Real Estate, Land Use and Development

We believe that the depth of knowledge and the breadth of the experience of our real estate lawyers are virtually unmatched in the area. Senior Partner James R. Clifford, Sr., has been actively involved in real estate matters for more than 40 years. Lynn Caudle Boynton began working with Jim over 35 years ago when he mentored her as his law clerk. Our lawyers are widely recognized for possessing an in-depth comprehensive understanding of the entire spectrum of land use and zoning issues.

Our real estate department handles commercial real estate transactions, including contract negotiations, zoning and land use and land development, providing legal representation for complex real estate issues. In addition to commercial real estate and business transfers, our attorneys handle routine transfers and like-kind exchanges under §1031.

Attorneys' fees for real estate matters are based on individual client needs. Hourly billing, flat fee, and percentage fees are common, depending upon the nature of the work.

As mentioned before, the firm has several attorneys who handle commercial and residential transactions in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and Pennsylvania. With over 35 years of experience and more than 20,000 closings to her credit, Lynn Caudle Boynton, continues to provide expert real estate settlement services specifically personalized to meet the needs of a diverse list of residential and commercial real estate clients. Lynn is proud of the firm’s “boutique real estate settlement practice” and our intentional limitation on volume of cases we accept in order to maintain the high standards of competence and expertise as well as the level of service our clients have come to expect and deserve. This allows us to take the time necessary to focus on the quality of our work rather than the volume of closings we handle. Lynn has represented the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission in numerous transactions, Montgomery County when it purchased the 26 properties that make up what is now the Silver Spring Urban Renewal area, The Affordable Housing Commission and Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County.

Lynn is a licensed title attorney in Maryland and the District of Columbia; she is affiliated with Passport Title Services who writes title insurance through Fidelity National Title Insurance Company. Passport Title Services is "best practices" compliant and third party certified as less than 10% of title companies nationwide can claim. This means Passport has achieved the highest standards of cyber technological and financial data securing and encryption to protect our clients information. To schedule a residential real estate settlement or place a title order, please go to my personalized Passport Title web page at www.passporttitle.com/lynn-caudle-boynton. You will find a free, easy to use quote tool that will enable you to obtain residential refinance or purchase estimates instantly. You may also call or email my very experienced processor, Miriam Knight at 240-205-7224 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any time. Lynn's real estate background enables her to easily re-title real property for a business purpose, pre or post nuptial planning or funding of a trust that is part of an estate plan. For commercial closings, please contact me or my commercial processor Jeanie Howes at 240-667-7618 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..