David H. Fishman, Member

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  • The greatest compliment I have received was a client or opposing counsel referring to me as the ‘dean of the bar.’

    David was named to Best Lawyers 2018 for Real Estate Law.


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David is a Member of the Real Estate Group. He became associated with Gordon Feinblatt in 1964 and served as the Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group for 24 years. He has served as Chairman of the Real Property Section, Maryland State Bar Association, is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and has been named in all editions of Best Lawyers in America©  including as Baltimore's Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year" for 2010. He has been listed in the "International Who's Who of Business Lawyers" since 2002 in the area of Real Estate, and in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business© from its inception in 2003. David was awarded the "Distinguished Maryland Real Property Practitioner Award" for 2003-2004 by the Maryland State Bar Association and received a Maryland Leadership in Law award in 2005.

For a number of years, David served as Chairman of the Real Property Code Revision Committee for the Maryland State Bar Association's Real Property Section. He was named to the Code Revision Committee that wrote the new Land Use Article of the Maryland Code. David is experienced in tax increment financing (TIF). His representative major transactions include acquisition of the CSX Camden Yards for Camden Yards stadium, structuring of the Maryland Bar Center at the University of Maryland School of Law, the Harborview condominium project and the Power Plant tourist attraction and Lockwood retail project in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, and the Owings Mills Metro transit-oriented development. David has written numerous articles on commercial real estate topics in both local and national publications. He has lectured to continuing legal education seminars (MICPEL and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers) in Maryland and nationally on topics relating to legal ethics, real estate financing, shopping centers, foreclosures and condominiums at ICSC.


Named to the Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law since 1987

Named 2010 Baltimore's Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America©

Named to Maryland Super Lawyers® for Real Estate since 2007

Named to Chambers USA© since 2003

AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell®


Professional and Civic Involvement

American College of Real Estate Lawyers, 1984-

American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Member, Editorial Board of The Practical Real Estate Lawyer:, 2009-

Harvard Law School Association of Maryland, President, 2003-

Baltimore Bibliophiles, President, 2008-2010

Baltimore Opera Company, Member, Board of Trustees, 1997-

Sail Baltimore, Ltd., Member, Board of Directors, 1975-2005; Treasurer, 1976-1986

Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts, Member, Board of Directors, 1979-1998

Citizens Planning & Housing Association - Counsel, 1977-1994; Board of Governors, 1968-1974; Executive Committee, 1970-1974; Nominating Committee, 1980; Chairman, Zoning Committee, 1980

Baltimore Corporation for Housing Partnerships, Director, 1985-1998

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Maryland State Bar Association

Publications and Lectures


410-576-4182 (fax)

Related Legal Boutiques

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LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1963
A.B., Johns Hopkins University, 1959
M.L.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1971

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1963