Linowes and Blocher Elevates Hummel and Murphy to Partner


Phillip A. Hummel and Jeffrey R. Murphy

Linowes and Blocher LLP is pleased to announce that Phillip A. Hummel and Jeffrey R. Murphy have been promoted to the position of partner, effective January 1, 2018.

“Phillip and Jeffrey diligently serve clients and colleagues with their esteemed legal talents and perspectives in a manner that is truly representative of the firm's core values,” said Linowes and Blocher Managing Partner C. Robert (Bob) Dalrymple. “They will both be tremendous assets in continuing the firm's commitment to high-level client services and involvement in the broader community.”

Mr. Hummel practices in the firm’s Land Use/Zoning group, focusing in the areas of zoning, planning, permitting and other land use regulatory matters. He has experience in representing clients before a wide range of state and local agencies, as well as before Maryland state courts. Mr. Hummel represents firm clients including residential and commercial real estate developers, nonprofit organizations, and a wide range of institutional uses. He has particular experience with mixed-use projects, infill redevelopment and public/private partnerships. He also routinely assists with due diligence analyses and provides counsel on all aspects of the entitlement process. He earned his J.D. cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Law and his B.A. summa cum laude from Tufts University.

Mr. Murphy practices in the firm’s Real Estate Transactions group. He has a diverse transactional practice and is actively engaged in various aspects of commercial real estate law. Mr. Murphy represents developers in mixed-use projects and public-private partnerships; purchasers and sellers in acquisitions and dispositions; and lenders and borrowers in senior, subordinate and mezzanine financings. His work with firm clients include national developers, private investors and family businesses. He earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his A.B. cum laude from Dartmouth College.

About Linowes and Blocher LLP

Linowes and Blocher LLP ( is an innovative and sophisticated commercial real estate law firm in the greater Washington, DC, metropolitan area and surrounding Maryland and Virginia jurisdictions. Founded in 1956, Linowes and Blocher attorneys have broad and deep commercial real estate industry experience in bankruptcy, business, condo/HOA, environmental, land use/zoning, litigation, real estate transactions and tax matters. The firm’s clients include developers, property owners, business owners, nonprofits, lenders, investors and government entities represented by our offices in Bethesda, Annapolis, Frederick and Washington, D.C.

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