The attorneys at Shipley & Horne, P.A. zealously represent clients in all areas of real estate, land use and zoning, including but not limited to, requests for rezonings, text amendments, special exceptions, master plans, sector plans and sectional map amendments, subdivisions, water and sewer category changes, site plan reviews, waivers, variations, and variances. Additionally, the firm regularly assists clients in the permitting process and often attends meetings not only with the local elected officials, but with agency appointees such as representatives from state and local governmental agencies pertaining to transportation, environment, and public works. The firm also handles administrative and judicial appeals as well as any collateral and mandamus legal suits filed with the courts. We regularly represent clients in matters concerning condemnations and tax assessment appeals, and we are well versed in all areas of environmental law and adequate public facilities requirements.

Furthermore, our attorneys regularly represent a variety of entities and individuals related to the sale and purchase of real estate in Maryland. Our clients include buyers, sellers, developers, landlords, tenants, lenders, brokers, and investors. Our experience in real estate transactions extends to a variety of areas involving commercial, industrial and residential real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, planning, zoning, construction, leasing, landlord/tenant relations, foreclosures, and evictions.

Our attorneys are capable of assisting clients with such matters as:

  • Negotiating contracts for the purchase and sale of commercial, industrial and residential real estate
  • Drafting contracts, leases, loan documents, and other instruments needed in connection with real estate closings
  • Negotiating leases on behalf of landlords or tenants for all types of real property
  • Handling transactions involving the like-kind exchanges of real estate
  • Representing clients in cases involving the partition of real estate and disputes between landowners
  • Foreclosures, and evictions
  • Drafting easements, covenants, deeds and development participation agreements