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Debra Friedman provides counsel to clients in the areas of real estate transactions, small business matters and commercial finance. 


Ms. Friedman’s real estate experience extends from due diligence through closing and includes:


  •  Representation of home buyers

      and sellers, developers and

      builders in simple to complex 

      residential and commercial


  •  Acquisition, disposition

      and financing transactions.

  •  Negotiating, drafting and 

      reviewing contracts,

      amendments, security 

      documents and other documents

      ancillary to real estate


  •  Representation of landlords in

      landlord/tenant matters.  


Ms. Friedman’s practice also includes the representation of national, regional and community financial institutions in commercial loan transactions, including:


  •  Acquisition, development

      and financing.

  •  Asset-based lending.

  •  Construction to permanent 



Ms. Friedman is experienced in negotiating  and drafting loan documents, including commitment letters, loan agreements, security instruments and ancillary documents, and all facets of due diligence. 


Ms. Friedman also provides counsel to business owners on a variety of matters, including formation, compliance and other related areas.  She has experience negotiating, drafting and reviewing documents and agreements required for business formation as well as day-to-day operations, including employment agreements, operating agreements, form contracts and business agreements. 


Prior to attending law school, Ms. Friedman worked in retail banking where she held several positions, including Branch Manager and Manager of Training and Employment.  As Manager of Training and Employment, she developed and implemented the bank’s recruiting program and created and delivered training programs to develop staff and management and ensure bank compliance with applicable rules and regulations. 


Ms. Friedman is a participant in the State of Maryland’s Foreclosure Prevention and Mortgage Fraud Prevention projects. 


Practice areas


  1. Contracts: 40%
    22 years
  2. Real Estate: 35%
    22 years
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 15%
    22 years
  4. Corporate: 10%
    22 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Barbara I Berschler

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Debra for a number of years. I have seen that for her, the client's needs come first and that she is a fearless advocate.


    Barbara Berschler Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michele McDaniel Rosenfeld

    I referred Debra to my clients, a married couple, for assistance with questions about a potential real estate transaction. They told me Debra was thorough, patient and helped address their questions. I would refer her again without hesitation. Michele Rosenfeld, Esq.


    Michele Rosenfeld Land use and zoning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Freedman & Friedman, LLC

3570 Olney Laytonsville Road #682
Olney, MD, 20832


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Order of the COIFMcGeorge School of Law1992
Traynor Honor SocietyMcGeorge School of Law1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFreedman & Friedman, LLC2011 - Present
Sr. AssociateWard & Klein, Chtd2008 - 2011
Sr. AssociateShulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, PA1997 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Montgomery County Bar AssociationReal Estate Section; Business Section1997 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of Maryland, College ParkPersonnel and Labor RelationsBS - Bachelor of Science1982