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Best Real Estate
Lawyers in
Washington DC
2020

Why These Real Estate Lawyers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored real estate lawyers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best real estate lawyers in Washington DC.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

With 20 offices across the globe, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld LLP is a civil litigation law firm serving the people of Washington, D.C and the nearby communities. The firm works with industrial and commercial clients, such as senior living facilities, retail stores, and educational centers, and its attorneys handle acquisitions, development, and contracts between purchasers and sellers. Managing partner Alan Feld is fluent in both Spanish and English.

2001 K St NW
Washington, DC 20006

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Alderman, Devorsetz & Hora PLLC

Alderman, Devorsetz, & Hora PLLC is a civil litigation law firm that has been representing the people of Washington, D.C., for over 15 years. The firm has experience with both residential and commercial real estate matters, and it handles document preparation, loans and financial restructuring, and disputes. Primarily, the firm works with condominium associations and owners. Managing partner Les Alderman is fluent in French and has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

1025 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 615
Washington, DC 20036

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Antonoplos & Associates Attorneys At Law

Antonoplos & Associates Attorneys At Law is a full-service law firm for estate planning, business and corporate law, probate, litigation, consumer protection, and real estate law. The firm’s attorneys and staff are experienced in residential and commercial real estate matters, and provide outstanding representation for matters like purchases, sales, leases, construction litigation, contractor disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, and refinancing. The firm represents individuals, families, and commercial clients in basic real estate transactions and complex disputes.

Washington, DC 20036

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Arent Fox LLP

Arent Fox LLP is a civil litigation law firm that has been in operation in Washington, D.C., since 1942. The firm's primary areas of practice include real estate law, and its legal team works with lenders, buyers, borrowers, and purchasers. The attorneys help clients with land use and zoning issues, leasing agreements, acquisitions, and the legal aspects of construction and development. They also take cases involving business and health care law.

1717 K St NW
Washington, DC 20006

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Asmar, Schor & McKenna

Asmar, Schor, & McKenna is a general practice law firm providing the people of Washington, D.C., with legal representation and mediation services. The firm's areas of focus include real estate litigation, and its legal team works with developers, owners, and purchasers and sellers. The team handles transactions, acquisitions, mortgage loans, and contract negotiations between tenants and landlords. The office and its attorneys have been recognized by Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell.

5335 Wisconsin Ave NW Ste 400
Washington, DC 20015

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Axsmith Law

Axsmith Law is a real estate litigation, debt relief, and foreclosure defense law firm, and attorney Christine Axsmith has over 20 years of experience in the field. The firm provides knowledgeable representation for commercial and residential landlords, assists landlords in Section 8 matters, and fights to defend clients who are facing mortgage foreclosures. The attorney has a deep understanding of debt relief and debt settlement programs, and advocates for individuals, families, and commercial clients.

Washington, DC 20009

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Battino & Sokolow

Battino & Sokolow provides expert representation in real estate legal matters. The firm’s experienced attorneys help clients in residential and commercial real estate matters like landlord-tenant disputes, sale evictions, condominium assessment collections, lease contract negotiations, and rent control issues. Attorney Morris Battino has more than three decades of experience in real estate and landlord-tenant law and has helped reform local laws. The firm serves individuals, investors, brokers, landlords, and developers in every aspect of real estate law.

Washington, DC 20017

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Covington & Burling LLP

Founded in 1919, Covington & Burling LLP is a general litigation law firm serving the residents of Washington, D.C., that has 12 other offices across the world. One of the firm's practice areas is real estate law, and its legal team works with developers, landlords, tenants, and property managers. The team handles the legal aspect of development, commercial leasing, and construction. Additionally, the firm s experienced in white collar defense and tax law.

1 CityCenter 850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Curtin Law Roberson Dunigan & Salans

Curtin Law Roberson Dunigan & Salans offers more than 40 years of experience in legal representation for real estate, estate planning, business disputes, and litigation. Attorney David Bradford Law assists individuals, joint ventures, business entities, and limited joint ventures in real estate matters, including property development, loan restructuring, commercial lease negotiations, property tax advising, property management, and purchases and acquisitions. Experienced legal guidance is also available in business mergers, joint venture agreements, and commercial re-organization.

