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Legal Matters Can Be Complicated.
Working with Your Attorney Shouldn't Be.

Here’s what you can expect with Choate Law:

 

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Consultation

Schedule a consultation, and let’s see if we’re a good fit. During your consultation, you will meet Kim and briefly discuss your legal needs and objectives. No confidential information will be shared at this time, but we’ll get enough information to know if we can deliver the results you need and if we’ll be able to work together.

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Introductory Meeting

After your consultation and acceptance as a client, Kim will meet with you to discuss your matter in further detail. After the initial meeting, Kim will provide you with an approximate estimate.

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Getting to Work

After your initial meeting, Kim will get to work on your matter. If your legal issue is more complex, she will put together a legal strategy and share it with you. During this time, she may contact you with follow-up questions. More complex legal matters and negotiations may involve additional meetings and draft exchanges.

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Finalization

After the legal matter is complete, Kim will deliver your quality work product and answer any questions you may have. At this time, we can discuss any additional legal services you need, and if you are inspired to leave us a review on Google or refer us to a friend, we would really appreciate it!

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Our Approach to a Better Legal Experience

Choate Law partners with each client to understand their needs, objectives, and budget while creating a strategic roadmap to achieve their business's goals. With us, you can expect clear communications, timely responses, honesty, exceptional work product, and transparency.

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Local Corporate Attorney and Former In-House Counsel to Fortune 500 Companies

Kim Choate founded Choate Law to provide businesses with a positive legal experience through clear communications, responsiveness, practical legal advice, and transparency. Kim will not only be your trusted legal counsel, she will also be a business partner. She will listen to your needs and goals, and provide you with strategic legal solutions.

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Exceptional Results Without Compromising Ethics

Kim became a lawyer to be a positive light in the legal field; to provide quality legal counsel and deliver exceptional results without compromising ethics. 

When you meet Kim, you will be warmly greeted with a smile and listening ear.  You will quickly gain an appreciation of her strong work ethic, in-depth legal knowledge, ability to break down complex matters into easy-to-understand concepts, strategic approach to accomplish goals, and passion for delivering exceptional results for your legal situation. For a complimentary consultation, contact Choate Law.

In-House Attorney Experience

When you hire Kim to represent your business, you can be confident that you are hiring over 15 years of legal experience and knowledge, gained from her time working in large law firms and corporations as in-house corporate counsel.

Kim is former in-house counsel for Dow Corning Corporation, Dow Chemical, and Nestle USA.  Combined, Kim has represented these companies in complex corporate transactions, thousands of contract negotiations, technology legal matters, intellectual property matters including portfolio strategy and management, information management and data security legal matters, cybersecurity matters, customer and employee privacy issues, litigation, and more. For a complimentary consultation, contact Choate Law.

Successfully Negotiated 1000’s of Contracts

In her role as in-house counsel, Kim successfully reviewed, drafted, and negotiated contracts against other Fortune 500 companies, large technology and consulting companies, commercial real estate property owners, construction firms, universities, suppliers, distributors, manufacturers, and more.

She has drafted, reviewed, and negotiated 1000's of contracts across a wide spectrum of legal areas. This profound experience enables Kim to strategically and successfully draft and negotiate complex legal contracts, and offer all her clients this expertise. For a complimentary consultation, contact Choate Law.

Developed Business Processes & Policies

As in-house counsel, Kim also provide legal counsel in improving policies and processes in the areas of contracts, cybersecurity, data security, intellectual property protection, and much more. These improvements resulted in increased efficiency and cost savings for business partners. For a complimentary consultation, contact Choate Law.  

Effective Settlement Negotiator

Although Kim has many years of experience successfully representing large corporations in complex litigation, Kim believes that many disputes can be resolved without walking into a courtroom. She has successfully led negotiations involving contracts and trade secret disputes, worth tens of millions of dollars, without filing a lawsuit. For a complimentary consultation, contact Choate Law.

Education, Licenses & Memberships

Kim is a Michigan native. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Hillsdale College, where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She earned her Juris Doctorate from George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School.  

Kim is licensed to practice law in Michigan, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. She is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a Registered Patent Attorney. Kim has earned a certificate in Blockchain for Business through Cornell University. She is also a registered Public Notary and Certified Notary Signing Agent in the State of Michigan.

Kim is a 2015 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), which promotes diversity in the legal field. She is also a member of the Washtenaw County Bar Association, the Great Lakes Women's Business Council, and the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Personal Interests

Here's a little more about me, and the activities I enjoy outside of my law practice:

Riding and showing my American Quarter Horse,
Spending time with my pets and in the outdoors,
Spending time with my family and friends,
Helping others and philanthropy,
Baking treats and desserts, and
Watching interior decorating shows.

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