Stuart Kaplow is an attorney and the principal at the real estate boutique, Stuart D. Kaplow, P.A.
He represents a broad breadth of business interests in a varied real
estate practice, concentrating in land use and environmental law with
focused experience in Green building and sustainable business.
Stuart Kaplow serves as legal counsel and past chair of the U.S. Green Building Council
Kaplow has for more than two decades served as an adjunct Professor of Law, at the University of
Baltimore School of Law, teaching the advanced real estate transactions course. He is a regular
lecturer on land use and environmental law, including speaking to a wide variety of audiences on
Green building, and he has authored more than 200 articles centered on his philosophy of creating
value for land owners, operators and developers by taking a sustainable approach to real estate,
including recently Green Buildings Cost Less
Than Conventional Building and Green Buildings
Demonstrate Significantly Higher Office Rental Rates.
Stuart Kaplow was voted the "Best Personal Lawyer" by the readers of The
Daily Record, Maryland's daily business and legal newspaper. Kaplow was
also voted to The 'A' List of 20 "Favorite Business Lawyers" in a poll
of The Daily Record readers. He was selected by his peers as the real
estate attorney among "Maryland's Legal Elite" in Baltimore Smart CEO
magazine in 2005 and again in 2006. And Kaplow was named as a Maryland "Super Lawyer"
in 2007 and each year thereafter, as published in Baltimore magazine. Superlawyers
Business Edition has also named him, as a solo practitioner, the top law firm for construction
and real estate in Maryland.
Stuart Kaplow is AV® Peer Review Rated, the highest rating for ethical
standards and legal ability, as administered by Martindale-Hubbell.
Kaplow was recently selected by the American Bar Association as one of ten Legal Rebels for his work
in creating and advancing the emergent body of law that is green building and sustainable business law.
Kaplow has been asked to serve on a wide variety of government panels
and study groups, including significantly, the Baltimore County Advisory
Committee to Review the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process, and the
Baltimore City Brownfields Working Group. Kaplow chaired the committee
hosting the 2002 Baltimore County Inaugural Ceremonies.
He has successfully briefed and argued a number of precedent-setting
cases before appellate courts.
A native of Florida, practicing law in Maryland since 1985, Kaplow is a
graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, having earned a
Juris Doctor degree in two years. He graduated with honors from the
University of Maryland, Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences, with a
Bachelor of Arts degree in land use planning.
Kaplow is active in the philanthropic and charitable community and is
the co-founder of Prologue, one of the largest nonprofits in the
Baltimore area providing residential and psychosocial treatment to
chronically mentally ill individuals. He serves on the board of Building
STEPS, a not for profit that exposes bright, underserved high school
students to science and technology based careers.
In an effort to gain perspective in matters of sustainable use of land
and, admittedly to recreate, Kaplow has trekked to some of the wildest
real estate on the planet from Kilimanjaro to Everest, with many summits
and mountaineering adventures in between.
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