Meet The Attorney

Douglas L. Burgess

Mr. Burgess is a Baltimore native and was educated at The Manlius Pebble Hill School. He went on to attend Hamilton College to receive his B.A., and attended the University of Maryland where he obtained his J.D. Mr. Burgess first served as a law clerk to the Honorable Austin W. Brizendine in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, and has practiced in Baltimore for over 30 years.

His clients include builders, developers, landlords, landowners, restaurants and business owners. He has negotiated and drafted hundreds of commercial contracts and leases on behalf of buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, and is a licensed title insurance agent and real estate broker.

Mr. Burgess is well regarded as an attorney for many family owned businesses, and has assisted, on an on-call basis, these families over the years with their transaction and estate planning needs.

As a National Association of Federal Credit Union (NAFCU) certified compliance officer (NCCO), Mr. Burgess has knowledge of the increasingly complex rules affecting financial institutions. He has served for over 20 years as a volunteer director of the Baltimore County Employees Federal Credit Union and as Board Chair (2005 - 2015).

Education
  • Hamilton College (B.A., 1979)
  • University of Maryland (J.D., 1982)
Practice Focus
  • Real Estate
  • Business Transactions
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Liquor Law
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Credit Union and Banking Transactions
Recognitions

Mr. Burgess has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating, the highest rating given, from Martindale-Hubbell, the preeminent peer review rating company in the country.

AV rating

Meet The Attorney

Thomas J. Renner (Of Counsel)

Mr. Renner is of counsel to Burgess Law LLC, where his main areas of practice are probate, taxation, estate planning, and business law. Mr. Renner has spoken previously before professional and civic groups on probate and taxation, and other related topics. He is the coauthor of various publications by National Business Institute.

Mr. Renner earned his B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Maryland. He is past chairman of the Review Board of the Attorney Grievance Commission and a past member of the Inquiry Committee of the Attorney Grievance Commission. Mr. Renner is also a member of the Baltimore County Bar Association; the American Bar Association; and the Maryland State Bar Association.

 

 

Education
  • University of Maryland (B.S.)
  • University of Maryland (J.D.)
Practice Focus
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
Recognitions