I met Ms. Kathy Van Every at a Small Business Conference approximately two years ago, now most people you meet at one of those affairs don’t remember your name, much less what you do or your company. But not Kathy; I was a small start-up; just getting my feet wet actually had my first contract and no idea if it was a good one or if it would take me to the cleaners. Well, I called Kathy and she remembered who I was from that little meeting, she asked me to send the contract to her and she reviewed it, marked it up and sent it back. Now, I’m no rookie, but boy did she catch a handful of items that if left in the contract would have cost me a fortune if I wasn’t careful; so, those clauses out, and I’m set for a profitable and protected consultant/client arrangement.

Kathy is time sensitive; she’s there when you need valuable information to protect your business and your business relationships. Quality Principles wouldn’t be where we are today without her continued efforts to keep us contractually protected.

– Anita McReynolds-Lidbury, Dallas, Texas

Thanks Kathy! Your energy and enthusiasm was great and your passion for the subject is undeniable!

Kathy is very energetic! Knows her stuff!

Kathy is able to breakdown some complex information so we could understand it.

Kathy is very knowledgeable and engages the audience! She kept the material interesting and focused it for her audience.

Kathy makes complex subjects understandable.

– “Contracts” Course Evaluations

Kathy Van Every has been a valuable addition to our company. Ewing Engineered Solutions is a small company that primarily contracts on several levels with the Federal Government and large Prime Contractors. Kathy has been our attorney for a while now. We retained her to bring our company into compliance with Federal contract law however we soon expanded the way we utilized Kathy. Because of her experience and overall business approach we have been able to build more stable relationships with our vendors and customer and expand our markets where we would not have before. We have come to depend a great deal on Kathy for guidance and support in areas of contract law, State and Federal corporation requirements and employment compliance just to mention a few. There are many areas in our business that Kathy touches, all of which allow us to be a more successful company. I am extremely pleased with Kathy and proud to call her our attorney.

– Phil M. Hawley, President, Ewing Engineered Solutions

Kathy has truly been a godsend for us! She treats her clients’ businesses as if they were her own and her positive, can-do attitude is contagious. Kathy has been instrumental in helping us structure win/win agreements, protect our intellectual property, effectively deal with human resource issues, successfully deal with a myriad of corporate legal issues, and in general, reduce our risk. She even looked at one of our proposals and showed me how to increase our profit by 7! (We were awarded that contract). I feel incredibly blessed to have Kathy on our team!

– Dawn Cole, President, Kerberos International, Inc.

Kathy has been instrumental in the success of our small, veteran owned business. She has precisely guided our leveraging the benefits of the US Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program leading to the funding and transition of our technology to those who protect us on an unprecedented scale. Kathy has established herself as an integral part of our day-to-day business decision making and has become a trusted partner to our customers. She uniquely brings to the table in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience from ranging from pricing, contracts, compliance and legal blended with an uncanny sense of when to use hard and soft people skills to best achieve the business objective while building collaborative relationships.

– David Hails, President, RDRTec Inc.

Kathy is a wonderful, knowledgeable and valuable business partner. She is very thorough and makes sure you are truly informed of any business transaction. She has the ability to walk you through complicated and detailed contracts while simplifying legal jargon. Not only is she personable and reliable, but we fully trust her ability, counsel and discretion. We call her our legal eagle! You can’t go wrong hiring Kathy, she is truly in business to help businesses!

– Ginnie Foisset, VP of Mindfull Designs LLC

When I left the employ of a Fortune 500 company to work at a Small Business that primarily serves the Federal Government as a Prime Contractor, I was mostly concerned with the Compliance issues involved. They can be overwhelming at times. I have now been at Ewing Engineered Solutions for 20 months and can honestly say that my concern is completely alleviated because Kathy Van Every is a consummate professional. Her extensive background in Contract, Employment and Business Law in addition to Business Structure and Strategy have helped us grow and have kept us in full Compliance with the Federal Government regulations. I have found Kathy to be easy to talk with and capable of expressing very complicated legal questions into language that even I can understand! Her experience is uniquely wide ranging and I find her to be a great sounding board when presented with diverse business challenges.

If your company in need of Professional Legal services, I would highly recommend Kathy. She is there when you need her and is a firm believer in “continuous learning”. This allows her to provide the very best advice…. to include any upcoming changes in Contract Law and Procurement Law.

– Brett Kitchens, VP Business Development, Ewing Engineered Solutions

I’m the General Manager of Gaelic Partners LLC and have had the professional and personal pleasure of working with Kathy on our legal and consulting requirements as regards our business needs. Kathy is a complete pleasure to work with and we look forward to our working together on any of our ventures.

– William Chismon, Gaelic Partners LLC

I wanted to take a moment to share the superb experience utilizing Kathy Van Every and her firm. We launched a new business and Kathy was there to help guide us and even stepped in to handle some tough negotiations with our soon-to-be-landlord. She also challenged us with great questions, so we fully understood what we were getting into. Since that time, whenever we have an issue or question, Kathy quickly pitches in. Makes managing our business a bit less stressful knowing she is on our side.

