Chambers USA 2018 Ranks Lerch Early in Litigation and Real Estate

Chambers USA 2018: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognized Lerch Early in the areas of Litigation: General Commercial and Real Estate, including Land Use, noting the firm’s “strong Maryland presence, attracting a broad regional and national client base.”

Litigation: General Commercial
Chambers describes the team as “highly regarded for advising businesses on shareholder, contract, and corporate disputes, as well as representing individuals in breach of fiduciary duty matters.” A Chambers source says “I would absolutely recommend them. They are very smart lawyers and excellent litigators.”

Real Estate, Including Land Use
Chambers recognizes the firm in Real Estate, including Land Use, for its experience “advising on construction and financing  in addition to notable experience in land use matters, citing Lerch Early’s work “on mixed-use property issues, including in up-and-coming areas with existing public transport and pedestrian-friendly facilities.”

In addition to these firm-wide honors, the following attorneys are ranked as “Leaders in Their Fields:”

Robby Brewer in Real Estate: Land Use. Chambers says Robby “is widely regarded as ‘an excellent lawyer’  by interviewees” and “offers significant expertise in the sphere of land use.”

Lauri Cleary in Litigation: General Commercial. Chambers says  that Lauri “is notable for her work in both commercial and white-collar criminal litigation, with a particular specialty in the field of employment law,” adding that her peers describe her as “a person who brings passion and fire to her representation. She’s a bright lawyer and hard charger.”

Bob Harris in Real Estate: Land Use. Chambers cites Bob’s “deep experience in matters such as master planning and subdivision,  noting that sources say he does a “phenomenal job on zoning work.”

Bill Kominers in Real Estate: Land Use. Chambers says “impressed interviewees admire [Bill’s] thorough approach and ‘excellent knowledge of the law.'”

Stan Reed in Litigation: General Commercial. Chambers says Stan “draws plaudits for his work in both commercial and white-collar litigation. He is recognized by market sources as ‘a versatile attorney with the ability to handle a wide breadth of matters, and a great presence in the courtroom.'”

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With 60 lawyers and more than half a century of experience in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia, Lerch Early helps companies, nonprofits, and individuals rise to every challenge in business, real estate, litigation, and life.