As a real estate and corporate attorney, Brian focuses on representing commercial, industrial, retail, and residential developers and homebuilders. Brian advises clients through each stage of the real estate supply chain – from acquisition, development, financing, leasing, management, and ultimately to disposition. His clients include four national homebuilders, multiple local developers and homebuilders, and one of the largest Maryland-based commercial landlords. For homebuilder and developer clients, Brian teams up with the firm’s other practice disciplines to provide a full-service platform, handling construction defect, contract, warranty and real estate disputes, homeowner and condominium association documents and retail disclosures.
In general corporate, transactional, financing and leasing matters, Brian represents privately owned businesses, including the largest independent wholesale insurance broker in the nation, and a top regional insurance brokerage and financial services firm, in addition to professional service firms, family-owned businesses, and entrepreneurs.
All clients benefit from Kramon & Graham’s deep experience in employment-related disputes, pre-litigation strategies to reduce legal risks, and counsel in proactive employee relations.
In addition to his primary practice areas, Brian uses his business education and transactional experience to assist the firm's litigation practice in corporate, real estate, construction, and business disputes.
Brian believes that providing efficient legal solutions starts with gaining a deep understanding of each client's business and operating structure. He regularly works with clients to assimilate and complement the legal and business components of their transactions and works to reduce transaction time and minimize costs.
Selected by The Daily Record as a 2018 VIP honoree
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate, since 2018
Selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Star Edition, since 2011
Named Baltimore's Finest, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Maryland Chapter, 2011
Community Law Center, Inc., Board of Directors, 2008 - 2016
American Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association, Real Property Section
Maryland Building Industry Association, Land Development Council, Board Member
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Maryland Chapter
Outside the Office
Brian enjoys his role as alumni advisor to the James Madison University Men's Rugby Football Club and actively participates in the annual alumni games and summer 7's tournaments.
Client Alert: Maryland Business Personal Property Form 1 Due April 17, 2017Register now for email reminders, SDAT will not mail Form 1 next year02/06/2017
If your business entity was incorporated, qualified or registered to do business in Maryland as of January 1, 2016, you may have received a pink postcard from the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation. The postcard is marked "Final Notice" and is advice that your Form 1, Annual Report and Personal Property Return as of January 1, 2017, must be filed on or before April 17, 2017.
Kramon & Graham announced today that five firm principals have been named "Lawyer of the Year" Baltimore in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, sixteen firm attorneys were selected for inclusion in the ranking guide. The attorneys represent Kramon & Graham's full range of practices from litigation to transactional services.
Kramon & Graham real estate principal Brian Southard has been named a 2018 Daily Record VIP List winner. The award will be presented at Gertrude's restaurant at The Baltimore Museum of Art in September.
Kramon & Graham announced today that twenty-two of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Maryland Super Lawyers list.
Kramon & Graham, a leading law firm providing litigation, real estate, and transactional services, is pleased to announce that thirteen firm attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Kramon & Graham principals Andrew Jay Graham, Natalie McSherry named to Top 10: 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers list for eighth consecutive year12/12/2016
Kramon & Graham, a nationally recognized full service law firm with 35 attorneys, announced today that twenty-one of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
Kramon & Graham, a nationally recognized full service law firm with 34 attorneys, announced today that seventeen of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers legal ranking guide, including four up-and-coming attorneys who are recognized as "Rising Stars."
Kramon & Graham congratulates nineteen lawyers named to Maryland Super Lawyers 2015.
Kramon & Graham congratulates eighteen lawyers named to Maryland Super Lawyers 2014
Kramon & Graham attorneys named to Maryland Super Lawyers Top 10, Top 50 Women, and Top 100 lists; Super Lawyers; and Maryland Rising Stars.