Benevolence Mbano provides initial case assessments and guides our clients through the process needed to accomplish their objectives. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Politics and International Studies from Rhodes University, South Africa and is presently pursuing a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree at the University of South Africa. Her favourite pastime is watching animation and discovering new music!
Christine Bacon, Esq. is an experienced business litigator handling complex issues for sophisticated clients in federal and state court. Her practice has included matters in commercial law, real estate, creditors’ rights, banking, construction, contracts, and business organizations. In addition, she has published numerous legal articles for Thomson Reuters/Westlaw in the areas of First Amendment speech protection, international and intellectual property law, and various federal statutes involving business matters.
Bacon began her career in the trenches of New York City as a ‘biglaw’ attorney where her writing ability garnered her a reputation that caused partners to seek her out for their project teams. She listens deeply to her clients and has a knack for translating their goals into compelling legal narratives. Over the course of her career, Bacon added group training facilitator, award-winning writer, published author, non-profit executive, senior military spouse, media spokesperson, and successful grassroots advocate to her repertoire. As a visionary and analytic thinker, Bacon leverages these experiences, along with her master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, to find holistic approaches resulting in successful outcomes for her clients.
Bacon earned a law degree from Rutgers University School of Law – Newark where she was an editor for the Rutgers Law Review, a Legal Research & Writing instructor, intern for the Honorable Rosie M. Barnes in the House of Commons, U.K., and president of the International Law Society. She has held numerous non-profit board positions and is currently serving as Vice-President for The Traveling School, an international semester school with a mission to empower young women to spark change in the world. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Admission to the D.C. Bar is pending.
Katherine graduated cum laude from James Madison University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. As a child of a military parent, she spent much of her childhood moving around, before living in Dallas, Texas for the later part of her youth. Katherine enjoys watching sports and loves to travel whenever given the chance. As the Thomas Law Office legal assistant, Katherine strives to deliver exceptional service to the firm’s clients and attorneys.
With more than forty-three years of complex transactional experience, Robert Roseman is adept at providing extraordinary service and value to his corporate, not-for-profit business and real estate clients. Bob’s practice focus is in corporate and real estate transactional work, debt restructure and finance. Bob provides general corporate services and business advice to a variety of privately held and not-for profit businesses. He organizes corporate structures and conducts legal audits. He drafts and negotiates various types of contracts, such as complex stock and asset acquisition agreements, executive compensation arrangements, financing agreements, and asset-based security agreements. For start-up companies, he helps develop business plans and establish viable capital foundations. For more-established businesses, he assists in strategic planning. He advises at all stages of a real estate project, from acquisition through financing, construction, leasing, management, and disposition. He also has extensive experience in commercial and multi-unit residential real estate transactions and has represented lenders, developers, and investors in the areas of project finance, development and management. He has extensive experience representing foreign investors in their acquisition of real estate and has represented U.S. investors in the acquisition, finance development and management of property overseas.
Bob previously served as the managing principal of the Tysons Office of Miles & Stockbridge P.C. He also served as the practice group leader of that firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Prior to joining Miles, Bob was with the Washington D.C. and Tysons Corner Virginia Office of Williams Mullen where he served as regional head of the Real Estate Practice Group and as that firm’s Administrative Partner in the Tysons Corner Office. From 1991 to March 1996 he was with the Washington, D.C. law firm Galland, Kharasch, Morse & Garfinkle and served as Chair of the firm’s Business and Commercial Group. A founding partner of the Bethesda, Maryland firm Lerch, Early, Roseman and Brewer, Bob practiced with that firm from 1973 to 1991 and served intermittently as Chairman of that firm and as a member of that firm’s Executive Committee as well as Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group.
Bob is the former Secretary and now Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee, member of the Executive and Development Committees and member of the Board of Directors since 2009 of The ALS Association DC/MD/VA Chapter. He is the former President and Chairman of the Board of Hillel at the George Washington University, Inc. a not for profit 501 (c)(3) organization, former President and Advisory Board Member of the Rockville Arts Place, the former Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Youth Hockey Association, the former Vice-President and current Treasurer and Legal Director of the Maryland Student Hockey League, a not for profit 501 (c)(3) organization and its predecessor organization. In addition, Bob was the Founding President and administrator and President for more than fifteen years of the Winston Churchill High School Hockey Club, Inc., a not for profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Bob served as the chairman of the Task Force on Allocations for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and has served as a member of the group’s Planning & Allocations Committee and several of its sub-committees.
Bob is a graduate of Boston University and he received his law degree from The George Washington University. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Over her 15+ year career as a lawyer, Margeaux has represented individuals and small businesses in complex commercial and real estate litigation and class action cases at the trial and appellate level throughout Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Margeaux has first-chaired numerous trials on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants and obtained successful outcomes for her clients. Margeaux specializes in commercial landlord/tenant disputes, business partnership disputes, and contract disputes (franchise, partner, shareholder, non-compete, and non-solicitation to name a few). In addition, Margeaux strives to promote diversity and inclusion through legal education, and has traveled throughout the country as a faculty lecturer for Lawline, MyLawCLE, the National Business Institute, and LawPracticeCLE and has educated more than 4,000 attorneys on business litigation issues. Margeaux is the current Vice-Chair of the Fairfax Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee, where she facilitates, coordinates, and communicates with lawyers to ensure they are actively engaged and able to receive valuable continuing legal education content. Margeaux has also written numerous legal articles and was featured in Law360’s Most Read Legal Industry Guest Articles of 2021. She is also a contributing author to the American Bar Association’s Commercial Lending Treatise, which is currently being updated for its third edition.
Margeaux graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Bowling Green State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. Margeaux received her law degree from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. Prior to founding the Thomas Law Office in 2016, Margeaux was an attorney with the Washington DC and Tysons Corner Virginia offices of Williams Mullen a large regional firm where she represented business owners, lenders, developers, and investors in business and real estate litigation. From 2007 to 2013, Margeaux was an attorney with the Tysons Corner office of Miles & Stockbridge, PC a mid-size regional firm where she represented banks and financial institutions defending consumer claims in both state and federal courts throughout Virginia.
In addition to managing the Thomas Law Office, which consists of three highly skilled business attorneys and support staff, Margeaux has held numerous bar association positions and served on various non-profit boards. Margeaux is currently on the Board of Directors of the Old Dominion Bar Association, which is an organization dedicated to obtaining fair and equitable representation and participation of African American lawyers in every aspect of civic engagement in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Margeaux is a member of the George Mason Inn of Court which is an association of legal professionals dedicated to fostering excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills for judges, lawyers, academicians, and students of the law in order to perfect the quality, availability and efficiency of justice in the US. Margeaux was also selected to serve on the Alexandria Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee beginning in 2022. She is also an active member of the Northern Virginia Black Attorney’s Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. Margeaux has been recognized in the Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Ed. from 2013 – 2023 and by Northern Virginia Magazine as a Top Lawyer for 2022.
Margeaux is passionate about childhood nutrition issues and is the founder of Vegetable Forward, LLC. An organization dedicated to educating non-profits on how to plan, grow, and cultivate community gardens where children can learn how to grow their own food to promote positive food values and nutrition.
Margeaux grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and also resided in San Germán, Puerto Rico prior to moving to the Washington, DC area for law school. Margeaux enjoys spending time with her husband and twin boys and daughter, and in her spare time can be found cooking and gardening.