Address: 12505 Park Potomac Avenue, 6th Floor, potomac, MD, 20854
Law Firm: Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
Phone: (301) 230-6562
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|Description||People turn to Scott Strickler when they are facing a challenging situation involving their marriage, custody of their children, or other legal concerns involving their family, particularly when the issues are complex and the stakes are high. Clients benefit from Scott’s inventive tactics. Opponents are rarely able to predict how he will approach a particular issue in a case.Scott’s clients benefit from his creative style, his highly tactical approach, and his three decades of experience in the field of family law. Understanding that no two cases should be approached alike and that every circumstance requires a different strategy, he treats each matter as unique, with no preconceived notions and in a manner that is not one-size-fits-all.Bethesda Magazine has featured Scott multiple times as one of the top divorce lawyers in the DC metro region. The magazine notes that he is excellent at dealing with complicated tax issues and he remains focused and committed to improving his clients’ overall strategic position. Scott has also been selected numerous times by Worth Magazine as one of the top one hundred attorneys in the country serving the needs of affluent clientele, recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as among the top family law attorneys in Maryland, and named in Washington Post Magazine’s Best Lawyers, A Comprehensive Guide to the Area’s Top Attorneys.Scott began practicing law in 1986, after serving as the judicial law clerk to the Chief Judge of Maryland’s Fifth Judicial Circuit. Since then, his practice has concentrated solely on the field of domestic relations and family law. He represents clients in the negotiation and preparation of property settlement agreements, antenuptial agreements, and post-nuptial agreements, and litigates before the Family Division Masters and judges of the Circuit Courts of Maryland in contested and uncontested divorce, custody, and support matters.Scott has argued and/or briefed cases in both of the appellate courts of Maryland, as well as the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Much of his practice focuses on complex domestic relations issues involving such things as business valuations, domestic relations taxation, and the use of the tax code to optimize settlement solutions for both parties in a case.A respected authority in the field of domestic relations and family law, Scott is a frequent lecturer and has given numerous presentations to other lawyers, accountants and financial advisors, as well as members of the general public. He has presented programs at the:American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Bar Association of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers, International Association of Financial Planners, American Association of Attorney CPAs, and Maryland Commission for Women. His presentations have included such topics asStock Options and Hidden Assets in Divorce, Alimony Trends in Maryland, Creative Settlement Strategies – Maximizing Tax Savings, and How to Choose a Divorce Lawyer. ResultsHughes v. Hughes, 80 Md. App. 216, 560 A.2d 1145 (1989) Johnson v. Domingues, 82 Md. App. 128, 570 A.2d 369 (1990) Domingues v. Johnson, 323 Md. 486, 593 A.2d 1133 (1991) Tolima, Inc. v. Veiga, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, unreported State Farm v. Hoang, 682 A.2d 202 (D.C. App. 1996) Koutsos v. Koustos, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, unreported Nolfi v. Henry, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, dismissed by opposing party after briefing Mills v. Mills, 178 Md. App. 728, 943 A.2d 677 (2008) Watter v. Watter, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, unreportedRecognitionThe Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2021 Selected by Worth Magazine for three years running (2007, 2008 and 2009) as one of the Top 100 attorneys in the nation serving the needs of the affluent Top Family Law Attorneys in Maryland and Washington D.C., Super Lawyers Magazine, 2007-2021 Named in Washington D.C.’s Best Lawyers, A Comprehensive Guide to the Areas Top Attorneys, featured in The Washington Post Magazine, November 2008 Selected by Washingtonian Magazine on multiple occasions for inclusion among the top domestic relations attorneys in the area, including February 2009 (Breaking Up is Hard to Do) and December 2007 (Washington’s Top Lawyers)PublicationsIncome Tax Consequences upon Separation or Divorce, The Prudential Flyer, May, 1992News & EventsSeminars & Speaking EngagementsLegal Aspects of Separation and Divorce, Maryland Commission for Women, presented on multiple occasions since 1988; co-authored and edited the current Divorce Handbook, completed in 2009 Divorce Decrees, College Degrees, College Financial Aid Strategies, June and July, 1991 (two-part series) How to Choose a Divorce Lawyer, Maryland Commision for Women, 1994 Rita Rosenkrantz Pro Bono Family Law training, Montgomery County Bar Association, annual lecturer since 1994 Guardians Ad Litem: Collection of Fees From Bankruptcy Debtor, Bar Association of Montgomery County, 1995 Divorce or Separation: What You Need to Know to Guide Your Clients Through Transition, International Association of Financial Planners, 1997 Alimony: Initial Awards and Modifications, Bar Association of Montgomery County, 1998 Prenuptial Agreements, Law School for the Public, 1999 Drafting Prenuptial Agreements: The Times, They Are A-Changin’, Maryland Institute for Continuing Education