Maryland Real Estate Law | Maritime Law

Maryland Real Estate Law

Baylaw, LLC strives to offer the finest legal representation in the areas of  Maryland real estate law, riparian rights and property disputes, homeowners associations, maritime and marine, civil litigation and small business advocacy.

We represent corporations, individuals, property owners, vessel owners, insurance companies, marina operators, boat-builders and surveyors in Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic and around the world.  There are no guarantees in the outcome of life or litigation, but clients have the power to choose representation that is committed to professional excellence, hard work, and clear planning.   Our clients seek us out because we focus on a very narrow range of issues — Maryland real estate law, waterfront and marine issues.  We look forward to working with you.


Dirk was highly recommended to us by a fellow attorney in whom we have great confidence.  He proved to both capable and diligent legal counsel, exhibiting a courtroom demeanor that inspires respect and confidence, and I am sure, persuasiveness to the court in his presentation of our case and management of procedures.  In our view, his effectiveness played a large part in influencing opposing counsel and his client to settle our case in a manner completely favorable to us.  In addition, it was a pleasure to deal with him from  personal and professional levels and, as an attorney myself, I would commend him to anyone seeking legal representation over other lawyers in his field of practice.”

 – E, Client, 2018

“I had the pleasure of working as co-counsel with Mr. Schwenk on a complex civil matter. During a lengthy trial, I found Dirk to be extremely well-prepared and unflappable. He has an easy-going manner, which I think both judges and juries appreciate, but don’t let that fool you: Dirk is spot-on with knowing the law and is an excellent advocate for his clients, being suitably aggressive or charming as needed.

– T.G, Attorney

Thank you for the way in which you handled the defense of my recent case. Having to deal with this from overseas I had to place my entire trust in you to deal with this case on my behalf…thank you most sincerely for doing a great job and getting the best result for myself. To say I am 100% satisfied would be putting it mildly!

R, Client, 2016

“Thank you for your most professional handling of our recent defense case. Having you on the case eased our minds considerably, and the outcome was even better than hoped for!  Should we ever need assistance again, you will be our first choice.”

-W, Client, 2016

“I worked with Mr.  Schwenk on a partition matter for a property I owned jointly with another person.   He did a great job and was able to help in getting the other party to buy out my interest.   Thanks!”

-John, Client, 2015

“I just recently had a legal matter successfully resolved due to the knowledge and legal counsel of Mr. Schwenk.  It was a very frustrating time for me and he went above and beyond to help me through this distressing time.  Most important, we were successful in the resolution. I would wholeheartedly recommend him, without any reservations at all. I work in the marine industry and met Dirk as a result of this involvement.  He knows this business and is a highly respected attorney in the marine community.  He knows boats and he knows marine law.”

-H.D., Marine Insurance Professional

“Dirk did a great job on our adverse possession case.  He was very knowledgeable, thorough, efficient, and easy to work with.  I would definitely use him again. Thanks Dirk!” 

– B.C., Client, 2013

“Dirk was able to quickly settle an insurance claim on my boat when the insurance company had been unwilling to pay.  His quick action and knowledge of marine situations helped me gain a five figure settlement which allowed me to get back on the water again.”

-Doug T.,  Client, 2013