Lerch Early is pleased to welcome attorney Peter Goldsmith as a Land Use/Zoning principal leading the firm’s Prince George’s County practice.

“We are extremely pleased to add an attorney of Peter’s caliber to our Land Use practice,” said Steven Robins, Lerch Early managing partner and a principal in the Land Use practice. “His experience as former senior counsel to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and ability to build strong relationships made him an easy choice to lead our Land Use practice in Prince George’s County.”

A regional full-service firm, Lerch Early helps developers, property owners, and investors plan and develop successful projects. In demonstrating its commitment to the County, Lerch Early has established a new presence at 16701 Melford Blvd., Ste. 400 in Bowie.

“Serving Prince George’s County businesses is a top priority for our firm,” Robins said. “With Peter on board and our new office in Bowie, we are very well-positioned to meet the needs of our current and future clients.”

The hiring of Goldsmith and the opening of a new office also significantly furthers the firm’s regional strategy of serving all its clients everywhere they do business.

Goldsmith works with real estate developers, property owners, institutional organizations, and retailers to navigate the regulatory processes in Prince George’s County and, if necessary, to defend projects in the circuit and appellate courts. He represents clients on matters concerning land use, planning, zoning, natural resources, and other administrative processes. He has learned from working both in local government and in private practice that the best outcomes occur when development teams are able to collaborate with all stakeholders.

“I am excited to return to private practice for this opportunity to collaborate with all of Lerch Early’s sophisticated practice groups and to help expand their representation in Prince George’s County,” Goldsmith said. “In choosing to join Lerch Early, it was significant that the firm’s vision for serving and investing in Prince George’s County matched my own.”

As the former Senior Counsel to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, where he worked with the Prince George’s County Planning Board and Prince George’s County Planning Department, Goldsmith advised on matters related to master planning, zoning, subdivision, site plans, sectional map amendments, the Prince George’s County Woodland and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Ordinance, the Maryland Forest Conservation Act, and the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Act.

For more about Goldsmith, visit https://www.lerchearly.com/attorneys/peter-z-goldsmith/. (Download his vcard by clicking on the business card icon.)

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