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J. Michael Brennan

J.  Michael  Brennan

Michael Brennan represents developers, businesses and financial institutions in real estate, corporate and other transactional matters. Mike represents lenders and borrowers in asset-based lending and real estate financing; negotiating and documenting the purchase, sale and development of all types of real estate, drafting and reviewing commercial leases; and representing clients in property tax appeals, in connection with land trusts and conservancies, and in environmental matters.

He also represents businesses in:

  • Entity formation
  • Corporate governance and general corporate matters
  • Negotiating and documenting the purchase and sale of businesses
  • Providing general counseling for corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Drafting and reviewing employment agreements, stockholders and partnership agreements, non-compete agreements and general commercial contracts

In addition, Mike is Co-Chairman of the Board of Chesapeake Habitat For Humanity and serves on the Baltimore County Loan Review Board. Before joining Miles & Stockbridge, Mike worked as a partner with Venable in the areas of real estate, corporate and loan transactions.

Affiliations & Recognition

Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association

  • Baltimore County Leadership Program: Class of 1998

  • Baltimore County Loan Review Board: (1998-present)

  • Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity: Chairman-Board of Directors (2003-present)

  • Dartmouth Lawyers Association

  • Literary Works, Inc.: Past President (2000-2001); Board of Directors (1997-2003)

  • Maryland State Bar Association


  • Best Lawyers in America®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Real Estate Law (2012-2019)

  • Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Listed in the area of Real Estate (2012-2015)

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent® Rated

  • Maryland Super Lawyers®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Real Estate, Banking, Business/Corporate (2008-2012); Real Estate (2013-2018)


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