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Education

Washington College of Law, American University, J.D., 1975

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1972

Bar & Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
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Andrew M. Goldstein

Senior Counsel
ph: 301.961.5154
Bethesda
7200 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Andrew M. Goldstein is senior counsel in the firm’s Real Estate Transactions Practice and a former managing partner of the firm.  Having practiced commercial real estate law for more than 40 years, Mr. Goldstein brings a depth of knowledge and experience to his handling of real estate matters that helps his clients achieve their business objectives in a timely and practical manner.  By combining his understanding of the law and the functioning of the real estate industry, including current market trends, he is able to provide actionable “real world” advice to his clients.

Andy counsels builders, developers, tenants, investors, and institutional users of real property on real estate acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, real estate finance, and commercial leasing.  He has an extensive background in real estate development matters, particularly those involving mixed-use projects. 

Andy has handled many significant real estate transactions in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., region, including representation of national and regional retailers in site acquisition and leasing activities. Among his most notable matters has been his 20-year representation of the Penrose Group in its development of King Farm, a planned community in Rockville, Maryland, consisting of more than 3,500 homes, a town center retail component, more than 1,000,000 square feet of office and hotel development, and a major continuing care retirement community. 

Andy is known for his “plain English” drafting of transactional documents, eliminating legal jargon in favor of more understandable language that better expresses the parties’ intent.

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Significant Projects

  • Managed the sale of a mixed residential and retail section of a major planned unit development
  • Negotiated property management agreements on behalf of the owner of a portfolio of apartment buildings involving nearly 5,000 units
  • Negotiated the sale of thousands of finished lots to national and regional homebuilders in multiple residential subdivisions
  • Handled the acquisition of a corporate headquarters facility for a national healthcare company
  • Represented a national retailer in site acquisition program in the Washington DC region
  • Managed the sale and leaseback of a 500,000 square foot office building
  • Negotiated the sale of a 300,000 square foot manufacturing and warehouse facility
  • Negotiated the leasing of 150,000 square feet of office space by a national magazine publisher

Honors & Distinctions

  • Named one of the Best Attorneys in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Area by Washingtonian Magazine, December 2017
  • “Leading Maryland Practitioner in Real Estate,” Chambers USA, 2006-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America,® 2008, 2010–2019
  • Super Lawyers, Maryland Super Lawyer, 2010–2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated; highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards
  • Best Lawyers in Washington, D.C., Washington Post, 2009
  • Super Lawyers, Washington, D.C., 2009
  • Washington SmartCEO, Legal Elite, December 2009
  • Baltimore magazine, “Top Attorneys in Maryland,” January 2008

Affiliations & Community Involvement

American Bar Association, Member, Real Property Section, Commercial & Leasing Committee

Maryland State Bar Association

International Council of Shopping Centers