Why Choose Us
Whatever your legal matter, whether you are trying to protect your business interests, or the interests of yourself or family members, you have many decisions to make. The first, and possibly the most important, is your choice of attorney. Here are a few of the reasons why businesses of all sizes, as well as individuals and families, choose to work with David B. Tatge, PLLC.
If your attorney doesn't have the experience you need, nothing else matters. Attorney David B. Tatge, principal and member of the firm, has over 30 years of experience in law with an emphasis on commercial litigation, commercial finance, and creditors' rights. He was formerly, before leaving to practice law, an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who was a “Big 8” Tax Manager and thereafter served as Director of Taxation for a holding company with a half-billion dollars in assets.
As a result of this background, David has a greater depth of experience in financial and commercial law than do most attorneys. His clients have ranged from start-ups to large public companies and major banks in a wide variety of transactions. In addition, he is a seasoned first-chair litigator and has litigated or negotiated numerous successful client outcomes, both at trial and out-of-court, including in several complex, multi-million dollar cases. The firm offers clients the results-oriented services of a seasoned, leading law firm practitioner who can draw on a wide spectrum of knowledge. David Tatge is committed to excellence, and his working in a small firm setting enhances responsiveness, flexibility and personal attention.
David is respected by both clients and colleagues for using his extensive knowledge of finance and the law to fully and quickly identify client needs and thereupon craft creative, out-of-the-box legal strategies, in and out of court, that are tailored to each client's unique circumstances and goals.
It's one thing to be good at what you do. It's another entirely to be recognized as one of the foremost authorities in your field. David Tatge is author of two leading law books and numerous articles, including a book on bankruptcy which was cited by the United States in a brief to the United States Supreme Court. He also is the lead author of what has been described as the most comprehensive treatise ever written on U.S. factoring law. The book is held in law libraries world-wide. Having represented clients successfully in many difficult cases, David offers clients of the firm unparalleled knowledge in the areas of factoring and asset-based finance, civil litigation and creditors’ rights.
As an attorney with decades of experience, David Tatge understands that the practice of law is more than just solving a client's immediate legal problems. The firm embraces a big picture approach, evaluating each client's needs not only in the present moment, but in the context of the client’s overall goals and circumstances and with a view to protecting the future as well.
David Tatge cares deeply about his clients and works the hours it takes to win (recognizing, of course, that past successes in any particular case are never an absolute guarantee of similar results in any future matter). He responds promptly to client calls, emails, and other communications and keeps clients both well-informed and well prepared, on both matters of legal substance and costs.
Indeed, because finances, including the cost of legal services, are a matter of just concern to all clients, the firm makes efficient use of resources and creates fee arrangements that work for each client's particular needs, through both moderate hourly billing rates and, where appropriate, by use of fixed fee and other alternative billing structures.
Respected by Peers
Perhaps the best way to evaluate an attorney's professionalism, ethics, and skill is to consider how other professionals view him. David Tatge has been honored by a number of organizations that recognize attorneys' legal acumen and ethical practice.
David has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, an honor granted to only about 250 attorneys in the entire country.
He has also been selected as a District of Columbia Super Lawyer for each of 2014 – 2018 in the areas of business corporate, business bankruptcy, and business litigation. Only five percent of the attorneys in any jurisdiction are able to receive this honor, and each must be nominated by a peer or identified as exceptional by Super Lawyers' research department.
David has also been AV-rated by the Martindale-Hubbell organization, the world's most comprehensive source of attorney ratings, for the last two decades, including in the Judicial Edition. This designation reflects the highest possible rating for both legal ability and adherence to standards of professional conduct, as perceived by both members of the bar and of the judiciary.
To learn more about the benefits of working with David B. Tatge, PLLC, or to schedule a consultation, we invite you to contact our law office.