Laurel, Maryland Real Estate Lawyers

Nathaniel A. Forman, Esquire
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University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Pittsburgh School of LawMaryland
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Kate P. Pruitt
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Maryland Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of LawMaryland
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Lawrence N. Taub, Esquire
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Maryland Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience

Capital University Law SchoolWashington
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William McKay Shipp, Esquire
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Maryland Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years experience

The George Washington University Law SchoolMaryland
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Davin Van Eyken
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Laurel , MD Real Estate Law Lawyer
(301) 660-2635 14502 Greenview Dr.
Ste. 300A
Laurel , MD 20708
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
American University Washington College of Law and North Carolina Central University School of Law
I go the extra mile in providing my experience, skills and personal commitment to each client. I deliver affordable and tangible solutions for your legal needs.
Brian Xavier Pendergraft
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Greenbelt, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(301) 205-9013 6411 Ivy Ln. #402
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Real Estate, Business and Landlord Tenant
Florida Coastal School of Law
The Pendergraft Firm helps real estate investors and businesses with ABCDEF: Agreements, Business entity formation, Closings, Deeds, Evictions, and Foreclosure. For all of your real estate legal needs, it's as simple as ABC, work with me.
Keith Havens
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Greenbelt, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(301) 229-8880 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
American University Washington College of Law
At Havens & Associates, LLC, our clients come first. Every client is treated with personalized attention and is guaranteed effective representation. Our expertise and integrity have earned us a reputation as one of the premier legal firms in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Havens & Associates, LLC is dedicated to achieving the best outcome for every client. Havens & Associates, LLC represent clients in all state and federal courts located in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Nathaniel A. Forman, Esquire
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Greenbelt, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(301) 572-3237 7850 Walker Dr
#310
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Real Estate, Administrative and Business
University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Nancy Slepicka, Esquire
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Greenbelt, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(301) 934-5600 7850 Walker Dr
#310
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Real Estate, Business and Environmental
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Lawrence N. Taub, Esquire
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Greenbelt, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(301) 572-3274 7850 Walker Dr
#310
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Real Estate, Administrative and Business
Capital University Law School
Matthew D. Osnos, Esquire
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Greenbelt, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(301) 572-3238 7850 Walker Dr
#310
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Business
Duke University School of Law
Steven John Lewicky
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Fulton, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(410) 489-1996 8115 Maple Lawn Blvd.
Suite 350
Fulton, MD 20759
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Employment
American University Washington College of Law
Following graduation from law school, I served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. John McAuliffe on Maryland’s highest appellate court, the Maryland Court of Appeals. I entered private practice and went on to became a partner with the law firm of Furey, Doolan & Abell in Chevy Chase, where my practice centered on business law, family law, and estate litigation. While in private practice, I earned an MBA at the University of Maryland, and then moved to San Francisco. There I held positions with Intel Corporation, first in its legal department and later in its sales...
Stephanie P. Anderson Esq
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Greenbelt, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer
(301) 572-3247 7850 Walker Dr
#310
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Real Estate, Administrative and Business
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Kate P. Pruitt
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Greenbelt, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(301) 572-3236 7850 Walker Dr
#310
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Nancy Slepicka, Esquire
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Maryland Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of LawMaryland
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Eddie L. Pounds, Esquire
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University of Baltimore School of LawMaryland
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William McKay Shipp, Esquire
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Greenbelt, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(301) 572-3248 7850 Walker Dr
#310
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Real Estate and Business
The George Washington University Law School
Eddie L. Pounds, Esquire
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Greenbelt, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(301) 572-3222 7850 Walker Dr
#310
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Real Estate, Administrative and Business
University of Baltimore School of Law
Fred L. Coover
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Columbia, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(410) 995-1100 10500 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 420
Columbia, MD 21044
Real Estate, Construction, Divorce and Family
Coover Law Firm, LLC serves Howard County/Columbia, MD and beyond in the following practice areas:

- Family Law (Divorce, Adoption, Child Custody & Visitation, Alimony and Child Support)
- Civil Litigation
- Construction Law
- Land Use & Zoning
- Real Estate Litigation

Founder & Principal Attorney, Fred L. Coover, is committed to the advancement of the legal profession and is active in local, state and national bar associations and attorney organizations, including the following:

