When asked about the unique entrepreneurial spirit of local businesses, the attorneys commented that "the breadth of opportunity in the DC area has created a unique entrepreneurial community with no one center of gravity. From technology to professional services, real estate, hospitality and government contracting, if you have a good plan and are willing to work hard, you can succeed in DC."
Ciatto and Walker were featured in the newsletter as part of Venable's participation in WDCEP's business plan competition. Venable's Business Transactions Group is providing $10,000 in pro bono legal services to the business that takes first place in the competition. Venable attorneys will also participate in educational workshops for the competitors and serve as judges on the final panel.