Donald R. Rogers

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Biography

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. Recently, he represented Central Wholesalers, Inc., a privately held property management distribution company, in its sale to Lowe’s Enterprises.

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. One client, RightEye, LLC, recently relied on Don as counsel in a $3 million financing investment from VSP, one of the nation’s largest vision care providers. As a highly-regarded business attorney, Don 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.

News & Events

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

•Associate Professor, American University, Washington College of Law

News & Events

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Thirteenth Annual EagleBank Foundation Fight Against Breast Cancer Golf and Tennis Classic Raised Over $430,000

November 21, 2017

The EagleBank Foundation raised over $430,000 at its 13th Annual Fight Against Breast Cancer Golf Tournament on Monday, October 9, [...]

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Twelfth Annual EagleBank Foundation Fight Against Breast Cancer Golf and First Annual Tennis Classic Raised Over $400,000

November 16, 2016

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Don Rogers, founding member of EagleBank Foundation, featured in the ‘Spotlight on the EagleBank Foundation’ section of the EagleBank Quarterly Newsletter

September 13, 2016

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EagleBank Foundation Raises Record Amount for Fight Against Breast Cancer

October 13, 2015

The EagleBank Foundation held its 11th Annual Fight Against Breast Cancer Golf Tournament on Monday, October 12, 2015. The event [...]

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Joining the lender ranks: New Reston group targets veterans, small businesses

September 19, 2014

Don Rogers quoted in the Washington Business Journal about successfully connecting investors and small business owners

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Don Rogers Honored as Chairman of EagleBank Foundation

April 5, 2014

On Saturday night, April 5th, The Children’s Inn held its Annual Gala at the Ritz Carlton in Virginia. With 750 [...]

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Eighth Annual EagleBank Foundation Fight Against Breast Cancer Golf Classic Raised Over $330,000

November 8, 2012

Don Rogers on Eagle Bank

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Charitable at Trump National

October 9, 2012

Don Rogers at the most successful Trump National to date

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Don Rogers with Eaglebank CEO Ron Paul at Eaglebank’s foundation annual golf tournament

October 12, 2011

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Ready to Sell Your Business?

December 19, 2010

News Press Releases

Shulman Rogers attorneys recognized as “Legal Elite”

December 7, 2010

POTOMAC, Md., Dec. 1, 2010 - Shulman Rogers today announced that Donald R. Rogers, Glenn C. Etelson and Gregory D. [...]

News Events

Exit Planning for Business Owners

October 6, 2010

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Don Rogers, lawyer, assists business startups and early stage businesses

April 13, 2010

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Don Rogers Speaks Out for Cancer Research

March 10, 2010

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Golf Tournament Raises Cancer Awareness in an Effort to Lower DC’s Cancer Rate

October 12, 2009

EagleBank Foundation to host Fifth Annual Fight Against Breast Cancer Golf Tournament The death rate for cancer patients in Washington, [...]

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Don Rogers and Eagle Bank Support a Good Cause

August 24, 2009

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Shulman Rogers Certified as a Green Business

January 1, 2007

Also at Potomac, MD office

Areas of Practice (16)

  • Business and Financial Services
  • Business Planning
  • Commercial Finance
  • Finance/Capital Markets
  • Government Contracts
  • International Practice
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Securities
  • Startups and Emerging Growth Companies
  • Tax Law
  • Biotechnology
  • Bank and Lender Services
  • Cannabis
  • Charitable and Exempt Organizations
  • Startups

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(301) 230-5202  Phone
(301) 230-2891  Fax
www.shulmanrogers.com
University Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, M.L.T., Taxation, 1975; Hunter College, B.S., Accounting, 1967
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, J.D., 1970 Georgetown Law Review
Year of First Admission:
1970
Admission:
1973, Maryland; 1970, District of Columbia
Memberships:

Professional & Community Affiliations

•American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Member, Committee on Real Estate Tax Problems

Birth Information:
New York, N.Y., February 15, 1946
ISLN:
902057874

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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