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Kenneth L Samuelson

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Commercial Real Estate, Bankruptcy, and Technology Transactions and Litigation.


(a)  Commercial Real Estate and Bankruptcy:  Ken Samuelson has over 30 years of experience as lead counsel, representing small firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies, in various cases and transactions.  The firm, Samuelson Law, is a boutique law firm that focuses upon handling commercial real estate transactions, and bankruptcies and restructurings, particularly those involving distressed commercial real estate.  The firm’s work includes handling commercial foreclosures, workouts, landlord/tenant, U.S. Government contracts and leases, subleases, real estate tax sales, limited liability company and partnership disputes, single asset real estate bankruptcy issues, and bankruptcies for real estate developers, small businesses, non-profits, trade associations, and health care providers.  Its philosophy is to try to resolve bankruptcies and other disputes, as much as possible through negotiations, from a long-term planning point of view.  However, Ken is a former Assistant Attorney General, and this firm litigates as and when necessary.


(b)  Technology:  The firm has translated its transactions experience into the laws, "best practices", and guidelines governing various technology transactions.  Thus, the firm negotiates LLC, joint development, teaming, licensing, outsourcing, employment, non-compete, and confidentiality agreements, mainly for start-ups.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 40%
    40 years, 250 cases
  2. Internet: 15%
    5 years, 12 cases
  3. Foreclosure: 15%
    27 years, 20 cases
  4. Limited Liability Company (LLC): 12%
    17 years, 40 cases
  5. Other: 18%
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Hourly ($325-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (10 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Samuelson Law Offices, LLC

2020 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
# 417
Washington, DC, 20006-1811

Samuelson Law Offices, LLC

4938 Hampden Lane
# 203
Bethesda, MD, 20814

Samuelson Law Offices, LLC

11654 Plaza America Drive
Mail Box #302
Reston, VA, 20190



VAAuthorized to practice law201509/15/2015
DCActive 198005/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2012
listing, "Who's Who in Washington"Tiber1995
Best Section Committee of the YearD.C. Bar1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberSamuelson Law Offices, LLC2008 - Present
Of CounselDeckelbaum Ogens & Raftery, Chartered2001 - 2008
PartnerWilkes Artis, Chartered1995 - 2001
PartnerSemmes, Bowen & Semmes1993 - 1995
Associate, then Partner,Linowes and Blocher LLP1977 - 1993
Assistant Attorney GeneralState of Maryland, Office of the Attorney General1973 - 1977
AssociateDickerson, Nice, Sokol & Horn (no longer exists)1973 - 1973
AssociateWeinberg & Green (now Saul Ewing)1971 - 1973
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Inns of CourtPresented programs on bankruptcy transactions2003 - 2012
American Bar Associationformer Member, governing Council of ABA RPPT Section (Tech)1997 - 2006
American College of Real Estate LawyersPresented programs on commercial real estate bankruptcies1994 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
U.S. Cybersecurity MagazineNon-Competes in the Cybersecurity Industry2015
U.S. Cybersecurity MagazineSome Unintended Consequences of Collaborating2015
D.C. Building Industry Association "Pipeline"Does a Lease Mean What it Says?2003
ALI-ABA publicationsPractice Checklist for Drafting Leases III - Letters of Intent2001
Corporate Real Estate Executive (now CoreNet Global)Disposing of Excess Real Estate1994
Legal TimesThe Retail Lease: What to Look for, Bargain for"1986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
University of PittsburghEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
webinarMore on LLCs and LLPs in Bankruptcy - Updates2013
webinarUnique Aspects of LLC and Member Bankruptcies2012
Seminar on Resolving Real Estate Title ProblemsTitle Issues Only Bankruptcy Can Resolve2012
American Bar AssociationMixed Use Bankruptcies - Not Trying to Please Everyone2011
American Inns of CourtBuying Assets out of Bankruptcy2010
Maryland LiensForeclosures, Bankruptcies, and Title Insurance Workout Issues2009
Law Seminars International - Dealing with Distressed Real EstateCommercial Loan Workout Negotiations2009
American College of Real Estate LawyersEscrows Subject to Bankruptcy's Unsecuried Creditors2009
National Underwriters' ConferenceTitle Insurance for Workouts and Bankruptcies2008
Law Seminars InternationalDrafting Commercial Leases in Light of Bankruptcy Issues2008
American Inns of CourtPlans of Reorganization2008
American Bar Association Continuing Legal Education WebcastWorkouts2008
International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real EstateSOX & Ethics: In-House Counsels' Duties to be Whistleblowers2007
American Inns of CourtTransactional Issues in Bankruptcy2007
Harvard Business School Club of Washington, D.C.How Lawyers Can Mess-Up Transactions2006
Corenet Global International ConferenceLeasing Overseas, Particularly in China and India2006
American Inns of CourtHomestead Exemptions in Bankrutpcy2006
National Continuing Legal Education ConferenceA Real Estate Lawyer's Guilde to Broadband2001
D.C. Building Industry AssociationPurchasing or Ground Leasing Sites at Metrorail Transit Stations2000