Michael A. Schollaert
- Court of Appeals of Maryland
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland
- University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 2004)
- Order of the Coif
- The Business Lawyer, Executive Board Articles Editor
- Connecticut College (B.A., 2000)
Michael A. Schollaert
Michael A. Schollaert is a principal in the Construction and Litigation Groups. Michael recently served as Assistant Editor of the Maryland Construction Law Deskbook, published by the Maryland State Bar Association, and he also co-authored the chapter on Mechanic’s Liens and Statutory Remedies. Michael has been named a “Rising Star” by Maryland Super Lawyers from 2009 through 2013. He also lectures on various topics of interest to professionals in the construction industry.
Michael provides strategic and tactical advice to his clients at every stage of the construction process – from contract drafting and review through project close-out and dispute resolution. He is a proactive advisor who works closely with his clients to understand their operations in order to maximize their opportunities and minimize risks. Where appropriate, he takes an active role in ongoing projects to assess progress and the obstacles facing each job. With an understanding of project dynamics, Michael has the experience and skill to help get troubled projects back on track.
When disputes arise, Michael is also an aggressive advocate, both in the courtroom and through the informal resolution of claims. As a trial lawyer and trusted advisor, he works closely with his clients to achieve the best outcome in a cost-effective and timely manner.
Michael has extensive experience in the prosecution and defense of mechanic’s liens in state courts throughout the State of Maryland. He represents general contractors, owners, subcontractors and suppliers on private and public construction projects, and also provides general litigation, complex commercial litigation, mediation and arbitration representation. His practice focuses on dispute avoidance, contract administration and the preparation and defense of claims involving payment disputes, project delays and disruptions, wrongful termination, construction and design defects, and related matters.
Active in the community, he serves on the board of Federal Hill Main Street in Baltimore and is Chair of its Business Development Committee.
- American Bar Association
- Forum on the Construction Industry
- Bar Association of Baltimore City
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Construction Law Section
- Young Lawyers Division
- Federal Hill Main Street
- Board of Directors
- Chair, Business Development Committee
- Listed as a Maryland Rising Star in Maryland Super Lawyers, Construction Litigation, 2009-2013
- Summer Associate, Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver
- Law Clerk, United States Attorney’s Office
- Regulatory Compliance Specialist, LCC International, Inc.
- Program Chair, Maryland Construction Law Institute 2013: Building the Foundation, Maryland State Bar Association, 2013
- Speaker, “Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues,” Lorman Education Services, 2012, 2013
- Speaker, "AIA Contracts," Lorman Education Services, 2011, 2013
- Co-author, Mechanic's Liens and Statutory Remedies, Maryland Construction Law Deskbook, Maryland State Bar Association, 2012
- Speaker, “Understanding the Construction Bidding Process in Maryland,” Lorman Education Services, 2006
- Co-author with Joseph C. Kovars, “Truth & Consequences: Withdrawn Bids and Legal Remedies,” The Construction Lawyer, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, 2006