Real Estate, Commercial Leasing
We regularly assist our clients with all aspects of real estate law throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. We work with our clients in matters involving commercial real estate law, residential real estate law, the litigation of disputes involving real estate, and the purchase, sale, development, and leasing of commercial and residential real estate.
We routinely draft, negotiate, and advise clients with respect to real estate leases, especially complex commercial leases. In the commercial leasing setting, our broad range of experience includes the negotiation and drafting of real estate leases for office buildings, shopping centers, shopping malls and other enclosed malls, warehouses and flex space, and ground leases.
We work with local and state governments regarding large-scale real estate projects, including development and land assemblage projects and transportation projects.
We also assist our clients with numerous types of real estate transactions, including the sale and purchase of commercial real estate, property development, property management, commercial landlord/tenant issues, and related matters. We also handle numerous residential landlord and tenant matters, and we represent homeowner's associations and condominium associations.
We are actively involved in shaping, as well as practicing, commercial real estate law. The firm's members have written various books on the subject, including "the book" on Maryland landlord/tenant law, written by Doug Bregman (Douglas Bregman, “Maryland Landlord-Tenant Law,” LexisNexis, third edition 2003). Doug Bregman is a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, where he teaches courses on the drafting and negotiation of commercial leases and other real estate documents. Moreover, other members of the firm, including Tim Schwartz and Larry Berbert, regularly lecture on real estate and landlord/tenant matters to other lawyers across the country, and the firm's lawyers are active members of local and statewide committees involved in the clarification and revision of landlord/tenant law.