Background & Experience

Morton P. Fisher, Jr., is a retired partner whose practice in the Real Estate Department was concentrated in the areas of construction, real estate development, real estate financing, real estate leasing, insurance, and government relations, regulatory affairs, and contracting. He is also the former Managing Partner of the firm's Baltimore office.

In more than 40 years of practice, Mr. Fisher has been involved in every type of real estate transaction, representing developers, lending institutions, department stores, and other big-box users and tenants.

Pro Bono Experience

Mr. Fisher advised such groups as Community Housing Assistance, Inc., an agency of the Associated Jewish Charities engaged in senior housing, and the University of Maryland (Baltimore) Foundation in its oversight of development.

Judicial Clerkships

Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
Past Chair, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law 

American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), past President

American Law Institute

Anglo-American Real Property Institute

International Council of Shopping Centers
Past Chair, Law Conference Committee

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA, "Senior Statesman," real estate law, 2009-2012

The Best Lawyers in America, real estate law, 1987-2013

The International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers 2011

Distinguished Maryland Practitioner Award, Maryland State Bar Association Real Property Section

Maryland Leadership Law Award, Baltimore Daily Record

Who's Who in America


Mr. Fisher has written numerous articles appearing in various real estate publications, including The Journal of the Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Probate & Property, and The Practical Real Estate Lawyer. He is the co-author of A Practical Guide to Commercial Real Estate Transactions: From Contract to Closing (ABA Publishing).

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Fisher was a frequent lecturer on real estate matters for the American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Practising Law Institute, the ICSC University of Shopping Centers, and the ICSC Law Conference.

Community Activities

Mr. Fisher has served in a number of leadership positions in his community, including the Mayor's Advisory Council for the Downtown, the Baltimore County Economic Development Commission, and the Greater Baltimore Committee Economic Development Committee.

Board Memberships

Mr. Fisher serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including the University of Maryland (Baltimore) Foundation, where he also chairs the Campus and Community Enterprise Committee, and the SEED School of Maryland. He is also a board member of the Baltimore Downtown Partnership.


Yale Law School (LL.B. 1961)

Dartmouth College (A.B. 1958)