Head of Bethesda, Maryland office of Real Estate Counselors, LLC, a regional boutique commercial real estate law firm, with offices in New York City, Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. More than 30 years as commercial real estate attorney, including experience as partner of a 100+ lawyer firm; and former in-house counsel to regional shopping center developer.
Extensive experience as counsel to institutional lenders and investors involving dozens of conventional and construction loans secured by commercial real estate and business assets, including loans involving shopping center development, apartment complexes, sale-leasebacks, condominium development, office buildings, and industrial properties.
Drafted and negotiated state-of-the-art office, retail, and warehouse leases, purchase and sale agreements; and loan workout documents.
PAST MEMBERSHIPS, ARTICLES:
Member, Advisory Council, The Legal Description, leading national publication covering title insurance issues
Chair, "Real Estate Leases and Technology," Maryland Hi-Tech Annual Conference.
Lecturer, National Homebuilders Association Seminar, Vail, Colorado.
Chair, Committee on Title Insurance, American Bar Association. Program Chairman at ABA Annual Meeting and at ABA Mid-Year Meeting.
Member, Education Appeal Board, U.S. Department of Education.
Member, Transportation Appeal Board, Maryland Department of Transportation.
Consultant, The Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI), American Bar Association. Chair of ad hoc group to comment on draft law affecting property rights in Romania.
Member, Commercial Leasing Committee, American Bar Association. Seminar speaker at ABA Mid-Year Meeting. Member, Executive Subcommittee.
Vice Chairman, Committee on Brokers and Brokerage, American Bar Association. Seminar speaker at ABA Annual Meeting.
Lecturer, National Business Institute. Topics: "Maryland Foreclosure Law," "Commercial Leases," "Keys to Success in a Real Estate Transaction in Maryland," and "Maryland Titles and Surveys."
Lecturer, Maryland Institute for the Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL).
Topic: "Fundamentals of Real Estate Practice" and "Residential Real Estate."
Adjunct lecturer, University of Baltimore School of Law.
Co-author, "Indoor Pollution in Commercial Buildings: "Legal Requirements and Emerging Trends," 11 Temple Environmental Law & Technology Journal 239 , reprinted in 3 University of Baltimore Journal of Environmental Law 29.
2-page feature profile in 'Working It Out,The Baltimore Sun.
Co-author, "Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements" (Chapter 4 in Construction Renovation Formbook) (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.).
"Federal Regulation of Real Estate Brokers," Probate & Property.
Co-author, "Design-Build Creates Glitches for Builders and Contractors," The Daily Record.
Co-author, "Restrictive Covenants in Maryland Employment Agreements: A Guide for Drafting," 11 University of Baltimore Law Review 377.
SELECTED CHARITABLE WORK: National ChildrenÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs Center, Inc., Washington, D.C.
Vice President (2011-12); and Member, Board of Directors (2007-2012)
Friends of the Baltimore Symphony, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland
Vice-President, Counsel, 1982-85.
HOBBIES: Published more than 2,000 jazz music reviews and articles; and numerous liner notes for CDs.