Caroline E. Sweet, Associate

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  • We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.

    -Carl Sagan

    Caroline is an Associate in the Real Estate & Energy & Environmental Practices.

Contact

csweet@gfrlaw.com
410-576-4275
410-576-4182 (fax)

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Caroline is an Associate in the Real Estate, Energy & Environmental, and Business practice groups.

Her practice has a particular focus on real estate issues at every stage of utility-scale solar project development (ground mount and rooftop installations), including due diligence review; title and survey examination; advising on property taxes and recordation and transfer tax implications; and negotiating solar leases, easements, licenses and other site control instruments, such as fee property acquisition.

Caroline also provides counsel on a variety of commercial real estate transactions, including leases, purchase and sale contracts, and secured loan transactions, as well as third-party opinion letter preparation. In addition, she focuses on corporate, limited liability company and partnership law, and assists business clients in achieving their goals.

Before joining Gordon Feinblatt, Caroline was a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Deborah S. Eyler in the Maryland Court of Appeals and a Law Clerk with the Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County.

She received her J.D., magna cum laude, at the University of Maryland School of Law. While at Maryland, Caroline was the Executive Notes & Comments Editor for the Journal of Business and Technology Law and worked as a Writing Fellow.

Caroline received her B.A. in English at the College of William & Mary. While attending William & Mary, she was captain of the golf team.

Honors

Named to Baltimore’s “Ones to Watch” in Real Estate Law-Individuals by Best Lawyers in America®, 2021

News

Professional and Civic Involvement

Co-Chair, Maryland State Bar Association Real Property Section, 2019 Advanced Real Property Institute 

Publications and Lectures

Co-led a presentation with William D. Shaughnessy, Jr., titled “Commercial Leasing: Considerations and Practical Tips in the Age of COVID-19,”  Baltimore chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel virtual meeting, October 27, 2020

Panelist, "Advancing Community Solar in Maryland," Maryland-DC-Delaware-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association Solar Focus, 2019

Moderator, "Solar Dirt: Real Estate Issues for Solar Facilities," Maryland State Bar Association Advanced Real Property Institute, 2019

 

Contact

csweet@gfrlaw.com
410-576-4275
410-576-4182 (fax)

Teams

Business
EMERGE
Energy & Environmental
Real Estate

Education

J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, University of Maryland Carey School of Law, 2016
B.A., English, Minor in Philosophy, The College of William & Mary, 2012

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 2016