Avvo Rating
Super Lawyers 10 years
Litigation Counsel of America
Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement
BBB Accredited Business
Justia Lawyer Rating

Ken Samuelson


J.D., The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1971

B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1968
Honors: Magna Cum Laude Honors: Dean's Lists Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Maryland, 1972
District of Columbia, 1980
Virginia, 2015
New York, 2016
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American College of Real Estate Lawyers

American Bar Association, Governing Council, Real Property Section, 2000 - 2006

Litigation Council of America

American Bankruptcy Institute

D.C. Building Industry Association

Published Works
  • Some Unintended Consequences of Collaborating, U.S. Cybersecurity Magazine, Summer, 2015
  • Non-Competes in the Cybersecurity Industry, U.S. Cybersecurity Magazine, Winter 2015
  • To Foreign Purchasers Of U.S. Real Estate - You May Not Be Allowed To Keep It, Core Compass, February, 2014
  • Does a Lease Mean What It Says?, D.C. Building Industry Association Pipeline, 2003
  • Co-Author of a Chapter of ALI-ABA's Practice Checklist for Drafting Leases III (2001) also published as Drafting Letters of Intent for Leases (with Forms), The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, September, 1997
  • Disposing of Excess Real Estate, NACORE Corporate Real Estate Executive, March/April, 1994
  • The Retail Lease: What to Look for, Bargain for, Legal Times, April, 1986
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • Certain Pretrial Motions, Litigation Counsel of America, 2018
  • Clearing Real Estate Titles, 2016
  • Update: LLCs and LLPs in Bankruptcy, 2013
  • Title Problems that Only a Bankruptcy Court Can Solve, 2012
  • LLC's and their Members in Bankruptcy, 2012
  • More on Condo/Hotel and Other Mixed-Use Workouts, American Bar Association, 2011
  • 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, 2010
  • Mixed-Use and Condo/Hotel Workouts, American Bar Association, 2010
  • Buying Assets Out of Bankruptcy, American Inns of Court, 2010
  • Safety of Escrow Deposits Against General Creditors in Bankruptcy, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, 2009
  • Maryland Real Estate Liens, 2009
  • Bankruptcy Aspects of Drafting Commercial Leases and Workout Agreements, Law Seminars International, 2008 - 2009
  • Title Insurance for Workouts and Bankruptcy Transactions, Stewart Title National Underwriters, 2008
  • Assumption and Assignment of Leases in Bankruptcy, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, 2008
  • Workouts, American Bar Association, 2008
  • Bankruptcy Sales, Reorganizations and other Bankruptcy Transactions, American Inns of Court, 2007 - 2008
  • "Ethics-SOX: Does Each Officer and Director Now Need His/Her Own Separate Counsel?", also known as Corporate/Partnership Attorney as Whistleblower, International Association of Attorneys and Executives In Corporate Real Estate, 2007
  • Leasing Overseas, Particularly in China and India, CoreNet Global and International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate, 2006
  • How Lawyers Can Mess-Up Transactions, Harvard Business School Club of Washington, D.C., 2006
  • Panelist in programs on bankruptcy transactions and litigation, American Inns of Court, 2005 - 2006
  • A Real Estate Lawyer's Guide To Broadband, National Continuing Legal Education Conference, 2001
  • Programs - one on broadband wiring of buildings and one on developing real estate projects at metro-rail sites, D.C. Building Industry Association, 2000
  • Programs on telecommunications and financing, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, 1998, 1999 and 2000
  • Programs on leasing, American Bar Association, 1987 - 1998
  • Shopping Center "University" course and various programs on lease negotiations, International Council of Shopping Centers, 1988 - 1998
  • Telecommunications Law, National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives, 1997
  • Programs on leasing issues, D.C. Association of Realtors, Inc., 1992 and 1996
  • Programs on real estate transactions, the Russian Duma Committee writing the New Civil Code, 1994 and 1995
  • Programs on security interests under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, enforcing liens, easements, leasing, and other topics, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, 1981 - 1994
Honors and Awards
  • Listed in "Washington D.C. and Baltimore's Top Rated Lawyers" (2012)
  • Chair, "Best Section Committee of the Year" by District of Columbia Bar, 1990
  • Biographical Records in Marquis' "Who's Who in American Law"
  • Biographical Records in Tiber's "Who's Who in Washington"
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV preeminent 5.0 out of 5 (the Highest)
  • AVVO Rating: 10.0 (Superb)
Past Employment Positions
  • Of Counsel, Deckelbaum, Ogens & Raftery, Chartered, Bethesda, MD, 2001 - 2008
  • Partner, Wilkes Artis, Chartered, Washington, D.C., 1995 - 2001
  • Partner, Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C., 1993 - 1995
  • Associate and then Partner, Linowes and Blocher, Silver Spring, MD, 1977 - 1993
  • Assistant Attorney General, the State of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 1973 - 1977
  • Associate, Dickerson, Nice, Sokol & Horn (no longer exists), Baltimore, MD, 1973
  • Associate, Weinberg & Green (now Saul Ewing), Baltimore, MD, 1971 - 1973