Washington, DC 20036

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Friedlander Misler

Friedlander Misler has been providing experienced legal representation and advising since 1964. The firm’s attorneys assist regional and national clients in commercial real estate matters such as leasing, management agreements, loans, construction contracts, property development, zoning, land-use, acquisitions, and dispositions. The firm represents developers, banks, landlords, family-owned businesses, institutional investors, and individuals in complex commercial real estate transactions, contract negotiations, disputes, and financing matters. Professional legal support is available for real estate litigation, and fire property loss claims.

Washington, DC 20015

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Goulston & Storrs P.C.

With three offices in the country, Goulston & Storrs PC is a civil litigation law firm representing the people of Washington, D.C. The firm handles real estate matters, including those involving construction, acquisitions, land use and zoning issues, and restructuring. Its legal team also litigates claims between landlords and tenants, as well as those between neighbors. The team is also practiced in the fields of employment, business, and probate law.

1999 K St NW Ste 500
Washington, DC 20006

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Greenstein Delorme & Luchs

Greenstein Delorme & Luchs is s multi-practice law firm with a team of dedicated, experienced real estate attorneys. The team represents property owners, tenants, and developers in zoning hearings, historic preservation reviews, and environmental reviews. Other real estate services include commercial and residential property management, acquisitions, development, foreclosures, property tax assessments, commercial leasing, and assistance for condominium associations. The firm’s attorneys understand the complex laws and regulations of DC real estate law and support clients through every step.

Washington, DC 20036

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Griffin, Murphy, Moldenhauer & Wiggins

Griffin, Murphy, Moldenhauer & Wiggins is a full-service law firm dedicated to real estate, business formation, civil litigation, and estate planning. The firm’s real estate attorneys offer cost-effective advising and assistance in commercial and residential property matters like sales and purchasing, transaction structuring, Section 1031 exchange transactions, condominium conversions, zoning issues, and land-use issues. Additional personalized service is available for building management, construction, tax planning, commercial leasing, and property development.

Washington, DC 20036

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Heideman Nudelman & Kalik, PC

Heideman, Nudelman, & Kalik PC is a civil practice law firm serving the community of Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas. One of the firm's primary areas of focus is real estate law, and its legal team has experience litigating disputes between landlords and tenants, as well as those involving boundary and easement issues. The firm's partners received the Trial Lawyer of the year award from Public Justice in 2015.

1146 19th St NW Fl 5
Washington, DC 20036

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Joel W. Anders

Joel W. Anders is an experienced attorney who provides over 35 years of experience and personal attention for real estate litigation, and personal injury, family, and probate. The attorney represents clients in real estate litigation involving purchase agreement disputes, construction defects, building code violations, defective manufacturing, malfeasance, faulty electrical works, and toxic mold issues. Professional support is available in real estate contract disputes. Prospective clients can call the attorney for a free initial consultation for any real estate litigation matters.

Washington, DC 20006

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Kass Legal Group, PLLC

Kass Legal Group PLLC is a civil litigation law firm taking cases for the residents of Washington, D.C. The firm's attorneys have a combined experience exceeding 100 years, and they handle both residential and commercial real estate issues. The legal team develops and reviews contracts, resolves landlord and tenant disputes, defends against foreclosure, and performs closing processes. Additionally, the firm is practiced in the areas of probate, estate planning, and business law.

4301 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 434
Washington, DC 20008

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Kass, Mitek & Kass

Kass, Mitek & Kass is a general practice law firm that focuses on residential and commercial real estate matters. The firm’s knowledgeable attorneys assist clients with basic real estate sales and purchases, compliance issues, evictions, building code violations, refinancing, foreclosures, land development, and the creation of condominium and homeowners’ associations. Commercial real estate services include experienced representation and advising in contract dispute resolution, evictions, rent collections, insurance defense, fair housing issues, and architectural violation matters.

Washington, DC 20036

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Kurland Law Group

Kurland Law Group is a civil litigation law firm that has been serving the residents of Washington, D.C. for over 20 years. The firm's primary areas of focus include real estate law, and its legal team handles modifications of existing loans and mortgages. It also helps clients with short sales of residential homes and investment properties. Founding attorney Sari Kurland served as the president of the Consumer Bankruptcy Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

211 Jersey Ln
Rockville, MD 20850

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Law Offices of Paul D. Hunt

The Law Offices of Paul D. Hunt is a multi-practice law firm that handles real estate, personal injury, and family law. Other practice areas include tax liens and criminal defense. The attorney offers over 20 years of legal experience, and personal, knowledgeable service. The firm’s real estate practice advises individuals and families in purchases and sales, loan document reviews, boundary disputes, and contractor agreements. Commercial real estate services include assistance in construction litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, and condemnations and rent issues.

