Raymond Daniel Burke, Member

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  • If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

    -Carl Sagan

    Ray uses his experience as a certified mediator and seasoned arbitrator to resolve client disputes.


410-446-8522 (mobile)


Ray brings more than 40 years of experience to the firm as a prominent legal figure in the field of construction and real estate development in the region. His reputation is firmly established through his trial and appellate practice involving numerous high-profile cases, particularly those concerning condominiums and multi-use developments.

Ray's practice spans the entire spectrum of real estate development and operations. From land acquisition, planning and zoning to the establishment of condominium regimes and homeowner associations, his proficiency extends to the nuanced aspects of contract development, design and construction, sales and leasing, as well as ongoing maintenance and repairs. His negotiation skill is evident in the meticulous preparation of agreements covering real estate transactions and related corporate activities.

As a certified mediator and seasoned arbitrator, he actively engages with clients to resolve disputes through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods. He plays an active and leading role in various professional, community and civic organizations committed to fostering economic growth in the Baltimore area.

Ray serves as a frequent lecturer on topics related to real estate, construction issues, and civil practice and procedure, contributes an opinion column to The Baltimore Sun, and is the author of a popular blog: marylandcondolaw.com.

Ray is licensed to practice in the state of Maryland.


Named to The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Construction Law since 2021

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Named to Maryland Super Lawyers® list for Construction and Real Estate (2014); Construction Litigation (2007 – 2013, 2015 – 2023)

Professional and Civic Involvement

Certified Mediator

Member, Leadership Baltimore County, 1984 – present

Member, Towson Development Corporation, 1980 – present

Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Litigation and Business Law Section

Member, Community Associations Institute, Chesapeake Chapter

Member, Community Assistance Network



410-446-8522 (mobile)


Real Estate


J.D., University of Maryland, 1978
B.A., Political Leadership, Johns Hopkins University, 1974

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1978