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Matthew L. Kimball brings over three decades of sophisticated experience in real estate law to his role as Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Department.

Matt’s practice includes real estate finance, leasing, purchase/sales, community association, property management and real estate-related environmental law. Matt is a frequent expert speaker on real estate law and is a contributor to industry journals, writing on leasing, property management and other real estate issues. Matt is the co-author of the text Property Manager's Guide to Commercial Real Estate Law, published by BOMI International.

Matt advises clients on green building incentive-based and regulatory requirements and is designated as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP™) by the U.S. Green Building Council. In addition, Matt’s real estate experience has earned him election as a Fellow of both the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA). He is also a long-time member of the NAIOP DC|MD, the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers, Building Owners and Managers Association, and the Maryland Building Industry Association.

Throughout his career, Matt has taken on leadership roles in a variety of professional, civic, and non-profit organizations. He is past President and Board of Directors member of Lambda Alpha International (LAI) Baltimore Chapter and is a Board member of the Episcopal Housing Corporation in Baltimore. He has chaired the Real Property Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, and has served as the President of the Board of Preservation Maryland. Matt headed up the Advocacy Committee of the U.S. Green Building Council, Maryland Chapter, and served on its Board.Matt has been peer-selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2014, and Maryland Super Lawyers since 2008.

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland


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


  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • International Conference of Shopping Centers
  • Building Owners and Managers Association of Baltimore
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, 2014 - present
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2008 - present 


  • Lambda Alpha International (LAI), Baltimore Chapter, past President and current member, Board of Directors
  • Episcopal Housing Corporation, current member, Board of Directors
  • U.S. Green Building Council, Maryland Chapter, Former Board of Directors, former Chair, Advocacy Committee
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Real Property Section, former Chair
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys Fellow, former Chair, State of Maryland
  • Preservation Maryland, former President and Board of Directors
  • 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