Krause & Ferris

Originally formed in 1983, Krause & Ferris, a general partnership for the practice of law located in Annapolis, Maryland, provides a wide range of legal services on a regional and national basis.

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Firm Overview

The firm's primary focus is in Maryland, principally in the Anne Arundel County and Baltimore regions, although Lynn Krause, one of the partners, is also admitted to practice law in Washington, D.C., and William Ferris, another partner, has handled military and federal cases throughout the United States.

The firm represents clients locally, regionally and nationally in many areas of the law:

-Real Estate Law, including real estate sales and purchase transactions
-Banking, Business and Commercial Law, representing banks and local business
-Family Law, including divorce, child custody, child support, child visitation, adoption, marital property issues, alimony
-Criminal Defense
-Employment and Employment Discrimination Suits
-Wills and Estates
-Military Law, administrative hearings and courts-martial
-Admiralty Law
-Appellate Law
-Tax Disputes
-Education Law
-Tort cases
-Zoning Matters
-Real Property Tax Appeals

The attorneys at Krause & Ferris have a diverse range of business and professional experiences. Both partners have served in active duty in the United States Navy and on the staff of the United States Naval Academy.

Lynn Krause, a graduate of the University of Southern California and Georgetown law school, is a former President of the Anne Arundel County Bar Association, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland State Bar Association, current Chairman and past Chairman and current Vice Chairman of the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency, a former member and Vice Chairman of the Anne Arundel County Cable TV Advisory Panel and a Board Member of The Security Title Guarantee Corporation of Baltimore.

William Ferris, a graduate of the Naval Academy and holder of J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation degrees from the University of Baltimore, is a former member of the Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities, a former adjunct professor at both the University of Baltimore School of Law and Anne Arundel Community College, a former member and President of the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners, a former Hearing Officer for the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, and a former Deputy Zoning Hearing Examiner for Anne Arundel County.

Nevin Young, a graduate of St. John's College and George Washington University Law School, came to Krause & Ferris in 2006. He seamlessly eased into the office routine and took on a wide range of legal matters, including child custody, divorce, real estate litigation, torts and criminal defense. He assists both partners with their cases and also handles his own clients.

We focus on representing our clients in the areas of real estate law, construction law, commercial and banking law, family law, military law, including military discipline and divorce, and appellate law.

We also represent lenders, buyers and sellers in real estate transactions.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your options with you, in any of these areas.

Dedicated to Annapolis:
Our staff and attorneys enjoy meaningful roots in Annapolis, the US Naval Academy and Anne Arundel County. Attorney Lynn Krause was in the US Navy and stationed at the U.S. Naval Academy while attending law school and William Ferris graduated from USNA and taught there. Associate attorney Nevin Young graduated from St. John's College. All dedicated several years to active military service.

The firm's office is located in Annapolis' scenic historic district on Duke of Gloucester Street, just a few steps from the State House, the US Naval Academy, St. John's College and the city dock.
Main Office

Main Office
196 Duke of Gloucester
Annapolis  MD  21401

Phone
  • 410-263-0220
Fax
Real Estate
Real Estate Law
Litigation

Krause & Ferris represents clients in Annapolis and the surrounding areas with real estate disputes. We also represent title insurance companies in defense of claims. We pride ourselves in our vigorous representation of our clients' interests, and our hard work. We frequently represent clients in the following matters:

-Boundary Disputes
-Encroachments
-Easement Disputes
-Contract disputes and enforcement claims
-Fraudulent Conveyances
-Concealment of Defects
-Title Insurance Claims
-Quit claims deeds
-Mechanic's Liens
-Lender Liens
-Construction Disputes
-Title Insurance Claims
-Zoning
-Foreclosures and foreclosure disputes

Real Estate Title Services:
The firm also performs settlement services on behalf of lenders, sellers, and buyers. We scrupulously inspect titles to real property to ensure that our clients' interests are well protected. Our title services include:

-Settlements of Sale or Purchase of Residential Property
-Settlements of Residential Refinances
-Settlements of 1031 Exchanges
-Settlements of Sale or Purchase of Commercial Property
-Settlements of Commercial Refinances
-Insurance of Title Insurance
-SBA Transactions
-Sales of Businesses

Please call our offices if you believe we can help you with real estate issues, in simple transactions or representation in disputes.

