Sharon T. Diamant, Esq.
Sharon T. Diamant has been working as an attorney for over twenty years. In October 2000, she became a prosecutor in the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office. She left the state’s attorney’s office in 2002 and practiced Criminal Law in Hillsborough County, Florida for two years before returning to the state’s attorney’s office in 2004. Ms. Diamant remained at the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office until 2010, when she opened her own office and went into private practice. While a prosecutor, she handled a wide variety of matters in the District Court Unit, including bad checks, burglary, theft, drunk driving and other traffic offenses, assault, and violations of protective orders (Gazette).
In the Juvenile Division, she specialized in handling sexual abuse cases involving juvenile offenders. She handled one famous juvenile matter involving a youth who had molested several children in his neighborhood which ultimately led to the first-ever sexual offender legislation which would require juveniles engaged in sexual offenses to register as sex offenders (Washington Post). In 2007, Ms. Diamant joined the white-collar crime team in her office, where she handled the prosecution of a myriad of crimes, including large-scale thefts, embezzlements from employers and the federal government, misappropriations, as well as the investigation of police officer-involved shootings and crimes involving public officials.
For the past ten years, Sharon has specialized her practice on criminal law and domestic law. She regularly appears before Magistrates and Judges on all issues surrounding criminal law and domestic law, to include: contested and uncontested divorce, child custody, child support, peace and protective orders, and post-judgment issues. Sharon also handles cases that cross over between criminal and domestic law.
Sharon was recently featured on WJLA 7 News in a case involving a grandparent’s right to custody of a grandchild where the mother is deceased and the father is a convicted criminal. She handles drug cases, abuse cases, assault, shoplifting, burglaries, traffic tickets and all other criminal offenses.
More recently, Sharon handled a case of a woman accused of attempted murder but who never intended to hurt anyone. That client is now receiving mental health treatment, as opposed to being locked up in a jail.
Sharon is a client’s biggest advocate and at the same time acts as a mentor and friend. She personally answers her phone calls, answers all emails and texts, and is always available to her clients. She is an expert litigator with 20 years of trial experience, but she also mediates for clients and promotes non-litigation strategies, where appropriate.
Sharon is a 1999 graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law and is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland, the State of Florida, and the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland. Sharon was also recently admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. She has been selected to the Super Lawyers list for the State of Maryland in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017, 2018 and 2019.
She is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association, the Sobeloff Society, the Collaborative Divorce Law Society, the National College for DUI Defense and the Montgomery County Criminal Law Society, and the Inns of Court. Sharon also sits on Montgomery County’s Judicial Nominating Commission. She has won Avvo’s Client Choice Award and has a “superb” rating on Avvo.com.
Jason P. Gerstein, Esq.
Mr. Gerstein’s primary area of practice is in federal and state taxation and complex commercial transactions with a focus on real estate. Mr. Gerstein participates in all stages of tax planning and transaction structuring to assist clients in creating sound profitable tax efficient business enterprises. In addition, Mr. Gerstein regularly assists clients in contractual disputes and negotiation, strategic business planning, negotiations with the Internal Revenue Service and all areas related to commercial real estate transactions.
Mr. Gerstein is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Psychology. Mr. Gerstein received his Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in finance from The Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C., and a Masters of Law (LLM) in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland, the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland and the United States Supreme Court. In addition, Mr. Gerstein is an active member of the Federal District Court for the District of Maryland and the United States Tax Court.
Mr. Gerstein additionally holds his Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 24 (General Securities Principal), Series 63 (Uniform Agent State Law) and Series 79 (Investment Banking Representative) securities licenses.
Mr. Gerstein is a frequent guest lecturer at local universities on the design and capitalization of efficient commercial real estate transactions.