Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Maryland School of Law, 2007
    Order of the Coif

    Women, Leadership Equality Fellow
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Maryland, 2004
    Certificate in Women's Studies


  • American Bar Association

    Maryland Bar Association
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Margaret Lynch Selwood


Maggie Selwood is counsel in Venable's Real Estate Practice Group.  Her practice includes commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, finance, REO disposition and loss mitigation, special asset management programs, development, and commercial leasing.  Maggie assists clients in resolving title and survey issues, providing guidance regarding Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 filings, and drafting and negotiating conveyance and loan documents for a variety of transactions.

Representative Clients

• A national corporation in its Multifamily REO disposition, loss mitigation and special asset management programs.

• A major national telecommunications provider in all aspects of negotiation and drafting of leases, licenses and other real estate contracts for telecommunications sites in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. 

• Special servicers in connection with the review of collateral securing commercial loans.

• Various developers in connection with the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate.

Significant Matters

Maggie worked with a team of Venable lawyers on the sale of 100 hotels with a total purchase price in excess of $1.7 billion.


Maggie is a member of the 2012 Leadership Fairfax Emerging Leaders Institute and has participated in Marriott’s Street Law Program.

She assisted with the acquisition and development work for local nonprofits dedicated to providing low-income housing.

She has served as an associate attorney mentor, and is a member of Venable’s Diversity Committee and Sustainability Committee.