Andrew L. Schwartz

Andrew L. Schwartz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Rockville, MD

Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC
 | 25 West Middle Lane, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-838-3327
Fax: 301-354-8327
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (70%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Andrew Schwartz establishes trusting and communicative relationships with his clients, which helps him better understand their particular circumstances in order to achieve their desired goals. Andrew prides himself on being proactive, responsive and dedicated to each and every client. Andrew focuses his practice on commercial transactions, employment law, real estate, and successful business growth, management, operation, and succession.

    With his knowledge and wealth of experience in business, real estate and employment law, Andrew thoroughly understands the concerns and issues his clients bring to him. He deeply engages himself with his clients’ business, and works hard to understand what drives them. Andrew’s practice encompasses all manner of transactions related to mergers, acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and employment agreements. A particular passion is helping and advising clients on business start-ups and growing their business ventures.

    Andrew serves as outside general counsel to a range of companies in various industries.

    His corporate representation includes drafting and reviewing contracts and structuring corporate governance, including drafting limited liability company, partnership, corporate and joint venture agreements. He frequently is asked to speak to business owners on topics such as business entity choice, navigating business controversies and disputes and practical and legal aspects of business succession planning and employment matters.

    About Andrew Schwartz

    Admitted: 2006, Maryland

    Professional Webpage: https://steinsperling.com/attorneys/andrew-schwartz/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Best Lawyers (2020)
    • 2019 Bethesda Magazine Top Attorney
    • Maryland Super Lawyer, Rising Star (2007-2020)
    • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer, Rising Star (2007-2019)
    • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Section Chair of the Year (2011)
    • Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation, Bar Leader (2011-present)
    • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent peer review rating

