Searle E. Mitnick - Gordon Feinblatt LLC

Searle E. Mitnick

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 410-576-4107

Since 1969, Searle Mitnick has gained a regional reputation providing legal counsel to real estate and business clients, including commercial real estate developers, residential apartment owners, including parties to syndications; and borrowers and lenders in loan transactions and workouts. He has formed entities such as partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations which own and operate real estate and other businesses and has handled major leasing transactions representing landlords and tenants in office buildings and retail centers.

Searle's experience includes handling matters involving bond financing and mortgage insurance and/or subsidies from HUD and agencies of the State of Maryland. He has completed transactions involving development and financing of many projects containing thousands of units. He has provided counsel in the creation of numerous condominium developments. 

Searle has represented mortgage companies and banks with regard to acquisition, development and construction financing of real estate; represented sellers of real property to real estate investment trusts (REITS) and represented REITS. He has represented major institutional clients in the sale and acquisition of large mixed-use projects. 

Searle has appeared in court as an expert witness on a number of occasions on cases involving real estate, business, and professional liability matters.

Prior to joining Gordon Feinblatt in 2003, Searle was a partner in the Baltimore law firm of Tydings & Rosenberg LLP. Immediately prior to joining Tydings & Rosenberg, he was a partner in the firm of Kaplan, Heyman, Greenberg, Engelman, Belgrad, P.A.. Before joining Kaplan, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frederick J. Singley, Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolJ.D. 1969

Client Comments

"Mr. Mitnick is a superb attorney. He has an outstanding knowledge of his areas of expertise and the unique ability on the transactional side to work with opposing counsel to represent our best interest while getting every transaction to closing."

-Arthur Lazerow
Chairman of the Board
Alban Inspections, Inc.

"Searle has been and is one of the most respected and well-regarded lawyers of have dealt with in my business life. The reason I like him so much is that if he does not know the answer, he will say so and get back to me with the right answer; very important for that to happen instead of just shooting from the hip."

-John Minzer
Timberlake Homes, BT

"Searle Mitnick is an outstanding lawyer, having served our company's needs for over 35 years. He is very smart in understanding underlying issues as they affect his client, but able to negotiate without alienating the other side or opposing counsel."

-Arthur Lazerow
Chairman of the Board
Alban Inspections, Inc.

"Searle Mitnick is truly one of Baltimore's finest lawyers. He is well known and respected, by not just by my peers as a private developer, but by the legal community. You just don't get that respect without earning it. Searle's success is his kind demeanor towards others. It's that approach that builds a respectful foundation on both sides when Searle is representing you."

-Dave Holmes
BluePrint Concepts, LLC

"Mr. Mitnick is not only a great lawyer, but someone that I have trusted for advice as a friend. He is also someone who I deeply take his opinion; not only as a lawyer that I am paying, but his business advice is greatly appreciated."

-John Minzer
Timberlake Homes, BT

"Mr. Mitnick is a true professional lawyer and business adviser. He has the unique combination of being able to represent his client effectively while still helping to make the transaction successful."

"I have been utilizing the services of Searle Mitnick for over 25 years and have continued to have an outstanding relationship with him and the firm. He understands the business well, works with others in the profession, and has the utmost integrity and honesty."

"I have been dealing with Searle Mitnick for over 25 years. His expertise in the real estate industry is outstanding."

"Searle Mitnick has represented me for over 30 years in many real estate transactions. He has negotiated joint ventures for me with Public Companies, bank loan documents, FHA approvals for multiple properties, and multiple other major transactions. Most of all, he always exhibited the highest of ethical conduct and brilliant performance."

-Richard Dubin
The Dubin Company

"Mr. Mitnick is a seasoned real estate practitioner who consistently finds creative ways to assist us in insuring that our transactions close smoothly. He is the utmost professional and he always handles the often voluminous and often tricky work we give him with a smile. I have never seen him crack and there were times when some of those around him on a difficult deal were doing just that. As an in-house counsel, we are often managers of our outside counsel. Mr. Mitnick makes that job very easy for us. I never have to ask him when he will finish a project. He is always on top of the workload and keeps me informed of the progress without me having to ask. His experience, knowledge, and competence inspire confidence that we are getting the best possible service. As you may have gathered from the above, we have developed a strong working relationship. Searle Mitnick definitely deserves to be listed among the Best Lawyers in America."

-Matthew Schoenfeld
Associate General Counsel
David S. Brown Enterprises, Ltd.

Office Location

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

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law (Affordable Housing, Commercial, Condominiums, Development, Finance, Litigation, Office Buildings, Partnership and Limited Liability, Residential, Shopping Center Transactions, Tax Certiorari, Transactions, Workouts and Restructurings)