Selzer Gurvitch Seizes Opportunity for Growth During Pandemic

Acquisition of Top Talent with Six Former Linowes & Blocher attorneys

While many law firms have been grappling with remote working while reevaluating growth strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic, Selzer Gurvitch was positioned for the moment: we were tech-ready for virtual communications and not only kept all of our employees but grew 30% by aggressively seizing an opportunity to attract a bank of veteran attorneys, significantly expanding our real estate practice areas.

Effective May 18, we executed a strategic expansion with the addition of six powerhouse attorneys and their staff, all formerly of Linowes & Blocher LLP.

Robert “Bob” Dalrymple leads the Land Use/Zoning practice group and is a veteran real estate attorney known for his extensive experience in all areas of land use, real estate, municipal and administrative law and has successfully supported some of the most complex development projects in Montgomery County.

Matthew Gordon is a member of the firm’s Land Use/Zoning practice group and represents clients in all aspects of the approval and entitlement process from preproject due diligence to public hearings and has experience with residential,
commercial, industrial and institutional real estate projects.

Robert “Bob” Park, Jr. leads the Real Property Taxation practice area and is well-known for his knowledge of property tax law and is a recognized leader in the field of condemnations and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Jessica Lieberman is a specialist in Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Taxation with an expertise in all aspects of business and commercial litigation including title disputes, foreclosures and landlord-tenant and lease disputes.

Brian Bichy leads the Condo/HOA practice group representing condominiums, cooperatives and homeowners’ associations of all sizes throughout Maryland and Washington, DC and is a leading authority on private water and sewage utility companies in Maryland.

David Weintraub joins our Banking and Transactional Real Estate practice group. He represents a variety of lenders and borrowers as well as public and private real estate investment funds and developers with acquisitions, dispositions and loan transactions and has extensive experience in the manufactured housing arena.

“We are fortunate for the opportunity to seize this talent at a time when we were plotting a strategic growth plan to evolve our 38-year-old firm into the next generation,” said Andy Polott, managing shareholder of Selzer Gurvitch. “Given our
current remote work environment, I am thrilled that we were not only able to consummate this relationship, but we have retained all existing jobs and business is progressing with little or no interruption or inconvenience.”

“On behalf all of us formerly with Linowes & Blocher, we look forward to joining our new Selzer Gurvitch colleagues to deliver top notch legal services to new and existing clients,” added Bob Dalrymple, former managing partner at Linowes & Blocher. “With so much negative economic news resulting from the pandemic, this serendipitous combination of legal talent could not have come at a better time.”