Searle E. Mitnick, Member

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

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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 Real Estate Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Internation Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Law Conference, and the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers (MICPEL).

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.


Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)

AV® Preeminent™ rating in Martindale-Hubbell

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

Named in the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 lists of Maryland Super Lawyers for Real Estate Law


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

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Related Legal Boutiques

Energy & Environmental
Private Client Services
Real Estate
Acquistion and Sale of Real Estate
Affordable Housing
Condominium Conversions
Corporate Law
Landlord/Tenant Matters
Leasing - Office Buildings and Retail
Loan "Work-outs"
Real Estate Investment Trusts
Reciprocal Easement Agreements
Shopping Centers


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