Timothy D. A. Chriss (Baltimore, Maryland)
Timothy D. A. Chriss (Baltimore, Maryland)

Timothy D. A. Chriss

Licensed for 40 years

Practice Area: Real Estate, Real Estate Workouts & Restructuring, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Awards
AV Preeminent

Timothy D. A. Chriss

Serving Baltimore, MD view address

Member at firm Gordon Feinblatt LLC

Serving Baltimore, MD view address

Awards AV Preeminent

About Timothy D. A. Chriss

Timothy Chriss became associated with Gordon Feinblatt in 1976 and became a member in 1983, concentrating in commercial real estate. He represents developers, lenders and governmental entities in connection with the development, purchase, sale, financing and leasing of commercial real estate projects, with a particular focus on shopping centers, office buildings, warehouse and industrial properties, and residential developments.

Tim is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Based on peer and client reviews, Tim has been named to the Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law by Woodward & White. Tim has been selected as one of America's leading real estate lawyers by Chambers and...

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Timothy Chriss became associated with Gordon Feinblatt in 1976 and became a member in 1983, concentrating in commercial real estate. He represents developers, lenders and governmental entities in connection with the development, purchase, sale, financing and leasing of commercial real estate projects, with a particular focus on shopping centers, office buildings, warehouse and industrial properties, and residential developments.

Tim is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Based on peer and client reviews, Tim has been named to the Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law by Woodward & White. Tim has been selected as one of America's leading real estate lawyers by Chambers and Partners, a respected British research firm. He has also been recognized in his practice area by inclusion in the most recent edition of Who's Who in American Law.

Tim has served as Chairman of the Section of Real Property, Planning and Zoning of the Maryland State Bar Association and is a past Chairman and a current member of that Section's Legislative Liaison Committee. He has lectured at continuing legal education and bar association meetings on topics relating to commercial real estate, development, financing and leasing.

Tim has served as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Union Memorial Hospital, Past Chair and Member of the Union Memorial Hospital Foundation Board and on the Boards of Gilman School, Maryvale Preparatory School, the Development Credit Fund and the Baltimore Country Club. Tim also serves as a Member of the Character Committee of the Court of Appeals of Maryland and is a fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation.

Honors

•AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell
•Named to the Best Lawyers in America 2017 list in Real Estate Law and has been on the list since 1995
•Named to Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business since 2003
•Named to the 2007 - 2016 lists of Maryland Super Lawyers in Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine for Real Estate Law
•Listed as one of SmartCEO's 2008 Top Real Estate Law Attorneys

Did You Know?

Tim has been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2017 list in Real Estate Law and has been on the list since 1995.

Publications and Lectures

•Lecturer, Financing Update, Including Conduit Lending and Securitization, MICPEL/11th Annual Real Property Institute
•Lecturer, Anatomy of a Real Estate Financing Transaction, MICPEL
•Lecturer, Real Estate Investment Trusts, MICPEL/9th Annual Real Property Institute
•Lecturer, Negotiating and Drafting the Commercial Lease, MICPEL
•Program Committee, MICPEL/8th Annual Advanced Real Property Institute
•Lecturer, Maryland State Bar Association/Real Property Section Programs
•Lecturer, MICPEL/Real Estate Update
•Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Section on Real Property Planning & Zoning - Annual Legislative Report
•Lecturer, MICPEL/Fundamentals of Corporate Transactions
•Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Section on Real Property Planning & Zoning Education Program

Publications

June 2016 2016 MARYLAND REAL PROPERTY LEGISLATION
Timothy Chriss, David Fishman, Edward Levin, Searle Mitnick, Peter Rosenwald, II, Seth Rotenberg, William Shaughnessy, Jr., Y. Jeffrey Spatz, Richard Topaz, Danielle Zoller

October 2013 RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS CANNOT BE BURIED, OR ONCE A CEMETERY, ALWAYS A CEMETARY
Timothy Chriss

News

August 26, 2015 28 Gordon Feinblatt Lawyers Named Best Lawyers in America 2016

February 3, 2014 26 Gordon Feinblatt Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2014

January 14, 2014 22 Gordon Feinblatt Attorneys Named 2014 Maryland Super Lawyers

June 3, 2013 Gordon Feinblatt Awarded Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2013

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Areas of Law

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Workouts & Restructuring
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 1 review
  • AV Preeminent
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  • Judgment

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  • Communication

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  • Legal Experience

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/09/14 in Real Estate Development

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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Member
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1976, Maryland
      Law School Attended
      Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
      Class of 1976
      J.D.
      University Attended
      Washington & Lee University
      Class of 1972
      B.A.
      Birth Information
      Born in 1950
      Baltimore, Maryland, October 26, 1950
      Associations & Memberships

      Professional and Civic Involvement

      •fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
      •Member, American Bar Association
      •Chairman, Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), Section of Real Property, Planning & Zoning, 1996-1998
      •Chairman, MSBA Real Property Legislative Liaison Committee, 1988-1992
      •Member, Section Council, MSBA Section of Real Property, Planning & Zoning, 1988-1998
      •Member, Executive Council, Bar Association of Baltimore City, 1987-1989
      •fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation
      •Member, Committee on Character, Maryland Court of Appeals
      •Vice-Chair, Union Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, 2010-2013
      •Past Chair and Member, Union Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors
      •Member, Board of Trustees, Gilman School, 1988-1992
      •Member, Board of Trustees, and Counsel, Maryvale Preparatory School, 1998-2006
      •Member, Board of Directors, and Counsel, Development Credit Fund, 1996-2005
      •Member, Board of Governors, and Secretary, Baltimore Country Club, 2001-2008