H. Van Sinclair

Counsel
Van’s practice is split between business transactions, and litigation, arbitration, and other forms of dispute resolution.
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Van represents a wide variety of business entities and individuals, spanning business segments as diverse as media, technology, real estate, and construction. He also has significant experience working with Internet and web-based companies.

Client Work

Van has counseled clients extensively on mergers, acquisitions, and other forms of business combinations, and has represented acquiring entities, as well as selling entities. A substantial portion of his practice has been dedicated to startup companies. He has been engaged in all aspects of their organization, fundraising, and contract preparation.

Van has litigated a wide range of cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States (and abroad). He is experienced in handling corporate and securities matters as well as real estate, construction, intellectual property, and trade secret violations. He has also acted as a private mediator, and testified as an expert witness in several matters relating to professional responsibility.

Professional Activities

An Arent Fox partner since 1986, Van changed his status to counsel in February 2001, when he became president of the RLJ Companies, a diverse group of investment companies owned by Robert L. Johnson, the founder and CEO of Black Entertainment Television. In his capacity with The RLJ Companies, Van helps manage a portfolio of companies, including the holding company that owns the Charlotte Bobcats, the National Basketball Association franchise in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a real estate development company involved in the hospitality industry. Van also serves as General Counsel to the RLJ Companies.

  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • District of Columbia Bar
    • Maryland Bar
    • Virginia Bar
  • Education
    The George Washington University
    JD
    1978
    University of Rochester
    MBA
    1975
    University of Rochester
    BA
    1974