Philip M. Horowitz

Philip Horowitz

Phil Horowitz is a real estate attorney who concentrates his practice on real estate transactions, including purchase and sale; office build-to-suit corporate headquarters leasing; office, government, and retail leasing; financings; and related entity and development matters. Phil regularly represents real estate owners, developers, corporations, law firms, and institutions in a broad range of real estate transactions. He 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.


Representative Matters

  • Represented Marriott International in its global headquarters and hotel build-to-suit lease in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Represented an institutional client in office build-to-suit lease transactions in Washington, DC; Plano, Texas; and Reston, Virginia, totaling 1.9 million square feet

Representative Clients

  • World Bank
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
  • Intelsat
  • Pan American Health Organization




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

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Fellow and past president, American College of Real Estate Lawyers 
  • Member, Anglo-American Real Property Institute 
  • Member, Executive Council, District of Columbia Building Industry Association 
  • Former adjunct faculty member, Washington College of Law, American University — taught Real Estate Planning


  • Who’s Who Legal
    • Real Estate, 2020 – 2024
    • Thought Leader, Real Estate, North America, 2018 – 2019
    • Thought Leader (USA), Real Estate, 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1993 – 2021, 2023 – 2024
  • Chambers USA
    • Senior Statespeople, Real Estate, District of Columbia, 2022 – 2024
    • Real Estate, District of Columbia, 2003 – 2021
  • Legal 500, Real Estate, 2017
  • Super Lawyers, Washington, DC, 2007 – 2023
  • Washingtonian
    • Top Lawyers Hall of Fame, 2022
    • Top Lawyers, 2004 – 2019
    • Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award, 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Peer-Review Rated
  • Business Today, Top 10 Influential Real Estate Lawyers in Washington, DC, 2023


Pro Bono

  • Extensive work for Sixth & I Historic Synagogue


  • Member, Board of Directors, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
  • Former board member and chair, Mentors, Inc.