Mergers and Acquisitions

Private Equity and Venture Capital

Business and Finance


Corporate Governance

Securities Law



J.D., Cornell University, 2004

M.A., St. John’s College, 2000

B.A., Salisbury State University, 1998

Bar Admissions


New York

District of Columbia


Affiliations and Recognitions

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore,

     Board of Directors, 2015

Baltimore Community ToolBank,

     Board of Directors, 2015-2017

Doug Howard



8 Park Center Court, Suite 100

Baltimore, Maryland 21117


Phone: (410) 457-3452

Fax: (410) 363-3569



Doug Howard is a Partner of Zarren Law Group, LLC. He is an experienced business attorney primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity (including mezzanine funds), corporate finance, corporate governance, restructuring transactions, and general business/contractual matters. Doug represents private equity funds and venture capital funds, their portfolio companies and other operating businesses, mezzanine funds, independent sponsors and senior lenders.


Doug’s client base is primarily comprised of middle market funds and independent sponsors, their portfolio companies, other operating companies and senior lenders.


Prior to Zarren Law Group, LLC, Doug was a Partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP and Duane Morris LLP. He also practiced law at DLA Piper US LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.


Doug has been an active member of the Maryland legal community and is also licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C. and New York.  He obtained his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School where he was general editor of Cornell International Law Journal, and a graduate of St. John’s College (M.A.) and Salisbury University (B.A.).


Doug was born in Salisbury, Maryland, grew-up on a farm in Powellville, Maryland, and has spent his entire professional career in Maryland other than his initial year working in Washington, D.C.