Geoffrey Hervey has served as a trusted advisor to his clients for over 30 years. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation and the representation of businesses and entrepreneurs, with special emphasis on technology and intellectual property matters. He is the chair of the firm’s business practice group.
Mr. Hervey has represented clients in complex civil litigation up and down the East Coast. He regularly appears in the state and federal courts of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. A skilled and experienced litigator, Mr. Hervey serves as plaintiff’s counsel and defense counsel in a diverse range of litigation, including commercial real estate, technology, business torts, contract disputes, copyright and trademark infringement, aeronautics, sovereign immunity, eminent domain and condemnation, and disputes arising from terrorism cases. He carefully guides clients through the intricacies of litigation and helps them make day-to-day decisions taking legal and practical considerations into account. He also represents clients in arbitration matters, including proceedings before the American Arbitration Association and JAMS.
In his business practice, Mr. Hervey handles the full scope of business matters, ranging from business transactions and general corporate matters to the negotiation of shareholder agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and insurance coverage. He routinely works with established businesses and entrepreneurs in connection with contracting, entity formation, corporate governance, and management issues. He also assists clients in establishing new businesses and preparing governing documents, contracts, and templates.
Mr. Hervey has particular experience working with technology clients, including computer software developers and licensees, Internet businesses, and technology consultants. He provides clients with general business advice and drafts and negotiates a wide variety of technology contracts, including software development and licensing agreements; NDAs; ASP, VAR, OEM, ISV, and consulting agreements; and Internet content, linking, and co-branding agreements. He also routinely assists clients with business development, the formation and implementation of business plans, and the pursuit of investment capital.
Mr. Hervey listens to his clients and respects their judgment and wisdom. He communicates frankly and plainly with clients, and offers legal services in a realistic, cost-effective manner.