Steven Robins Elected Lerch Early’s Board Chair/Managing Partner

Lerch, Early & Brewer, a leading regional law firm, is pleased to announce that Steven A. Robins was elected chair of the firm’s board and managing partner, effective January 1, 2018.

Steve is a land use attorney who represents prominent national and regional developers and property owners in high-visibility projects predominantly throughout Montgomery County, Maryland. He joined Lerch Early in 2001 after a decade at a preeminent national law firm.

In 2017, the firm moved to new offices in Bethesda to accommodate significant growth during the prior decade. “It is an honor and a privilege to be elected managing partner at this point in the firm’s history,” said Steve. “I look forward to continuing Lerch Early’s exceptional service and to charting the course for the next generation of clients and attorneys.”

Steve has served multiple terms on the firm’s management committee and previously chaired the firm’s land use practice. He has secured approvals for many smart growth mixed-use projects near transportation hubs, including Wisconsin Place in Friendship Heights, North Bethesda Market in White Flint, Grosvenor Village, The Exchange in Wheaton, and Glenmont MetroCenter in Silver Spring. He currently is active in development and redevelopment ventures in downtown Bethesda, Rock Spring Centre, and Chevy Chase Lake. Steve, who has received the Washington Business Journal’s “Top Washington Lawyer for Land Use and Zoning” and the Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law” award, is a life board member of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the Washington Hebrew Congregation.

For more about Steve, visit www.lerchearly.com (Download his vcard by clicking on the business card icon.)

Steve succeeds Robert G. Brewer, Jr. as board chair. Robby will return full time to his real estate practice working with developers, institutions and retailers. Robby is active in the community, serving as chair of the Strathmore Hall Foundation and on the board of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation.

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