One of the most important services provided by Lerch Early land use attorneys is handling rezonings for properties, whether residential, commercial, industrial, or a mix of uses. This rezoning work includes comprehensive rezonings for an entire area under a Master Plan update, as well as individual rezonings, known as Local Map Amendments for individual properties.

Both of these processes involve strategically planned work with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Montgomery County Planning Board, the County Council, and various individuals and organizations. In addition, in the case of a Local Map Amendment, Lerch Early attorneys represent property owners before the Zoning Hearing Examiner and the County Council in this quasi-judicial proceeding.