Chambers USA 2023: 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. The firm is well regarded for its substantial practice in employment litigation, as well as fielding expertise in real estate disputes. The strong Maryland presence attracts a broad regional and national client base.”

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. The team works on mixed-use development projects, including neighborhoods undergoing urban regeneration. Demonstrates additional expertise handling joint venture agreements.”

One commentator said “They’re a fantastic group to work with. They have several subject matter experts that are able to work together to solve complex issues.”

Another added: “The team has very strong and connected strategic relationships that enable clients to proceed with confidence. This level of leadership enables their strong bench to procedurally advance at a swift pace.”

In addition to these firm-wide honors, the following attorneys are ranked:

Robby Brewer in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use. 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 commenter added, “Robby Brewer’s insight and knowledge allows us to move forward with deeply complicated projects with a clear level of confidence. He is an exceptional partner.”

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 Stan “has a broad litigation practice that encompasses commercial claims, including real estate and construction disputes, as well as the defense of white-collar crime and fraud cases.”

Bill Kominers in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use: Chambers says that Bill “is respected for his expertise in land use, zoning and other matters, particularly in the context of urban development projects.” One commenter adds that “Bill has a great breadth of knowledge and advocacy skill.” Another said that he “possesses a great memory and ability to oversee matters that may take several years to resolve. He also has a great disposition which really helps his approach and makes all stakeholders feel welcomed in the process.”

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. One commenter said, “Marc is a bright, responsive and effective advocate who deeply cares about his clients, their interests and their business.”

Liz Rogers in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use: Liz is recognized as “Up and Coming” in the 2023 rankings. Chambers describes Liz as a “go-to attorney for developers and is especially well regarded for her capabilities in zoning and land use matters.” One commenter added that Liz is “a real pleasure to work with.”

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With 75 lawyers and more than 70 years 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.