Chambers USA 2019 Ranks Lerch Early in Litigation and Real Estate

Chambers USA 2019: 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 contract and corporate disputes, as well as representing clients in breach of fiduciary duty matters. Noteworthy for its substantial practice in employment litigation, as well as fielding expertise in real estate disputes.”

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.” Sources consider the group to be “a very well-regarded zoning and land use firm.”

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 “highly sought after for his advice on land use matters” and he is considered by market sources to be “the go-to person in Montgomery County.”

Lauri Cleary in Litigation: General Commercial. Chambers says that Lauri “fields significant experience across a range of civil and criminal disputes” and offers her “extensive trial strength” to a wide-ranging client base.

Stan Reed in Litigation: General Commercial. Chambers says Stan is respected for his broad expertise, noting that interviewees say Stan “will come in knowing 100% of the law and the facts.”

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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.