Kim Manuelides is a real estate litigator who serves as a strategic partner to industrial and commercial clients that operate internationally, nationally, regionally and locally. She has a deep understanding of the Maryland statutes that overlay all types of real estate disputes, including landlord/tenant disputes. Kim approaches each matter with her clients’ best interests and will work to negotiate solutions outside the courtroom. However, when litigation is necessary, she provides clients with effective and strategic representation.

She handles matters of all scales, including general business disputes; collaborates closely with in-house counsel on matters across business lines and in multiple jurisdictions; and represents property owners and managers in issues related to real estate development and management.

For clients and in-house counsel, Kim analyzes the risks attendant to litigation, manages the associated costs and identifies litigation avoidance strategies for the future. Industries in which she is experienced include commercial and industrial landlord/tenant, mechanic’s lien law, real estate, construction, agent/broker, government procurement, title claims litigation, financial services litigation and corporate/firm dissolution and dispute matters.

Before joining McNees, Kim was a member at Sagal, Filbert, Quasney & Betten, P.A., a Towson-based boutique real estate law firm. Prior to that, she was a partner in the litigation department at Saul Ewing LLP, serving there for two decades.

When she is not practicing law, Kim is likely to be found training and competing with her dogs in canine agility. She is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Dog Trainer Professional and author of the novel “Getting Home,” published in 2015. Told from the point of view of her two then-young rescue dogs, it examines conquering past traumatic stress and the concept of home.


University of Maryland College Park, B.S.

University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.



Defended and resolved claims made by commercial tenants against building owners and property managers regarding building design, construction, maintenance, and repair

Advise and litigate on behalf of property managers and owners facing common area maintenance and additional rent reconciliation audits brought on behalf of their tenants

Obtain compliance with use provisions of industrial leases

Negotiate early termination agreements

Litigation of accelerated rent provisions upon tenant default

Enforcement of termination provisions of Lease agreements

Defended and pursued job site management, sequencing and delay damages claims on behalf of contractors and subcontractors

Defended national architectural firm in lawsuits alleging design defects of commercial re-development projects and, in connection, defended residential builder

Brought, defended and resolved bond claims, mechanics liens and other payment and contract disputes on behalf of contractors and subcontractors

Brought, defended and resolved title issues on behalf of insureds

Defended brokerage companies in connection with claims relating to alleged agent misrepresentations deposit disputes and buyer/seller disputes


American Bar Association

The Bar Association of Baltimore County

Maryland Agriculture Education Foundation, Board of Directors

Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission, Peer Review Panel

Maryland State Bar Association, Agriculture Law Section Founder and Past Co-Chair

National Entlebucher Mountain Dog Association, Past Rescue Committee Chair

University of Baltimore Women Lawyers as Leaders, Member 2014-2015

Leadership Baltimore County, Class of 2014

Audubon MD-DC: Chair Secretary, Board of Directors (2010-2014)

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Baltimore: President, Secretary, Programs Chair, Membership Chair, Community Action Chair, Strategic Planning Committee Chair, Awards Committee Chair (2000-2014)

Maryland Association for Wildlife Conservation, Board Association Secretary (1995-1999)


AV Lawyer Rating by Martindale Hubbell

Baltimore Magazine Top Attorneys in Maryland, 2016

Top Rated Lawyers, Real Estate Law: 2016

Maryland Super Lawyers, Construction Law: 2015-2018


Supreme Court of Maryland

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

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