Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Lerch Early in Litigation, Real Estate

Chambers USA  2017: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognized Lerch, Early & Brewer in the areas of Litigation: General Commercial and Real Estate, including Land Use, characterizing Lerch Early as a “go-to law firm for middle-market businesses and individuals throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia.”

Litigation: General Commercial
Chambers describes the team as “highly thought of for advising businesses on shareholder, contract, and corporate disputes, as well as representing individuals on breach of fiduciary duty matters.” It also notes the practice’s “strong Maryland presence, attracting a broad regional and national client base.”

Real Estate
Chambers recognizes the firm in Real Estate, including Land Use for its experience “advising on construction and financing,” noting its “standout reputation for land use matters.” Clients said that Lerch Early is “an integral part of our business for transactional and land use,” highlighting the firm’s ability to “stay absolutely current with legislative and regulatory challenges we deal with every day.”

In addition to these firm-wide honors, the following attorneys are ranked as “leaders in their fields:”

Robby Brewer in Real Estate: Land Use and Health Care. Robby’s clients praised him as “excellent, responsive and knowledgeable.” Chambers notes he is a “highly respected land use expert.”

Lauri Cleary in Litigation: Chambers notes that Lauri’s “impressed clients” say that she is “very responsive, knowledgeable and willing to find solutions short of litigation, as needed.”

Bob Harris in Real Estate: Land Use. Chambers says Bob is “recommended for his experience in advising landowners on land use matters.”

Pat Harris in Real Estate: Land Use. Chambers notes Pat is described as “go-to for land use work.”

Bill Kominers in Real Estate: Land Use. Chambers says Bill is “recognized for his expert representation of developers in regulatory matters arising from projects, drawing on notable strength in zoning, administrative and municipal concerns.” Chambers also notes “clients hold him in high regard, stating: ‘He’s effectively an encyclopedia of knowledge, and is very meticulous and methodical in his understanding of the law.'”

Brad McCullough in Litigation: General Commercial. Chambers notes Brad is an “experienced commercial litigator whose practice draws on notable expertise in trial and appellate proceedings.”

Stan Reed in Litigation: General Commercial. Chambers describes Stan as a “an expert commercial litigator whose practice extends to criminal disputes and professional responsibility claims.” Chambers also noted that sources underline his “incredible judgment and incredible knowledge of Maryland courts,” describing him as an “excellent litigator.”

Steve Robins in Real Estate: Land Use. Chambers says Steve “draws on extensive experience in advising a broad client base on land use issues,” frequently acting on “significant mixed-use projects across Montgomery County.”

Ray Sherbill in Corporate/M&A. Chambers notes Ray “maintains a broad corporate practice that includes notable experience in tax issues. His clients include major multinationals, local businesses and entrepreneurs.”

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