American College of Real Estate Lawyers

American College of Real Estate Lawyers

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The American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) is a professional organization of attorneys who work in the field of real estate law. The organization was founded in 1978.

Membership in the organization is by invitation only. Lawyers with a strong practice in real estate law who have a positive reputation and are committed to the improvement of real estate law may be extended an invitation. The organization rigorously screens potential members.

The American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) seeks to promote high standards and ethics for real estate lawyers, as well as improve and reform real estate practice. Areas of real estate law include real estate transactions, disputes in real estate contracts, issues of ownership and tenancy, insurance issues, bankruptcy issues, and land use.

The organization seeks to continually inform its members of developments and issues within the real estate practice. ACREL also publishes educational materials available to the public and to the rest of the Bar on matters pertaining to real estate law. The organization also sometimes participates in policy discussions.


Benefits of Membership in ACREL

There is no application process for members. Members must be invited to join.

As members, lawyers will be placed in ACREL's directory, which is available to the public. The public often uses the membership directory when they begin their search to find a capable and reputable lawyer.


ACREL Committees

  • Attorneys Opinions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Capital Markets and Real Estate Finance
  • Common Interest Ownership
  • Hotels, Resorts and Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Investment Entity
  • Land Use/Environmental
  • Leasing
  • Practice Technology
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Title Insurance

Contact Information

American College of Real Estate Lawyers
11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 903
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Phone: (301) 816-9811
Fax: (301) 816-9786