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Real Estate Attorney Marc DeCandia Joins Lerch Early

Lerch Early is pleased to welcome real estate attorney Marc DeCandia as a principal in the Real Estate practice.

Marc represents developers and lenders primarily in Maryland and Washington, DC. His practice focuses on the development of complex mixed-use, vertically subdivided projects governed by condominium, covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs), or reciprocal easement structures.

"Our clients will benefit greatly from Marc’s extensive experience handling complex real estate transactions that often arise in mixed-use developments,” said Ann Marie Mehlert, chair of the firm’s Real Estate practice. “His expertise in creating condominiums and other forms of common ownership documents and in the necessary easements and related agreements required for mixed-use projects make him an outstanding addition to our team.”

Marc is experienced with both commercial and residential developments. He has a singular talent for solving complicated puzzles of ownership and easements while explaining different practical options to clients. They appreciate that he is a straight shooter who always tries to put himself in their shoes, asking, “What’s the value here?” His projects include commercial, residential, office, retail, and hotel uses, as well as the development of community associations and residential new construction and conversion condominiums.

Marc also represents developers seeking to terminate and redevelop existing condominium sites, and provides developers and lenders with peer review for projects using condominium and related reciprocal easement or other operational and cost sharing mechanisms. He drafts and negotiates construction and related easements and ground leases, and represents multifamily apartment purchasers and sellers with respect to Maryland right of first refusal laws.

Marc received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Rutgers University and his law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law. He is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Prior to joining Lerch Early, Marc was a partner at a Bethesda real estate law firm, as well as at one of the largest law firms in the United States.

When he’s not parsing ownership parcels, Marc enjoys using his smoker to prepare tempting meat, poultry, and seafood. For a recent family gathering, he smoked St. Louis cut ribs, brisket, chicken, and oysters on the half shell.

For more about Marc, visit https://www.lerchearly.com/people/marc-decandia. (Download his vcard by clicking on the business card icon.)

Developers, commercial property owners, and investors turn to Lerch Early when they need to buy, sell, lease, or develop commercial real estate in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We help clients obtain approvals by using strategic thinking and creating consensus among key stakeholders. With 60 lawyers and more than half a century of experience in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia, Lerch Early can help you rise to any challenge.

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