Nancy P. Regelin

Nancy P. Regelin: Attorney with Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A. AV stamp icon
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Nancy P. Regelin uses her skills as a strategic thinker, communicator, and manager to implement the vision of land owners, developers, and creative consultants to create great places for us to live, work and play. One of her true strengths lies in the trust and relationships she builds with elected officials, staff, community leaders, professional consultants, and other attorneys that she can draw upon to creatively solve problems.

In a recent assignment, Nancy was selected as outside local zoning counsel for Marriott International, to serve on their site selection and entitlement team for its new international headquarters site in Bethesda, Maryland.

Nancy enjoys a broad real estate practice which encompasses land use, development, document drafting, due diligence, title, construction, litigation, leasing, foreclosure, bankruptcy, lobbying and permitting. Her expansive background allows her to steward the legal issues of a project through its entire life cycle, dealing with any bumps along the way.

Her ability to navigate a complex situation and affect a positive outcome is built on a career of trouble-shooting. Nancy spent seven years as a design engineer, first in the engineering department of a national manufacturing company and then with an architectural engineering firm. Later armed with a law degree, she has devoted more than three decades to advancing ideas that often upset the status quo, finding common ground, counter-balancing opposition, seeking innovative solutions, standing strong if merited, and litigating when necessary.

Nancy regularly provides due diligence support for lenders, purchasers, and out of town asset managers in preserving and evaluating the status of zoning entitlements and permits, title, and the development potential of real estate assets. Since 1985, she has regularly appeared before governmental bodies, boards and agencies and successfully obtained approvals for commercial and residential developments, subdivisions, special exceptions, variances, text amendments, annexations and other zoning and development approvals.

Nancy previously managed the firm’s landlord-tenant practice which encompassed both commercial and residential properties in Maryland, DC and Virginia. She regularly dealt with issues involving lease defaults, CAM issues, tenant bankruptcy, Section 8 and other rental assistance programs, the Americans with Disabilities Act, fair housing and non-discrimination statutes, drug activity and nuisance laws, as well as the drafting and updating of leases. She regularly appeared in court on behalf of both commercial and residential landlords and commercial tenants and served as counsel for many national and local real estate owners and managers.

In 1999, Nancy founded The Power Conference, a regional women’s business development conference and trade show held annually in Montgomery County. She continues to serve as a Power Conference Chair and actively pursues her passion of helping women-owned businesses develop and flourish.


Case Studies

•Catalyst Project for Redevelopment of Rockville Town Center
•Upper Rock District: Transformation of Suburban Office Park
•Shelter Development LLC Brightview of Fallsgrove Approved


•Citizen of the Year, Rockville Chamber of Commerce, 2008
•Athena Business Leadership Award, Montgomery County Women Business Owners, 2003
•Super Lawyers Award - Maryland - Top 25 Women Lawyers 2007, Law & Politics, Baltimore Magazine
•Super Lawyers Award - Corporate Counsel Edition - Land Use & Zoning 2009
•Super Lawyers Maryland and Washington, DC, 2007-2009, 2011-2016
•President, Rockville Chamber of Commerce, 1998-99
•Board of Directors, Rockville Chamber of Commerce, 1996-present
•President, Commercial Real Estate Women- Maryland Suburban (CREW), 2000
•Founder & Chair, Annual Women in Business Conference and Tradeshow, 1999-present
•Member, Executive Women’s Leadership Network, Montgomery County Dept of Economic Development
•Appointed Member, City of Rockville Zoning Ordinance Revision Committee (RORZOR), 2007-2008
•Appointed Member, City of Rockville Art in Town Center Advisory Committee, 2007-2008
•Appointed Member, Imagine Rockville Visioning Committee, 1998
•Lecturer, Montgomery County Annual Growth Policy
•Lecturer, Montgomery County Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit Program, 2005



Know Before You Sign: 10 Reasons Not to Ignore Zoning When Assessing a New Business Location

August 13, 2018

News & Events


Shulman Rogers named Corporate Partner of the Year by Maryland Women’s Business Center

October 17, 2017

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, the Maryland Women’s Business Center presented Shulman Rogers with the center’s Corporate Partner of the Year [...]

News Press Releases

Women-owned startups vying for more than $10,000 in cash awards in StartRight! Women’s Business Plan Competition

August 15, 2016

POTOMAC, Md., Aug. 15, 2016/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - On Thursday, August 25, 2016, at noon at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, [...]


Nancy Regelin featured as an iconic woman in The P3 Solution’s celebration of National Women’s History Month

March 18, 2016

Nancy Regelin was featured in The P3 Solution’s celebration of National Women’s History Month. Every March The P3 Solution celebrates [...]

News Press Releases

Shulman Rogers attorneys honored by inclusion on 2016 Maryland and Washington DC Super Lawyers listings

December 10, 2015

POTOMAC, Md., December 10, 2015 - Shulman Rogers is pleased to announce the following attorneys were named to the 2016 [...]


Shulman Rogers Attorneys Honored by Inclusion on 2015 Maryland Super Lawyers Listing

December 18, 2014

Shulman Rogers is pleased to announce the following attorneys were named to the 2015 Maryland Super Lawyers listing: Jay M. [...]


What to Watch: Key Events This Week

August 30, 2010


Nancy Regelin Appointed Chair of the Department of Permitting Services Citizen Advisory Committee

January 6, 2010

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has appointed Nancy Regelin, Esquire as the 2010 Chair of the Department of Permitting Services [...]

Also at Potomac, MD office

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Construction Contracts
  • Foreclosure
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Multi-Family Landlord-Tenant
  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Government Relations and Resources

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(301) 230-5224  Phone
(301) 230-2891  Fax
University Attended:
Pennsylvania State University, B.S.Ch.E., 1979
Law School Attended:
Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, J.D., 1985
Year of First Admission:
1986, Pennsylvania; 1985, Maryland; 1988, District of Columbia

Professional & Community Affiliations

•Rockville Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
•President, 1998
•Vice President of Legislative Affairs, 1996 and 1997
•CREW-Suburban MD (Commercial Real Estate Women), President, 2000
•Appointed by the Mayor and Council of Rockville to the Zoning Ordinance Revision Task Force (RORZOR), the Art in Town Center advisory committee, and Imagine Rockville visioning project.
•Maryland State Bar Association, Member
•District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
•Montgomery County Bar Association, Member
•Women’s Bar Associations of Maryland and Montgomery County, Member

Birth Information:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 11, 1957
Reported Cases:
Case Studies: Catalyst Project for Redevelopment of Rockville Town Center; Upper Rock District: Transformation of Suburban Office Park; Shelter Development LLC Brightview of Fallsgrove Approved

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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