Monthly Archives: October 2013

Webcast of the “Rain Tax” Conversation with the Commercial Real Estate Attorneys Disscussion Group

Did you miss the first meeting of the 2013-2014 Commercial Real Estate Attorneys Discussion Group about Stormwater Management Fees (aka “The Rain Tax”)? Don’t worry – we taped it just for you! September’s discussion group meeting has been posted online. Just go to and click on the link to the September meeting’s webcast. Advertisements

Commercial Real Estate Attorneys Discussion Group in November: Limiting Liability Under CERCLA and “Accounting for Growth” Regulations

The next meeting of the 2013-2014 Commercial Real Estate Attorneys Discussion Group will be on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 12:15 p.m. at Miles & Stockbridge P.C. in the Miles Way Conference Room, 100 Light Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. We will be hosting an Environmental Forum to discuss limiting liability under CERCLA and […]

Pines Plaza Limited Partnership: A Recent Opinion Offering a Cornucopia of Real Estate Rules

Justine Moreau, an associate with Bowie & Jensen LLC, provided the following summary of the recent opinion from the Court of Appeals on Pines Plaza Limited Partnership v. Berkley Trace, LLC et al.: Earlier this year, the Maryland Court of Appeals decided Pines Plaza Limited Partnership v. Berkley Trace, LLC, The Hampton Company, Inc. and […]

Transform Baltimore: Hearings Continue on City Council Bill for a New Zoning Code for a Growing City

The Land Use Committee and Transportation Committee of the City Council are continuing their series of hearings on City Council Bill #12-0152 throughout October and November. Below is the most recent list of remaining hearings and the sections of the code they will focus on at each hearing. They will accept testimony on other sections […]

Who Needs an SNDA (Subordination, Non-Disturbance, and Attornment Agreement)?

Edward Levin of Gordon Feinblatt LLC contributed the following article on SNDAs, excerpted from a longer article available at this link: One of the closing documents in a real estate financing transaction when the property is leased is a Subordination, Non-disturbance, and Attornment Agreement (“SNDA”). SNDAs have a number of purposes and uses, and they […]

Baltimore City Foreclosures: A Year in the Life

Owen Jarvis, a staff attorney at St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, contributed the following analysis of a year’s worth of data on Baltimore City foreclosures: Baltimore City saw 208 residential foreclosure actions filed in September of 2012. Between Maryland Judiciary Case Search, the State Department of Assessments and Taxation, Maryland StateStat, and the Baltimore Neighborhood […]

What We Heard Through the Grapevine: A Summary of the Real Property Section’s Bus Tour of a Maryland Winery and Cidery

Justine Moreau, an associate with Bowie & Jensen LLC, planned and organized the Real Property Section’s recent winery and cidery tour. Please note that the Real Property Section hopes to offer a similar opportunity next year to explore an interesting case study of legal issues in a pleasurable setting. Stay tuned! Justine shared the following […]