David Fishman is Chairman of the Real Estate Group. He became associated with Gordon, Feinblatt in 1964. He has served as Chairman of the Real Property Section, Maryland State Bar Association, is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and has been named in all editions of The Best Lawyers in America. David has been named by Best Lawyers in America as Baltimore's Real Estate Lawyer of the Year for 2010. He is listed in the "International Who's Who of Business Lawyers" since 2002 in the area of Real Estate, and in Chambers USA, Leading Business Lawyers from its inception in 2003. David was awarded the "Distinguished Maryland Real Property Practitioner Award" for 2003-2004 by the Maryland State Bar Association and a Maryland Leadership in Law award in 2005.
For a number of years, David served as Chairman of the Real Property Code Revision Committee for the Maryland State Bar Association's Real Property Section. He has recently been appointed to the Code Revision Committee that is writing the new Land Use Article of the Maryland Code. Representative major transactions include acquisition of the CSX Camden Yards for Baltimore's new stadium, structuring of the Maryland Bar Center at the University of Maryland School of Law, the Harborview condominium project and the Power Plant tourist attraction in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. David has written numerous articles on commercial real estate topics in both local and national publications. He has lectured to continuing legal education seminars in Maryland and nationally on topics relating to legal ethics, real estate financing, shopping centers, foreclosures and condominiums.
AV Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
Named to the "Best Lawyers in America 2010" list in Real Estate Law and has been on the list for over 20 years.
Named by "Best Lawyers In America" as Baltimore's Real Estate Lawyer of the Year for 2010.
Named in the 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 lists of Maryland's Super Lawyers for Real Estate
Professional and Civic Involvement
American College of Real Estate Lawyers, 1984-
Harvard Law School Association of Maryland, President, 2003-
Baltimore Opera Company, Member, Board of Trustees, 1997-
Sail Baltimore, Ltd., Member, Board of Directors, l975-2005; Treasurer, l976-1986
Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts, Member, Board of Directors, l979-1998
Citizens Planning & Housing Association - Counsel, l977-1994; Board of Governors, l968-1974; Executive Committee, l970-1974; Nominating Committee, l980; Chairman, Zoning Committee, l980
Baltimore Corporation for Housing Partnerships, Director, l985-1998
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Maryland State Bar Association
Publications and Lectures
Co-author, "Late Charges in Maryland Leases -- Good or Bad for Tenant, Landlord?", The Daily Record, March 17, 2000
Lecturer, "The Ethics of Lying in Negotiations," ICSC Shopping Center Law Conference, 1999-2003
Lecturer, "Maryland Foreclosures", MICPEL, 1999
Lecturer, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Spring 2003, Las Vegas; Spring 1998, Washington, D.C.
"The History of a Maryland Title", 42 Md. L. Rev. 496 (1983)
"Title Insurance in the Residential Real Estate Transaction", Residential Real Estate Transactions, MICPEL, 1982
"Exercise of the Mortgagee's Right to Rents after Default", The Daily Record, March 19, 1984
"What Counsel Must Know About Continuous Use Covenants", The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, Vol. 3, No. 2, March 1987
"Is It Time to Throw Out Your Sealing Wax?", Maryland Bar Journal, Vol. XXI, No. 6, November/December 1988
"Landlords Must Account for CAM Charges", ICSC Shopping Center Legal Update, Spring 1989