Howard J. Ross

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Howard Ross is a seasoned business lawyer who has counseled clients on corporate and commercial transactions for more than 35 years. Clients rely upon Howard's substantial experience throughout the entire lifecycle of their business. From advising clients that are starting a company, expanding their business through mergers and acquisitions, and/or ultimately selling their venture, Howard's distinctive combination of legal and business acumen makes him a valuable asset to business owners. Focusing on business planning, finance, real estate and tax matters, it is common for him to serve as general counsel for the life of his client's business.

Howard's legal and business experience has been enhanced by his serving as an Acquisitions Director, and subsequently as Corporate Secretary and General Counsel, for a public company based in New York.

A third generation Washingtonian with deep roots in the community, Howard is active in local community and charitable events. He was recently appointed to serve on the Council of Advisors for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington.

Howard served on the Montgomery County Executive's Affordable Housing Task Force.

•Lecturer, corporate and tax issues, National Conventions of the Messenger and Courier Association of America
•Lecturer, corporate practice, Georgetown University Law Center.

Also at Potomac, MD and Washington, DC office

Areas of Practice (18)

  • Business and Financial Services
  • Business Planning
  • Commercial Finance
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Entity Formation
  • Finance/Capital Markets
  • Financing
  • Franchising
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Startups and Emerging Growth Companies
  • Syndication and Fund Formation
  • Tax Law
  • Bank and Lender Services
  • Charitable and Exempt Organizations
  • Startups

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(301) 255-0536  Phone
(301) 230-2891  Fax
University Attended:
Brown University, B.A., Economics, 1975
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, J.D., with Honors, 1978
Year of First Admission:
2003, Virginia; 1979, Maryland; 1978, District of Columbia

Professional & Community Affiliations

•Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Council of Advisors
•Safety Enterprises, LLC(Medical Devices), Board of Directors
•Breakers Boutique Resort (Condominium, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina), Board of Directors
•Taylor Square, Volunteer Teen Tutor
•Affordable Housing Project, South Arlington, Virginia

Birth Information:
Washington, D.C., 1953
Handles Corporate and Commercial Transactions; Advises businesses and individuals regarding Business Planning, Finance, Real Estate, and Tax matters; Served as Acquisitions Director, and subsequently General Counsel, for a public company based in New York.

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McLean, Virginia

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