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.