Stuart Kaplow

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Highlights

  • Authors the Green Building Law Update, a blog about environmental law and sustainability
  • Selected by the American Bar Association as one of ten Legal Rebels
  • For more than two decades served as an adjunct Professor of Law
  • Frequent motivational speaker and lecturer on environmental issues of the day
  • Trekked from Kilimanjaro to Everest, with many summits and mountaineering adventures in between

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A Select Biography

Real estate and environmental law attorney focused on green building and sustainability.

Stuart Kaplow is an attorney and the principal at the real estate boutique, Stuart D. Kaplow, P.A.

He represents a broad breadth of business interests in a varied law practice, concentrating in real estate and environmental law with focused experience in green building and sustainability.

Kaplow is a frequent speaker and lecturer on innovative solutions to the environmental issues of the day, including speaking to a wide variety of audiences on green building and sustainability. He has authored more than 700 articles centered on his philosophy of creating value for land owners, operators and developers by taking a sustainable approach to real estate, including recently LEED is the Tool to Restrict Water Use in This Town and All Solar Panels are Pervious in Maryland.

Kaplow for more than two decades served as an adjunct Professor of Law, at the University of Baltimore School of Law, teaching the advanced real estate transactions course.

Stuart Kaplow was voted the “Best Personal Lawyer” by the readers of The Daily Record, Maryland’s daily business and legal newspaper. Kaplow was also voted to The ‘A’ List of 20 “Favorite Business Lawyers” in a poll of The Daily Record readers. He was selected by his peers as the real estate attorney among “Maryland’s Legal Elite” in Baltimore Smart CEO magazine in 2005 and again in 2006. And Kaplow has been named as a Maryland “Super Lawyer” each year since 2007. Superlawyers Business Edition has also named him, as a solo practitioner, the top law firm for construction and real estate in Maryland.

He is AV® Peer Review Rated, the highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability, as administered by Martindale-Hubbell.

Kaplow was selected by the American Bar Association as one of ten Legal Rebels for his work in creating and advancing the emergent body of law that is green building and sustainability law.

Stuart Kaplow served as past chair and as legal counsel of the U.S. Green Building Council Maryland.

Kaplow has been asked to serve on a wide variety of government panels and study groups, including significantly, the Baltimore County Advisory Committee to Review the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process, and the Baltimore City Brownfields Working Group. Kaplow chaired the committee hosting the 2002 Baltimore County Inaugural Ceremonies.

He has successfully briefed and argued a number of precedent-setting cases before appellate courts.

A native of Florida, practicing law in Maryland since 1985, Kaplow is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, having earned a Juris Doctor degree in two years. He graduated with honors from the University of Maryland, Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in land use planning.

Kaplow is active in the philanthropic and charitable community and serves on the board of Building STEPS, a not for profit that exposes bright, underserved high school students to science and technology based careers. He is the co-founder of Prologue, one of the largest nonprofits in the Baltimore area providing residential and psychosocial treatment to chronically mentally ill individuals.

In an effort to gain perspective in matters of sustainable land use and, admittedly to recreate, Kaplow has trekked to some of the wildest real estate on the planet from Kilimanjaro to Everest, with many summits and mountaineering adventures in between.