Core Competencies

As members of the community we understand that, by the time you seek an attorney's advice, you have likely exhausted your ability to deal with the problem individually and you probably have a high level of anxiety about the ultimate outcome of your matter.  Within our firm, you are not "just another number."  Because we are small, we are able to treat you as we would want a member of our own family to be treated. 

We have the experience to provide legal services for value and in a timely manner.  At The Law Office of Paul C. Balassa, LLC, we take the time necessary to listen to your legal concerns and then seek to find the best way to resolve your legal issues as efficiently and in as cost-effective a manner as possible. 

Accounts Receivable/Commercial Collections:

If your business has aging accounts receivable that need to be collected, let us help you to bring the matter to closure by making every lawful attempt to collect the amount owed before writing the account off as bad debt.  Your actions in pursuit of a debt may also send a signal to other debtors that you take your accounts receivable seriously and will not tolerate being "paid in promises" while others encumber your valuable cash flow without justification.  We are agressive, experienced, and have a high success rate of recovery where multiple accounts are concerned.

Civil Litigation Defense:

If you or your business have been sued, the law requires that a plaintiff prove their case according to strict standards of proof.  Even if there is some truth to the underlying allegations against you or your company, we may be able to dispose of the matter, even before reaching trial, because the complaint fails to articulate a basis upon which relief can be granted.  Call us for a free consultation where we can discuss your matter and the possible avenues of defending the case.  We have a great reputation in the community and a proven track record of success in achieving resolution very early in the process.

Likewise, we offer the following areas of representation:

Helping Individuals:

Evaluate the enforceability of non-compete clauses;

Interpret franchise agreements before they sign;

Determine what their contractual rights are;

Discuss the potential merits of enforcing existing contractual rights; and,

Recover money from wrongfully broken contracts.

 Helping Businesses:

Form corporate entities and LLCs;

Dissolve or re-structure to adapt to a rapidly changing economic climate;

Catch-up on the years of neglect in corporate record-keeping;

Attempt to resolve business disputes through mediation and arbitration; and, if necessary,

Representation of businesses during the course of litigation. 

Criminal Defense:

Being charged with a crime can often be a stressful and overwhelming experience.  Even if there is some merit to the underlying allegations against you, you have the responsibility to consult with a knowledgable attorney to ascertain your rights and potential defenses to the violation of which you have been charged. 

If you have been charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol or driving with a suspended license, we can help.  We also assist clients who need to get their drivers licenses restored or to fight traffic tickets. 

When your freedom is on the line, choose an attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference.  With availability to represent clients throughout the State of Maryland, we stand ready to represent you in your criminal matter.


Please feel free to contact us to discuss how we can address and resolve your legal needs.

(443) 274-6113 and via email at





Address : 2138 Priest Bridge Court, Suite 1
Crofton, MD 21114
Phone : (443) 274-6113
Fax : (443) 274-6060
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