Home> Legal Associations >ACREL - American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Logo of the ACREL
Contribute to the information on this page: Suggest Edits

American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)

About the ACREL


  • Founded: 1978

Mission and History

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.

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.



Board of Governors

Marilyn C Maloney
Houston, TX
Peter Aitelli
San Francisco, CA
Jane Snoddy Smith
Vice President
Austin, TX
Ann Peldo Cargile
Nashville, TN
Barry Alan Hines
Louisville, KY
Steven A Waters
Immediate Past President
San Antonio, TX
Stevens Anthony Carey
Los Angeles, CA
Michael D Hamilton
Los Angeles, CA
Arthur James Menor
West Palm Beach, FL

ACREL Members Active on Lawyer Legion

Adam Leitman Bailey
Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.
New York, NY
View Profile
Richard J Sobelsohn
Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation
New York, NY
View Profile

Contact the ACREL

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

Online Profiles

Directory of Real Estate Lawyers in the United States

Lawyer Legion maintains a national directory of real estate law attorneys which includes both ACREL members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a real estate law attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the ACREL and other professional associations. This includes recognition for ACREL fellows who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile with information about their involvement with the ACREL.

Use this directory to find a real estate law attorney in your local area. Start by choosing your state from the list below.

More About the ACREL


Members of ACREL are known as "Fellows" and must be invited to join and then elected to the organization.  Lawyers who have earned their fellowship with the organization have demonstrated outstanding legal ability, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law.


Committees of the ACREL include:

  • 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

Suggest an Edit

Thanks, your suggestion has been sent to our support team