Washington, DC 20004

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Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd. - Attorneys

Lerch, Early, Brewer is a civil litigation law firm taking cases for the people of Washington, D.C. The firm works with developers property owners, and investors, and its legal team handles property sales and purchases, financing, construction, and acquisitions. The team also helps clients who are looking to build or renovate a high-end residential building. Managing partner Harry Lerch is a recipient of the Professionalism Award from the Montgomery Bar Association.

7600 Wisconsin Ave Ste 700
Bethesda, MD 20814

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Lewicky, O'Connor, Hunt & Meiser

Lewicky, O'Connor, Hunt, & Meiser is a civil litigation law firm that has been representing the people of Washington, D.C., since 2019. One of the firm's principal areas of practice is real estate law, and its legal team handles commercial property sales and purchases, easement disputes, boundary issues, and negotiation, development, and review of leasing agreements. Founding attorney Steven Lewicky has been honored by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer.

8115 Maple Lawn Blvd Ste 175
Fulton, MD 20759

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Linowes and Blocher

Linowes and Blocher Attorneys At Law provides experienced, focused representation in commercial real estate and business law matters. The firm’s dedicated real estate team assists regional and national clients in sales and acquisitions, construction financing, development agreements, easements, ground leases, and environmental due diligence. Additional real estate services include structuring private and public development projects, drafting design agreements, and drafting of commercial and residential property lease agreements. Knowledgeable representation is available for condominium associations, and environmental and zoning matters.

Washington, DC 20006

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Maddox, Hoppe, Hoofnagle & Hafey

Maddox, Hoppe, Hoofnagle & Hafey provides 65 years of general legal practice experience, an assist clients in real estate, estate planning and administration, family law, and criminal defense. The firm’s attorneys offer personal attention in residential and commercial real estate matters such as landlord-tenant disputes, title disputes, condominium conversions, tax foreclosure auctions, sales and purchases, and general real estate transactions. Attorney Jon A. Hoppe has over 25 years of experience in legal practice and supports clients throughout the complex real estate process.

Washington, DC 20036

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Maginnis Law Office

Maginnis Law Office is a full-service law firm with more than 30 years of experience in family law, divorce, child custody, and property disputes. Attorney John C. Maginnis III understands the complexity of dividing property in the case of divorce and represents clients in litigation involving the distribution of properties and real estate, and assets such as bank accounts, retirement funds, business assets, and investments. The attorney is experienced in providing compassionate service for clients involved in divorce-related property disputes and divisions.

Washington, DC 20006

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Mehri & Skalet, PLLC

Mehri & Skalet PLLC is a civil practice law firm that has been working with the people of Washington, D.C., since its inception in 2001. The firm advocates for the rights of tenants during leasing agreements with their landlords. It also litigates claims involving violations of the Fair Housing and the Equal Credit Opportunity Acts. Founding partner Cyrus Mehri was recognized among Washington's Ten Most Feared Lawyers by Regardie's Power magazine.

1250 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 300
Washington, DC 20036

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Miller, Miller & Canby

Miller, Miller, & Canby is a general practice law firm that has been serving the residents of Washington, D.C., since 1946. The firm's attorneys have experience with real estate transactions and litigation, and they handle purchases and sales, leasing agreements, and development. The team also mediates between landlords and tenants during leasing agreement disputes. Additionally, the firm is practiced in the fields of business and tax law, as well as estate planning.

200B Monroe St
Rockville, MD 20850

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Moghul Law PLLC

Moghul Law PLLC is a civil practice law firm that has been in operation in Washington, D.C., since 2015. The firm primary areas of focus include real estate law, and its legal team mediates between landlords and tenants, defends clients from foreclosure actions, and handles purchases and sales. The team also provides real estate litigation services. Founding attorney Faisal Moghul was honored by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2016 to 2019.

3871 Plaza Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030

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RJB Law

RJB Law is a civil practice law firm serving the community of Washington, D.C, and the surrounding areas. The firm handles residential and commercial real estate transactions, and its sole practitioner, Richard Bianco, is experienced with property sales and purchases, evictions, development, and renovation. He also negotiates to develop and produce leasing agreements between tenants and landlords. Bianco is also practiced in the fields of administrative litigation and alcohol law.

