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About Chris

Mr. Van de Verg served as General Counsel for Annapolis-based CoreTel Communications, Inc. for nineteen years (1999-2017), assisting with the growth and maturation of the home-grown Maryland startup into a group of affiliated companies to include regional competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) and wholesale voice-over-Internet protocol (VOIP) service provider affiliates operating in multiple states along the mid-Atlantic seaboard. As in-house counsel, Mr. Van de Verg directed and in many cases directly participated in a wide variety of legal tasks and projects including arbitration, contracting, corporate formation and structuring, financing, legislative affairs, litigation, mediation, negotiation and regulatory compliance.   

Prior to his tenure with CoreTel, Mr. Van de Verg worked as a solo-practitioner with an office in Baltimore, Maryland and serving local technology-based startups, including a Severna Park -based Internet service provider.

Mr. Van de Verg received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland Law School, Baltimore, Maryland in May, 1996 and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in December, 1996. He graduated from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree, with Distinction, in History, in May, 1993.


Admitted to Maryland Bar, December, 1996

Admitted to New York Bar, August, 1999

Admitted to U.S.C.A. Fourth Circuit Bar, August, 2010

Admitted to U.S.C.A. Tenth Circuit Bar, September, 2013

Technology Committee, Young Lawyers Section, Maryland State Bar Association

Chairman, 1999-00; Co-Chair, 1998-99


About The Practice 

At The Van de Verg Law Office, our attention is focused squarely on enabling your business for growth, with an affordable, tailor-made legal spend that makes the dreaded billable hour a thing of the past.

You get the legal advice you need, when you need it at a price you can afford.

You get the benefit of 20+ years’ experience with start-ups, high-growth companies and hi-tech legal and business matters.

Start out with a free initial consultation that zeroes in on your specific legal needs, problems and opportunities.

Design a flat-fee package that includes entity formation, intellectual property protection and key contracts made to your specs.

If needed or desirable, follow up with a monthly or quarterly legal plan designed around your needs: contract review and negotiation, employee policies, regulatory compliance, IP protection, complex bill review and validation, and so forth. Once the plan is in place, your legal spend is set.

We aim to make your company’s progress litigation-free, but if litigation is unavoidable, we have the experience and capability to protect and advance your interests throughout all stages of the litigation process, and multiple forums including arbitration, mediation, regulatory agencies and state and federal courts. 

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