Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Land Use Committee Announces a Seminar on Condemnation

“What is the land use impact of a partial taking? Condemnation in a suburban and urban environment. Valuation, damages and severance impacts.” The State has increased its available revenue for public works projects, and that almost always includes the acquisition of real property. We have not had much in the way of takings over the […]

Can Green Building Save the Planet: a Symposium Presented by the University of Baltimore School of Law Journal of Land and Development

Can Green Building Save the Planet? Wednesday, March 26, 2014 John and Frances Angelos Law Center (North Charles Street and Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland) Hors d’Oeuvres & Cocktail Hour: 5:30-6:30 PM Symposium: 6:30-8:30 PM Reception to Immediately Follow A free event, open to all Participants from both the public and private sectors will discuss […]

The Basics of Commercial Real Estate Closings: A Brown Bag Lunch Program Presented

The Young Lawyers Section, Real Property Section and Environmental Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association present: A Brown Bag Lunch Program: The Basics of Commercial Real Estate Closings Come get practical advice and insight from experienced transaction attorneys about handling commercial real estate closings. Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12 noon Whiteford, Taylor […]

Share a Happy Hour with our friends in the Construction Law Section on Thursday, February 20

Construction Law Section and Real Property Section Joint “Happy Hour” February 20, 2014, 6-8 P.M. at Aida Bistro and Wine Bar 6741 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046 Please come with your colleagues to a joint happy hour between the Construction Law Section and the Real Property Section practitioners to discuss areas of mutual interest […]

“Stealing” Real Property

Bob Flynn of Signature Title, Inc. provided the following summary of the Court of Appeals decision in Hobby v. State: The concept of stealing real estate seems far-fetched.  One cannot exactly carry it away, at least in the context of asportation (the felonious removal of goods).  But a recent case examines this very concept. In Hobby […]

Legal Issues & Trends in the National Capital Area: Part of the National Capital Planning Commission’s Speaker Series

On Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 6:30-7 p.m., the National Capital Planning Commission will host a free event that is open to the public on Legal Issues & Trends in the National Capital Area. To RSVP, please visit the website: The event will be held at the offices of the National Capital Planning Commission, […]

Legislation Proposed During the 2014 General Assembly Session that would prohibit residential foreclosures in Maryland for a period of 6 months

The General Assembly is in session, and among the proposed new legislation is a bill that would, among other things, place a 6 month emergency moratorium against all foreclosures on residential property in Maryland. Senate Bill 755 was introduced by Senator Muse on January 31, 2014 and also proposes to make a person who knew […]