Stuart Sagal is an experienced real estate attorney and litigator who has a deep understanding of Maryland’s residential and commercial property management-related laws, including those governing landlord/tenant matters, condominiums, homeowner associations, cooperatives and housing discrimination issues.

Over the course of his extensive career, Stuart has successfully argued before the Maryland Supreme Court, most notably in two precedent-setting cases, and was asked to present the state’s rewritten landlord/tenant laws at a Legal Education Program for Judges of the District Court of Maryland. He counsels owners and managers of rental units, office buildings, shopping centers, warehouses and free-standing commercial buildings throughout Maryland as well as condominiums and homeowner associations.

Stuart regularly lectures about landlord/tenant, fair housing and condominium and homeowner association matters before various professional groups and serves as a fair housing instructor for the Maryland Multi-Housing Association, Inc., and various property management companies. He also publishes a periodic newsletter advising clients of developments in landlord/tenant law, condominium and homeowner association law as well as fair housing law.

Before joining McNees, Stuart was a founding member at Sagal, Filbert, Quasney & Betten, P.A., a Towson-based boutique real estate law firm.


  • 2006 – “Fair Housing Coach” Contributor
  • 2006 – “Assisted Housing Management Insider” Contributor
  • 2005 – “Professional Apartment Management” Contributor


  • 2004 —Instructor, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers
  • 1999 — Instructor on Landlord/Tenant Issues, Legal Education Program for Judges of the District Court of Maryland


University of Maryland, B.S.

University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.


Maryland State Bar Association

The Bar Association of Baltimore County

Maryland Multi-Housing Association, Inc., Fair Housing Law Instructor

Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Legislative Committee (1996-2022)


Tipton v. Partners Management, 364 Md. 419 (2001)

Bulluck v. Pelham Wood Apartments, 283 Md. 505 (1978)


Supreme Court of Maryland

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland


AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Top Rated Maryland Lawyers: Real Estate Law (2015)

Recipient, 2012 Howard Cassin Associate of the Year Award from Maryland Multi-Housing Association, Inc.

Recipient 2005 Shining Star Award from Maryland Multi-Housing Association, Inc.

Recipient 1998 Shining Star Award from Maryland Multi-Housing Association, Inc.

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