Zhanna A. Maydanich, Esq.
Zhanna started her journey as a fierce advocate at a very young age, playing an integral role in helping her recently emigrated family to negotiate and navigate their new life in the U.S. In light of her role in her family’s immigrant journey, she was inspired to become an attorney so she can be empowered to advocate for others, provide much needed guidance and representation and ensure that her clients achieve their dreams and accomplish their goals.
Zhanna immigrated with her family from the former Soviet Union in 1979, and settled in Owings Mills, MD. She graduated from The Park School in 1991 and attended The University of Delaware. In 1995, Zhanna moved from Owings Mills, MD to Boston Massachusetts to attend the New England School of Law. While attending Law School, she worked as an attorney advocate tirelessly representing children who were victims of abuse, ensuring and safeguarding their health and safety. Upon graduating, she moved back to Baltimore Maryland to serve the Circuit Court for Baltimore City as the Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward J. Angeletti. In that position, she assisted the Court with drafting numerous opinions involving various business matter, class action suits and corporate disputes. After her clerkship, Zhanna worked as an Associate at various large and mid-size law firms in the Greater Baltimore area, in their Family Law, Business Law and Estate planning departments. In 2004 Zhanna opened her own practice in Owings Mills, Maryland which she has been successfully operating for over 15 years.
As a seasoned counselor and litigator, Zhanna has handled numerous legal matters and lawsuits including complex divorce, custody and all and every aspect of family law related matters. She has represented and counseled business owners in all matters and transactions including, but no limited to, contract negotiations and disputes, reorganization and dissolution of partnerships and matters involving succession and estate planning. Zhanna serves as in-house counsel for over 50 small businesses in the Baltimore area, and has assisted hundreds of first-generation aspiring business owners to achieve their American dream of Entrepreneurship. She is a passionate and tenacious advocate of her clients’ best interests, as she has been successfully negotiating, mediating and litigating matters on behalf of her clients for over 20 years.
Zhanna resides and practices law in Owings Mills, Maryland. She has been married to her Husband Alex for over 18 years and they have 2 teenage sons who are both competitive swimmers. In her spare time she enjoys being a “Swim Mom” and also is very involved in philanthropy in the Baltimore community. Zhanna serves on the Board of Directors of various philanthropic agencies in the greater Baltimore area and she actively engages in fundraising and organizing community events on their behalf.