Searle E. Mitnick, Member

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    Searle was named to Best Lawyers 2019 for Real Estate Law.

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smitnick@gfrlaw.com
410-576-4107
410-576-4182 (fax)

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Since 1969, Searle has gained a regional reputation providing legal counsel to real estate and business clients, including commercial real estate developers, residential apartment owners, including parties to syndications; and borrowers and lenders in loan transactions and workouts. He has formed entities such as partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations which own and operate real estate and other businesses and has handled major leasing transactions representing landlords and tenants in office buildings and retail centers.

Searle's experience includes handling matters involving bond financing and mortgage insurance and/or subsidies from HUD and agencies of the State of Maryland. He has completed transactions involving development and financing of many projects containing thousands of units. He has provided counsel in the creation of numerous condominium developments.

Searle has represented mortgage companies and banks with regard to acquisition, development and construction financing of real estate; represented sellers of real property to real estate investment trusts (REITS) and represented REITS. He has represented major institutional clients in the sale and acquisition of large mixed-use projects.

Searle has appeared in court as an expert witness on a number of occasions on cases involving real estate, business, and professional liability matters. He has been a frequent presenter for numerous industry and professional seminars, including the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the Real Estate Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Law Conference, and the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers (MICPEL).

Searle also serves a number of clients as a trusted family advisor, often in a trustee capacity. He is experienced in dealing with as many as three generations of families and assisting them with the myriad types of issues that frequently arise. Searle confers regularly with Gordon Feinblatt’s trust and estate, business and tax lawyers in arriving at creative solutions for their planning and administrative needs.

Prior to joining Gordon Feinblatt in 2003, Searle was a partner in the Baltimore law firm of Tydings & Rosenberg LLP. Immediately prior to joining Tydings & Rosenberg, he was a partner in the firm of Kaplan, Heyman, Greenberg, Engelman, Belgrad, P.A. Before joining Kaplan, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frederick J. Singley, Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

Honors

Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)

AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell®

Named to Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law since 2007

Named to Maryland Super Lawyers® for Real Estate Law  and Business/Corporate Law since 2012 and 2007-2009

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Professional and Civic Involvement

Member, American Bar Association, Real Property Section

Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Real Property Section Council

Member, Maryland State Bar Association Board of Governors

Member, Bar Association of Baltimore City

Past President, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL)

Publications and Lectures

Contact

smitnick@gfrlaw.com
410-576-4107
410-576-4182 (fax)

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Education

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1969
B.S., Loyola College, 1966

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1969