Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1973
    Member, Board of Editors, Georgetown Law Journal
  • A.B., magna cum laude, Upsala College, 1970


  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers

    Anglo-American Real Property Institute

    District of Columbia Building Industry Association, Executive Council
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Philip M. Horowitz


Phil Horowitz focuses his practice on real estate transactions, including purchase and sale, office, including build-to-suit corporate headquarters leasing, GSA and retail leasing, financings, and related entity and development matters. Phil has extensive experience in the negotiation of complex issues and prides himself on his ability to create and implement practical solutions to his clients' problems.

Phil is regularly recognized as an outstanding practitioner by local, national and international law publications, including The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Who's Who Legal and Super Lawyers.

Significant Matters

Phil regularly represents owners, developers, corporations, law firms and institutions in connection with real estate matters. Recent significant matters include representation of Marriott International in its global headquarters and hotel build-to-suit lease in Bethesda, Maryland, and three office build-to-suit lease transactions in Washington, DC, Plano, Texas, and Reston, Virginia, for an institutional client, totaling 1.9 million square feet. Other clients include the World Bank, Intelsat and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.


Phil is active in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the country's most prestigious honorary organization for practicing real estate lawyers, and served as president in 2006. He is also a member of the Anglo-American Real Property Institute, an invitation only organization of 50 U.S. and 50 UK real estate professionals. Phil taught Real Estate Planning as an adjunct faculty member at Washington College of Law, The American University for more than 25 years.

Phil serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Inc. He also served for twenty years as a board member, including service as board chair, of Mentors, Inc., a non-profit organization which creates one-on-one mentoring relationships and enrichment activities for DC public middle and high school students.