Rockville Chamber of Commerce, for which he runs a CEO roundtable.
QUICK TIP: “Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Winston Churchill
“[Michael] was instrumental in helping us acquire several companies here in the Washington, DC area. … I have worked with many top lawyers and law firms over the years, and Michael stands out in that he really takes the time to learn about your personal goals and your business objectives before giving legal advice. In fact, we see him as more of a business and legal advisor, [as opposed to someone] solely providing legal counsel. This makes all the difference. Michael was instrumental in negotiating great deals for us and even went so far as to speak with new employees we brought on [after an] acquisition to explain some of our corporate policies.” – Scott Thompson, Founder, Lifematters