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Alexander C. Vincent
12505 Park Potomac Avenue
6th Floor
Potomac, MD 20854
F (301) 230-2891
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If you’re looking for an attorney who specializes in helping to resolve conflicts between owners of privately held companies, as well as officers and directors of larger non-profits, then Alexander Vincent should be your attorney.  Alex also specializes in helping individuals and companies protect their intellectual property rights as well as their confidential business information.  Through creative advocacy, compelling arguments, careful attention to detail, and a mastery of the substantive law and procedural rules governing these disputes, Alex will earn your trust.

Attesting to Alex’s litigation skills, one client in a particularly long and contentious case once commented:  “You write documents that win.”  Alex’s clients and peers consistently cite his persuasive writing skills and his ability to persuade judges to rule in favor of his clients even before the opposing attorneys argue the matter in court or sometimes without the need for a hearing or trial altogether.

When questions arise about how to handle an actual or potential business litigation dispute, Alex’s colleagues routinely call upon his deep knowledge of judicial procedure to help them and their clients resolve problems quickly and decisively, while avoiding the hidden tripwires of the court system that can undermine even the best cases.

In addition to his practice in corporate governance and intellectual property-related disputes, Alex also frequently assists the Shulman Rogers government investigation practice group.  There, he uses his civil litigation skills to help clients avoid liability under the securities laws.

Although the bulk of Alex’s practice occurs in the State and Federal courts of Maryland, he also 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.

NOTE:  PAST RESULTS ARE NOT INDICATIVE OF WHAT AN ATTORNEY CAN DO FOR YOU WITH RESPECT TO YOUR PARTICULAR CASE.  THE RESULTS IN ANY CASE DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE, AND SUCH RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME IN ANY FUTURE CASE.

Representative Cases:

  • Obtained preliminary injunction against two directors of amateur sports organization in lawsuit to nullify and block attempted corporate take-over through illegal shareholders’ meeting and election of directors.  Injunction restored and confirmed authority of the organization’s true board of directors and forced defendant directors to resign.
  • Took over representation of majority owner of car-wash business in ongoing lawsuit brought by minority owner involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty and unlawful self-dealing.  Brought counterclaims on behalf of majority owner and steered case to successful resolution through mediation.
  • Convinced trial court to dismiss lawsuit against government contractor client by its former business partner for alleged breach of teaming agreement.  On appeal, persuaded three-judge panel of Maryland Court of Special Appeals to uphold dismissal for failure to state a legal claim.
  • Successfully defended Maryland financial professional in securities-fraud lawsuit arising out of failed investment; as co-trial counsel during two-week jury trial, won verdict in favor of client, defeating claims that sought to hold client liable for several million dollars in damages and plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees.
  • Represented prominent Maryland hotel-management company in management agreement dispute with owner of Baltimore hotel; as co-trial counsel during two-week jury trial, won a verdict of nearly $3 million in client’s favor.
  • Successfully prosecuted lawsuits in New York and Nevada on behalf of publicly traded, nationwide distributor of commercially scarce and specialty drugs to the healthcare-provider market.  Settlement of New York suit vindicated client’s trade secrets and revenue-sharing rights under joint-venture agreement.  Obtained default judgment in Nevada suit, allowing client to cancel and redeem millions of its shares that defendant foreign company acquired as part of fraudulent, stock-manipulation scheme aimed at client.
  • Represented major international bank in defeating and successfully settling numerous lender liability, Truth in Lending Act, and mortgage financing-related claims in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
Education
  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, 1998, J.D.
  • Oberlin College, 1987, B.A.
Past Experience
  • Prior to joining Shulman Rogers, Alex was a civil litigator for six years at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, L.L.P., in Washington, D.C.
  • Before entering private practice, Alex served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Criminal Justice Oversight. He was also a legislative aide and research analyst for two other U.S. Senate committees.
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Virginia
Honors & Awards
  • Nominated in 2015 by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to serve four-year term on the Montgomery County Board of Elections
  • Contributor to Business Law Developments blog of Maryland State Bar Association’s Litigation Section (2009-2012)
  • Member and former Chancellor of the Knights of Columbus, Rock Creek Council # 2797 in Bethesda, Maryland (1999-present)