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Fredric Press

Commercial real estate Attorney at Bethesda, MD

5.0   19 reviews

also known as Fredric A. Press, Fred Press

  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 44 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 49 years
    New York - NY 50 years
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1980
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1975
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1974
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Fredric

Learn Fredric’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Commercial real estate
    Landlord and Tenant Representation: Lease Negotiations Sublettings and Lease Assignments Lease Renewals and Amendments Dispute Resolution Buyer and Seller Representation Development Area Declarations and Easements Commercial Loan Defeasance Construction Contracts Real Estate and Mortgage Broker Agreements Management Agreements Condominium Conversions

    51 years

  2. Real estate

    51 years

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    Business Counseling Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions and Sales Business Entity Formations Stockholder, Voting Rights and Operating Agreements Equipment, Accounts Receivable and Working Capital Financings Employment, Non-Compete and Consulting Agreements Joint Venture and Partnership Agreements Private Placement Syndications and Equity Investments

    51 years

  4. Debt and lending agreements
    Lender and Borrower Representation in Real Estate Construction and Permanent Financings Debt Restructuring

    51 years

  5. Landlord or tenant

    51 years

  6. Other

Throughout my career, I have complemented a general business law practice with special expertise in commercial real estate, including real and personal property purchases and sales, acquisitions, construction and permanent loan financing, credit enhancement using letters of credit, construction contract negotiation, corporate, partnership and limited liability company formations and syndications, refinancing and work-outs, foreclosures, title matters, sale-leasebacks, lease and other real estate related transactions and negotiations and UCC Article 9 secured transactions.

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Fredric Press
7910 Woodmont Ave.
Ste 1350
Bethesda, MD, 20814-7025
Fredric Press
Ste 1350
7910 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD, 20814
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help with landlord dispute
Fred did a great job of helping us navigate a dispute with our landlord related to lead compliance. With Fred's support, we were able to reach a settlement quickly and to our satisfaction . Fred was clear, communicative, and provided expert guidance and support as we navigated a stressful situation.
Posted by Lisa | January 23, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceeded my expectations!
I met with Fred Press, and he exceeded my expectations during an initial consultation, for which he did not charge me. He graciously reviewed relevant material I had shared with him, was responsive to my questions and concerns in a timely manner, inquired about my goal, and offered suggestions (orally and written) on how to proceed. He listened attentively to the details of my scenario, and followed-up with relevant resources to help me explore other options to recover my family's financial losses. I am incredibly grateful to Fred for his generosity in time, expertise, and sage wisdom. He has truly set the bar high for initial consultations with attorneys.
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Posted by Carlos | March 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney in Montgomery County MD !
“I hired Mr. Press and I was so impressed with his professionalism and assistance. His communication and ability to provide documents quickly was just amazing. His advise to me was on on point to understand what I was signing. Provide me with the confidence and the knowledge to understand the process. I recommend Mr. Press to anyone in the Washington Dc Area. I promise he wont disappoint you. He will exceed your expectations. Thank you again Mr. Press.
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Posted by Anne | February 7, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
A conscientious and skillful lawyer
After reaching a stalemate in a critical real estate negotiation, I reached out to Frederic Press for legal assistance. He was beyond my expectations. He has such an amazingly discerning mind and a vast knowledge of real estate (and contracts, etc) that he put me at ease immediately. He was able to get past the gridlock to resume the negotiations. It was refreshing to find a premier attorney who was more focused on getting a worthy resolution than counting hours. I highly recommend Fred.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Terrific Attorney
I recommend Fred Press for his devotion to his clients. Mr. Press communicates constantly with his client keeping them in the loop each step of the legal process. He is concise, knowledgeable, and sincere.
Posted by Paul | September 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fredric Press
reviewed existing commercial & retail leases / renegotiated terms with opposing counsel(s)
Posted by Mike | August 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Fred provided document review for my company and he and his partners were always prompt on their review times. They were very informative whenever I had questions. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need.
Posted by Cindy | June 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend! Truly helpful from the first phone call to the last email
Fred Press was very knowledgeable, thorough, and kind in his approach. He helped make the whole process of ending my mom's commercial lease in dire times painless and cost-effective. Super responsive, highly recommend! Thank you Fred for all your help!
Posted by Gail | February 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fred Press Excellent Attorney!
I have known Fred for close to 20 years. I have hired him as my personal lawyer but, more importantly, I work with Fred professionally (I am a CPA). Over the years I have worked with Fred on several mutual Trust clients. In one case where the beneficiaries were estranged family members, Fred came up with a unique strategy and after lengthy negotiations with the family members, Fred was able to resolve the disputes of the various family members and satisfy each of them. He brings years of experience and a common-sense approach to each matter. I highly recommend Fred!
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Posted by Odaly | February 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
if your looking for a seasoned Attorney that you can trust I would definitely recommend Fred Press!!!
I hired Fred for a note purchase in the DC area. There was a conflict that urpted with our lender, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the proactive approach from Fred and his team. The deal turned into a very complex situation and Fred and his team provided exceptional advice that provided solutions. THESE GUYS ARE THE REAL DEAL!!! They where honest and highly knowledgeable!!! I know the consequences of bad representation so if your looking for seasoned attorneys that you can trust I would definitely recommend Fred Press!!!!
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Posted by Tina | April 24, 2015
True expert
Fred is a legal expert who completely understands the business of real estate. Because I worked for Fred years ago, I was well aware of his vast knowledge of commercial real estate law and of his commitment to serving his clients. He is practical, down-to-earth, and treats his clients fairly. That is why I became a client in more recent years, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in the commercial real estate business.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2015
Legal help for a series of small businesses
Fred and his team have creatively helped me with legal issues at multiple small businesses where I have been CEO. In every instance their intervention has, in the end, proven successful. The issues have ranged from intellectual property protection to dispute resolution.
Posted by Ellen | April 17, 2015
Great and knowledgeable professional assisted, when necessary, with a great sense of humor!
Fred has assisted me several times on matters relating to real estate, family law and personal injury. He has always been a great advisor with keen counsel. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by David | April 16, 2015
Fred provides invaluable counseling and advice
Fred Press has been a critical part of the success of Landow & Company over the last 24 years. He has consistently provided us with invaluable counseling and advice and represents our business, real estate and personal interests with an unparalleled level of excellence.
Posted by Michael Vandergrift | April 15, 2015
A Great Firm!
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Fred and his firm since 2006. Fred and his team were able to provide loan documentation and support for organizations of which I worked at. Fred's attention to detail, knowledge, follow-through and support is exactly what you need from an attorney. Fred has a great sense humor too!
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2014
Excellent Legal Skills, Knowledge, and Analysis
I have worked with Fred on various matters having to do with real estate, both residential and commercial, and rely greatly on his expertise in these area. His areas of expertise are wide-ranging and he can be relied on to do a thorough legal and practical analysis.
Posted by kim | October 24, 2014
I would hire Fred and his firm again
they are very easy to work with on projects and i would certainly hire them again. Fred and his colleagues are very responsive and practical.
Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2009
Fred Press
I have worked with Fred on a variety of real estate matters over the past five years. He is creative, unbelievably responsive and follows through on every detail.
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2008
Client Review
Fred is a great lawyer. He's knowledgeable, trustworthy, prompt, and practical. He has worked on contract and real estate issues for the company for which I was the CEO and he was always available, informed, and reasonable. He reviewed contracts with a "business eye", ie he was able to identify and address substantive legal issues but kept business objectives in mind when negotiating for solutions. I recommend him highly.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 595-595 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • Press & Dozier, LLC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Founding Member
  • Ridberg, Press & Sherbill
  • 1990 - 2003
  • Managing Partner
  • Leva, Hawes, Mason & Martin
  • 1983 - 1990
  • Associate
  • Venable Baetjer & Howard
  • 1981 - 1983
  • Associate General Counsel
  • The Rouse Company
  • 1979 - 1981
  • Associate
  • Melrod, Redmond & Gartlan
  • 1977 - 1979
  • Associate
  • Dewey Ballantine Bushby Palmer & Wood
  • 1973 - 1977
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • Union College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lease of Industrial Property that was radioactively contaminated
  • Execution of a 10-year triple net lease with one executed 5-yr renewal

