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Douglas M. Bregman
Mr. Bregman has maintained a general civil law practice for over thirty-five years focusing on: transactional real estate and business representation; mediation and arbitration; civil litigation; and receiverships, trusts and estates. Mr. Bregman's areas of concentration include: commercial real estate purchase and sale agreement preparation, negotiation, due diligence and settlement; commercial lease drafting and negotiation; civil litigation; business representation; and transit-oriented development negotiation and documentation.
With regard to commercial real estate, Mr. Bregman has represented buyers, sellers, lenders, management companies, developers, contractors, landlords and tenants through all stages of acquisition, financing, construction, due diligence, leasing, and management. He is nationally recognized in the field and is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). Additionally, since 1992 as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and beginning in 2011 at Columbia Law School, Mr. Bregman teaches a course entitled: “Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Real Estate Documents: Contracts, Loan Documents, and Leases.”
From starting a business to buying or selling it, Mr. Bregman has represented and advised owners, shareholders, board members and investors in enterprises of all sizes and types. Beyond legal engagement, he has the business background of having served as a member of the Board of Directors of several publicly owned companies.
Mr. Bregman has been the mediator for hundreds of business and real estate disputes. His success rate in getting cases settled is in excess of 90 percent. He has taught mediation skills both in the United States and internationally. He also has been chosen to act as an arbitrator and receiver in many cases, ranging from partnership disputes to construction claims.
Mr. Bregman has taken numerous cases to trial. His litigation practice includes the defense and prosecution of commercial lawsuits, contract disputes, complex litigation, professional malpractice litigation, personal injury lawsuits, and general civil litigation.
He has testified as an expert witness in various lawsuits in the District of Columbia and Maryland.
Mr. Bregman has been included among the Top Lawyers in Washington, DC, by Washingtonian magazine. Mr. Bregman is listed in both the Maryland and Washington, DC, Super Lawyers publications and on the Super Lawyers' website.
Mr. Bregman serves on the Maryland Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission, the Board of Directors of the Maryland Client Protection Fund (Treasurer), the Court of Appeals Public Trust and Confidence Committee (Maryland), and the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Association Foundation.
Since 1998, Mr. Bregman has been a Professor of Negotiation and Mediation Skills at the Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution (IIMCR), and since 1993, he has been an Author and Lecturer for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Law Conference.
Mr. Bregman is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.