Jeffrey T. Agnor

About Jeff

Jeffrey T. Agnor

Jeff has dedicated his practice to representing emerging and established businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, lenders, and non-profit organizations.  He enjoys working with clients in all phases of their business life, from start-up through acquisition, including assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions, private securities offerings, phantom equity plans, contract negotiations, employment matters, protection of intellectual property, and dispute resolution among business owners.

Jeff encourages clients to begin planning exit strategies early on so they are prepared when opportunities arise. This includes assisting business owners address the sensitive and complex issues involved in preparing for an eventual acquisition or internal business succession.

In addition to representing business and organizational clients, Jeff believes it is important to serve the various communities in which those clients grow and prosper. He contributes his time and expertise in support of various business associations and non-profit organizations, particularly in the areas of business advocacy, economic development, entrepreneurial education, sustainability, and support of the local arts. Outside of work, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, trail running, gardening, and experiencing local cultural destinations and restaurants.

Community Involvement

  • The Howard County Veterans Foundation, Inc.
    • Member, Board of Advisors (Present)
  • The James and Anne Robinson Foundation, Director (2017 – present)
  • Leadership Howard County
    • Member, Board of Directors (1998 – 2004, 2013 – present)
    • Graduate, Class of 1997
  • Camp Attaway Board of Directors, Director (2013 – present)
  • Howard County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Director (2012 – 2020)
    • Immediate Past Chair (2018 – 2020)
    • Board Chair (2016 – 2018)
    • Chair Elect (2014 – 2016)
  • Howard County Green Business Council Board of Directors, Director (2009 – 2013)
    • Board Chair (2011 – 2013)
  • Howard Community College Center for Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence
    • Chair, Board of Advisors, (2004 – 2006)
    • Co-Chair, Developing Entrepreneurs, Commission on the Future (2003)
  • Howard County Arts Council Board of Directors, Director (1996 – 2001)
    • General Counsel, (2001 – Present)
    • President, (1998 – 2000)
  • Columbia Festival of the Arts Board of Directors, Director (1998 – 2000)


  • University of Maryland, B.A. in Government and Politics
  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admission

  • Maryland


  • U.S. Small Business Administration Maryland Attorney Advocate of the Year (2024)
  • Martindale-Hubbard Distinguished (peer-rated) (2024)
  • The Daily Record Leader in Law (2022)
  • SuperLawyers (2021 – 2022)

Here are some things about me outside of the office.

Sheryl Crow

Stand-up Comedy

Fly Me To The Moon