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Mr. Glaser is a Director with the General Litigation and Trial and Real Estate Practice Groups at Jackson & Campbell, P.C.

Chris represents closely held companies and small business owners in a cross-section of industries in an array of disputes in the federal and state courts in the Washington Metropolitan Area. He concentrates his litigation practice on complex commercial and business disputes, non-competition and non-disclosure agreements, and real estate/construction matters. As an experienced problem-solver for his clients, Chris identifies areas of potential liability and helps manage his client’s exposure to risks and to improve their business.

Chris is a frequent lecturer, including teaching a multi-day course on law and risk management for a regional real estate developer with a portfolio in excess of $1.5 billion. In 2020, Chris was appointed to the Regulations/Rules/Board Procedures Committee of The District of Columbia Bar. He had previously served on the Judicial Evaluation Committee and was the chair of that Committee from 2016 to 2020. He continues to serve on the Fairfax County Industrial Development Authority, a position he was selected for in 2009 by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Chris has an active pro bono practice in which he focuses on assisting active members of the armed forces and local community groups.

Chris is an active member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Maryland, and District of Columbia as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is admitted to practice in, and has appeared before, the United States Circuit Courts for the Fourth Circuit, District of Columbia Circuit and the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He is admitted to the United States Supreme Court.

Chris attended Pace University School of Law and served on the staff of the “Environmental Law Review.” He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland in 1995.

