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Lawrence F. Haislip concentrates his practice in the representation of owners, developers, borrowers and lenders in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including zoning and land use issues; land development; sales and acquisitions; land acquisition, development and construction financing transactions; sale-leaseback transactions; real property tax appeals; condominiums, homeowners' associations and planned unit developments; as well as the organization and operation of corporations, partnerships, business trusts and limited liability companies for real estate purposes. He has extensive experience in commercial leasing, as well as in all aspects of title insurance as applied to commercial real estate acquisition and financing transactions.

Larry has worked on many significant commercial real estate transactions throughout Maryland. He served as counsel to the master developer of the planned community of White Marsh, Maryland for over twenty-five years, as well as counsel to Bainbridge Development Corporation,  in connection with the redevelopment of the 1,200-acre former U.S. Naval Training Center in Bainbridge, Maryland, into a planned mixed-use community. Larry was also counsel to East Baltimore Development, Inc., the owner and developer of an 80-acre New East Baltimore renewal project in Baltimore City. As special counsel to Harford and Cecil Counties, Larry was instrumental in obtaining State legislative authority to permit those counties to create special taxing districts to finance infrastructure projects. He advised Cecil County, Maryland on water and wastewater issues, assisting the county in its sale and privatization of parts of its water and wastewater systems, as well as the acquisition of the wastewater system of the Town of Port Deposit. He also represented Cecil County in a significant inter-jurisdictional rate-setting matter before the Maryland Public Service Commission.

Larry also has extensive experience in structuring tax-deductible conservation easements, and served as a director of The Manor Conservancy, Inc., which is dedicated to rural preservation in the area of My Lady's Manor, in northern Baltimore County and northwest Harford County, Maryland.

He also served as an instructor at the University of Maryland's University College, where he lectured on real property. He was a frequent continuing legal education lecturer/presenter on real property matters.

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland


  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law
  • A.B., Johns Hopkins University


Maryland Real Estate Broker’s License holder

Broker of record for Gibson Island Corporation Real Estate

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Rated

  • 14 West Hamilton Street Club
  • Elkridge Harford Hunt Club
  • The Maryland Club

“Maryland's Medical Marijuana Law: Transactional and Ethical Perspectives For Real Estate Practitioners,” University of Baltimore School of Law Journal of Land Development, Vol. 5, No. 2 (October 2016)

“Maryland State Senate Declares War on the IDOT,” Risk Management Association, Chesapeake Clips Newsletter (Co-Author) (March 2012)

“Filling Maryland's BRAC Infrastructure Needs: Public-Private Partnerships Are a Solution,” The Baltimore Business Journal (January 25, 2008)

“Job One: Improving Public Infrastructure for BRAC,” The Baltimore Examiner (December 19, 2007)

“Housing the New BRAC Arrivals: Who, What, Where and When,” The Business Monthly (November 2007)

“Breaking the Mold: How Mold is Challenging Traditional Real Estate Transactional Models,” Mealey's Litigation Report: Mold (February 2004)

“Essentials of Office and Retail Leases in Maryland,” National Business Institute, Baltimore, Maryland (September 2003)

“Residential and Commercial Evictions in Maryland,” National Business Institute, Baltimore, Maryland (August 2003)

“Road and Access Law in Maryland,” National Business Institute, Baltimore, Maryland (November 2002)

“Commercial Leasing,” Lorman Educational Services, Washington, D.C. (September 2001)

“Landlord and Tenant Law in Maryland,” National Business Institute, Annapolis, Maryland (June 2001)