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March Is Women’s History Month

by on March 18, 2016
March Is Women’s History Month

This month, the firm would like to acknowledge all the women who have broken through barriers, achieved their goals, and created pathways for future generations of women. To do this, we are paying a special tribute to Arabella “Belle” Babb Mansfield, the first female attorney admitted to the legal profession in the United States. We […]

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Employee Spotlight – Christine Gleckner

by on March 18, 2016
Employee Spotlight – Christine Gleckner

Although she was born in Richmond, Christine’s father’s job as an internal auditor for DuPont required the family to move around some. By the time she entered high school, her family was settled in Delaware. Christine attended college at the University of Delaware in Newark, where, during an urban studies course, the director of planning […]

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NVAA Jurisdictional Summaries

by on February 23, 2016

NVAA-Alexandria.pdf NVAA-Arlington.pdf NVAA-Fairfax.pdf

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David Bomgardner Recognized for His Contribution to the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association

by on February 16, 2016

Prince William, VA – Earlier this month, at the NVBIA President’s Ball held at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Shareholder Dave Bomgardner was presented The President’s Award. NVBIA’s President, Jerry Berman, delivered the award. In his remarks that evening, Jerry recounted Dave’s “quiet commitment” to the organization and noted that he was a “steadfast member […]

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Virginia Supreme Court Decision Provides Guidance on Conservation Easement Restrictions

by on February 12, 2016

Arlington, VA — In an opinion issued today, the Virginia Supreme Court upheld the decision in Wetlands America Trust v. White Cloud Nine Ventures, LP, related to the construction and interpretation of conservation easements in Virginia. Attorneys Andrew Burcher and Michael Kalish of Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C., represented the defendant, White Cloud. This […]

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Fairfax County Implements Pilot Program to Streamline Rezoning Application Process

by on February 11, 2016
Fairfax County Implements Pilot Program to Streamline Rezoning Application Process

In a move to streamline the rezoning application submission process, the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning has launched ePlans, an online submission program that will help simplify the application review process. Attorney Sara Mariska participated in the pilot program and had this to say: “Printing and managing the required documentation for an application […]

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Employee Spotlight – Ed Encarnacion

by on February 11, 2016
Employee Spotlight – Ed Encarnacion

Accountant Ed Encarnacion adjusted to the firm’s culture within hours of starting his job. But before he accepted the position, he wasn’t sure if he’d be working for attorneys like Matlock, Claire Huxtable, or Saul Goodman, or if his days would play out like an episode of L.A. Law or Ally McBeal. (Disclaimer—Ed acknowledges he […]

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Andrew Painter Named to the 2016 Falls Church Chamber’s Board of Directors

by on February 5, 2016

Andrew Painter, a shareholder in the firm’s Arlington and Loudoun offices, has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. While on the Board, he will work to advance the Chamber’s mission to support economic and civic growth, advocate Chamber positions on critical business and land use issues, […]

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Employee Spotlight-Jonelle Cameron

by on January 14, 2016
Employee Spotlight-Jonelle Cameron

Average was not a word in her vocabulary growing up. “I decided I wanted to become an attorney when I was 12,” says Jonelle, “and my mother did everything in her power to make sure I was successful.” Encouraged to leave her small New England town when it came time for college, Jonelle set out […]

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Shareholder Evan Pritchard Appointed to the Board of NAIOP Northern Virginia

by on December 16, 2015

Evan Pritchard has been appointed to the Board of NAIOP Northern Virginia. Board members are elected annually to uphold NAIOP’s mission of enhancing the Northern Virginia commercial real estate community through increased standards of professionalism, an enhanced public perception of the industry, maintaining an effective government action plan, and a positive impact on the environmental, […]

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