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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Renee Finley, Real estate Attorney
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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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|2013 Client Service Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Who's Who in American Real Estate||Who's Who Legal||2009|
|Chief Regional Real Estate Counsel||Glenborough Realty Trust||1995 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Rotary Club||Member-Columbia, MD Chapter||2012 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association, Real Property Section||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|International Council of Shopping Centers||Member||2010 - Present|
|Florida State University College of Law||Business/Real Estate||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|University of Maryland, College Park||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1982|
|Commercial REO Conference||Increasing Valuation of Commercial Properties||2010|