Lerch Early is pleased to announce that land use attorney Elizabeth Rogers has been named a principal in the firm.

Liz is a land use attorney who helps clients secure zoning approvals in Montgomery County and its various municipalities; Washington, DC; and Prince George’s County. She works on projects for developers of mixed-use, commercial and residential buildings, educational institutions, religious organizations, and individual property owners.

“Both clients and our fellow attorneys recognize Liz as an outstanding lawyer, a consummate professional, and a top-notch individual,” said Steve Robins, Lerch Early’s managing partner and Liz’s colleague in the Land Use group. “This is well-deserved on so many levels, and I’m thrilled for Liz and proud to call her my partner.”

Liz merges a background in community planning with a thorough understanding of land use and zoning laws. Her background in interior design provides her with an understanding of the fine details of construction and design, allowing her to work effectively with project members like architects and engineers to develop technically sound plans.

Liz has provided assistance to clients through all stages of the development process, starting with zoning feasibility and due diligence, working throughout the process of obtaining various development and regulatory approvals (such as sketch plans, preliminary plans, site plans, special exceptions, and variances), and assisting project engineers and architects to obtain the necessary post-approvals and permits to help meet construction schedules. She also has experience working on transactional real estate matters.

A graduate of George Washington University Law School, Liz earned her M.C.P. in Community Planning and a bachelor of science degree in Interior Design from Auburn University.