Harvey S. Jacobs

Legal Expertise Includes

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Residential & Commercial Settlements
  • Business Formation
  • Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Contracts
  • Internet Law
  • Trademarks/Copyrights
  • Netpreneurship


  • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from The George Washington University (1980);
  • Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School (1983).


  • The House Lawyer Column, Washington Post Real Estate Section (2009-Current)
  • “U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA Impacts Property Rights Involving Same-Sex Couples,” TitleNews (August 2013)
  • “Strategic Online Marketing Agreements,” Internet Newsletter – Legal and Business Aspects (September 1998)
  • Legal Affairs Columnist for Small Business News of Washington (September 1998)
  • Editor, Residential Real Estate Settlements Section, DC Bar Practice Manual, 9th ed. (2000)
  • “Home-Based Business Owner’s Relief Act,” Business and Professional Association of Metropolitan Washington (November 1998)
  • Co-Author, White Paper: CyberNotary in conjunction with General Dynamics Communications Services (November 4, 1999).
  • Internet-Law Correspondent for ABC-TV’s World News Now program. Frequent contributor to media on Internet and High-Tech issues

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York

Memberships/ Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE), Member
  • D.C. Bar Association:
    • Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Section, Steering Committee
    • Real Property Transactions Subcommittee, Chair (1999-2002)
  • American Bar Association, Business Law and Real Property Law Sections
  • D.C. and Maryland Land Title Associations, Member
  • Downtown D.C. Kiwanis Club, Past President, Director
  • The George Washington University, School of Business Alumni Association, Past President

Personal Interests: When not practicing law, writing my House Lawyer column for the Washington Post, or participating in community events, I enjoy relaxing at the Chesapeake Bay and adding to my sand collection from all beaches from around the world.