Daryl J.Sidle

E-mail: djs@bbsclaw.com
Direct line: 410-385-8077
Fax number: 410-230-3802 


Daryl J. Sidle

Daryl J. Sidle has over 30 years of experience representing individuals and businesses in complex tax, business and estate planning transactions. Dedicated to problem-solving, he regularly advises clients on structuring and documenting mergers and acquisitions, securities private placements, real estate joint ventures, and the internal affairs of professional practices, including those of physicians, accountants, and attorneys. Additionally, he has crafted business succession plans for family businesses and integrated the estate planning of those business owners with their business planning.

As one of the principal drafters of Maryland’s limited liability company act, Daryl has extensive experience negotiating and drafting operating agreements for LLCs. He has taught estate planning and estate and gift tax as an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore’s graduate tax program for over two decades.

Daryl has published articles on LLCs, S corporations and the alternative minimum tax and has authored or co-authored treatises on LLCs and Buy Sell Agreements. He lectures regularly at continuing professional programs for lawyers and accountants on LLCs, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning and income tax topics. He has also spoken at the Maryland judicial education program on fiduciary duties in LLCs.

Daryl served on the Board Chair of the Handel Choir of Baltimore for four years, he is currently a member of the National Advisory Board for the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. He was a member of the Alumni Association Executive Committee, the Second Decade Society and the Young Alumni Fund of the Johns Hopkins University. He was a former trustee of the the Executive Committee and on the chair of the Finance Committee of The Friends School of Baltimore and served on it.

Practice Areas


Business and Estate Planning

Mergers and Acquisitions

Limited Liability Companies


University of Maryland

Juris Doctor, with Honors; order of the coif, 1985

Princeton University

University Fellow, 1981-1982

Johns Hopkins University

B.A., Physics/Philosophy, with honors, departmental and university, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1985

Memberships, Certifications

  • MSBA tax section, business law section; Former member of tax section steering committee

  • Current member of ABA Tax and Business Law Sections

  • Handel Choir of Baltimore – Former Board Chair

  • Friends School of Baltimore – Former Trustee, Member of Executive Committee, Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee

  • Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center – member of National Advisory Board

  • Johns Hopkins University – Former member of Alumni Association executive committee, Second Decade Society, Young Alumni Fund


  • Estate planning for individuals with net worth’s from $5 mill to $100 million

  • Principal counsel on merger and acquisition transactions with a purchase price $50 million

  • Local counsel on merger and acquisition transactions with purchase price $1 billion

  • Principal counsel on real estate joint ventures in Maryland, DC, Florida, and Virginia

  • Principal counsel for Regulation D private securities offerings of debt and equity with offering prices from $5 million to $50 million

  • Representation of private equity, venture capital and hedge funds in formation, acquisitions and securities matters.

Honors & Awards

  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America

In the News

Speaking Engagements

MSBA, MICPEL, ABA, Judicial Education Institute, Lorman, NBI, Johns Hopkins

Articles & Publications

Maryland Buy Sell Agreements MICPEL

Drafting Buy Sell Agreements RIA

Maryland Limited Liability Company Forms and Practice Manual (2 vols) Data Trace