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Michael A Faerber

Michael A. Faerber



For more than 30 years, I have established strong relationships with my clients and have enjoyed working closely with them to better understand their goals.

It is my top priority to be attentive and responsive to my clients’ needs. While I focus on real estate or leasing transactions, I also understand that our clients are real people.

My clients include residential and commercial developers and builders throughout the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore region. I regularly assist them with negotiating and drafting land and building acquisition contracts and development documents, easements, loan documents, private water and sewer utility documents and home purchase contracts. A large portion of my practice is planning and drafting governing documents to establish homeowners’, commercial, master, mixed-use and condominium associations.

I also work with both landlords and tenants drafting and negotiating varying types of commercial leases, ranging from leases for offices, medical practices, retail spaces and restaurants, to leases for warehouses and industrial buildings. I help these clients understand the complex issues and language that will likely affect them for years. I also help many restaurant owners with their unique legal issues, including liquor licensing.


  • J.D., Washington College of Law, American University
  • B.A., Rutgers University

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • Virginia

Honors & Distinctions

  • MBIA Executive Committee, Life Director, 2022-2024
  • MBIA & MNCBIA – Joseph C. Rodgers, Sr. Memorial Award, 2002 & 2022
  • Potomac Lifestyle Magazine 2022 & 2023 Reader’s Choice Winner–Best Real Estate Attorney
  • Legal Elite by Smart-CEO Washington DC Edition, 2010
  • MNCBIA – President’s Award, 2009
  • MNCBIA – Associate Spike of the Year Award, 2005-2007