Baltimore— DLA Piper announced that Guy Flynn has been named chair of the firm’s Maryland Real Estate practice. Flynn will also become partner-in-charge of DLA Piper’s downtown Baltimore office, effective January 1, 2013.
“DLA Piper has a longstanding and well-earned reputation for excellence and leadership in commercial real estate in the Baltimore region and throughout Maryland. We will build upon that tradition as we continue to provide clients with business-minded solutions to their legal needs,” said Flynn. “I look forward to working with and growing our team of real estate lawyers and utilizing the practice’s unique breadth and depth to deliver the highest quality services.”
DLA Piper’s Maryland Real Estate practice brings to bear a multidisciplinary team of lawyers across the firm’s three Maryland offices, as well as the resources of a network of more than 550 real estate lawyers globally.
“Real estate is one of the strengths of DLA Piper and we are committed to serving the Maryland market, drawing upon our vast knowledge and long history advising clients throughout the state,” said Paul A. Tiburzi, managing partner of the firm’s Baltimore office. “Guy has spent his entire career at DLA Piper and over the past 19 years has proven to be an exceptional lawyer with a deep commitment to Baltimore and the greater Maryland community. We are pleased and proud that he is taking on this new leadership role in Maryland.”
DLA Piper’s Maryland Real Estate practice comprises all core and ancillary real estate services, including acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, tax planning, development, land use and government relations, leasing, finance, investment, restructuring and workouts, construction, and environmental matters. The practice represents investors, pension funds, REITs, developers, lenders, borrowers, and other public and private business entities. It has consistently earned a top-tier ranking among Maryland real estate practices by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business each year since 2005.
Flynn represents parties in all areas of commercial real estate investment, development, leasing and finance. He has been continuously recognized as a leader in commercial real estate law by Chambers USA based on his extensive experience with high-end real estate development and finance matters, tax issues and investment structures, as well as his involvement in numerous high-profile and high-value transactions throughout Maryland.
Active in Baltimore’s business and civic community, Flynn was appointed by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to serve on the newly reconstituted Baltimore City Board of Ethics in June 2010 and was elected to serve on the Board of Governors of The Center Club, Baltimore's premier business club, in September 2012. He is a member of numerous civic and charitable organizations.