Stacy Plotkin Silber is a land use attorney who helps developers, national retailers, senior housing providers, and property owners navigate zoning approvals in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland.
Stacy’s experience includes master planning, zoning, rezoning, sketch plans, site plans, subdivisions, historic preservation, affordable housing matters, transferrable development rights, legislative matters, conditional uses, and variances. One client refers to her as “Madame Ambassador” because of her firm but respectful way of advocating for her clients and building coalitions.
Stacy focuses on urban redevelopment near transit. She helps developers with residential, mixed-use, office, and retail projects. In addition, Stacy secures approvals for national retailers and shopping center developers seeking to build or expand on existing or redeveloped sites. She has helped retailers, restaurants, and hotels with retail pad site developments, particularly those with drive-thru elements. She also represents a number of quick service, fast casual, and upscale casual restaurants, as well as gas stations, pharmacies, and banks.
Stacy is deeply involved in master plan and sector plan development, currently representing clients in updates to the Bethesda Downtown and White Flint 2 Sector Plans, and recently as an active advisor in development of the Chevy Chase Lake and Montgomery Village Sector Plans.
Stacy is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University Law School, where she teaches a land use course. She is involved in many pro-bono and professional associations, including serving on the Board of Directors for NAIOP DC/MD (where she is Chair of the Advocacy and Leadership Committees).
Prior to joining Lerch Early, she was a partner at the international law firm of Holland & Knight.
Outside work, Stacy spends time with her family and friends, devouring books, spinning, and trying to catch fly balls at Pfitzner Stadium, home of the Potomac Nationals, a Carolina League minor league affiliate of the Washington Nationals.