Drake Zaharris: Lawyer with Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

Drake Zaharris

Managing Director
Towson,  MD  U.S.A.
Phone(410) 339-6750

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Corporate and Business Services
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Law
University Exeter, 1975; Duke University, A.B., 1979
Law SchoolSuffolk University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1982
Admitted1982, Maryland; 1982, Massachusetts; 1985, District of Columbia; 1991, Pennsylvania; United States District Court, District of Maryland; United States District Court, District of Columbia; United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit; United States Supreme Court, (Celotex Corp. V. Catrett)

Drake Zaharris is the Managing Director of Pessin Katz Law, P.A. Mr. Zaharris has an active corporate litigation and business practice. He works primarily with individual entrepreneurs and business owners in complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, construction and financing litigation, purchase and sale of businesses and business formation and financing. Drake has tried cases in state and federal courts in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and elsewhere. Over the past twenty-five years, his clients have involved him in business deals throughout Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic region, and internationally.

Community Involvement
• Board of Trustees, Living Classrooms Foundation (1996 - Present)
• Executive Committee, Living Classrooms Foundation (2011 -
• Board of Trustees, The Children’s Guild (1998 - 2001)
• Board of Directors, Baltimore County Development Corporation (1992 - 1995)

Additional Information
• Chairman, Baltimore County Bar Association Bench Bar Committee, 2013-2014
• Baltimore County Bar Association Bench Bar Committee: 2012-2013
• Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, Baltimore County, Appointed by Governor Ehrlich, July 2003; Reappointed by Governor O’ Malley July 2007 and July 2011
• Selected “ Best Lawyers in America ” for Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law, 2013-2014
• Past President, Maryland Association of Defense Trial Counsel
• Baltimore SmartCEO Legal Elite 2009, 2010
• Recipient, Defense Research Institute Exceptional Performance Award
• Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2009-2014
• Leadership - Baltimore County (2000)
• Member, Defense Research & Trial Lawyers Association
• Member, Maryland Defense Counsel

Community Links
• Baltimore County Development Corporation
• Children's Guild, The
• Equal Justice Council
• Living Classrooms Foundation


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Round Two - Ground Rent Holders vs. Legislature - Goes to...
Drake Zaharris, April 4, 2014
In a case decided February 26, 2014, State of Maryland v. Stanley Goldberg, et al., No. 8, September Term, 2013, the Maryland Court of Appeals found that legislation that replaced the remedy of ejectment with a lien-and-foreclosure process applicable to defaulting lessees of ground leases violated...

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Drake Zaharris

901 Dulaney Valley Road, Suite 400
TowsonMD 21204


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