for Lawyers (MICPEL), February, 2000 Civil Contempt: An Update, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers (MICPEL), February, 2001 Stock Options and Hidden Assets in Divorce, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, December, 2001 Alimony Trends in Maryland, Bar Association of Montgomery County, 2002 Creative Settlement Strategies: Maximizing Tax Savings, Mediation Matters (marital property training for mediators), presented on multiple occasions, beginning in 2003 Greater Monetary Awards: Stock Options and Property Settlements, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, September, 2004 Hot Tips for the Family Law Practitioner, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers (MICPEL), February, 2005 Divorce Planning – The Financial Experts Role, A Litigator’s Perspective, Maryland Institute of Certified Public Accountants (and local chapters thereof), presented on multiple occasions, beginning October, 2005 Grandparents’ Rights to Custody and Visitation, Law School for the Public, 2007 Collaborative Law – Pros and Cons, Bar Association of Montgomery County, 2008 Financial Experts in Divorce, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, December, 2008 Prenuptial Agreements-Representing the Economically Dominant and Weaker Parties, American Association of Attorney-CPAs, November, 2014 News & Events News Press Releases Eleven Shulman Rogers attorneys named to 2021 Maryland Super Lawyers list December 14, 2020 News Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 13 Shulman Rogers Attorneys for 2021 August 20, 2020 Thirteen Shulman Rogers attorneys have been named to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America list. General News Press Releases Twelve Shulman Rogers Attorneys Named to 2020 Maryland Super Lawyers List December 6, 2019 Twelve Shulman Rogers attorneys have been named to the 2020 Maryland Super Lawyers or 2020 Maryland Rising Stars list. News Press Releases Thirteen Shulman Rogers attorneys named to 2019 Maryland Super Lawyers list December 11, 2018 POTOMAC, Md., December 11, 2018 – Thirteen Shulman Rogers attorneys have been named to the 2019 Maryland Super Lawyers and […] News Press Releases Best Lawyers in America recognizes 9 Shulman Rogers attorneys for 2019 September 5, 2018 POTOMAC, Md., Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Ten Shulman Rogers attorneys have been named to the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list. Recognized attorneys and their respective […] News Bethesda Magazine once again recognizes Strickler and Platnick as Top Divorce Attorneys September 1, 2018 Scott Strickler and Geoffrey Platnick, both of Shulman Rogers’ Family Law and Fiduciary Litigation Practice Group, were named among the […] News Best Lawyers in America recognizes 8 Shulman Rogers attorneys for 2018 October 13, 2017 Nine Shulman Rogers attorneys have been named to the 2018 Best Lawyers in America list. Recognized attorneys and their respective practice areas […] News Press Releases Shulman Rogers’ Strickler and Platnick recognized as top divorce attorneys by Bethesda Magazine July 19, 2017 POTOMAC, Md., July 19, 2017 – Scott Strickler and Geoffrey Platnick, both of Shulman Rogers’ Divorce and Family Law Group, were […] News Events Scott Strickler Presents at 2017 Forensic Valuation Conference June 2, 2017 Scott Strickler recently served as a featured speaker for the 2017 Forensic Valuation Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Presenting The CPA’s Role […] News Press Releases Shulman Rogers attorneys honored by inclusion on 2017 Best Lawyers listing August 15, 2016 POTOMAC, Md., Aug. 15, 2016 – Shulman Rogers is pleased to announce the following attorneys were named to the 2017 Best […] News Press Releases Shulman Rogers attorneys honored by inclusion on 2016 Maryland and Washington DC Super Lawyers listings December 10, 2015 POTOMAC, Md., December 10, 2015 – Shulman Rogers is pleased to announce the following attorneys were named to the 2016 […] News Press Releases Shulman Rogers attorneys honored by inclusion on 2016 Best Lawyers listing August 18, 2015 POTOMAC, Md., Aug. 18, 2015 – Shulman Rogers is pleased to announce the following attorneys were named to the 2016 […] News Press Releases Shulman Rogers attorneys honored by inclusion on 2015 Best Lawyers listing May 11, 2015 POTOMAC, Md., May 11, 2015 – Shulman Rogers is pleased to announce the following attorneys were named to the 2015 […] News Shulman Rogers Attorneys Honored by Inclusion on 2015 Maryland Super Lawyers Listing December 18, 2014 Shulman Rogers is pleased to announce the following attorneys were named to the 2015 Maryland Super Lawyers listing: Jay M. […] News Shulman Rogers attorneys named to Bethesda Magazine’s 2013 Top Divorce Lawyers November 14, 2013 Congratulations to Scott Strickler and Geoff Platnick, named to Bethesda Magazine˜s 2013 Top Divorce Lawyers in Metro Washington list. Also […] News Events Rita Rosenkrantz Basic Family Law Training November 14, 2011 LOCATION: TBA Speakers: Monica Harms Esquire of Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll, P.C. Heather Hostetter, Esquire of Hostetter Street, LLC […]ResourceseNewsletterAs a service to our clients, Divorce Magazine and Shulman Rogers are pleased to provide a monthly eNewsletter. January 2021 Divorce ProcessTop Benefits of Hiring a Divorce LawyerOne of the prime benefits of hiring a divorce lawyer is that it can protect you from making mistakes you’ll have to live with for the rest of your life; it also levels the playing field if your spouse hires one.Coping with DivorceUnhappy New Year? 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