Chambers USA 2020 Ranks Lerch Early in Real Estate and Litigation

Chambers USA 2020: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognized Lerch Early in the areas of Litigation: General Commercial and Real Estate.

Litigation: General Commercial
Chambers describes the team as “notable for advising businesses on contract and corporate disputes, as well as representing clients in breach of fiduciary duty matters. Well regarded for its substantial practice in employment litigation, as well as fielding expertise in real estate disputes.”

A client spoke highly of the “firm’s service and in particular its commitment to finding ‘the most practical and cost-effective solution to the problems being faced.'” Another interviewee “praised the ‘excellent’ team for its ‘great client communication.'”

Real Estate
Chambers recognizes the firm in Real Estate, for its “expertise advising on construction and financing, in addition to notable experience in land use matters. Works on mixed-use development projects, including neighborhoods undergoing urban regeneration. Demonstrates additional expertise handling joint venture agreements.”

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

Robby Brewer in Real Estate. Chambers says the “exceptionally good” Robby “is considered ‘preeminent’ for his expertise in handling zoning permits and other development applications. He regularly advises major investors and developers as well as large retail clients.”

Lauri Cleary in Litigation: General Commercial. Chambers says that Lauri wins praise as a “very responsive, knowledgeable and client-focused” attorney who “offers wide-ranging expertise in commercial disputes as well as handling employment litigation.”

Stan Reed in Litigation: General Commercial and Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. Chambers says clients refer to Stan as “a strategic thinker who knows the lay of the land,” and a “brilliant and hard-working lawyer.”

Marc Engel in Labor & Employment. Chambers says Marc “provides comprehensive counseling to employers, including on workplace policies, litigation avoidance and dispute resolution. His substantive expertise covers ADA, FMLA and discrimination laws.”

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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.