Argent Place Team

Anjali Patel, Esq.
Staff Attorney

Anjali graduated with honors from Kent State University with a Bachelors degree in Business Management and Finance. At age 23, she graduated law school and received her J.D. from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She has been an actively licensed attorney since 1999 and is a member in good standing of both the D.C. Bar and the D.C. Section on Real Estate, Housing and Land Use.

With 16 years of experience as a contract litigation attorney, Anjali gained unmatched insight in business and real estate law. Her gained knowledge through the transition of 7 moves in 7 years as a military wife allowed her to apply this knowledge in the life experiences involved with buying and selling a home. These skills allowed Anjali to transition her focus as an associate with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty where she specializes in the sale of luxury real-estate in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon and Prince William Counties.

Her entrepreneurial spirit also allowed Anjali to start her own business, Tiffin Trove, where she participated in the full business development and marketing process of this e-commerce site. Within six months of launching the site, Anjali developed a loyal base with customers from all over the country, as well as Canada. Her business was also featured locally in the Fayetteville Observer and nationally in Conde Nast Traveler.

Anjali currently resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and three spirited children. In her free time, Anjali enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, cooking, and exploring Virginia wineries.

Anjali now joins the Argent Place Law team as a legal counselor. Anjali’s experience as an entrepreneur drives her to provide prompt, reliable, individualized service coupled with straightforward advice. Anjali best aligns with the Argent Place mission to provide legal counsel from experience as we serve entrepreneurs for the life of their business.

Areas of law:
Real Property and Commercial Contracts

Admitted to practice law: District of Columbia

Charles DeLeon, Government Contracts Attorney for Argent Place Law
Charles DeLeon, Esq.
Attorney, Of Counsel

Charles started his education with the Military Intelligence Officer’s Basic and Advanced Courses, then upon leaving the service, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from George Mason University and a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School.

Mr. DeLeon has worked as inside corporate counsel for a number of startups and larger companies, including Electronic Data Systems, PSINet, CyBiz, GTSI, Triple Canopy, and Navanti Group. He has extensive experience in contracting with the federal government, and a special heart for guiding companies through the maze of federal contract compliance requirements. Charles is a skilled negotiator who never loses sight of the goal: Get the deal done while zealously representing his client. When it comes to contract proposal management, Charles is particularly adept at being the lawyer in charge who understands the desires of both the company’s sales team and the contracting officer’s legal procurement constraints. If your company is facing any of these challenges, Charles can help you:

• Government contract teaming, negotiating and bidding, protesting and disputes
• Anti-Corruption, OCI, and Privacy policies
• Procurement integrity, DFARS and FAR provisions, and flowdown requirements
• Risk assessment and mitigation planning and implementation
• Corporate-wide training and monitoring internal investigations
• IP (trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights) and data rights under government contracts

Areas of law:
Government Contracts and Compliance

Admitted to practice law: Virginia

Edward Maggio, Commercial Contracts Attorney for Argent Place Law
Dr. Edward Maggio, Esq.
Attorney, Of Counsel

Dr. Maggio graduated with honors from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science, from New York Law School with the Juris Doctor degree, then from Oxford University in the United Kingdom with a Master of Science degree from the law faculty. He has also graduated New York University’s program in Homeland Security and holds a PhD in Comparative Religion from the University of Sedona.

Dr. Maggio has been a college professor, founder of his own law firm, contracts administrator, security consultant, and project manager.

His PhD dissertation topic says a lot about his approach to life, law, and contracts: “An examination of the Song of Solomon in the Bible as a natural law and metaphysical guide on modern day relationships and spiritual fulfillment.” If you consider that a commercial contract is a guide to a specific business relationship, Dr. Maggio brings the unique perspective of a social scientist to contract formation, and if necessary, the resolution of disputes over contracts.

His experience includes working with the social elite on Long Island and with hard-working entrepreneurs, applying his unique skill set in negotiating and resolving conflicts related to business and commercial contract matters.

Dr. Maggio has numerous certifications, he has authored many professional articles on topics ranging from cyber security to counter-terrorism. He also is the author of the book Private Security in the 21st Century published by Jones and Bartlett Publishing.

Areas of law:
Commercial Contracts, Wills and Trusts

Admitted to practice law: New York

Roland Sennholz, Attorney for Argent Place Law
Roland Sennholz, Esq.
Attorney, Of Counsel

Roland has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Grove City College (PA), a Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, and a Master of Laws in International Business Law from the National University of Singapore.

Roland’s entrepreneurial experience started with being involved in his family’s small business. Since then he has worked his way through school and has a passion for international business. In addition to earning an LLM in International Business Law from the National University of Singapore, he has worked for a Chinese law firm, a Swiss law firm, and most recently at a US based immigration law firm. Roland has a functioning understanding of three languages besides English, namely Spanish, German, and Mandarin Chinese.

Areas of law:
International Business Law and Government Compliance filings

Admitted to practice law: Pennsylvania, and District of Columbia

Yolanda Vaughn
Manager of Paralegal and Administrative Services

Yolanda attended the University of Arkansas, completed and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a double minor in Accounting and Computer Information Systems from Strayer University. After working for Bearing Point (an Accounting firm) and Etensity (an IT startup) both companies in Tysons Corner, she became interested in the law and went on to attended George Mason University’s Graduate Studies Paralegal Program where she finished at the top of her class and became a Certified Paralegal. She is currently involved in the Law Readers program with plans of becoming an Attorney.
Bringing over 10 years of experience as a Paralegal as well as a host of professional and legal knowledge to the Argent Place Law team, Yolanda loves to read and is an avid sports fan who loves to attend just about any sporting event (mainly for the French fries and malt vinegar).