Neil J. Schechter, Counsel

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  • Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

    -Abraham Lincoln

    With years of in-house experience, Neil understands what's important to clients.



Neil focuses his practice on providing counsel on all types of complex commercial and residential real estate matters, including acquisition and sale of real estate, residential community development, planned community development, development of mixed use projects, and land development. Neil is a certified Mediator, focusing on using Mediation to resolve real estate disputes. As a neutral third party, Neil meets with disputants to facilitate communications and negotiations, with the goal of helping to develop a satisfactory, consensual settlement. The process is voluntary and confidential and offers the advantage of speed and cost-effectiveness over traditional litigation. Immediately prior to returning to Gordon Feinblatt, Neil was General Counsel at Urban Atlantic Companies. He has also been General Counsel to Clark Turner Communities and Clark Turner Homes of Maryland, and the Washington, D.C. Division General Counsel for Toll Brothers, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, where he primarily provided legal advice to the company on projects in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and North Carolina.


Professional and Civic Involvement

American Pardes Foundation, New York City: Member and Treasurer, Board of Trustees (2006 - present)

Temple Beth Shalom of Arnold, Maryland: Current Co-Chairman, Long Range Planning Committee; Chairman, Building Committee (1998 - 2008); President (1998-2000)

Central Maryland Red Cross Blood Board, Member, Board of Directors

Member of various non-profit boards of directors and community project committees (1981-2000)

Publications and Lectures


Private Client Services
Real Estate


J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1981
B.A., Columbia University, 1977

Court Admissions

District Court of Maryland, 1981
District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2000

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1981
District of Columbia, 2000