Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1984

University of Georgia, B.A., 1980, magna cum laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar & Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Virginia
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James Grier Hoyt

ph: 301.961.5281
7200 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20814

James Grier Hoyt is the Practice Group Leader of the firm's Real Estate Transactions Group and a member of the firm's Management Committee. Mr. Hoyt represents owners, developers and users in acquisition, development, financing, leasing, ground leasing and disposition transactions for office, retail, build-to-suit and mixed use properties in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and the East Coast. 

Mr. Hoyt is a constructive negotiator, closing transactions effectively and efficiently by focusing on essential matters, and constantly offering solutions and alternatives.

Mr. Hoyt’s practice includes a specialty in commercial leasing, and he is a leading leasing attorney in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Significant office leasing transactions include multi-building and full building build-to-suit and headquarters transactions. Mr. Hoyt has closed in excess of 15,000,000 square feet of leasing transactions on behalf of landlords and tenants.

Mr. Hoyt's retail work includes high end retail leasing in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and retail leasing for a first class shopping center in Rockville, Maryland.

Significant Projects

Significant Projects

Capitol Crossing

801 17th Street, N.W.

1101 New York Avenue, N.W.

7550 Wisconsin Avenue

Monument Corporate Center

Station Place

Two Bethesda Metro Center

Two Wisconsin Circle

Honors & Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated; highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards

Professional Background

  • Linowes and Blocher LLP, 2005-present
  • Venable LLP, 2003-2005
  • Arter & Hadden LLP, 1994-2002
  • Stohlman, Beuchert, Egan & Smith, Chartered, 1984-1994

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Board Member, Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland

Montgomery County Election Judge

American Bar Association, Leasing Committee

District of Columbia Building Industry Association