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Meet the Team

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David A. Katz

Partner

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David “Dave” A. Katz, a founding partner of Katz Day, LLC, represents clients in all phases of the real estate development process and in all aspects of real estate related projects, including contract negotiations, financing, leasing, land use, and entity structuring and organization. Dave’s real estate clients include builders and developers of retail, industrial, office and mixed-use projects. 

Dave received the majority of his professional experience as a partner in an Annapolis-based boutique law firm, Mulrenin & Associates, LLC, focusing on commercial real estate transactions, and he began his career with Hyatt & Weber, P.A., where he was associate general counsel to Severn Savings Bank, FSB, a publicly traded financial institution. 

Dave was selected by his peers as a “Rising Star” in the area of Real Estate Law, in Maryland Super Lawyers magazine for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Dave earned a Masters in Real Estate Development from Georgetown University, a Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of Charleston.

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Ryan C. Day

Partner

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Ryan C. Day, a founding partner of Katz Day, LLC, practices in the area of real estate, representing homebuilders, developers, landowners and investors in connection with acquisitions and dispositions, financings, joint ventures, development and construction and commercial leasing.  

 

Before founding Katz Day, Ryan was a partner with the national law firm, LeClairRyan.  While on LeClairRyan's Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights team, he regularly advised creditors and other parties in bankruptcy proceedings and creditors’ rights litigation in state and federal courts.  Ryan was recognized by his peers as a “Rising Star” in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and in Business Bankruptcy by Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine in 2014 and 2015.

Prior to joining LeClairRyan, Ryan served as law clerk to Chief Judge Ross W. Krumm (Retired) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia.

Ryan earned his juris doctor, with Honors, from The George Washington University Law School.  He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Science and Statistics, with Honors and Gemstone Citations, from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Anthony J. Clark

Partner

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Anthony J. Clark was promoted to Partner at Katz Day, LLC in 2024 after joining as a Counsel in 2022 and brings a wealth of expertise and a strategic mindset to the firm. With a comprehensive approach to legal practice, Anthony provides counsel and guidance to developers, homebuilders, and landowners across a spectrum of business aspects.

 

Anthony's practice encompasses a broad range of services, including advising on commercial, multifamily, and residential acquisition, disposition, and development. His proficiency extends to leasing, lending, construction contracts, development agreements, and due-diligence matters. Anthony excels in navigating the intricacies of entity formation through dissolution. He also offers strategic counsel for the development and ongoing governance of master-planned communities, condominium regimes, homeowners associations, and mixed-use projects.

 

A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Anthony holds degrees in Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as Sociology, laying the foundation for his interdisciplinary approach to legal matters. He further honed his skills at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, where he earned his law degree.

 

An active member of the Maryland bar, Anthony's commitment to staying abreast of legal developments ensures that he delivers cutting-edge and strategic advice to his clients. His ability to navigate the intricacies of real estate law with precision and insight makes him an indispensable resource to Katz Day, LLC.

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Zaheer Abbas

Senior Associate

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Zaheer Abbas, an accomplished legal professional, joined Katz Day, LLC as a Senior Associate in 2021, bringing a wealth of experience and a unique perspective to the firm. Known for his collaborative and creative problem-solving approach, Zaheer has quickly become an integral part of the team.

 

Zaheer's commitment to understanding clients' key business needs sets him apart. He works closely with clients, forging strong relationships that allow him to deliver pragmatic and commercially driven advice. His focus is always on achieving the strategic objectives of the client, making him a trusted advisor in complex legal matters.

 

Before joining Katz Day, Zaheer garnered extensive legal experience in both England and the U.S., spanning the commercial real estate and corporate legal fields. His diverse background includes roles in government, law firms, and in-house positions, showcasing his adaptability and comprehensive understanding of the legal landscape.

 

Zaheer's educational journey is marked by excellence. He earned his law degree from the prestigious University of Liverpool, England, laying the foundation for his legal career. Building on this foundation, he pursued an LLM from the George Washington School of Law, specializing in Business and Finance Law, further enhancing his expertise in areas critical to clients' success.

 

An active member of the Maryland, New York, and D.C. bars, Zaheer demonstrates his commitment to staying abreast of legal developments and serving clients across multiple jurisdictions. His multi-jurisdictional expertise allows him to navigate complex legal scenarios with ease and effectiveness.

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Katherine N. Meyer

Senior Associate

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Katherine Meyer, “Katy”, a Senior associate at Katz Day, LLC, brings an inimitable blend of creative energy and foresight to her representation of developers, homebuilders and landowners involved in mixed-use, commercial and residential projects across the mid-Atlantic region.  Key aspects of Katy’s practice include counseling her clients in all facets of land acquisition, lending, development, and entity formation and dissolution.

