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One frustration often voiced by entrepreneurs and business executives about lawyers is that “they just don’t understand business."


Don Rogers is a lawyer who understands business. In fact, he is a very accomplished and trusted business advisor to many startup, early-stage, and growth companies.


According to Don Middleberg, a very successful entrepreneur and client, “Most lawyers don’t even try to understand my business and they certainly don’t know how to get a deal done. Don Rogers is a deal maker, not a deal breaker. I feel I can trust Don with anything. His experience and expertise have paid off handsomely for me and my family.”


A leader in the firm's Business and Financial Services Department, Don is regarded by many as one of the foremost business advisory/transaction attorneys in the Metro Washington area. Beyond serving as legal counsel, he is known for his practical, hands-on experience in M&A transactions, tax and business planning, employee equity plans, and succession planning.


With his background in finance, tax, accounting, and his significant experience in working with many companies, Don is able to further the growth and success of a business in many ways beyond those of a typical lawyer. Clients value Don's assistance in securing necessary resources such as seed capital, private equity, venture capital, and strategic alliances. As a highly-regarded business attorney, he has been a very effective team member in planning and executing exit strategies, mergers, and acquisitions.


Don serves as a valuable member of the Board of Directors for a number of his clients (including his role as Founding Director of Eagle Bancorp, a highly-successful community bank located in the Metro Washington area). His skill set in understanding business and working well with people has allowed him to be an effective part of organizing the business relationship among founders.


Don is also a leader in the business and philanthropic communities. As Chairman of the EagleBank Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, Don has helped raise millions of dollars to fund research and to provide assistance to cancer patients. And in 2012, he was recognized for his significant contributions in the fight against breast cancer.







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Practice areas


  1. M & A: 40%
  2. Corporate: 30%
  3. Financial Services: 20%
  4. International Law: 5%
  5. Intellectual Property: 5%



Hourly ($250-500/hour)

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Contact info

Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

12505 Park Potomac Ave
6th Floor
Potomac, MD, 20854


DCActive 197007/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Shulman Rogers - Certified Green BusinessMontgomery County’s Green Business Certification Program2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
DirectorEagleBank Foundation1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Real Estate Tax Problems CommitteeMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1975
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1970
City University of New York, Hunter CollegeAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1967