Philip M. Horowitz

Horowitz Phillip

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.

Related Practices


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


  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal, Real Estate, 2020
  • Ranked "Thought Leader" in North America in Who's Who Legal, Real Estate, 2018 - 2019
  • Listed for more than 26 years in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Recognized in Chambers USA, Real Estate, District of Columbia, 2003 - 2020
  • Recognized in the 2017 edition of Legal 500, Real Estate 
  • Selected for inclusion in Washington DC Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2020
  • Recognized by Washingtonian magazine as one of "Washington's Top Lawyers" since 2004
  • AV® Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


Pro Bono

  • Extensive work for Sixth & I Historic Synagogue


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