- Appointed to Maryland State Bar Association Ethics Committee
- Vice Chairman on Executive Council of Maryland State Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee
- Appointed Member of Howard County Adult Public...
Beau Roget Pichon
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Columbia, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(410) 992-1070 5840 Banneker Rd.
Suite 120
Columbia, MD 21044
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
American University Washington College of Law
Evan Keith  Langert
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Columbia, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(443) 766-1808 6230 Old Dobbin Lane
Suite 150
Columbia, MD 21045
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Entertainment & Sports
Florida State University College of Law
Hughie Hunt II
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Beltsville, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(301) 982-0888 5000 Sunnyside Ave
Ste 101
Beltsville, MD 20705
Real Estate, Personal Injury and Probate
Brian Robert Gormley
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Kensington, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(240) 514-2358 10605 Concord St., Ste 420
Kensington, MD 20895
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Michigan Law School
Brian Gormley has a dynamic transactonal practice with tremendous experience representing clients at all parts of the continuum. Having worked with large institutions in the structured finance and capital markets world, developers, nonprofits and lenders in the multifamily housing market, and individual distressed homeowners and estates, he is familiar with all levels of clients and their associated needs. He has extensive real estate experience, representing clients in multifamily housing transactions, DC TOPA cases (tenant opportunity to purchase act), foreclosure defense and short sales, and as a title attorney and a real estate broker. He also has an active probate and...
Richard Sternberg
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Potomac, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(888) 541-4020 6509 Persimmon Tree Road, Suite 100
Potomac, MD 20818
Real Estate, Business, International and Probate
Center for International Legal Studies and Georgetown University
The Law Offices of Richard S. Sternberg is dedicated to the principle that bigger is not always better. Instead, it rests on a tradition that actually antedates the rise of the “mega-firm”-the solo practice. Emulating a country lawyer in a big-city environment allows Mr. Sternberg to provide more individualized service to his clients, and, at the same time, pursue more collegial relations with other members of the Bar. Since 1984, Mr. Sternberg has dedicated his practice to representing individuals and smaller businesses. For those corporate clients who have larger needs, he is affiliated with the Metropolitan Washington Law Consortium,...
Vasilios Peros
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Baltimore, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(410) 274-2053 25 S. Charles St., Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, IP and Trademarks
University of Baltimore School of Law
Founded in 2011, Law Office of Vasilios Peros, P.C. is a boutique law firm focused primarily on business, technology and intellectual property law. With over 25 years of experience in legal advisory, management and engineering roles, Vasilios Peros gained legal experience at premier Baltimore law firms and engineering and management experience at a Fortune 100 technology company. He founded the law firm to provide excellent legal services tailored to each client's needs, with personalized attention, and at competitive rates.

We leverage non-legal experience and education to view our client's needs from multiple angles, not...
Peter Antonoplos
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Chevy Chase, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(301) 328-8927 5425 Wisconsin Avenue,
Suite 600
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Georgetown University Law Center and The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
For over a decade, Mr. Antonoplos has represented individuals, families and business leaders with real estate, litigation, and estate planning and probate matters. Mr. Antonoplos has been selected as a SuperLawyers Rising Star three years consecutively. Mr. Antonoplos’ practice covers a wide range of topics from real estate, estate planning and probate, to commercial litigation, asset protection and preservation and business law issues. A classic generalist, Mr. Antonoplos counsels clients on business transactions and routinely litigates real estate; construction and probate matter is the Courts of the District of Columbia and State of Maryland on behalf of individual and corporate...
Stephanie P. Anderson Esq
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University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of LawMaryland
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Matthew D. Osnos, Esquire
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Maryland Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years experience