Lynn Krause

Admitted to Practice:
-Maryland Court of Appeals, 1975
-Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 1980
-United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 1979
-United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1989
-United States Supreme Court, 1991
-United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 1995

Education:
-Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1975
-University of Southern California, B.A., International Relations, cum laude, 1969

Professional Associations:
-American Bar Association, including membership on several committees in various areas of emphasis
-Maryland State Bar Association
-Anne Arundel County Bar Association
-District of Columbia Bar Association
-Former Trustee Anne Arundel Bar Association (1979-87)
-Attorney Grievance Commission Inquiry Committee Member (1981-present)
-Former Master, American Inns of Court
-American Land Title Association

Professional Background:
-Member and Past President, Anne Arundel County Bar Association
-Former Member of the Board of Governors, Maryland State Bar Association
-Former Chairman, Planning Committee, Maryland State Bar Association
-Former Instructor, Anne Arundel Community College, Paralegal Studies Program
-Former Member Anne Arundel County Cable TV Commission
-Past Chairman and Current Vice Chairman, Board of Anne - Arundel County Mental Health Agency, Inc.
-Past President Watergate Improvement Association, Inc.
-Former Naval Academy Representative to Annapolis Tourist and Convention Bureau
-Former Chairman, United Way Committee for Fundraising Effort from County Attorneys
-Past President and Board Member of the Ocean Rise Condominium Association

Military Service:
U.S. Navy Officer (1969-1975)

Areas of Emphasis:
Banking and credit union representation, transactions and litigation, general trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts: commercial, banking, collection, title insurance, personal injury and domestic disputes, homeowner association and condominium association formation and representation, corporation, limited liability company and partnership representation, estate planning and will drafting, real estate transactions and litigation.
Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate , 1975

William Ferris

Admitted to Practice:
-Maryland Court of Appeals, 1978
-United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1978
-United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 1978
-United States Supreme Court, 1983
-United States Tax Court, 1986
-United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1991
-United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, 1991
-United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, 1997

Education:
-University of Baltimore School of Law, LL.M. (Taxation), 1994
-University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1978
-United States Naval Academy, B.S., with distinction, 1970

Professional Associations:
-American Bar Association
-Maryland State Bar Association
-Anne Arundel County Bar Association
-Maritime Law Association of the United States (Proctor)

Professional Background:
-Former Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law, Legal Skills Program
-Former Adjunct Professor, Anne Arundel Community College, Paralegal Studies Program
-Lecturer, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL)
-Former Member, Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities
-Member, Inquiry Committee, Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission
-Member, Character Committee, Fifth Judicial Circuit of Maryland
-Former Member and Past President, Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners
-Former Hearing Examiner, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Board of Education
-Former Deputy Zoning Hearing Examiner, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
-Former Chairman, Anne Arundel County Code Revision Commission
-Former Article Supervisor, Family Law Article, and Several Other Articles, Annotated Code of Maryland
-Principal Author, Maryland Style Manual for Statutory Law (1985)

Military Service:
-Active Duty, 1966-77, U.S. Navy
-Retired, Commander, Supply Corps, USNR-R, 1991
-Commanding Officer, NR NSC NORVA Det B606, 1983-85

Areas of Emphasis:
General trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts: military, criminal, education, health, tax, zoning, and employment disputes in trial courts and before administrative agencies and tribunals; legislative drafting and analysis; and appellate litigation, in all areas in all appellate courts to which admitted.
Education
  • University of Baltimore School of Law
    Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude , 1978
  • University of Baltimore School of Law
    LL.M. (Taxation) , 1994

Nevin Young

Admitted to Practice:
Maryland Court of Appeals, 2005

Education:
-St John's College, Annapolis, B.A. in Liberal Studies, 2001
-George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2005

Professional Associations and Background:
Anne Arundel County Bar Association

Military Service:
-Maine Air National Guard
-Massachusetts Air National Guard

Areas of Emphasis:
-Real Property Litigation
-Criminal Defense
-Domestic
Education
  • George Washington University Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2005
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