Donald "Don" Sperling

Donald "Don" Sperling

Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC

Recognized since 2020

Rockville, Maryland

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Corporate Law

Real Estate Law

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Don Sperling’s extensive experience handling issues related to businesses, from start-ups to fully matured companies, enables him to evaluate clients’ legal and business concerns and opportunities from multiple angles. He adeptly guides them through short- and long-term considerations for their businesses, whether in the context of a potential merger or acquisition, key hire, a real estate transaction, an employment issue, a business strategic planning consideration or a litigation scenario. Don listens carefully to his clients and then crafts innovative, strategic and meticulous plans to address and achieve their individual needs and goals. He prides himself on relating well with his clients and providing practical solutions.

When he co-founded Stein Sperling 40 years ago, Don envisioned a “client-first” law firm, which would attract lawyers who shared his passion for the law, and for treating a client’s issue as their own. It is with enormous pride that Don has worked hard to help the firm evolve and thrive while remaining true to that foundational ideal: dedication to client service.

Highly regarded in the legal community, Don has amassed a variety of professional accolades during his career and is frequently called upon to speak on business, employment, and technology-related topics before business groups throughout the region.

Contact & Links
  • 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • University of Baltimore, J.D. (magna cum laude), graduated 1975
  • University of Maryland, B.S., graduated 1972
Bar Admissions
  • Maryland, State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia, State Bar Association
  • Virginia, State Bar Association
  • New York, State Bar Association
  • Florida, State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County - Member
  • Maryland Bar Association Insurance Trust - Trustee (1990-1998)
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Member
  • District of Columbia Bar - Member
  • Virginia State Bar - Member
  • Florida State Bar - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers (2020)
  • Maryland Super Lawyer (2007, 2009-2011, 2014-2019)
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer (2007, 2009-2011,2013-2018)
  • SmartCEO magazine, Power Players Finalist (2013)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent peer review rating
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law


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