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Dean S. Nordlinger

Dean S. Nordlinger

Dean Nordlinger has more than 18 years of experience representing small and medium-sized privately held companies, closely-held businesses, private equity firms and entrepreneurs across varied industries, including government contracting, media and communications, information technology and manufacturing. He regularly represents clients on business and corporate matters in all phases of their business lifecycle—from start-up to sale of the company.

Dean has extensive experience representing clients as buyers and sellers on mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and sales, management buyouts, spin-offs, joint ventures and other strategic transactions, and debt and equity financing transactions. He also advises clients on a variety of other business and corporate matters, including entity formation, ownership structure, operating agreements, shareholders agreements, employee incentive compensation plans, non-compete agreements, loan transactions and succession planning.

Affiliations & Recognition


  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Business/Corporate (2017-2019)



Press Coverage


"Does the Sale of a Company Have to Be a Zero Sum Game?," Set-Aside Alert (September 25, 2015).
"Planning Ahead to Get It Right for Your Business," PLLC Legal Advisor (January 01, 2015).
"For Employee Incentive Plans, It's not 'one size fits all'," Set-Aside Alert (May 02, 2014).
"The Importance of a Good Prenuptial Agreement for Your Company," PLLC Legal Advisor (October 01, 2013).
"For Government Contractors, Employee Incentive Compensation May Be Key to Navigating Challenging Times Ahead," Set-Aside Alert (February 22, 2013).
"Commercial Lending to Small Business Borrowers: What to Expect in 2012," Set-Aside Alert (January 27, 2012).

Speaking Engagements