  • July 2021
    Real Estate Update: Easement drafting news in the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland
    The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland has issued a decision giving a word of caution to easement drafters. In Joe the Grinder, Riva Road, LLC v. Riva, LLC, the Court held that an easement referencing a right of way for “vehicular ingress and egress” was ambiguous as the easement further described only a single-lane driving aisle “to” a traffic ... Read More
  • July 2021
    Client Alert: Watts-Dowd v. SJH Property Management, LLC
    The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland has affirmed a trial court’s denial of an adverse possession claim in which the plaintiff submitted evidence as to each of the traditional necessary elements but failed to establish the location of the actual property at issue.  In Watts-Dowd v. SJH Property Management LLC, the Court was presented with an all too familiar ... Read More
  • May 2021
    Client Alert: Wheeling v. Selene Finance, LP
    The Court of Appeals of Maryland has held that a protected resident need not be deprived of actual possession as a condition to suit against a loan servicer under the 2013 residential eviction amendments set forth in Maryland Code Real Property Article § 7-113. In Wheeling v. Selene Finance, LP, the Court weighed-in on claims from two families regarding the ... Read More
  • April 2021
    Client Alert: Canova Land and Investment Company v. Carolyn Lynn
    This morning, the Supreme Court of Virginia interpreted a restriction contained within a 146-year-old deed as not being an unreasonable restraint on alienation. In Canova Land and Investment Company v. Carolyn Lynn, the Supreme Court analyzed whether ancient deed restrictions, undiscovered by a subsequent lender, vitiate the security for its loan. In 1875, Edna and Levi Lynn granted a deed to ... Read More
  • April 2021
    Client Alert: Wilson v. Eagle National Bank
    The United States District Court for the District of Maryland has allowed a complaint alleging Sherman Act violations by a lender in purported conspiracy with its internal title company and competitor title company to proceed. In Wilson v. Eagle National Bank, the Court held that allegations of horizontal price-fixing in title and settlement services, if proven true, constitute per se ... Read More
  • April 2021
    Client Alert: A New Holding in the Court of Appeals of Maryland That May Affect Enforcement of Condominium Liens
    Earlier this week, the Court of Appeals of Maryland held that condominium liens perfected under the Maryland Contract Lien Act cannot secure unpaid amounts which accrue subsequent to the recordation of the lien. In in re Anthony D. Walker, the Court answered a certified question from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland which had grappled with ... Read More
  • March 2021
    Client Alert: Yacko v. Mitchell
    The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland has issued an opinion adverse to lenders decrying the “high volume of foreclosure cases” in which lenders “often treat these matters as routine and expect our courts to rubber-stamp the foreclosure with methodical expediency.”  In Yacko v. Mitchell, the Court noted that the Maryland Rules mandate that trial courts slow the foreclosure action ... Read More
  • February 2021
    Client Alert: Chicago Title Insurance Co. v. Allynnore M. Jen
    Last Thursday, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland issued an opinion on an insurance coverage matter that only eight (8) jurisdictions have issued a published decision on since 1951. Fortunately for the title insurer, the Court of Special Appeals sided with the majority and joined seven (7) of those jurisdictions. While the case raises other issues such as the ... Read More
  • December 2020
    Client Alert: PennyMac Holdings, LLC v. First American Title Insurance Company
    Recognizing that Maryland appellate courts have not previously issued a published opinion as to either whether a closing protection letter constitutes a policy of title insurance or when claims against a closing protection letter accrues for statute of limitations purposes, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland has issued a decision clarifying these, and other, areas of the law. In PennyMac ... Read More
  • November 2020
    Client Alert: Batstone v. Chicago Title Ins. Co.
    Earlier this week, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland issued a decision interpreting Covered Risk 5 (“someone else has a right to limit Your use of the Land”). Given the relative rarity of written decisions interpreting title policies, it is worth a review of this decision. In Batstone v. Chicago Title Ins. Co., Louise and Griffith Batstone ... Read More
  • October 2020
    Client Alert: SGT Kang’s Group, LLC v. Board of County Supervisors
    The Supreme Court of Virginia recently issued an unpublished decision interpreting a reservation of easements prior to a recorded dedication. While unpublished, the decision provides valuable insight into the mindset of the Supreme Court. In SGT Kang’s Group, LLC v. Board of County Supervisors, two adjoining property owners in Prince William County obtained special use permits to construct a car wash ... Read More
  • September 2020
    Client Alert: Easement Decisions in the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland
    The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland has issued two new easement decisions of importance to real estate practitioners. Both decisions provide rare detailed analysis from the Court of Special Appeals into easements and are worth review. In Hejazi v. Sears, Hejazi’s predecessor-in-title conveyed an easement “over, upon and across” the subject property to Sears granting “exclusive rights to the use ... Read More
  • September 2020
    Client Alert: Dennis Hamilton v. Murray Rottenberg
    The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland recently resolved a matter of first impression as to whether a judgment lien attaches on property during that brief period after a contract for sale has been executed but prior to legal title passing at closing. As this was the first level of appeal, it is likely that the losing party will seek ... Read More
  • June 2020
    Client Alert: Dwight Deloatch v. Robin Deloatch
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals recently highlighted a United States Supreme Court decision that went largely unnoticed in the real estate industry. As the highlighted rule stems from the highest court in the land, real estate practitioners in all jurisdictions should take note. In Dwight Deloatch v. Robin Deloatch, Mr. Deloatch noted an appeal nearly four (4) years after ... Read More
  • May 2020
    Client Alert: District Court of the District of Columbia Denies Traditional Legal Defenses Raised by Title Companies
    On May 22, 2020, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued an important decision denying an early motion to dismiss against a title company for its actions preceding a troubled transaction. The decision is significant in that the District Court denied each of the traditional legal defenses typically raised by title companies at such an early ... Read More
  • May 2020
    The Court of Appeals of Maryland Clarifies a Receiver's Ability to Sell Real Property
    Similar to other businesses that are slowly beginning to reopen, the appellate courts are increasing the amount of decisions being issued. On May 12, 2020, the Court of Appeals of Maryland issued an important decision which reversed the intermediate appellate court and clarified a receiver’s ability to sell real property. In Mayor and City Council of Baltimore v. Prime Realty Associates, ... Read More
  • March 2020
    Client Alert: Important Decisions Limiting a Carrier's Duty to Defend
    In difficult times, it is good to see courts continuing with their dockets and issuing favorable decisions for the industry.  On March 23, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a very important decision limiting a carrier’s duty to defend. In Security Title Guarantee Corp. of Baltimore v. 915 Decatur St NW, LLC, ... Read More
  • February 2020
    February Real Estate Update | Gan v. Van Buren Street Methodist Church
    On February 13, 2020, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued an opinion which expressly declined to follow a troubling earlier decision regarding tacking in the context of adverse possession. The decision is significant because the Court clarified the confusing and contradictory prior decision, which muddied the adverse possession waters in Washington, D.C. In Gan v. Van Buren Street Methodist ... Read More
  • December 2019
    December Real Estate Update | Rae Lee Davis v. J. Garnett Davis, Jr.
    On December 5, 2019, the Supreme Court of Virginia issued an opinion invalidating three gift deeds executed and delivered in 2013. The decision is significant in that evidence outside of the recorded documents – and, presumptively, outside of the review of any title examiner – was relied upon by the Court in reaching its decision. In Rae Lee Davis v. J ... Read More
  • October 2019
    October Real Estate Update | Lawrence R. Carver, Jr. v. RBS Citizens, N.A.
    On September 27, 2019, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland issued an opinion reversing a judgment against Security Title Guarantee Corp. of Baltimore. The decision is significant not merely for what the Court held, but for what claims were not raised by the property owners. In Lawrence R. Carver, Jr. v. RBS Citizens, N.A., Nancy and Lawrence Carver purchased multiple ... Read More
  • September 2019
    September Real Estate Update | Loch Levan Land L.P. v. Board of Supervisors of Henrico County
    On August 22, 2019, the Supreme Court of Virginia issued an opinion denying a developer’s claim of vested rights in a dedicated road. In Loch Levan Land L.P. v. Board of Supervisors of Henrico County, the Court affirmed the Circuit Court’s judgment and brought major disruptions to plans for development of 1,089 acres of land located only a few miles ... Read More
  • July 2019
    July Real Estate Update | Margaret Williams v. James Kennedy | Jane Robinson, Trustee v. Nels Nordquist
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia have recently issued decisions which are significant for those in the real estate industry. Washington, D.C. On July 11, 2019, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued its decision in Margaret Williams v. James Kennedy regarding intra-owner transfers within the context of the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act ... Read More
  • May 2019
    May Real Estate Update | SJ Enterprises, LLC v. Quander
    On May 16, 2019, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued a new opinion in SJ Enterprises, LLC v. Quander that is of significant importance. In this matter, Dianne Quander leased commercial premises to SJ Enterprises, LLC for an initial term of five years with two additional five year renewal options. The initial term was set to expire on November ... Read More
  • April 2019
    April Real Estate Update | Elm Cabin John, LLC v. United Bank
    On April 19, 2019, Judge Messitte of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland issued an unpublished opinion in Elm Cabin John, LLC v. United Bank that is certainly noteworthy for real estate practitioners. In this matter, Ms. Nancy Long owned three parcels in Montgomery County. As an individual in her 80s during the subject transactions, she is ... Read More
  • March 2019
    March Real Estate Update | Cushman & Wakefield of Maryland, Inc. v. DRV Greentec, LLC
    The Court of Appeals of Maryland issued two recent decisions impacting landlord/tenant issues. Cushman & Wakefield of Maryland, Inc. v. DRV Greentec, LLC In Cushman & Wakefield of Maryland, Inc. v. DRV Greentec, LLC, filed on March 4, 2019, the Court of Appeals held that a commercial broker could not enforce an obligation to pay a commission against an owner’s assignee. In ... Read More