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as a finalist for the 2015 CPA & ESQ Awards
  • SmartCEO
  • 2015
  • Washington, DC and Baltimor Top Rated Lawyer
  • National Law Journal
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A


Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecture
  • Commercial Leasing
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse Fredric
Unknown Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Fred is an excellent attorney. I've personally worked with him and have known him for a handful of years. I wouldn't hesitate referring him to anyone who might benefit from his services."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse Fred. Fred and I met across the table for the first time over 20 years ago. Fred's understanding of the legal and business issues that arise in real estate transaction is impressive. What I find to be even more impressive, however, is his ability to know what really matters for his client and how to get a deal done. He is an exceptional attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Fred for over 20+ years having first worked for and with him as an associate attorney and later as a partner at the Bethesda law firm of Ridberg, Press & Sherbill, LLP. Fred is a knowledgeable and skilled commercial real estate attorney handling purchases and sales, financing, leasing and landlord/tenant issues."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Fred for his great knowledge in commercial real estate and general business law. He is attentive to every detail and brings a common sense approach to every issue. If I needed to hire my own lawyer, I would absolutely choose Fred."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known and worked with Fred Press for more than twenty years. During all that time I've found him to have an excellent grasp of whatever issues come before him and to present his case with verve and acumen. He is an affable person with a good sense of humor and hence is able to charm colleagues and opponents alike. I have no hesitation in recommending him highly."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Fred Press based on years working together on multiple matters across corporate and personal bankruptcy and real estate matters. The most recent involved a complex set of real property easement transfers that were transacted under a Superfund Site DOJ Consent Order. Fred's work once again was precise, detailed, and exactly what the client asked for."
Business Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I highly endorse Fred Press for business and commercial real estate law. I worked with Fred for 10 years and learned a great deal from him. He is not only a superb legal advocate but a trusted business advisor with the highest degree of integrity and ethics."
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Bethesda Commercial real estate Lawyer Fredric Press
Fredric Press
Commercial real estate Attorney
Bethesda, MD
Licensed for 50 years