Margaret L. Argent
Member, Thomas & Libowitz, P.A.
100 Light Street, Suite 1100, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
- Family Law Litigation – Divorce, Support, Custody, Enforcement of Agreements
- Family Law – General
- Drafting of Divorce Settlement Agreements
- Drafting of Prenuptial Agreements
- Complex Commercial Litigation
- General Litigation
Ms. Argent has practiced with the firm since 1989, handling complex business litigation in both state and federal courts, and in AAA and FINRA arbitrations. Ms. Argent’s cases have run the gamut of business litigation: breach of contract; corporate malfeasance and officers’ breaches of fiduciary duty; interpretation of contracts and declaratory judgment actions; non-compete and other restrictive covenants; franchise disputes; copyright; employment discrimination; shareholder’s claims and restrictive stock agreements; business torts, including tortious interference; and customer claims against financial advisors/brokers. She has handled cases involving a wide range of businesses: television broadcast and advertising; real estate development, brokerage, and lending; agriculture; telecommunications; construction; and commercial landlord/tenant.
Additionally, Ms. Argent has represented clients in both divorce litigation and settlements, as well as in the preparation of prenuptial agreements. Ms. Argent finds that her experience in business litigation has been invaluable in her domestic practice, since marital agreements and divorces often involve tax and accounting, valuation, and business operational issues that are similar to those in commercial litigation. Her extensive business litigation practice has thus enabled her to address the same complex issues when they are relevant in divorces. Ms. Argent’s domestic practice is assisted by the experience of business, tax, and real estate lawyers at Thomas & Libowitz. Ms. Argent’s practice also includes other domestic matters involving custody and visitation, child support, alimony, and protective orders/domestic violence. Ms. Argent has been recognized as a Maryland “Super Lawyer” in the family law field since 2013.
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
- District of Columbia
Ms. Argent graduated from New York University School of Law, earning a J.D. in June 1985. While at NYU, Ms. Argent earned a Moot Court Award for Outstanding Written and Oral Advocacy.
Ms. Argent’s undergraduate education was at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, known for its “Great Books” program. Ms. Argent earned her B.A. in 1982.
Ms. Argent attended Western High School in Baltimore City, graduating from its “A Course” in 1977.
Outside of the Office
Ms. Argent is a volunteer with Bella’s Bully Buddies, Inc., a local nonprofit that places homeless dogs into volunteer foster homes and provides training, veterinary care, and other services so that the dogs can be successfully adopted. Ms. Argent became involved with Bella’s after being a volunteer dog walker at BARCS, which operates the Baltimore City Animal Shelter. www.bellasbullybuddies.org
Ms. Argent is a member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Historic Linthicum Walks, Inc., a nonprofit organization that seeks to preserve and promote a historic farm property in Anne Arundel County. www.historiclinthicumwalks.org
Ms. Argent is also a volunteer mentor with THREAD, an organization that assists underperforming students in Baltimore City high schools to achieve academic advancement and personal growth. www.thread.org
Ms. Argent also participates in the Baltimore Ceasefire 365 movement, which serves as a hub for organizations and citizens to support one another, work together, and share resources with the goal of seeing an end to murder in Baltimore City. www.baltimoreceasefire.com
In any free time Ms. Argent has left, she enjoys cooking for her extended family, entertaining her dog Noah, and spending time with friends.
Ms. Argent’s dog Noah is a Ridgeback mix. He is a handsome beast. Photo credit: tPoz Photography, used with permission.