Barnhart Law PLC is a niche law firm founded by Constance R. (Connie) Barnhart, Attorney At Law & Managing Member, after 30 years of legal practice at large law firms, including most recently 12½ years as a Partner at the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP. At Barnhart Law PLC she concentrates her legal practice in the area of business law, including corporate, commercial, financial and contracts matters, as well as licensing and internet law matters, for U.S. and international business clients.
Barnhart Law PLC helps Scandinavian, European, Latin American, and U.S. businesses enter, expand and grow in the U.S. market. We ** help our clients start up, form, and finance business entities; acquire and divest businesses; partner and enter joint ventures; license and distribute technology, software, products and services; handle domain name and internet law issues; and enter into supply agreements, renewable energy project finance and development transactions, and other contracts and business transactions in the USA.
Further detail about the firm’s practice areas and capabilities is found under Practice Areas.
The firm’s current clients include Scandinavian, UK, European, Latin American, and U.S. companies in industries including information and communications technology, renewable energy (solar and wind), SMS/ MMS text messaging, internet businesses, health and product safety IT, product manufacturing and distribution, and others. More than 75% of the firm’s clients are Scandinavian companies doing business in the USA.
See more information about the international scope of the firm’s clientele, and the geographic and industry focus areas of our practice.
Service; Big Firm Capabilities at Small Firm Rates & Attention
Based on Ms. Barnhart’s 30 years of practice experience at large law firms, and her working relationships with a network of attorney colleagues, all with big firm experience like hers, practicing in a diverse range of practice areas throughout the U.S., Barnhart Law PLC provides big law firm experience and capabilities at small firm rates and attention.
Outside General Counsel
The firm ** frequently acts as “outside general counsel” to our ** business clients. Serving as part of a client’s team, Ms. Barnhart knows the client’s business, and can be there when needed, without the expensive payroll and benefits costs the client would incur to employ an in-house attorney. We are open to flat rate monthly retainers and budgeted billing arrangements that let clients know and budget their legal costs in advance.
Consistent with Ms. Barnhart’s commitment to client and community service, a part of the firm’s practice focuses on serving socially responsible, sustainable, and community service oriented businesses – primarily in the technology (including information, communication and health/ safety technology) and renewable energy sectors. This includes social enterprise entrepreneurs and companies in the emerging “Fourth Sector.” For news and updates on the emerging Fourth Sector, please see our PublicPurposeBusinessLaw/ Fourth Sector & Social Enterprise Blog.
Ms. Barnhart also serves the community through Care-Help LLC, a Fourth Sector/ Social Enterprise company she formed, which founded and publishes the website HelpingYouCare™, dedicated to serving as a comprehensive resource to help seniors and family caregivers in the expanding family caregiving challenge we all face as the Baby Boom Generation approaches its senior years and increasingly serve as family caregivers for our parents and senior loved ones.
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Constance R. (“Connie”) Barnhart, Attorney At Law and Managing Member, founded Barnhart Law PLC in March, 2009, after practicing law for more than 30 years at large law firms, most recently 12½ years as a Partner at the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP.
She founded Barnhart Law PLC in order to continue providing to her U.S. and international clients the same service they received at a large law firm, but at the lower billing rate and greater flexibility for individualized service and personal attention permitted by a niche firm with lower overhead.
For specialized assistance in complementary areas, such as tax, regulatory advice, and other areas, when required in the transactions she handles, Ms. Barnhart brings in and continues to work with her network of former partners and colleagues of many years, on an as needed basis.
For further information on Ms. Barnhart’s network of attorney colleagues and as-needed team-of-colleagues approach, which enables us to offer the capabilities of a large law firm without the overhead and costs, see Attorney/ Network.