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Michael L. Jennings

Senior Counsel

Michael Jennings concentrates his practice in commercial real estate, general corporate law, business transactions, and emerging businesses.

Professional Biography

Michael Jennings represents clients involved in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and disposition of real property, and the lenders providing funds for those activities. Michael has represented clients involved in the acquisition and development of shopping centers, free standing retail sites, including motor fuel stations, quick service and fast-food restaurants, assisted-living facilities, high-end health clubs and other sports venues in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia. He has represented lenders in connection with the negotiation and documentation of good loans and the workout of problem loans. He also provides legal counsel to investor groups seeking to acquire distressed assets and underperforming loans from lenders.

Along with his real estate work, Michael assists clients with transactional matters involving mergers and acquisitions, financings, asset and stock purchase and sale transactions, business separations and reorganizations, and other general business planning matters. He also works with large, middle market and emerging, privately held companies as outside general counsel.

Michael also works with entrepreneurial ventures and emerging companies involved in the development of innovative software products, gauges for NASCAR racing cars and cellular towers throughout the United States.­

For more than 20 years, Michael has represented one of the largest petroleum distribution companies doing business in the Mid-Atlantic, successfully dosing millions of dollars in transactions involving the acquisition of multiple retail service station sites, related assets and supply contracts.

  • Member – Baltimore City Bar Association
  • Member – Leadership Baltimore County
  • Member – Maryland State Bar Association
  • Listed in Smart CEO's Legal Elite, 2010
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Real Estate Law (2020 – 2023)
  • General Counsel – Pathfinders for Autism
  • Legal Counsel – The Light of Truth


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1994
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1986, cum laude
    • Articles Editor – University of Baltimore Law Review
  • University of Cincinnati, B.A., 1981


  • Maryland, 1986
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland

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