Lerch Early is pleased to welcome attorney Qwendolyn Brown as a principal in its Real Estate practice.

Brown brings a multi-faceted, real estate transactions background with 20 years of experience advising on commercial contracts and transactions, construction, affordable housing development and finance, and leasing (landlord and tenant). She has a proven track record in successful structuring and negotiation of complex commercial and financial transactions.

“We are thrilled that Qwen has decided to join our firm,” said Ashley Haun, principal and co-chair of the Real Estate group at Lerch Early. “Qwen’s decades of experience with real estate development, both as general transactional counsel and as in-house counsel to the D.C. Housing Authority, as well as her experience on the Prince William County Planning Board, give her a unique expertise that is very valuable to real estate developers, particularly those involved with sophisticated projects or seeking to build affordable housing in the District.”    

Brown also has deep experience in the public sector and in higher education. She spent more than 10 years with the District of Columbia serving the Office of the Attorney General, the Housing Authority, and the Water and Sewer Authority. Most recently, she served as Associate General Counsel for American University where she handled cases of all types, including all real estate matters involving the campus plan, landlord/tenant leases, real estate development, construction, zoning and land use and environmental issues.

Brown said the opportunity to narrow her focus to practicing real estate, her “first love,” was the right move at the right time. 

“Lerch Early has the best real estate practice in the Region, so I knew if I had the opportunity to return to private practice, Lerch Early would definitely be a place for me,” Brown said. “I knew working for Lerch Early would give me the opportunity to work on sophisticated and complex real estate deals with a firm and practice that are well-respected in the industry and in the community. Fortunately, it worked out, and I feel like I’ve found my new home.”

The addition of Brown only bolsters and deepens Lerch Early’s Real Estate practice.

“Qwen’s breadth and depth of experience adds another dimension to our practice and to our firm,” said Marc DeCandia, co-chair of the Real Estate group. “We’re pleased to welcome an attorney of her caliber and look forward to our clients benefitting from her skill and experience on a wide range of real estate matters.”

For more about Brown, visit https://www.lerchearly.com/attorneys/qwendolyn-n-brown/. (Download her vcard by clicking on the business card icon.)

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