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Rolanzo Richard White

Rolanzo Richard White

Attorney at WRO Law & Strategy LLC
  • Business Law, Intellectual Property, Trademarks ...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Biography

I am Rolanzo White, Esq., an Attorney practicing business, entertainment, and technology law in Maryland and Washington, DC.  

I received my Juris Doctor from the University of Massachusetts. While there I served as a Staff Editor for the University of Massachusetts Law Review, President of the Black Law Students Association, Treasurer of the Student Bar Association, Student Attorney for the Community Development Clinic, and competed in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. 

I am a client-focused, progressive, and creative practitioner who gauges success on how much my expertise and practice can provide value to those around me. Throughout my career, I have demonstrated a commitment to performing at the highest standards as well as being able to employ strong interpersonal skills with clients, manage multiple priorities, and strive to achieve the goals of my clients. 

Education
University of Massachusetts School of Law
J.D. (2016) | Law
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Honors: Academic Scholarship
Activities: • Staff Editor, University of Massachusetts Law Review, 2015 – 2016 • Moot Court Team, Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, 2015-2016 • Phi Alpha Delta, 2014-2016 • Black Law Students Association, 2014-2016 • Associate Editor, University of Massachusetts Law Review, 2014-2015 • President, Black Law Students Association, 2014-2015 • Treasurer, Student Bar Association, 2014-2015 • Admissions Ambassador, 2014-2016
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Publications
Articles & Publications
How to Legally Start a Podcast
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Film Production Legal Concerns
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Doing Business in Maryland During The COVID-19 Pandemic
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Choosing a Business Entity
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The Popularity of Derivative Music
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Maryland
Member
Current
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The Bar Association of Montgomery County  # 46851241
Active Member
- Current
Activities: Business Law, Intellectual Property, Real Estate
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: 1613644
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Maryland
Maryland Court of Appeals
ID Number: 1612140339
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Intellectual Property
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Communications & Internet Law
    Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Written
Legal Answers
Q. If I self-publish a book and want to sell it, what do I need to do? If I need a license, then what kind?
A: You do not need to establish a business to self publish a book, but there are several advantages to to doing so. For instance, you can deduct businesses expenses you may have incurred in making your book from your tax liability. Sole proprietorships, partnerships, and LLCs each have distinct tax or organizational advantages. With LLCs, you are not liable for any more than the amount you invested into the entity, whereas with a sole proprietorship you would be personally liable for business debts that exceed the value of the business itself. Finally, there are no special licenses required to publish books or written material. To pick the best business structure for your needs, you should speak with an experienced business attorney who has experience with business formations.
Q. Hello, I see that Howard University is trademarked. Am I able to just use "Howard" or "Bowie" without adding the word U
A: It's going to depend on the actual mark, but "Howard" and "Bowie" themselves are weak marks and will likely not be granted a trademark. "Howard" is a common first and surname and "Bowie" is a location. The USPTO does not grant trademarks to generic or descriptive marks. Strong marks are "fanciful" or "arbitrary" as defined by US trademark law. You should reach out to a business or intellectual property attorney in your area to help create a strong mark for your company. Good luck!
Q. I had a pole barn put up by a co.! everything is fine except I need the 3ft. door raised up 4 inches for concrete!! they
A: Well, it really depends on the contract you signed with them. I'm curious as to what acceptance of the final work product is explained to be, and whether the contract said anything about modifications to the work. If they have a duty to come back and raise the door, which they probably do, then you could bring a suit for breach of contract yourself. However, there are a number of ways to tackle this problem.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Contact & Map
WRO Law and Strategy, LLC
9711 Washingtonian Blvd
Suite 550
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Telephone: (202) 788-6060
Cell: (202) 350-1114
Fax: (202) 916-8998
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed