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Michael Gottlieb, Attorney & Founder

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Overview/Personal Philosophy

I love being a lawyer and I love changing my clients’ perception of what it’s like to work with a lawyer. I thrive on creating a uniquely positive and enjoyable client/lawyer relationship. By understanding our clients – their passions, their ambitions, their goals, and the issues that keep them up at night, I’m able to help them achieve their goals in a way that is custom-fit for them.

I often serve as a sounding board for our clients. While our clients know their business better than anyone, together we make a great team – we will find the best possible approach to achieve the desired goals. Then, I make it happen in the most efficient way possible. To do this, I employ legal expertise, creativity, logic, tact, and persuasion.


Our practice is focused on representing privately-held businesses and entrepreneurs for whom we serve as outside general counsel. We work with the owners/operators to help them with the legal and strategic matters they face in their businesses. (Please see How We Help for a description and a detailed list of the types of services we provide to our clients.)

We help our clients with legal and strategic matters that arise during all phases of the business lifecycle, from startup, growth and expansion, through exit strategies.

Our clients include businesses in a variety of industries, including federal government contracting, home health care, health/dental care, information technology, public relations, publishing, and home improvement that are located throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.


Honors/Positions/Speaking Engagements

  • GlobalCEO Advisors member
  • Leadership Montgomery: Graduate (Class of 2011) and Member of Recruiting Committee; Board member – FY'18 and Member of Ethics and Governance Committee
  • SmartCEO Centers of Influence: 2016 Winner
  • Rockville Chamber of Commerce: 
    • Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors;
    • Member of Board of Directors;
    • CEO Roundtable facilitator
  • Darnestown (Maryland) Civic Association: Officer & Director
  • Regular presenter on government subcontracting, business operations, succession planning, employment issues and commercial real estate to businesses and trade associations throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.

Education/Bar Admissions

JD: Wake Forest University School of Law, 1997.

BS: Political Science, James Madison University, 1994.

Bar Admissions: State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

In the Press


I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy fast cars (including racing them), local/regional travel, and weight lifting.


Our Team


I have used Michael Gottlieb of The Gottlieb Law Firm for the past 12 years and cannot say enough about him. He has helped me to purchase two businesses, deal with employee issues, negotiate leases and many other business issues. He is not only highly intelligent and diligent with everything he does, he really cares about his clients and I always have felt like he has a personal interest in my success. Josh Perelman President, TrophyMart


Momentum Law Group serves as the outside legal team for entrepreneurs and owner-operated small and medium sized businesses in Maryland, DC, and throughout the DC Metro area. We provide a focused array of legal services covering the following areas of law: corporate/business, employment, commercial real estate, government contracts, litigation, intellectual property and estate planning. 

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Contact Us

9211 Corporate Boulevard
Suite 350
Rockville, MD 20850

301 658 2205 / F: 301 658 2114

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