Matthew L. Kimball, Partner

Matthew L. Kimball
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Mr. Kimball is Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Department of Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP. His practice includes real estate, real estate finance, leasing, property management and real estate-related environmental law. He is a frequent speaker and is a contributor to industry journals, writing on leasing, property management and other real estate issues. Mr. Kimball is the co-author of the text Property Manager's Guide to Commercial Real Estate Law, published by the BOMI Institute. Mr. Kimball is a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, and is the Maryland State Chair of that organization. Mr. Kimball serves on the board of the US Green Building Council - Maryland Chapter, and is Past Chair of its Advocacy Committee. Mr. Kimball has also served on the Board of Directors of Preservation Maryland, and as President from 2006-2011, furthering the organization's mission to preserve Maryland's heritage and cultural sites.

Mr. Kimball was recognized as a top attorney in real estate by Maryland Super Lawyers from 2008 - 2018. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 -2018 in the area of Real Estate Law. 

Mr. Kimball also serves on the Board of Directors of the Episcopal Housing Corporation in Baltimore and on the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Chapter of the Lambda Alpha International, a global land economics society.


Mr. Kimball is designated as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP™) by the U.S. Green Building Council. He also advises clients on green building incentive-based and regulatory requirements.

Published Works

  • Maryland's Medical Marijuana Law: Transactional and Ethical Perspectives for Real Estate Practitioners, Co-Author with Nicole M. Lacoste Folks, Esq. and Lawrence F. Haislip, Esq., University of Baltimore School of Law Journal of Land and Development, Volume 5, Fall 2016, No. 2
  • The Greening of Public Private Partnerships: What Design Professionals and Contractors Need to Know for Green Building's Next Legal Frontier, Co-Author with Tracy L. Steedman, Esq. and Stephen Del Percio, Esq., University of Baltimore School of Law Journal of Land and Development, Volume 3, Spring 2014, No. 2
  • Seven Lease Terms Every CEO Should Know for Negotiating the Office Lease (Corporate Law Insights: Top Corporate Lawyers Share What They Know Best), ExecSense, January 23, 2013 
  • Baltimore City Green Building Standards: New Regulations Pose Unanswered Questions, BOMA Website, Fall, 2010
  • Leasing Opportunities in Today’s Market, Private Client Presentation, 2010
  • Anatomy of a Commercial Office Lease, Private Client Presentation, 2010
  • Fundamentals of Commercial Loan Documentation, National Business Institute (NBI), 2005
  • Structuring the Commercial Loan in Maryland, National Business Institute (NBI), 2002
  • Tips for Negotiating a Rooftop Antenna Lease, The Daily Record, June 4, 1998
  • Property Manager’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate Law (Co-Author), BOMI Institute, 1997
  • Tax Benefits Provide Powerful Incentives for Firms Locating in Baltimore’s Empowerment Zone, The Corridor Real Estate Journal, February 3, 1995
  • LLCs Offer New Flexibility, Mini Storage Messenger, October, 1994
  • New Legislation Requires Seller Disclosures, Distinctive Properties, August, 1993
  • EPA's New Rules on Superfund Frees Banks from Sharing Clean Up Costs, The Daily Record, May 20, 1993
  • Superfund Liens Held Unconstitutional, Real Estate Finance, Winter, 1992
  • The EPA’s Final Rule: Updated Lender Guidance on Superfund Liability, Real Estate Finance, Summer, 1992
  • Environmental Strategies for the Real Estate Lender, Real Estate Finance, Winter, 1991
  • New Certification Requirements for Some Recorded Instruments, The Daily Record, September 12, 1990
  • The Admissibility of Subsequent Remedial Measures in Strict Liability Actions: Some Suggestions Regarding Federal Rule of Evidence 407, 39 Washington & Lee Law Review 1415, 1982


  • Speaker, U.S. Green Building Council of Maryland, Showcase of Sustainability, 2014
  • Co-Speaker, Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors (GBBR), Stormwater Fee Program in Maryland, 2014 
  • Speaker, BOMA Educational Breakfast Seminar on Stormwater Fees in Maryland, 2013
  • Instructor, BOMA Baltimore RPA Course, Law for Property Managers 
  • Speaker, Landord and Tenant Law in Maryland, 2013
  • Co-chair, Advanced Real Property Institute, 2008 - 2010
  • Speaker, ICSC Law Conferences, 1996 - 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1987


  • Washington and Lee University School of LawLexington, VA
    J.D., 1983
    Law Review: Washington and Lee Law Review, 1981 - 1982
  • Brown UniversityProvidence, RI
    A.B., American Civilization, 1977, with Honors


  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys Fellow
    Chair, State of Maryland
  • International Conference of Shopping Centers
  • Building Owners and Managers Association of Baltimore
  • Maryland State Bar Association
    Member, Real Property Section, Environmental Law Section
  • Lambda Alpha International (LAI), Baltimore Chapter
    Board of Directors
  • U.S. Green Building Council, Maryland Chapter
    Board of Directors
    Past Chair, Advocacy Committee
  • Preservation Maryland
    President, 2006-2011
    Board of Directors
  • Episcopal Housing Corporation
    Board of Directors
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors
    Member, Resource Partner
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