Roger Winston > Ballard Spahr LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Ballard Spahr LLP
12th FLOOR
WASHINGTON DC 20006-1157
United States

Work Department

Real Estate 




Roger D. Winston is the leader of the firm’s Mixed-Use, Condominium, and Multifamily Development Team. He has practiced real estate law in the Washington, D.C., region for more than 35 years, and has played a key role in bringing numerous significant projects and transactions to fruition both in the region and nationally. Roger has advised and represented many industry-leading developers, investors, and lenders on major projects in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and throughout the United States.

Roger is widely regarded and sought out as one of the leading practitioners in mixed-use and condominium planning and development. Sources say he is the “preeminent condominium and mixed-use lawyer” and a “go-to person for things that are challenging intellectually and structurally.” He works with clients to provide insights and alternatives for ownership and control and for flexibility to structure projects that reflect seamless, efficient, and value-added integration of uses. His experience covers practically every property type and use. This includes retail, commercial, senior housing, residential, office, parking, hotel, and mixed-ownership projects and condominiums, and numerous other mixed-use variations.


District of Columbia




American Bar Association, past Chair, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section

American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), immediate past President; former President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary; past Chair, Common Interest Development Committee, Member Selection Committee, and Membership Development Committee

Maryland Task Force on Common Ownership Communities; past Chair, subcommittee to study adoption of the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act in Maryland

Urban Land Institute, Washington District Council, Advisory Board, Management Committee, Corporate Partnership Committee – Co-chair, Full Membership Engagement Committee

Maryland Building Industry Association, Life Director

Maryland Governor’s Commission on Condominiums, Cooperatives, and Homeowners Associations, member; principal drafter of Maryland Homeowners Association Act

Maryland Bar Foundation, lifetime member

Anglo-American Real Property Institute


University of Maryland School of Law (J.D. 1979)

Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., Tax, 1983)

University of Maryland (B.A. 1976)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate

A nationwide team with ‘outstanding legal expertise and deep industry knowledge’, Ballard Spahr LLP is regarded for its development and financing work in condominiums, hospitality and mixed-use projects. From Baltimore, practice chair Amy McClain is well known for her expertise in development and securing funding for affordable housing projects. Thomas Hauser is another real estate finance specialist in the same office. Other recommended lawyers include Tina Makoulian and Bart Mellits in Philadelphia and Roger Winston in Washington DC, head of the mixed-use department.