Chambers USA 2021 Ranks Lerch Early in Real Estate and Litigation

Chambers USA 2021: 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. Strong Maryland presence, attracting a broad regional and national client base.”

One market commentator states: “As a whole, the team is excellent. The team is particularly strong in its ability to present an organized, effective, and compelling picture of its client’s case.”

Another reports: “They have a great ability to understand quickly what the heart of the issue is and they use their many years of experience to provide advice, solutions and alternatives.”

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.”

One market commentator praises the firm’s “excellent reputation in Montgomery County.”

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

Robby Brewer in Real Estate. Chambers says Robby is “highlighted for his expertise in handling zoning permits and other development applications. He regularly advises major investors and developers as well as large retail clients.” One client said Robby is “the best land use attorney in Montgomery County. I call him for land use questions; he’s extremely articulate, measured, thoughtful and excellent.”

Lauri Cleary in Litigation: General Commercial. Chambers says that Lauri “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 one commenter refers to Stan as an “excellent criminal and civil lawyer.” Another said, “I think very highly of him.”

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.