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I am a seasoned commercial real estate and small to mid-sized business attorney located in Columbia, Maryland.  Licensed since 1985, I spent 1995 through 2004 as the head commercial leasing attorney for Glenborough Realty Trust, a $2.5 billion publicly traded real estate investment trust.  I have negotiated hundreds of office, retail, and industrial leases across the country for both tenants and landlords, and have also taken commercial properties through the entitlement, construction, and leasing processes.

Real estate deals that I've negotiated include Lord & Taylor, Circuit City, Outback Steakhouse, Chipotle, Starbuck's, Popeye's, Hometown Buffet, Dosa (one of San Francisco's top 10 restaurants), MetLife, Aetna, Merrill Lynch, Fed Ex, Parsons-Brinckerhoff, International Rescue Committee, ProTech, U.S. Bank, Christian City Church, and many others.  I am also a licensed and practicing commercial real estate broker, and I am an expert in site selection for retail and office clients.  I frequently serve as both the leasing broker and the leasing attorney.  I will find the right site for my client, negotiate the best business deal, and then negotiate the best legal terms for them.


In addition to my real estate experience, I have been a small to mid-sized business attorney for many years.  I have owned a pizza franchise, a fine art gallery, and a real estate brokerage business (as well as my law practice), and I am therefore intimately familiar with the problems and challenges of small businesses.  That makes me a very effective advocate for other business owners.  A representative sample of clients include CB Flooring, Bode Floors, Freestate Ambulance, Imagen Records, Big G's Images, Recorded Books LLC, ProTech, Nationwide, Texas Roadhouse, Teppanyaki Grill, and the International Rescue Committee.


I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation.




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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 65%
    31 years, 500 cases
  2. Business: 30%
    24 years, 100 cases
  3. Entertainment: 5%
    11 years, 20 cases



Hourly ($275/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Babak Bagheri

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Babak Bagheri Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Renee M Finley

    Evan is an excellent leasing attorney who sees the issues, recognizes where the money is in the lease and knows how to problem solve to get the deal done. He is efficient, effective and approachable. He is one of the best leasing attorneys I have worked opposite of.


    Renee Finley Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Langert Law Office

6250 Old Dobbin Lane
Suite 140
Columbia, MD, 21045


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
2013 Client Service AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Who's Who in American Real EstateWho's Who Legal2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief Regional Real Estate CounselGlenborough Realty Trust1995 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rotary ClubMember-Columbia, MD Chapter2012 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Real Property SectionAttorney Member2010 - Present
International Council of Shopping CentersMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lease NegotiationGreat Deal For The Tenant
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of Maryland, College ParkBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Commercial REO ConferenceIncreasing Valuation of Commercial Properties2010