Jamie Kent Hamelburg, Managing Member of Press, Dozier & Hamelburg, has over 20 years of experience representing businesses and individuals. As a business lawyer, she advises clients on a broad variety of issues including start-up and choice of entity, employment, contractor and client agreements, operating agreements and bylaws, government certifications and contracts, business disputes, estate and succession planning, and debt collection. She also represents both lenders and borrowers in commercial loan transactions.
Ms. Hamelburg has developed a particular focus serving small businesses and helping them with the myriad issues they face. She has become a trusted advisor to hundreds of entrepreneurs as they navigate the start-up process. She regularly leads a workshop for start-ups at The Maryland Women’s Business Center and was named its Volunteer of the Year in 2018. Ms. Hamelburg is the immediate past president of Women Business Owners of Montgomery County, and is recognized as a business leader throughout Maryland and the greater Washington, DC area.
In addition to her business law work, Ms. Hamelburg also has a commercial real estate practice, where she drafts and reviews lease agreements and handles landlord/tenant and other property disputes. She represents landlords ranging in size from large commercial property owners and managers to small store-fronts and one-unit residences, and also counsels tenants in commercial and residential matters. Since most business owners either own or lease commercial real estate, Ms. Hamelburg’s dual focus on business law and commercial real estate enables her to provide efficient, effective and practical legal counsel for the firm's clients.
Ms. Hamelburg began her legal career by clerking for the Honorable Rudolph J. Gerber on the Arizona Court of Appeals. She then became an associate at McKenna & Cuneo (now Dentons), litigating before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Her practice included complex contractual disputes arising from major federal procurements including the A-12 advanced tactical aircraft. Ms. Hamelburg was Editor-In-Chief of The Government Contractor, a government contract law and policy publication of Thompson West.
Ms. Hamelburg graduated from The University of Michigan Law School. Her undergraduate degree is from The State University of New York at Buffalo. She practices in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and Kentucky.
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