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How We Help Our Clients

Constantly changing federal and state laws and regulations can make business decisions more complex. A proactive and strategic approach to regulatory compliance is the solution.

McIntyre & Lemon is a boutique regulatory law firm committed to providing innovative compliance solutions to clients in a variety of industries.

We help our clients understand and comply with the law so they can focus on making business decisions that best serve their customers and clients. Our decades-long presence in Washington, DC, combined with former government experience, offers our clients a unique insider’s perspective on the ever changing regulatory landscape. By applying our legal and political experience, we find creative solutions to overcome the legal challenges our clients face so they can execute their business initiatives with confidence.

Our Approach

 “We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.” —Jimmy Carter

When establishing McIntyre & Lemon in 1996, Jim McIntyre and Chrys Lemon envisioned building a different kind of law firm — one committed to embracing technological innovation while retaining the best of tradition. This commitment, which endures to this day, has played a crucial role in producing a long record of successes for our clients across a range of industries.

Our commitment to embracing technological innovation means we are always keeping abreast of the most recent legal technology. Whether we adopt new technology that better safeguards confidential information, or leverage new software to increase automation of routine tasks, we are always looking to use technological advances to increase value for our clients.

Our commitment to retaining the best of tradition means that some aspects of our practice will never change. In a world that is increasingly driven by social media, email, and text messaging, we still pick up the phone and seek the face-to-face interactions needed to cultivate deep client relationships. Giving our clients the personal attention and responsiveness they deserve will always remain our biggest priority.

 Our Value Proposition  

Since its inception, McIntyre and Lemon has strived to achieve success as our clients define it.

We understand our clients are under significant pressure to achieve their business goals and obtain superior legal services at a reasonable cost. At McIntyre & Lemon, we provide legal counsel efficiently by keeping our overhead low, working closely with our clients on effective project planning, and offering a variety of alternative fee arrangements.

Keeping Overhead Low. We have made a deliberate decision to forgo unnecessary expenses that do not contribute to providing value to our clients. By operating a lean practice, we are able to best serve our clients.

Efficient Project Planning. Project planning plays a crucial role in delivering outstanding client service. For this reason, we engage in detailed planning conversations with our clients at the outset of every matter. Based on our clients’ desired outcomes and business goals, we develop a road map with a focus on budgeting and staffing efficiency. Once we have started the matter, we track the client’s budget and send updates to clients as frequently as they request. Throughout the life of a matter, we revisit our client’s goals and objectives to ensure we stay on task and within budget. At the end of each matter, we proactively solicit the client’s feedback about our performance and the value we have delivered.

Embracing Alternative Fee Arrangements. Over the years, we have found our clients are increasingly best served by replacing traditional hourly-based arrangements with alternative fee arrangements. For this reason, we work closely with each client to develop a pricing structure that is individually tailored to the client’s needs. We routinely offer our clients a variety of the following types of fee arrangements, so they can choose the one that best meets their business objectives and priorities: fixed fees, retainer fees, blended hourly rates, capped fees, and risk/reward structured arrangements such as fixed fees with a “collar.”