Timothy D. A. Chriss

Attorney in Baltimore, MD
Timothy Chriss became associated with Gordon Feinblatt in 1976 and became a member in 1983, concentrating in commercial real estate. As a member of the Firm's Real Estate Group, he has represented 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.

•AV Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
•Named to the Best Lawyers in America 2015 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 - 2015 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 2015 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

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
September 15, 2011
24 Gordon Feinblatt Lawyers Named as Best Lawyers in America 2012
June 16, 2011
Gordon Feinblatt Awarded Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2011
January 11, 2011
14 Gordon Feinblatt Lawyers Selected To Maryland Super Lawyers for 2011
November 16, 2010
20 Gordon Feinblatt Lawyers Named as Best Lawyers in America 2011

GFRHH Publications
October 2013
Timothy Chriss
December 6, 2010
Baltimore City Green Building Standards Now Effective
David Fishman, Timothy Chriss, Edward Levin, Searle Mitnick, William Shaughnessy, Jr., Peter Rosenwald, II, Seth Rotenberg, Danielle Zoller, Neil Schechter, Lisa Spitulnik

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Areas of Law

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


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1976, Maryland

Law School Attended

Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Class of 1976

University Attended

Washington & Lee University
Class of 1972

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, Marylan... More

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Timothy D. A. Chriss
The Garrett Building 233 East Redwood Street,
Baltimore, MD 21202


Gordon Feinblatt LLC (Baltimore, Maryland)

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