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     I have been advising business clients since 1985 in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.  My practice areas  are general business and intellectual property. 

     I can advise you about and/or prepare many kinds of contracts such as: operating and shareholder agreements, sale of business agreements, licenses, commercial leases, franchise agreements, confidentiality agreements, independent contractor agreements.  I can help you to reach important business decisions by offering an objective perspective and years of experience.

     In the intellectual property area, I can work with you on the creation and protection of your valuable assets.  Whether the subject matter concerns copyright or trademark registration, license negotiations, publishing agreements, or website and software protection, I am going to listen to your concerns and work to accomplish your objectives.

     Additonally, I offer Registered Agent services for entities in the State of Maryland.

     The bottom line is that I enjoy working with each of my clients to solve their legal issues and to help their businesses thrive.


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 35%
    13 years
  2. Business: 35%
    35 years
  3. Contracts: 10%
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    35 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 


Payment types:

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    Excellent, very smart attorney. Ms. Berschler demonstrates the insight to see the solution to a legal problem, and the talent to turn that insight into legal advice that her clients can use right away. I happily endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Press & Dozier, LLC

7910 Woodmont Avenue
Suite 1350
Bethesda, MD, 20814


DCActive 197907/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Brinks Hofer Gilson Award in Intellectual PropertyWashington College of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPress & Dozier, LLC2009 - Present
Of CounselAmmerman & Goldberg Bankruptcy Law Office1996 - 2000
Of CounselKaufmann & Associates1991 - 1994
AssociateBaller Herbst Law Group, P.C.1985 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Montgomery County Sign Review BoardMember2010 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
MD Governor's Commission on Small BusinessCommission Member2011 - 2014
Rockville Chamber of CommerceBoard Member2008 - 2010
Rockville, Maryland Sesquicentennial Citizens Task ForceMember2008 - 2009
District of Columbia Bar, Intellectual Property Law SectionCo-chair2003 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Smart Business IdeasWhat Are You Doing to Protect Your Trade Secrets?2008
Smart Business IdeasWho Owns Your Intellectual Property?2007
Legal Times, IP SupplementDeal on Distance Learning Still Faces Pro-License Pressures2004
Magazine of the Greater Washington Society of Assoc. ExecutivesPatience and Careful Eye Needed in Negotiating Office Space1996
Newletter of the Maryland Retail Merchants AssociationDon't Let Your Franchise Agreement and Lease Conflict1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawIntellectual PropertyLL.M - Master of Laws2003
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
First Annual Landlord-Tenant Law SeminarCommcerial Leases2015
Legal issues in FranchisingFranchising2014
Introduction to Intellectual PropertyIntellectual Property, What the Business Owner Needs to Know2014
DesignDC 2014Copyright and Architects2014
Rockville Economic Development, Inc.Intellectual Property Basics for Copyright, Trademark and Trade Secrets2007