Mr. Learned’s practice focuses on advising clients on general corporate and securities matters, including company formation and governance, buy-sell agreements, operating and stockholder agreements, mergers and acquisitions, private offerings of debt and equity securities (including friends and family, angel, venture capital and private equity investments), corporate divorces and other reorganizations, joint ventures, small business certifications (including 8(a), SDVO, WOSB, HUB Zone and MBE/DBE certifications), executive employment and equity matters, deferred compensation plans, franchise agreements, trademarks, and other commercial contracts and agreements.
Mr. Learned has extensive experience working with emerging growth companies, particularly information technology and other professional service providers in both the commercial and federal spaces. Mr. Learned has been an adjunct professor at the George Mason University School of Law, has served on the Advisory Council of INCspire, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Incubator Program, and is a frequent lecturer on topics related to corporate and transactional matters.
Mr. Learned began his practice in the Washington, DC office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP as a member of that firm’s Investment Management group. Mr. Learned then joined Shaw Pittman LLP (which later merged into what is now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP), where he was a member of that firm’s Corporate & Securities Technology practice group in both the Washington, DC and McLean, VA offices. Prior to co-founding McMahon, Welch and Learned, PLLC, Mr. Learned chaired the Corporate Practice Group of General Counsel, P.C. in McLean, VA.
New York, 1999
District of Columbia, 2000
University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1998
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Associate Editor, The University of Chicago Legal Forum
The George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1995
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Cum Laude
Major: International Affairs
Minors: Economics and Business Administration
Lecturer on topics related to corporate and transactional matters, including:
- Legal Issues for Start-ups
- Successful Exit Strategies for Business Owners
- M&A Issues with SBA Loans
- Maximizing Value for Government Contractors
- Doing Business with Fairfax County: A Procurement Law Primer
- Teaming Agreements and Subcontracts
- Angel Investment Securities