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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.

The Upton Apartments/Cambria Suites

Upper Rock District

The Metropolitan Apartments

755 Wisconsin Avenue

1900-1902 Chapman Avenue

Marriott International Headquarters

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.

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
  • ULI – Member, Technical Advisory Committee
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2020 – 2023
  • Top Land Use/Zoning Attorney, Bethesda Magazine, 2019
  • Citizen of the Year, Rockville Chamber of Commerce, 2008, 2019
  • Athena Business Leadership Award, Montgomery County Women Business Owners, 2003
  • Super Lawyers Award – Maryland  – Top 25 Women Lawyers 2007, Law & PoliticsBaltimore 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, 1996-2019
  • 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


News & Events

NewsPress Releases

Duball, LLC Sells Two Rockville Properties

March 30, 2022

Shulman Rogers’ Real Estate team was pleased to support our clients, Duball, LLC affiliate entities and their institutional partners, in the recent sale of two of its Rockville, MD mixed-use developments, The Ansel and The Upton, to Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. and Comstock Partners, LC. , rebranded by Comstock as BLVD Ansel and BLVD Forty-Four.

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Combined Approval Process Authorized By Montgomery County Planning Board

March 25, 2021

In accord with the recommendations of a public-private initiative and the County Executive’s expressed hope to find ways to promote economic development, on March 25, 2021, the Montgomery County Planning Board took a significant step to streamline the development approval process by consolidating the filing and processing of Sketch, Preliminary and Site Plans under certain circumstances.

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