Abdullah Hijazi

Top rated Real Estate attorney in Bowie, Maryland

Hijazi, Zaslow & Carroll, P.A.
Abdullah Hijazi
Hijazi, Zaslow & Carroll, P.A.

Practice Areas: Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Construction Litigation; view more

Licensed in Maryland since: 2013

Education: The University of Maryland School of Law

Languages Spoken: Arabic, English, Spanish

Selected to Rising Stars: 2023 - 2025

Hijazi, Zaslow & Carroll, P.A.

3231 Superior Ln
Suite A-26
Bowie, MD 20715


Abdullah Hijazi is the founding partner of Hijazi, Zaslow, & Carroll, P.A. in Bowie, Maryland. He possesses nearly a decade of experience assisting clients with zoning and development matters, complex real estate issues, construction litigation, probate, and landlord-tenant disputes. He serves clients across Maryland and the District of Columbia, including Prince George's, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, and Frederick counties.

Early in his career, Mr. Hijazi worked for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and then at a zoning law firm, a national civil engineering company, a construction litigation firm, and finally a title company before starting the law firm he practices at today. These previous careers allowed him to gain a unique and broad background in real estate, construction and zoning matters. His experience enables him to efficiently evaluate complex development sites and legal matters to determine the best course of action while helping clients best achieve their short-term and long-term goals.

Mr. Hijazi stays updated on the latest changes in Maryland and federal laws, statutes, regulations, and industry trends in his areas of practice. He has been able to refine his knowledge and skills in a range of real estate, zoning, and construction-related matters even before he became an attorney and is able to bring zeal and a 360-degree perspective to his client's matters.

Mr. Hijazi completed his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at The George Washington University in 2008. He completed his legal education at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2013. He is authorized to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Recognized for his successful track record, Mr. Hijazi has secured several large settlements and awards on behalf of real estate investors, engineers, general contractors and subcontractors in matters involving real estate purchase and closing disputes, construction contracts, restrictive covenants, easements, and more. He has also guided real estate owners with the purchase, sale, leasing, subdivision, and development of many properties in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Hijazi has given back to his community by providing pro bono services. He has helped a few community associations such as Greenspring Homeowner's Association, Seabrook Acres Neighborhood Association, and the Prince George's Muslim Association successfully oppose the opening of marijuana dispensaries in each of their neighborhoods. Furthermore, he has assisted several refugees to obtain residency and citizenship in the U.S.

Mr. Hijazi is fluent in English and Arabic and conversational in Spanish.

Practice areas

Real Estate: Business, Land Use/Zoning, Construction Litigation: Business

Focus areas

Construction Defects

  • 40% Real Estate: Business
  • 40% Land Use/Zoning
  • 20% Construction Litigation: Business

