Ballard Spahr LLP

Douglas M Fox

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Practice Areas

Douglas M. Fox practices business, corporate and securities law for public and privately held entities in a range of industries, and their investors and financing sources. He regularly represents real estate investment trusts, mutual funds, and other investment funds and companies. He counsels startup and mature technology and new-economy companies, including life sciences, solar energy, wireless communications and edutainment companies, as well as research institutions and investment banks that fuel their growth. He advises on organizational and capital raising matters, on executive compensation, and on issues of board and committee responsibilities, mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and governance. More recently, Doug has focused on counseling sponsors and others on the structuring and establishment of Qualified Opportunity Funds, an advent of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017.


Admissions: Maryland.

Professional Memberships

Maryland State Bar Association Past Chair, Committee on Representing Emerging Companies; Maryland Judicial Institute, Instructor, Business and Biotechnology Law.


University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D. 1985) University of Maryland (B.S. Civil Engineering 1979).