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Bar Association of Montgomery County (2006–present)      Nominations and Elections Committee, Member (2014-present) Executive Committee (2009–2011)     Membership Committee (2011-2016)     Leadership Development Committee (2011-present)     Strategic Planning Committee (2010-2015)     Social Committee, Co-Chair (2012-2014)    New Practitioners Section, Co-Chair (2009-2011)
    • Maryland State Bar Association (2006-present) Young Lawyers Section Council (2008-present)
    • The Virginia Bar Association (2008-present)
    • The New York State Bar Association (2013-present)
    • Fairfax Bar Association (2008-present)
    • American Bar Association (2006-present)
    • Amity Club of Washington, Board of Directors (2010-2012)
    • Montgomery County, Maryland American Inn of Court; Associate Member (2009-2010)
    • Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation (2011-present); Board of Directors Member (2015-present); Capital Campaign Committee, Special Events Chair (2011-2013)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • BACK TO SCHOOL MEANS BACK TO BUSINESS:Have You Reviewed Your Business Agreements Lately?By: Andrew L. Schwartz, Esq., Andrew Schwartz publishes September article in Montgomery County Medical Society’s newsletter, 2012
    • A Physicians Guide to Employment Contract Negotiations by Andrew L. Schwartz, Esq., Andrew Schwartz publishes Physicians Guide to Employment Contract Negotiations, 2013
    • Andrew Schwartz will participate in a panel presenting “Critical Business Topics for Restaurant Owners,” an Aronson LLC webinar scheduled for February 12, 2014. Other panelists will include Aronson Tax Manager Aaron M. Boker, CPA and Capital Bank’s Vice President of Commercial Lending, Art Zelaya. They will discuss a variety of topics including: The legal structuring of a new restaurant; Considerations when drafting an operating agreement; Negotiating a building lease with the landlord; What banks look for from “start-ups” that need financing; Industry benchmarks for measuring expenses and profitability; How to effectively manage a restaurant’s cash flow; and Best financial practices for restaurant owners. View the online version of the webinar., Andrew Schwartz to be a panelist on “Critical Business Topics for Restaurant Owners”, 2014
    • "Real Estate Investments: Limiting Your Liability", Author, Bethesda Beat, 2015
    • "Legal and Financial Strategies for Maryland Entrepreneurs" , Speaker, 2016
    • "Montgomery County's Earned Sick and Safe Leave Bill", Speaker, Montgomery County Medical Society, 2016
    • "Hot Topics in Business and Employment Law" covering paid sick leave policy, parental leave act and minimum wage changes, Speaker, Montgomery County Medical Society, 2015
    • "Trendspotting: What Does the Future Hold for Physicians & Your Practice? Challenges & Opportunities for Medical Practices", Speaker, Montgomery County Medical Society, 2015
    • "Legal Injection—Employment Law for Practice Managers", Speaker, Montgomery County Medical Society, 2015
    • Interview with Executive Leaders Radio DC , 2016
    • Business attorney Andrew Schwartz will participate in the first-ever Launch & Learn on the topic of legal and financial strategies for Maryland entrepreneurs., Speaker, Launch & Learn, 2016
    • Business and employment law attorney Andrew Schwartz will present "Employment Law: What to Review and What's New" at the Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS) Compliance Conference., Speaker, Montgomery County Medical Society, 2016
    • Beth Irving and Andrew Schwartz to speak on “Playing by the Rules: The Legal Side" at VisArts, the Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts. This seminar will focus on legal issues artists often face, including business licenses, entity selection and organization, sales tax and reporting, “Location, Location, Location,” partners, pitfalls of doing work on commissions, “Alphabet Soup” (i.e., OSHA, LL, WSSC) and funding your dream., Beth Irving and Andrew Schwartz to present “Playing by the Rules: The Legal Side”, 2011
    • Andrew Schwartz and Eric Rollinger will be speaking at the Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professional’s practice group meeting on November 28.  Their presentation will cover business issues, including topics such as valuation and business start-ups and dissolutions., Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals’ Practice Group Meeting, 2011
    • Summer’s over and it’s time for physicians to focus on their medical practice’s compliance efforts with state and federal regulations. The Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS) has planned an afternoon of sessions to provide doctors and practice administrators updates on many of the regulations and legislation they deal with day in and day out. In their session, Karen Shapiro and Andrew Schwartz will cover recent updates related to Maryland and federal employment laws., Karen Shapiro and Andrew Schwartz to speak to Montgomery County Medical Society members, 2012
    • Andrew Schwartz and Eric Rollinger will present "Partnership Buy-Ins/Buy-Outs: What Young Physicians Need to Know" to the Montgomery County Medical Society young physicians and guests as part of their Practice Success Series. Co-ownership is like a marriage—it is a long-term relationship that requires a lot of work, communication, dedication and perseverance. If the buy-in is not planned and written well, it could lead to an unhappy divorce. If the buy-out is not done fairly, it could leave both parties in uncomfortable positionsand with hard feelings. It is therefore critically important to get the best legal advice in drafting the buy-in and buy-out agreement in order to protect the financial interests of all parties: the practice, incoming partners and outgoing partners. Keith Mathis of the MedChi Agency will discuss all the relevant insurance products to protect you and the practice. Learn all the right questions to ask at this important session., Andrew Schwartz and Eric Rollinger to speak to Montgomery County Medical Society, 2012
    • Andrew Schwartz will be addressing members of a local chapter of Business Networking International at their upcoming meeting on June 4, 2013. The focus of the meeting will be on how businesses interact with merchant processing companies, which provide services to merchants who process credit card transactions. Mr. Schwartz will focus his presentation on provisions within contracts business owners sign when engaging the services of merchant processing companies. Often, owners leave these contracts incomplete or unsigned, or they don’t fully understand what they are agreeing to when they do sign a contract. He will review specific provisions merchants should pay attention to, including terms of the agreement, lease terms for any equipment from the processing company, terms for terminating the agreement, liability for disputed charges or for terminating the agreement, as well as payment terms for the processing company’s services., Andrew Schwartz to speak on Important Contract Provisions for Merchants, 2013
    • Andrew Schwartz will be presenting at the Montgomery County Medical Society's (MCMS) Compliance Conference. He will focus on hot topics in business and employment law including: Recent updates to Maryland and Federal employment laws Strategies for transitioning your practice through sale or succession Review recent case law relevant to physicians and their practices, Andrew Schwartz to present at MCMS Compliance Conference, 2013
    • This 90-minute seminar will cover four areas of law where physicians have unique needs, whether in the professional or personal realm. Outlined below are sample questions answered by each segment of the seminar, which will be led by a different Stein Sperling attorney. We encourage you to submit your own questions in advance so our speakers can address them during their presentation. Estates + TrustsWhat estate planning documents should I consider and what is the function of each document? What advantages does a Revocable Trust offer? How can I title assets and use certain types of trusts to protect my assets?Family LawHow do separation, divorce and custody cases work in the State of Maryland? How can pre- and post-nuptial agreements protect my assets? How can I determine the value of those assets? What is expected of me when my patient is involved in a custody case? How should I respond to requests for documents? Tax LawWhat compensation issues arise if I’m practicing through an S-Corp or LLC? How can I take better advantage of tax laws related to my retirement planning? What reporting does the IRS require related to foreign assets and bank accounts I may own or have access to?Business LawWhat are the essential components of my employment agreement?  What key provisions and exit strategies should be a part of my buy-sell, partnership or operating agreement? What common mistakes do physicians make when negotiating commercial lease agreements?, Physicians Are People Too: Addressing Your Professional and Personal Legal Needs, 2013
    • Andrew Schwartz will be part of a panel addressing "Issues for the Employed Physician and Physicians Contemplating Employment: The Legal and Financial Considerations." The panel will be hosted by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society's Center for the Employed Physician and Center for a Healthy Maryland. Mr. Schwartz and two other panelists will address the following topics: Various employment structures for physician groups; Key considerations in drafting or renewing an employment contract; and Practice management issues in an employed setting., Andrew Schwartz to participate in panel on Legal Issues for the Employed Physician, 2013
    • Cared-for Practice, Cared-for Patients: You Can’t Have One without the OtherBy: Andrew L. Schwartz, Esq., Andrew Schwartz publishes article in Montgomery County Medical Society’s August newsletter, 2012

    Educational Background:

    • Franklin and Marshall College (B.A.), 2003
    • Widener University School of Law (J.D.); Moot Court Honor Society; Trial Advocacy Honor Society, Executive Board Member, 2006
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    Office Location for Andrew L. Schwartz

    25 West Middle Lane
    Rockville, MD 20850

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