Ryan W. Horka

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Ryan W. Horka primarily represents clients in real estate acquisitions, leasing and financing. His clients include owners of commercial real estate properties, as well as retail and office tenants. His practice also focuses on New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing.

Ryan also has significant experience representing financial institutions in connection with commercial litigation matters, foreclosure sales, bankruptcies and commercial loan workouts.


Representative Matters

  • Represented acclaimed chefs in lease drafting and negotiations with owners of first-class shopping centers in Florida and Hawaii.
  • Represents an international corporation in the drafting and negotiation of retail and office leases, including addressing overarching lease administration issues and drafting of lease forms.
  • Represents a CDE (Lender) in connection with its NMTC financing transactions, including recent financing for the redevelopment of Lexington Market in Baltimore, Maryland.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Represented a nonprofit theater in lease negotiations for space in Arlington, Virginia.

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch," – Real Estate Law (Baltimore), 2021, 2022

Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Star (Real Estate)

Board Memberships & Community Service

University of Baltimore Law Alumni Council, Chair, 2018

University of Baltimore School of Law Young Lawyers Alumni Council, Chair, 2017; Banquet Chair, 2016



University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2015)
Comments Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review

The Catholic University of America (B.S.B.A. 2011)



U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland