Jay L. Lenrow

Of Counsel

Jay L. Lenrow, joined Adelberg Rudow as Of Counsel on June 1, 2012. He was born in Hackensack, New Jersey on March 29, 1951. After earning a B. A. from the Johns Hopkins University, Jay attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He received his J.D. from the Washington College of Law at the American University in 1977 and began practicing law in Maryland the same year. Jay’s practice focuses on Real Estate Law, Corporate Law and Construction Law.

Jay began his career in private practice with a large Baltimore firm. But, in 1979, Jay transitioned his practice to public service, becoming an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland. In 1982, Jay returned to the private sector and accepted a position as Associate General Counsel for McCormick Properties, Inc. Then, Jay became the Vice President/General Counsel of Combined Properties, Inc. Jay was Vice Chairman of the Maryland Commission on Landlord-Tenant Law Reform from 1979 – 1990.

Practice Areas:

  • Real Estate
  • Construction Group
  • Business Group

Bar Admissions:

  • Maryland, 1977
  • District of Columbia, 1980

Education:

  • J. D., Washington College of Law, The American University, 1977
  • B.A., The Johns Hopkins University, 1973

Awards:

  • 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers, Baltimore Magazine, Real Estate
  • 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers, Baltimore Magazine, Real Estate
  • 2015 Maryland Super Lawyers, Baltimore Magazine, Real Estate

Professional and Civic Involvement:

  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Boy Scouts of America
    • Executive Vice President – Northeast Region (2012 – 2015)
    • Vice President for Council Operations – Northeast Region (2009 – 2012)
    • President – Area 6, Northeast Region (2008 – 2009)
    • President – Area 5, Northeast Region (2007 – 2008)
    • Chairman – National Jewish Committee on Scouting (2005 – 2008)
    • Chairman of the Board – Baltimore Area Council (2003 – 2005)
    • Vice Chairman – Baltimore Area Council (2003 – 2005)
    • Member – National Religious Relationships Task Force (2003 – Pres.)
    • Member – National Relationships Standing Committee (2003-2009)
  • Roland Park Country School
    • Chairman – Development Committee (2005 – 2015)
    • Member – Board of Trustees (2004 – 2015)
  • Krieger Schechter Day School
    • Chairman of the Annual Appeal (1996 – 1999)
  • Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.
    • Recipient – Elizabeth M. Shipley Volunteer of the Year Award (1997)
    • Volunteer Legal Advisor (1982 – 2000)
    • Member – Board of Directors (1986 – 1990)
  • Johns Hopkins Hillel
    • Member – Board of Advisors (2002 – 2015)
  • Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
    • Member – Advisory Board (2003 – Pres.)
  • The Johns Hopkins University
    • Member – Board of Trustees (2012 – Pres.)
    • President – Alumni Council (2014 – Pres.)
    • Executive Board – Alumni Council (1999 – 2005 and 2006 – Pres.)
    • Second Decade Society (1989 – 1995)
  • Chizuk Amuno Congregation
    • Member – Board of Trustees (1995 – 2002)
    • Chairman of Annual Fund (1999-2000)
  • Friends of the Jewish Chapel of the United States Naval Academy, Inc.
    • Legal Advisor to the Board of Trustees (1998 – 2005)
  • Maryland Governor’s Commission on Landlord Tenant Law Reform
    • Vice Chairman (1979 – 1990)

Publications:

  • “Maryland’s Pioneering Mechanics’ Lien Statute,” Jay L. Lenrow, Esq. and David B. Applefeld, Esq., Maryland Bar Bulletin, May 2013