Shawn J. Sefret

Practice Focus

Shawn J. Sefret is a partner with the firm whose practice focuses on real estate transactions including development and finance, as well as commercial lending, business, and contract matters.

Professional Experience

Shawn counsels commercial real estate developers as well as institutional lenders. Recent representative transactions include:

Representation of national and regional developers in all aspects of financing, development, and construction of shopping centers and stand-alone retail developments, including: Drafting and negotiating land acquisition documents, negotiating construction financing, drafting and negotiating shopping center declarations and easement agreements, and drafting and negotiating leases with national and regional tenants.

Representation of regional developer in acquisition, redevelopment, and financing of mixed-use (apartment and retail) project

Ongoing representation of national bank in real estate and working capital financing for regional petroleum distributors involving loan facilities exceeding $150,000,000 and portfolios containing several hundred properties.

Representation of national and state-chartered banks in loan facilities, including originations and restructurings, secured by commercial and residential real estate as well as operating assets (equipment, inventory, and receivables).

Awards & Honors

Maryland Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor

Memberships and Affiliations

Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Peer Review Committee


Check Twice, File Once: The Billion Dollar Mistake

Fiscal Cliff: Real Estate Deals Closing Fast as Taxes Loom, Baltimore Business Journal, December 2012

Better Late Than Never: Back Pay for Work Performed in Nazi-Era Jewish Ghettos

Contact Information

Tel: 443.219.3066

Fax: 443-219-1021




University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. (1995)

University of Maryland, B.A. (1992)

State & Federal Bars


Colorado (inactive)



1777 Reisterstown Road
Suite 375
Baltimore, MD 21208