 

Katy is systematic in her research, but flexible and innovative when it comes to finding solutions for her clients.  She has earned a reputation among her clients and peers alike for embracing obstacles that challenge her to be dynamic in her legal approach.

 

With an extensive background counseling both developer and member-controlled boards of directors for homeowners’ associations and condominium regimes, Katy brings a unique perspective to Katz Day’s robust residential development practice.  She has learned from working closely with local and municipal governments that the best outcomes occur when development teams are able to collaborate with all stakeholders.  Moreover, as a native of the Delmarva Peninsula now living on Maryland’s Western Shore, Katy is cognizant in her practice to the unique challenges and pressures landowners and developers face across the varied regions – rural, coastal and metropolitan.

 

Katy is an alumnus of East Carolina University and the University of Baltimore School of Law where she earned a B.S. in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate, respectively. Prior to joining Katz Day, Katy began her career contributing to a local real estate practice, before joining the ranks of two regional law firms where she primarily represented common-interest communities.

 

Katy is an active member of the Maryland Bar.  She also holds membership in the Chesapeake Chapter of the Community Associations Institute and the Maryland Building Industry Association, allowing her to stay abreast of legal developments impacting her clients. Katy was selected by her peers as a “Rising Star” in the area of Real Estate Law, in Maryland Super Lawyers for 2024.

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Douglass L. Silverstein

Senior Associate

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Douglass L. Silverstein joined Katz Day, LLC as a Senior Associate in 2023, infusing the firm with a depth of experience and a proactive approach to complex business challenges. With a commitment to providing practical solutions, Doug works diligently to assist his clients in navigating the intricacies of both real estate and business transactions.

 

Having earned a reputation for efficiency and deal optimization, Doug brings a unique perspective to the negotiating table. His experience on both sides of transactions equips him to swiftly close deals while maximizing his clients' interests. As a third-generation Washington D.C. area Attorney, Doug's enthusiasm and natural problem-solving skills allow him to anticipate issues and proactively address potential roadblocks, ensuring a seamless transaction process.

 

Doug's practice spans real estate and business law, where he counsels developers, investors, institutional home builders, lenders, and non-traditional property owners. His expertise covers a spectrum of real estate issues, including acquisition, disposition, development, and various debt and equity financing structures.

 

Additionally, Doug provides counsel on commercial leasing, ground leases, and resolves landlord-tenant disputes. In the realm of business law, he has handled complex matters such as mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, and the management of both large and small businesses. Doug's breadth of experience, encompassing roles as an in-house attorney and in private practice, enables him to create tailored risk-reward equations for each client, ensuring both short-term wins and long-term success.

 

Doug holds a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College and earned his law degree from the American University Washington College of Law. Prior to joining Katz Day, he contributed his legal acumen to another mid-size Washington-area law firm and previously served in a legal capacity for a local professional sports franchise.

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Evan W. Pickett

Associate

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Evan W. Pickett is a seasoned Associate Attorney at Katz Day, LLC, where he has been an invaluable member of the team since 2017. With a focus on real estate law, Evan adeptly guides clients through every facet of the sale and acquisition process, showcasing his expertise in drafting and negotiating intricate agreements, including purchase and sale agreements, joint venture agreements, financing arrangements, development strategies, commercial leasing, and entity structuring and formation.

 

In addition to his proficiency in real estate matters, Evan plays a pivotal role in Katz Day's land use and liquor license practice. He has successfully represented clients before both the Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals and the Anne Arundel County Board of License Commissioners, demonstrating his comprehensive understanding of regulatory frameworks and his ability to navigate complex legal landscapes.

 

Evan's commitment to excellence extends beyond his role at Katz Day, as he also contributes his skills to equity syndication efforts for MRKT Capital. His involvement in this capacity showcases his versatility and dedication to achieving optimal outcomes for clients.

 

A proud alumnus of Millersville University, Evan earned his bachelor’s degree in economics, setting the foundation for his legal journey. He further honed his expertise by obtaining his Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Evan's journey with Katz Day began in 2017 when he served as a Law Clerk, a role that allowed him to immerse himself in the firm's dynamic legal environment and contribute meaningfully to its success.

 

Admitted to the Maryland State Bar, Evan's comprehensive legal background, combined with his hands-on experience, positions him as a trusted legal advisor for clients seeking guidance in real estate transactions, land use matters, and liquor license issues.

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