Edward J. Levin - Gordon Feinblatt LLC

Edward J. Levin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1989

Edward Levin is Chairman of Gordon Feinblatt's Real Estate Department and is a Member of the Agricultural Law Group.  He focuses his practice in the area of real property law, including real estate financing, leasing, purchase and sale, workouts, foreclosure and rendering third party opinion letters.

Ed was named by Best Lawyers in America as the 2012 Baltimore Real Estate Lawyer of the Year.  In 2007, Ed received the Maryland Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law” honor in recognition of his professional accomplishments and his dedication to his profession and the community.  Ed was selected as the Distinguished Maryland Real Property Practitioner for 2006-2007 by the Section of Real Property, Planning and Zoning of the Maryland State Bar Association, Inc. (MSBA).   He was honored as Mortgage Associate of the Year in 2004 by the Maryland Mortgage Bankers Association.

Ed has been listed in each edition of Best Lawyers in America for real estate law since 1989.  Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, has cited Ed in the top tier of real estate attorneys in Maryland each year since 2003, calling him a “first-rate lawyer” and a “national leader.”  He has been listed each year since 2008 in the annual editions of the International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers.  Ed has been named a Maryland Super Lawyer annually since 2007, and in 2007 and 2008 he was cited among the top 50 Super Lawyers in Maryland.

Ed is a past chair of the MSBA’s Section of Real Property, Planning and Zoning.  He serves as chair of the Legal Opinions in Real Estate Transactions Committee of the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (RPTE) of the American Bar Association (ABA), and he is vice-chair of the ABA RPTE Section's Real Estate Financing Group.  Ed has been a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) since 1987, and he chaired ACREL’s Attorneys’ Opinions Committee from 1993 through 1999.  He served as co-chairman of the Special Joint Committee on Lawyers’ Opinions in Commercial Transactions of the MSBA and The Bar Association of Baltimore City that published a report in 1989.  He was chair of the MSBA’s committee that published an updated report on legal opinions in business transactions in 2007, which was revised in 2009.  Ed has served as legal counsel to the Maryland Mortgage Bankers Association, Inc. since 1995. 

Ed is co-author with Charles T. Albert of Maryland Real Estate Leasing Forms—Practice.  He has lectured at and chaired seminars sponsored by the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law and the Business Law Section of the ABA, ACREL, and the Section of Real Property, Planning and Zoning of the MSBA.  Ed is the author of numerous articles on matters related to real property law and rendering and receiving opinion letters.  Ed has served as an expert witness on cases relating to real estate and professional liability matters. 

Johns Hopkins UniversityBA 1975University of Virginia School of LawJ.D. 1976

Client Comments

"Edward Levin is able to work closely with the client and multiple other parties in complicated transactions to help all parties get what they need out of the deal. He is timely, thorough, and thoughtful. He has an excellent understanding of contracts, settlements, and market forces. He is able to bring other counsel in for specialized situations like 1031 exchange and tax advice to make sure all goes well."

-Bruce Taylor
Taylor Service Company

"Ed Levin is one of the most knowledgeable real estate attorneys in the field of transaction. He responds 24/7 and is always well prepared. His expertise is vast."

-Aris Mardirossian
president & ceo
IO limited partnership lllp

"Mr. Levin is an integral part of my companies. His knowledge of real estate and finance has been critical to our success. Over the last 25 years he has represented my companies and has overseen complex transactions. He has always met our deadlines, even if they encumbered a family trip. I have received e-mails at 2 a.m. on many occasions. His vast knowledge and intelligence are easily communicated. He works well with his peers. In conclusion, his dedication, hard work, and experience made our success possible. "

-Aris Mardirossian
IO Limited Partnership, LLP

Office Location

The Garrett Building
233 East Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-3332
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Baltimore Metro Area
Edward J. Levin has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law (Commercial, Commercial Landlord Tenant, Contract, Finance, Foreclosures, Real Property Law, Tax Certiorari, Workouts and Restructurings)