Alexander C. Vincent is a shareholder in the Commercial Litigation Department of Shulman Rogers. He represents both companies and individuals in a wide variety of business litigation matters, including contract and partnership disputes, hotel management agreement disputes, disputes between owners of closely held businesses, misappropriation of trade secrets, and commercial debt collection. More recently, Mr. Vincent has begun developing a specialty in hotel and restaurant litigation. In 2011, he was part of a team at Shulman Rogers that won a jury-trial verdict of nearly $3 million on behalf of a prominent hotel management company in litigation involving the hotel owner’s breach of a hotel management agreement. Although the bulk of Mr. Vincent’s practice is in Maryland courts, he is licensed to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia and litigates in those jurisdictions as well. He is also a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar. Representative Cases:
- Ongoing representation of major international bank in defending against lender liability, Truth in Lending Act, and mortgage financing-related claims in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
- Represented popular, Washington, DC-based cocktail lounge in lawsuit by customer arising from being escorted off premises for disorderly conduct; won dismissal of suit as sanction for customer’s repeated failure to respond to discovery requests.
- Successfully defended nationwide rating service for hotels, restaurants, and spas in lawsuit by former employer of rating service’s employee, alleging that rating service tortiously interfered with employee’s covenant not to compete with former employer.
- Successfully defended Maryland financial professional in securities-fraud lawsuit arising out of failed investment; part of trial team that won jury verdict in favor of client, avoiding potential liability of several million dollars.
- Represented minority owners of Maryland grocery store in lawsuit against majority owners for unlawfully using store’s profits to enrich themselves at minority owners’ expense; successfully settled minority owners’ claim early in litigation after majority owners failed to get lawsuit dismissed.
- Helped team of engineers defeat lawsuit by former employer alleging tortious interference with contractual relations, breach of employee duty of loyalty, and misappropriation of trade secrets; helped clients avoid potential liability of up to $1 million.
- Successfully defended California-based economic analysis and market strategy research firm in lawsuit by capital-markets database provider alleging breach of database license agreement.
- Represented prominent Maryland hotel management company in management agreement litigation with the owner of a Baltimore hotel; part of trial team that won a verdict of nearly $3 million in client’s favor.
- Won default judgment in favor of Maryland grocery store on claims against former employee for misappropriation of trade secrets; judgment was entered as a sanction for former employee’s intentional destruction of electronic evidence that court ordered be produced in discovery.
- Shulman Rogers announces new shareholders
- Shulman Rogers litigators win $2.88 million jury verdict for Bethesda-based hotel management company
Professional & Community Affiliations
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Virginia State Bar
- District of Columbia Bar