People Archive

Dana C. Lewellen focuses her practice on representing national, regional, and local landlords and tenants in retail, restaurant, office, and warehouse leasing transactions in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States.  She has extensive experience negotiating, documenting, and closing commercial leasing transactions on behalf of landlords and tenants, as in-house counsel and in […]

Practice Areas:

Real Estate Leasing

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Mr. Margolies has more than a decade of experience working with local and national organizations, developers and institutional owners in all areas of commercial real estate transactions, with a particular focus on drafting and negotiating high profile office, retail, and hospitality leases for landlord and tenant clients of varying sizes. He is a board member […]

Practice Areas:

Real Estate Leasing – Commercial and Retail

Real Estate Acquisition – Sale and Financing

Member:

DC Real Estate Group – Board Member

Urban Land Institute

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Kenneth A. Max specializes in the area of real estate tax assessment appeals. He has represented clients in the acquisition, sale and financing of commercial real estate, commercial leasing, limited partnerships and corporations, letters of intent, contracts, opinion letters, and tax deferred like kind exchanges. Ken has challenged real estate tax assessments in Maryland, the […]

Practice Areas:

Real Property Tax Assessment Appeals

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Lawrence A. Miller of Grossberg, Yochelson, Fox & Beyda

Lawrence A. Miller

Of Counsel

tel: 202-296-9696
miller@gyfb.com
Admitted:
District of Columbia
Education:
University of Pittsburgh (B.A. with honors, 1957)
University of Pittsburgh Law School (L.L.B., with honors, 1960)

Lawrence A. Miller concentrates his practice among areas of acquisition and sale of real property, condominium development, corporate law, health care and biotech law. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors and a Bachelor of Laws degree with honors from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Miller was a member of the Law Review […]

Practice Areas:

Real Estate Acquisition, Sale and Financing

Condominium Development

Business Planning

Corporations

Health Care

Biotech

Rankings:

Martindale-Hubbell AV

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Brett D. Orlove of Grossberg Yochelson Fox & Beyda

Brett D. Orlove

Partner

tel: 202-296-9696
orlove@gyfb.com
Admitted:
District of Columbia
Maryland
United States Supreme Court
Education:
University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1988)
George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors, 1991)

Brett D. Orlove is a partner at Grossberg, Yochelson, Fox & Beyda, LLP. Mr. Orlove concentrates his practice among areas of leasing, acquisition, sale, financing and taxation of real property in the District of Columbia metropolitan area and across the United States.   Mr. Orlove regularly advises clients regarding real property tax assessment matters and appeals […]

Practice Areas:

Real Estate Acquisition, Sale and Financing

Real Estate Leasing – GSA, Commercial, and Retail

Real Property Tax Assessment Appeals

Estate Planning and Administration

Publications:

Rankings:

  • Named as a Top Attorney by Washington SmartCEO Magazine in its “Legal Elite” edition.

Member:

  • National Association of Property Tax Attorneys – District of Columbia representative

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Michael D. Ravitch of Grossberg Yochelson Fox & Beyda

Michael D. Ravitch

Partner

tel: 202-296-9696
ravitch@gyfb.com
Admitted:
District of Columbia
Maryland
Education:
The Pennsylvania State University (B.S. with high distinction, 1989)
The George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors, 1995)

Michael D. Ravitch is a partner at Grossberg, Yochelson, Fox & Beyda, LLP. Mr. Ravitch concentrates his practice among areas of acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of real property as well as the preparation of joint venture documents. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with high distinction from The Pennsylvania State University […]

Practice Areas:

Real Estate Acquisition and Disposition

Real Estate Joint Ventures, Development

Real Estate Financing

Rental Housing Regulations in the District of Columbia

Estate Planning and Administration

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Adam W. Walsh of Grossberg Yochelson Fox & Beyda

Adam W. Walsh

Partner

tel: 202-296-9696
walsh@gyfb.com
Admitted:
District of Columbia
Education:
University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1994)
The College of William and Mary School of Law (J.D., 1997)

Adam W. Walsh is a partner of Grossberg, Yochelson, Fox & Beyda, LLP.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor degree from the College of William and Mary School of Law. Mr. Walsh has 20 years of experience working with both institutional and entrepreneurial clients […]

Practice Areas:

Real Estate Leasing

Real Estate Development, Structuring and Finance

Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions

Publications:

“BLT v. Norvin – Danger for Tenants in Generic Lease Provisions” (September 2016, publication pending)

“Rights of First Offer – Drafting to Preserve Landlord Flexibility,” Commercial Leasing Law and Strategy (December 2014

“Green Issues to Consider in Drafting and Negotiating Office Building Leases,” Bureau of National Affairs, Inc (March 2012)

“Strengthening Letter of Credit Security Provisions; Commercial Leasing Law and Strategy (February 2010)

“Incorporate Sustainable Practices into Tenant – Landlord Contracts,” Commercial Investment Real Estate (November 2009)

“Developer Strategies to Limit Warranty Claims,” Real Estate Finance (February 2006)

“Homeland Security for D.C. Office Market,” National Real Estate Investor (April 2003)

“Controversial Law Changes Commercial Foreclosures,” Washington Business Journal (December 2001)

“Liability for Contaminated Property: Secured Creditor Exemption Upheld,” National Law Journal (1999)

“Reasonable Speech Regulations in Private Shopping Centers,” National Law Journal (1998)

Rankings:

Best Lawyers in America – Real Estate (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021)

Best Lawyer in “Washington, D.C. & Baltimore’s: Best Lawyers”  (2013 and 2014)

Legal 500 Leading Lawyer for Real Estate in the District of Columbia (2012)

Member:

Arlington Real Estate Group, Board Member

D.C. Real Estate Group, Past President and Board Member

District of Columbia Building Industry Association

Urban Land Institute

Notre Dame Club of Washington, DC

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Sholom P. Yaffa of Grossberg Yochelson Fox & Beyda

Sholom P. Yaffa

Associate

tel: 202-296-9696
yaffa@gyfb.com
Admitted:
District of Columbia
New York
Education:
Yeshiva University (B.A. 2008)
Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 2014)

Sholom P. Yaffa focuses his practice on complex real estate transactions. Mr. Yaffa assists clients in acquisitions, sales, joint ventures, financing, and leasing in Washington D.C. and across the country. Prior to joining Grossberg, Yochelson, Fox & Beyda, Mr. Yaffa was in-house counsel and head of transactions for a real estate private equity firm where he […]

Practice Areas:

Real Estate Development, Structuring and Finance

Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions

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