Timothy D. A. Chriss, Member

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  • I am passionate about integrity, quality and providing thoughtful, effective and efficient value added service to every client.

    Tim was named to Best Lawyers 2022 for Real Estate Law.


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Tim became associated with Gordon Feinblatt in 1976 and became a Member in 1983, concentrating in commercial real estate. He represents developers, lenders and governmental entities in connection with the development, purchase, sale, financing and leasing of commercial real estate projects, with a particular focus on shopping centers, office buildings, warehouse and industrial properties, and residential developments.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). Based on peer and client reviews, he has been named to the Best Lawyers in America®for Real Estate Law by Woodward & White. Tim has been selected as one of America's leading real estate lawyers by Chambers and Partners©, a respected British research firm. He has also been recognized in his practice area by inclusion in Who's Who in American Law.

Tim has served as Chair of the Section of Real Property, Planning and Zoning of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) and is a past Chair and a current member of that Section's Legislative Liaison Committee. He has lectured at Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL) and bar association meetings on topics relating to commercial real estate, development, financing and leasing.

He has served as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Union Memorial Hospital; past Chair and Member of the Union Memorial Hospital Foundation Board; and on the Boards of Gilman School, Maryvale Preparatory School, the Development Credit Fund and the Baltimore Country Club. Tim also serves as a Member of the Character Committee of the Court of Appeals of Maryland and is a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation.


AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell®

Named to TheBest Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law since 1995

Named to Chambers USA©since 2003

Selected to Maryland Super Lawyers® list for Real Estate since 2007

Named to Top Real Estate Law Attorneys, SmartCEO, 2008


Professional and Civic Involvement

Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Member, American Bar Association

Chair, Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), Section of Real Property, Planning and Zoning, 1996-1998

Chair, MSBA Real Property Legislative Liaison Committee, 1988-1992

Member, Section Council, MSBA Section of Real Property, Planning and Zoning, 1988-1998

Member, Executive Council, Bar Association of Baltimore City, 1987-1989

Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation

Member, Committee on Character, Maryland Court of Appeals

Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Union Memorial Hospital, 2010-2013

Past Chair and Member, Board of Directors, Union Memorial Hospital Foundation

Member, Board of Trustees, Gilman School, 1988-1992

Member, Board of Trustees and Counsel, Maryvale Preparatory School, 1998-2006

Member, Board of Directors and Counsel, Development Credit Fund, 1996-2005

Member, Board of Governors and Secretary, Baltimore Country Club, 2001-2008

Publications and Lectures


410-576-4237 (fax)


Real Estate


J.D., Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, 1976
B.A., Washington & Lee University, 1972

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1976