Duke University School of LawDistrict of Columbia
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E. Philip Hanlon
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Baltimore, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
#2600
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Personal Injury
University of Maryland - Baltimore
Phil Hanlon is Of Counsel to the Firm where he practices in the areas of corporate transactions, real estate, and general civil litigation.
Stephen John Reichert
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Baltimore, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(410) 299-4959 100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
A motivated and relentless advocate for his clients, Stephen J. Reichert personally handles all aspects of each case from consultation to resolution. Mr. Reichert is a dedicated listener who understands the unique legal needs of his clients and helps them meet their needs in the most effective ways possible. Mr. Reichert received a degree in philosophy at Trinity College before receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law. He has served on the Maryland Journal of International Law and Trade and The Federal Circuit Bar Journal, and directed and advised student attorneys working...
Jonathan M. Herbst
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Baltimore, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(410) 207-2597 400 E Pratt St
8th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Foreclosure Defense
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Jonathan M. Herbst is a graduate of the University of Delaware (B.A., 1999) and the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 2003). Prior to joining The Herbst Firm in 2017, Jonathan practiced as an attorney at several prominent law firms in the Baltimore area, including working for more than seven years at Royston, Muller, McLean & Reid, LLP in Towson, Maryland. Jonathan focuses his practice on business and real estate transactions, as well as business and commercial litigation. Jonathan assists small business owners with every aspect of business organization and operation, including handling various employment-related issues and litigating employment...
K. Lynn Carter
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Annapolis, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(443) 205-1432 1835 Forest Drive, Suite D-3
Annapolis, MD 21401
Real Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Charlotte School of Law
Lynn attended Law School in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated in December 2015. While in school, Lynn served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Albert Diaz in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Honorable Wanda G. Bryant in the North Carolina State Court of Appeals, and the Honorable Robert C. Conrad in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. In addition to her judicial internships, Lynn interned with the Senior Vice President and Regional Legal Counsel for Balfour Beatty Construction-the 3rd largest builder in the country. Lynn also took...
Kenneth L. Samuelson
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(202) 991-8800 325 Ellington Blvd
Box #210
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Gaithersburg, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
Real Estate, Business, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
University of Michigan Law School
Commercial real estate, trade secrets and technology transactions and litigation, including contracts, leases (ground, air rights, and space), financings, LLC operating agreements and disputes, teaming and licensing agreements, subcontracts, non-competes, reciprocal easements and other types of sharing agreements, and outsourcing. District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia
Daniel Hodin
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Bethesda, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Ln
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Real Estate and Business
Georgetown University Law Center and Tulane University School of Law
For more than 30 years Dan Hodin has advised businesses and individuals in commercial and residential real estate and loan transactions, including acquiring, financing, developing, owning, leasing, managing and selling real estate. Co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate practice, he has represented local, national and international real estate developers, builders, owners, and office and retail tenants in conjunction with prominent real estate projects including hotels, office buildings, condominiums, apartment complexes and shopping centers located throughout the United States.
Dan knows that responsiveness and organization in the fast-paced world of real estate are key to keeping clients satisfied. He instills confidence in...
Jodie E. Buchman
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Baltimore, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer
(443) 909-7523 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Sari Kurland
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Rockville, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(301) 424-2834 211 Jersey Ln
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Illinois College of Law
The Kurland Law Group is a law firm offering a wide range of legal services for individuals and business in financial distress. We find the right solution for each client instead of fitting the client into the services we offer.

The Kurland Law Group is a boutique law firm offering bankruptcy, real estate, business consulting and litigation services. The Kurland Law Group has extensive experience with distressed real estate matters. We negotiate short sales, provide foreclosure defense litigation services, have an incredibly successful loan modification practice, settle debts large and small and are recognized experts in Consumer Bankruptcy matters.

