Andrew R. Polott

Managing Shareholder
  • 4416 East West Highway
  • Fourth Floor
  • Bethesda, MD
  • 20814
Phone: (301) 634-3161
Fax: (301) 986-1301

Andy’s deep and varied career has led him to bring a unique and holistic perspective to representing his clients. Andy has worked on a wide variety and on all sides of significant commercial real estate and business transactions. Over the years, Andy has been fortunate to work on various trophy projects, including (early in his career) development of the Warner Theatre, redevelopment of Round Hill, VA, and (recently) the 700k sf “Armature” mixed-use development in NOMA.

Almost half of Andy’s work has been on upper mid-market commercial real estate and C & I lending transactions, representing credit unions and other institutional lenders. Andy was deeply involved (primarily for lenders) in workouts, special assets, and REO’s, especially in the early 1990s and in the 2007 timeframe. For many years, Andy ran a title company that handled complex commercial real estate transactions. Andy also has represented one of the nation’s largest food brokers in several M & A transactions and a series of business acquisitions. Andy derives particular satisfaction from helping land rich-cash poor clients to reposition, develop or dispose of their real estate – an undertaking that inevitably places a premium on empathy, strategic vision, intellectual curiosity, “out of the box” thinking, patience, and grit to produce a successful outcome.

In recent years, Andy has divided his time between practicing law and managing Selzer Gurvitch – which, needless to say, has been extremely challenging during the Covid-19 pandemic. Andy also is developing — outside of Selzer Gurvitch for his own account– the former Behnke Nurseries Tract, a prime tract of 11.5 acres of commercial zoned property on Route 1 in Beltsville, Maryland.

Holder of an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Andy is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Associations of Montgomery County and D.C.

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    • Banking/Lender Representation
    • Corporate/Business
    • Estate Planning/Trust & Estate Administration
    • Real Estate
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    • George Washington University Law School, J.D.
    • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. (Cum Laude)
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    • Maryland
    • District of Columbia
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    Judicial Clerkships:

    • After law school, Andy served as Law Clerk to the Honorable William H. McCullough, Associate Judge for the 7th Judicial Circuit of Maryland and County Administrative Judge for Prince George’s County, Maryland.
    • Professional Associations and Memberships:

    • The Bar Association of Montgomery County
    • The Bar Association of the District of Columbia
    • The Maryland State Bar Association
      Classes/Seminars Taught:

    • Maryland Land Title Association Lecturer on Commercial Real Estate Transactions
      Honors and Awards:

    • Martindale Hubbell (AV) rated