1402 Meridian Pl NW
Washington, DC 20010

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Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram

Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram is a team of experienced attorneys who represent clients in construction and real estate matters, business law, power and energy law, and litigation. Every member of the firm’s real estate team has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate issues and transactions, including financing, purchases and acquisitions, title and survey review, loan restructuring, and commercial foreclosures. The team assists commercial landlords, tenants, owners, developers, investors, and financial institutions.

Washington, DC 20036

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The Eleff Law Group

The Eleff Law Group is a civil litigation law firm serving the people of Washington, D.C., and the nearby communities. Founding attorney Susan Eleff has been practicing law for over 35 years, and she handles disputes between landlords and tenants, easement and boundary matters, residential and commercial financial transactions, and property acquisitions. Additionally, she helps clients refinance their mortgages and avoid foreclosure. Eleff has received and AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

7315 Wisconsin Ave Ste 800
Bethesda, MD 20814

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The National Law Chambers of Julius P. Terrell

The National Law Chambers of Julius P. Terrell provides in-depth representation and advising in real estate and other civil proceedings. The attorney assists and advises residential real estate clients in matters such as home sales and purchases, construction contracts, zoning and permit appeals, and foreclosures. Commercial real estate services include support in new construction projects, landlord-tenant disputes, mortgage issues, financing, and entitlements. Legal assistance is also available for government contracting, advanced estate planning, and family law matters.

Washington, DC 20004

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Tobin, O’Connor & Ewing

Tobin, O’Connor & Ewing is a law firm for real estate, business and corporate matters, employment law, estate, medical law, and litigation. The firm’s real estate practice provides knowledgeable support for matters like purchases, sales, boundary disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosures, lease agreements, and title actions. Attorney Todd B. Ewing is the President of the firm’s title and escrow company and has over 20 years of experience in complex real estate transactions and disputes.

Washington, DC 20015

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Van Ness Feldman LLP

Founded over 40 years ago, Van Ness Feldman LLP is a civil litigation law firm serving the community of Washington, D.C. that has three other offices in the country. The firm works with universities, developers, and property owners, and it handles acquisition and development, real estate loans, commercial leasing agreements, and contract negotiations with service providers. Additionally, the firm is practiced in the fields of wildlife, water, and land use law.

1050 Thomas Jefferson St NW Fl 7
Washington, DC 20007

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Vanessa Carpenter Lourie

Vanessa Carpenter Lourie is a general civil attorney who handles commercial litigation and transactions. The attorney provides advice and representation in real estate sales and purchases, landlord-tenant disputes, breach of contract claims, evictions, review of leases, rent collections, nonpayment, and property damage claims. The firm assists clients in construction litigation and arbitration. Attorney Vanessa Carpenter Lourie has over 35 years of legal experience and represents a diverse range of clients including churches, medical offices, banks, and child care centers.

Washington, DC 20007

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Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald L.L.P.

Watt, Tieder, Hoffar, & Fitzgerald LLP is a civil litigation law firm that has been working with the community of Washington, D.C., for over 40 years. Some of the firm's attorneys, such as partner Christopher Harris, are experienced in real estate litigation. They handle disputes between landlords and tenants, as well as those involving boundary issues. The law office was recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 Best Law Firms ranking.

1765 Greensboro Station Pl Ste 1000
McLean, VA 22102

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Whitman Legal Solutions, LLC

Whitman Legal Solutions LLC is a real estate and business law firm serving the people of Washington, D.C. Founding attorney Elizabeth Whitman has over 25 years of experience with real estate transactions, and she helps clients with the legal side of development, acquisition, and financing. She also negotiates and prepares lease agreements between landlords and tenants. Whitman is a member of the Real Estate Property and Trust Section of the American Bar Association.

1201 Seven Locks Rd Ste 360
Potomac, MD 20854

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Wiley Rein LLP

Wiley Rein LLP is a civil litigation law firm providing the people of Washington, D.C. with legal representation. The firm's real estate practice is limited commercial properties, and its attorneys handle the legal aspect of construction, management, financing, and ownership. The team also helps clients with negotiation and preparation of leasing agreements. Additionally, the firm's attorneys are experienced in the fields of labor and employment law, as well as white-collar criminal investigation and defense.

1776 K St NW
Washington, DC 20006

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