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Avery B. Strachan
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Baltimore, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Landlord Tenant
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Steven D. Silverman
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Baltimore, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of Baltimore School of Law
John Terrance Brennan
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Annapolis, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(410) 266-3970 133 Defense Highway
Suite 208
Annapolis, MD 21401
Real Estate, Business and IP
The University of Texas School of Law
If you are looking for a trustworthy civil litigation lawyer in Maryland, you should look no further than The Brennan Law Firm, LLC. It is critical that you know where you can turn to receive the help you need for matters pertaining to construction liens or landlord/tenant disputes. A lawyer at this office has experience with trademark disputes and partnership disputes and is prepared to take on your case and fight for your rights. It is important that you receive the help you need if you are facing a problem with your intellectual property. In addition, it is absolutely critical...
Mr. Serge Bauer
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CHEVY CHASE, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(301) 951-0700 4500 NORTH PARK AVENUE, STE 806
CHEVY CHASE, MD 20815
Real Estate, Immigration and International
Linda Schwartz
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Bethesda, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Estate Planning
American University Washington College of Law
Linda Schwartz is a senior member of the Professional Ethics & Discipline, Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration, Corporate, and Real Estate practice groups. She has considerable experience in complex real estate and commercial transactions, business planning, executive succession planning, and estate planning and administration for both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. For more than 30 years, she has served as counsel to prominent national, regional and local developers and business owners. In 2006, she was elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
Throughout her legal career, Linda has been active in public service. She is a former Assistant Attorney...
Katherine Palumbo
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Bethesda, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Real Estate and Business
American University Washington College of Law
Kathy Palumbo is a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Financial Services and Corporate practice groups. Her practice includes a wide range of sophisticated real estate and commercial transactional matters, with emphasis on drafting and negotiating documentation for complex transactions. She has assisted both purchasers and sellers in the acquisition or sale of commercial real estate properties in Maryland and the District of Columbia and has represented lenders and borrowers in conjunction with real estate and asset-based financing, including refinancing, construction loans and construction/permit loans, among other things. Kathy also represents both tenants and landlords in the structuring, documenting and...
Arthur House
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Bethesda, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of Virginia School of Law
For more than 40 years, Art House has been working with businesses of all types as a corporate lawyer and litigator. He chairs the firm’s Science & Technology and Alternative Dispute Resolution practice groups, and is a member of the Corporate practice group. Art brings responsiveness and an ability to offer practical solutions to his clients, understanding that his clients’ business needs drive the deals, not the lawyer.
Art’s background in enterprise development, licensing for technology-based companies and assisting both established and start-up businesses in developing legal, business alliance and acquisition strategies gives him unique insight into the real-world problems facing...
Kevin D'Anna
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Bethesda, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Real Estate and Business
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Kevin is a Principal in the firm and considers himself as a true business attorney. From start-up through transition, Kevin serves as outside counsel for a myriad of local businesses of varying size and industry. He is a member of the firm’s Corporate, Nonprofits, Science & Technology, and Real Estate practice groups, and regularly provides counsel in each of these areas, including general operation and governance of for-profit and nonprofit entities, business dispute resolutions, IP and technology licensing and transactions, private placements, the negotiation of employment relationships and separations, executive compensation, structuring and implementing corporate mergers and acquisitions, the negotiation...
Phillip J. Closius
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Baltimore, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Appeals, Business and Criminal
Columbia University
Charles Chester
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Rockville, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(301) 294-2500 5l Monroe Place, Suite 707
Rockville, MD 21212
Real Estate, Administrative, Employment and Health Care
University of Baltimore School of Law
Law Clerk, Chief Judge Anselm Sodaro, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City.
Law Clerk/Intern, Judge H. Kemp MacDaniel, Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
Associate and Administrative Aide, Law and Legislative offices of Maryland State Senator Victor L. Crawford.
Legislative Intern, Office of Cong. Gladys Spellman, (D., Md.)
Chair, Federal Practice Section, Montgomery County Bar Assn.
Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Legal Research and Writing, Montgomery College.
Adam Thomas Sampson
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Baltimore, MD Real Estate Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(410) 685-3810 118 W. Mulberry Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Real Estate, Appeals, Business and Construction
University of Baltimore School of Law
Mr. Sampson has an active law practice. The firm is a general trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts, focusing on complex civil litigation, commercial/business, land use/zoning, defamation, personal injury, product liability, civil rights, constitutional, and criminal law. A newspaper article outlining Adam's recent trial success, entitled "Baltimore Security Firms Wins Coverage Dispute" can be found at http://bit.ly/Vh3L6. In addition to practicing law, Adam serves the Circuit Court of Baltimore County as an appointed mediator, serves his community by appointment to the Baltimore County Planning Board, and serves his colleagues as a member of the...
Diana Lee Klein
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Annapolis, MD Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(443) 569-4574 2450 Riva Rd
Suite 200
Annapolis, MD 21401
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Diana Klein also owns a title company, Lawyers' Title & Escrow Services and has her real estate brokers license and operates a brokerage firm helping buyer and sellers with residential, commercial, luxury, standard or short sales at Lawyers' Realty, LLC.
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Real estate refers to land, as well as anything permanently attached to the land, such as buildings and other structures, and covers more than just the drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of property. Both federal and state laws regulate real estate transactions. The Federal Fair Housing Act, for example, prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Many states have enacted similar legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics.

Attorneys in this field may handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within this practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements, and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Real estate lawyers who represent commercial interests may also focus on land use, zoning, environmental law, or eminent domain issues.

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Deed: The legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one party to another.

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