Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Recognized firm offering expertise across transactional real estate matters and land use issues. Clients include investors, developers and property owners. Acts on major developments across the state and region, including office, industrial and retail center projects. Well versed in complex entitlement and approval issues, including appeal proceedings. Also regularly advises on substantial commercial leasing arrangements for both landlords and tenants, particularly in the retail sector.

Strengths"It is fantastic," an impressed client reports, adding: "The team is very thoughtful in its approach and very business-minded, meaning it is able to navigate complex issues in a creative way that is brilliant and works for us."

Work highlights Advised MTC Logistics on land acquisition, financing and construction documentation for a $65 million cold storage warehouse facility.

Notable practitioners

The "very impressive"
Jennifer Busse
is well regarded for her knowledge of land use and zoning issues. She has notable expertise in matters concerning energy and utilities.

John Gontrum
has more than three decades of experience advising on complex zoning and land use issues in Maryland. As well as advising clients on obtaining permits and approvals for major projects, he also represents them in related public hearings and administrative appeals.

Kimberly Min
is a "really smart and tremendously dedicated" lawyer, according to market sources. She offers notable expertise in a range of real estate matters, including financing transactions and condominium projects.

Thomas Barbuti
has extensive experience in transactional real estate matters. He continues to advise clients on major development projects and lease negotiations, particularly with regard to retail property.