First Admitted: 2013, Maryland

Educational Background:
  • Graduated with Honors from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 2008
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 2013
  • Completed Graduate Coursework at University of Maryland College Park in Construction Management, Real Estate Development, Engineering, and Project Management, 2009
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Obtained confidential six figure settlement for owner from insurance companies for engineer, general contractor, trade contractor, and inspection company due to design and construction defects at owner's investment property, 2021
  • Successfully defended challenges to tax sale judgments in two separate cases brought by a senior creditor and a court-appointed conservator against real estate investor., 2023
  • Successfully redeemed property for real estate investor that had lost property in tax sale after property was sold and long after the tax sale foreclosure judgment was entered against the owner., 2023
  • AAA Construction Arbitration involving claims of $585,000 on behalf of owner and against general contractor for new construction project in the District of Columbia , 2023
  • Confidential settlement against bank and REO company for wrongful foreclosure and eviction of decedent's estate., 2023
  • Obtained jury verdict of $200,000 against developer for sale of home with several latent defects and false representations., 2023
  • Junior counsel on a legal defense team that defended a joint venture of Louis Berger Group and Black and Veatch against approximately 40 million dollars in claims that were filed in a AAA international arbitration by an Indian subcontractor, BSC/C&C JV, relating to the construction of a highway in Afghanistan funded by USAID, 2013
  • Settlement with the City of Frederick, Maryland to obtain emergency executive orders authorizing the demolition of dilapidated structures in the heart of downtown Frederick that were qualified as historic and previously required to be rehabilitated and preserved regardless of the prohibitive cost of preservation and reconstruction, 2017
  • Special counsel for arbitrator on international construction arbitration regarding claims exceeding 4 million dollars by contractor against owner of resort hotel located in the Bahamas for unpaid renovation work and counterclaims by owner for delay in completion and incomplete warranty work, 2019
  • Confidential settlement against national bank and foreclosure law firm for wrongfully reselling a property to another purchaser without proper notice after the national bank and its foreclosure law firm had already sold the property to our client and cashed the check for his earnest money deposit, 2021
  • Confidential settlement against Whiting Turner Contracting Company and Allegheny Millwork on behalf of unpaid subcontractor to resolve mechanic's lien and constructive trust claim against owner of the Sagamore Pendry Hotel in Baltimore Maryland, 2019
  • Confidential settlement against national bank on behalf of real estate investor forcing the bank to deliver marketable title to a valuable D.C. property after a foreclosure sale along with an equitable refund of interest and property taxes that accrued during the delay of the closing, 2022
  • Assisted with closing of real estate acquisition and financing of real property asset valued at approximately 25 millions dollars, 2021
  • Assisted buyer with purchase and closing for a commercial property on major highway with consideration of $2,075,000., 2023
  • Assisted with drafting purchase and sale agreement, curative title work, and closing for seller of a commercial office building with consideration of $3,650,000., 2023
  • Assisted with closing of 3.75 million dollar deal for purchase of office building on behalf of healthcare company., 2023
  • Assisted with closing and curative title work for a $20,000,000 affordable housing loan from Amazon on raw land located within the Blue Line Corridor in Prince George's County, Maryland for Banneker Ventures., 2023
  • Assisted local contractor with the due diligence and drafting work for the acquisition, financing, and permitting of a contractor office and storage yard in Prince George's County, Maryland for the approximate purchase price of 1.8 million dollars, 2020
  • Assisted religious institution with due diligence research, contract drafting, and closing for the acquisition of several parcels of contiguous land in Prince George's County, Maryland for a purchase price of 1.7 million dollars, 2021
  • Obtained approval to rezone approximately six acres of land in Prince George's County, Maryland from single family detached zoning with an allowed density of 4.58 homes per acre to zoning that allows townhomes, two-family dwellings, and three-family dwellings at a density of up to 20 units per acre, 2021
  • Assisting two developers with land use and zoning approvals for a mixed use development containing over 30,000 square feet of commercial and retail space and over 150 apartments, 2022
  • Assisted developer working for a religious non-profit institution with zoning and land use work on development consisting of 364 townhomes and 150 multi-family units in Prince George's County, Maryland, 2021
  • Assisted local developer and builder with the drafting of home owner association covenants, deferred water and sewer covenants, sales contracts with required disclosures, and documents needed for closing and sale of new homes, 2021
  • Assisted regional home builder with contracts, disclosures, and closings for the sale of almost 60 newly constructed townhomes in Lanham, Maryland, 2019
  • Assisted owner of several mechanic shops with the acquisition, finance, and renovation of a portfolio of commercial and residential properties with a combined value of over two million dollars, 2021
  • Assisted client with drafting and negotiation of a contract for the acquisition of a wedding and entertainment venue valued over 10 millions dollars, 2021
  • Assisted client with acquisition, financing, and closing of commercial flex space property valued over two million dollars for manufacturing of medical equipment, 2021
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Successfully assisted the Seabrook Acres Neighborhood Association and the Prince George's Muslim Association oppose the construction and permitting of a marijuana dispensary in their neighborhood and within walking distance of homes, places of worship, and schools in Lanham, Maryland, 2021
  • Assisted local religious institution regain possession of a home owned by the institution that had been taken over by unauthorized squatters., 2021
  • Assisted refugee families apply for and obtain permanent residency and U.S. citizenship through a pro-bono program organized by a religious non-profit institution in Prince George's County, Maryland., 2019
Industry Groups:
  • Construction
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Real Estate

Office location for Abdullah Hijazi

3231 Superior Ln
Suite A-26
Bowie, MD 20715

Phone: 301-464-4646


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2023 - 2025

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