Alyssa Domzal

Alyssa Domzal


Alyssa Domzal represents owners, developers and investors in a wide range of both commercial real estate transactions and land use and zoning matters.

Real Estate Transactions. Alyssa represents clients in transactions involving acquisition and dispositions, site development and construction, project financing, and leasing. Alyssa routinely advises on the real estate components of public-private partnership (P3) transactions.

Land Use and Zoning. Alyssa represents clients in land use and zoning matters, with a focus in Baltimore City, including appearances before administrative bodies such as planning commissions, historic preservation commissions, and zoning appeals boards. Alyssa routinely conducts zoning and permitting due diligence investigations for complex development projects nationwide.


Representative Matters

  • Represents developer of 235-acre Baltimore Peninsula redevelopment project in Baltimore. The project will require an investment of approximately $6.9 billion over roughly 25 years and includes an authorized $660 million tax increment financing. The firm is handling all legal aspects of the project and helped negotiate a groundbreaking community benefits agreement with Baltimore City. The development includes a new global headquarters, residences including affordable housing, retail facilities, and extensive public amenities.
  • Represented a national developer in the ground-up development of The Pearl Innovation District in Charlotte, North Carolina, the first phase of which consists of a 340,000-square-foot building that will house the Wake Forest University Medical School, a 300,000-square-foot office and laboratory building, two parking garages, and shared amenities.
  • Represents the master developer of Baltimore’s UMB BioPark, UMB Health Sciences Research Park Corporation. The 16-acre BioPark on the University of Maryland Baltimore’s campus is planned for 2 million square feet of laboratory and office space in 12 buildings, garage parking, and landscaped parks along with the existing development to date: State of Maryland’s Forensic Medical Center, a 631-space parking garage, and two multitenant buildings totaling 360,000 square feet.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

  • Represented a neighborhood development nonprofit in the $30 million financing for the rehabilitation of an 85,000-square foot Hoen Lithograph building complex in East Baltimore as a center for neighborhood innovation, including investment from State and Federal Historic Tax Credits and New Markets Tax Credits.
  • Represented a community development corporation in the acquisition and redevelopment of historic property in West Baltimore for use as a stabilization center for people with drug addiction.
  • Represents unaccompanied minors from Guatemala and El Salvador in connection with applications for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status visas.

Professional Activities

Urban Land Institute Baltimore District Council, 2016-present

Baltimore Development Workgroup, 2015-present

Maryland Building Industry Association, 2015-present

Recognition & Accomplishments

Legal 500, Real Estate - Land Use/Zoning, 2022

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "Baltimore Experience – A Case Study," Ballard Spahr's 14th Annual National Housing Symposium, November 8, 2019

Board Memberships & Community Service

One House at a Time, 2017-present; President, 2020-present

Live Baltimore, 2022-present; Executive Committee At-Large, 2023-present

Previously, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru from 2006-2008.



University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2015)
Executive Notes and Comments Editor, Maryland Law Review

University of Michigan (B.A. 2006)