Christopher Fritz
Christopher Fritz

Christopher J. Fritz

Tel 410.528.5584
Fax 410.528.5650

Christopher J. Fritz is known for his work in commercial real estate development and financing of all types, with a focus on commercial and health care lending transactions involving continuing-care retirement communities, assisted-living facilities, and nursing homes. Mr. Fritz also works closely with litigation and bankruptcy lawyers at Ballard Spahr in commercial loan workouts, restructurings, foreclosures, deed-in-lieu transactions, and receiverships.

Mr. Fritz is one of the Baltimore Office representatives for the firm's Distressed Real Estate Team, a cross-disciplinary group involving real estate finance, litigation, tax, and bankruptcy attorneys across the firm who collaborate to provide solutions to clients with interests in distressed real estate assets.

Mr. Fritz began his career as a litigator. Before joining Ballard Spahr, he represented civic groups in limiting alcohol and cigarette billboard placement in Baltimore City. He drafted the ordinance that was enacted by Baltimore City Council and represented the civic groups in court challenges and enforcement proceedings.

Professional Activities

Maryland Bar Association

Bar Association of Baltimore City

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, real estate law, 2009-2014

The Legal 500 US, real estate and construction – real estate, 2012

Board Memberships

Action Africa, Washington, D.C.

Franciscan Youth Center, Baltimore

Maryland Legal Services Corporation
Past board member (1989-1998)

Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 1980, cum laude)

University of Maryland (B.A. 1977, cum laude)