– William & Holly Potts, Collin County Cryo, Inc.

As a solopreneur, I juggle many balls in my professional coaching business. Some aspects I take care of, others I outsource. Legal is definitely one I want a seasoned professional to take care of for me. Thank you, Kathy, for helping protect my intellectual property and creating contracts for use with clients. I love your philosophy, your trustworthiness, your extensive experience, and just how enjoyable it is to work with you.

– Patti Villalobos, Professional Emotional Intelligence Coaching & Training

I met Kathy Van Every for the first time when I was the System Integrator and Small Business Channel Manager for the Federal Division of Motorola Solutions. I worked closely with Kathy to develop the correct and successful legal and contractual small business approach on a large federal contract. Kathy knows how to work through all the critical details of working with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), System Integrators, and the Federal Government for any small business. She jumped right in and worked with Motorola and our authorized small business value added reseller through the final key negotiations with the federal government. I commend Kathy for her responsiveness, strategic thinking, and professionalism; which makes it easy and successful to work with her. Now I get to work with Kathy again supporting a small business that is growing in new federal technology areas. That makes my job so much easier with Kathy on our team. Thank you, Kathy

– Al Lorenz

Kathy Van Every and I worked extensively during her time as in-house counsel with a major multi-billion dollar defense contractor. During that time, Kathy and I worked extensively on litigation, labor and employment matters. She was an invaluable asset and extremely well versed in all areas of employment law and sophisticated litigation. In addition to assisting with the litigation, she was a real "team member" and actively participated in matters, lending additional insight and valuable knowledge of the business arena. I would highly recommend Kathy for any matter and have indeed referred business to her in recent months.

– Robert E. Sheeder, Partner, Head of Labor and Employment Section, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

We believe in Kathy!

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Terri and I have been in business 16 years and we always did our best to work in and on our business. Then we met Kathy and learned that there was much more to know about being in and staying in business. Kathy advised and assisted us with enhancing and revising our corporate structure, where to place and how to protect our assets. She also instructed us on how to clarify our service expectations and meet them with our associates and clients. She also guided us through the process of a leasing with new office space and one of our care cottages. Kathy, thank you for being there and for your timely and on target guidance.

– Buck and Terri Buckholtz, Owners, Unlimited Care Cottages, Houston, Texas

Kathy has been a savior for our organization. She jumped right in, held our hand and walked us through difficult contract negotiations with the federal government. I commend her for responsiveness, strategic thinking and kindness which all makes it easy to work with her. I can remember one day we were emailing each other while she was on a flight to Europe. How is it that for responsiveness! Kathy͛s federal contract law knowledge and experience has prevented us from making monumental mistakes, no doubt. However, not only is she a great contract law attorney she is also a great human being, thanks Kathy!

– Harmona Epps, Grant and Contract Compliance Administrator, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, Irving, Texas

Kathy has been invaluable in helping me navigate the regulatory and contracting issues my company encounters on a daily basis. She teaches me what I need to know and is not only a great lawyer; she is very skilled at business. She is extremely diligent, responsive, hardworking and dependable.

– Dr. Sid Theis, President, RDRTec, Inc

I worked with Kathy before she struck out on her own. She is professional, has a positive attitude and really focuses on making sure her clients have a great experience and get the right kind of information before it’s needed. Not only is Kathy very knowledgeable about the law and all manner of contracts, I admire her problem solving skills and ability to work positively with people when we dealt with upset or difficult customers. Kathy and I travelled extensively in pursuit of business and even under trying circumstances; Kathy was able to lead our team to successful relationships and agreements. I don’t feel this would have been possible without her skills and leadership.

– Cliff Henry, Senior Program Director, Major Aerospace/Defense Contractor

Owning and managing three companies today requires a Team of knowledgeable and dependable experts who can support us. Kathy consistently brought her expertise and leadership of the law – specifically for us business law, contract law and intellectual property law to the table.

Kathy’s professionalism and responsiveness is impeccable in making sure that we as business owners as well as the services we offer are well protected so that we can provide signature service for our clients. Her proficiency of the law allows us to focus on what we need to with our clients, staff and vendors. Knowing that you have put documents and processes into place to protect not just our businesses, but what is best for us individually and our Board of Directors allows us all to relax and focus on creating a superior product, outcome and experience for our customers.

It is wonderful to know as a business owner that Kathy is available to us whenever we need counsel and direction with any of our companies. Knowing she has ‘got our back’ allows us to be able to concentrate on doing what we do best. We thank her for that peace of mind.

– David and Amy Ensminger, Founders, Creating Intimacy & Respect, Owners, ADE & Associates, Inc. and TheMedicalPlanner.com


[A]n invaluable asset and extremely well versed in all areas of employment law and sophisticated litigation.”
– Robert E. Sheeder, Partner, Head of Labor and Employment Section, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

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