OVLG Attorney Marie Lott Pharaoh

Marie Lott Pharaoh (Of Counsel Attorney)

    Bar Number: 11080 ( Maryland )
    Offers initial free consultation: Yes

    Practice Areas

    • Consumer Bankruptcy
    • , Company Formation
    • , Wills and Trusts

    Contact Information

    • Location: 16029 Dorset Road, Laurel, Maryland, 20707
    Phone: 240-606-3494
    Fax: 240-536-9157

    Professional Experience

    • Jan 2011 to Oct 2011 - 9 mos
      PROJECT ATTORNEY for the Inter-County Broadband Network, a $174 million federally-funded BTOP infrastructure project. 
      • Developed policies and provided guidance to ensure compliance with federal procurement regulations.
      • Performed complex analysis of grant award and conditions and inter-relation between and among federal, state, and local government regulations to increase project's success in complying with all government regulations.
      • Researched and provided legal advice on Federal Communications Commission regulations and policies
      • Governing pole attachments, signal boosters, States' opt-out, open access, and fair use.
      • Reviewed and drafted RFPs, NDAs, vendors' contracts, and consortium agreements.
      • Negotiated pole attachment and encroachment agreements with local utility, state agencies, and railway companies.
      • Provided legal advice on FOIA matters associated with BTOP-funded programs.
    • Jan 2011 to Present - 10 yrs 7 mos
      • Provide legal advice and counsel to small businesses and clients facing bankruptcy and foreclosure.
      • Draft and edit by-laws and advise on compliance with Maryland's and DC's nonprofit corporation laws.
      • Draft and edit vendors' and employment contracts.
      • Provide legal advice and representation on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy matters. Successfully defended against trustees' attempt to liquidate debtors' homes and vehicles.
      • Volunteer attorney for the Debtor Assistance Project.


    • HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1991)
    • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, College Park, Maryland (1986)
      B.A., Philosophy, cum laude W.E. Schlaretzki Prize for outstanding achievement in Philosophy.