Zarren Law Group Strengthens Real Estate Group by Adding Christopher Smith
October 1, 2018
BALTIMORE, MD -- Zarren Law Group, LLC (ZLG) announced today that it has significantly strengthened its real estate practice by adding Christopher Smith to TeamZLG as a Partner.
Christopher is a seasoned lawyer with a primary focus on commercial real estate. He has structured, negotiated, and closed hundreds of complex transactions including acquisitions and dispositions, assemblages, complex build-to-suits, leases, financings, and joint ventures. Mr. Smith also has extensive experience with general business and contractual matters, which also enhances ZLG’s business and corporate group. He represents real estate developers, management companies, construction companies, brokerage firms, owners, tenants and a number of other non-real estate businesses and entrepreneurs. Prior to joining ZLG, Christopher was previously with two large law firms, served as General Counsel for nearly two decades at two prominent Maryland-based real estate companies, and was the Chief Operating Officer of a nationally recognized syndication company.
Managing Partner Adam Zarren said, “It is very exciting to add Christopher to TeamZLG! We worked together at our prior law firm and he’s extremely talented and experienced. Christopher’s fundamental understanding of real estate and how “the game is played” as well as his business acumen and operational experience is extensive. Not only did he practice law at two large law firms but, even more importantly, his near 20 years as part of management teams sets him apart from many of his peers. He also focuses on not only addressing real estate and business related legal issues, but also raise important corporate and operational issues, which are paramount to achieving our clients’ goals and objectives. Christopher’s addition enables us to take our real estate practice group to a different level while enhancing our core boutique business and corporate practice group. His background and values completely align with our vision and values and how we service our clients and other business partners. He will undoubtedly be a valuable addition to ZLG.”
Christopher obtained his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law, graduated from Washington and Lee University (B.S.), and obtained a Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Investments from NYU’s School of Professional Studies. He has been an active member of the Maryland business community. Mr. Smith is currently a board member of There Goes My Hero, Inc. and previously served on a number of other local boards.
“Adam and I have been in the trenches many times before and I have a rich understanding for the types of clients and people ZLG serves. This team is remarkable and I am absolutely thrilled to be here! Having worked on several transactions with this team earlier this year, I knew then that I wanted to become a part of it. ZLG’s exceptional work coupled with its values, vision and business savvy made this an ideal fit for me. It is clear they are building something very special and I couldn’t be happier to join TeamZLG.” said Smith.
Zarren Law Group, LLC (ZLG) is a boutique business, transactional law firm primarily consisting of former ‘big firm’ attorneys who are focused on delivering exceptional outcomes by utilizing a results-oriented, value-add approach in solving our clients complex legal and business-related issues. We primarily concentrate on corporate law, business law, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, financings/loan transactions, intellectual property, licensing and software development deals, real estate, and other business transactional matters.