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Fairfax Approves Fine Arts Academy in Culturally Sensitive Location

by on July 18, 2017
Fairfax Approves Fine Arts Academy in Culturally Sensitive Location

On June 6, 2017, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a rezoning and special exception request submitted by Scimores Academy, LLC, to allow construction of the Floris Conservatory for the Fine Arts at the intersection of Centreville Road and West Ox Road south of the Town of Herndon. The approval comes […]

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Apollo Mixed-Use Project Approved in Prince William County

by on July 18, 2017
Apollo Mixed-Use Project Approved in Prince William County

On June 20, 2017, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors approved a mixed-use project that includes retail (a maximum of 16,800 square feet), self-storage or office (a maximum of 127,200 square feet), and a maximum of 100 townhomes. Pete Dolan and Jessica Pfeiffer worked with the applicant, Equinox Investments, on the approval. The property […]

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Virginia Supreme Court Decision May Ease the Use of Mechanic’s Liens for Contractors and Suppliers

by on July 18, 2017
Virginia Supreme Court Decision May Ease the Use of Mechanic’s Liens for Contractors and Suppliers

To provide them security interest in their labors, Virginia contractors, subcontractors, materialmen, and suppliers have long had the right to record liens against the real properties and structures that have been improved as a result of their efforts.[1] That right to lien real property originates from, and remains provided by, a rubric of statutes passed by […]

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The Land Lawyers Make Another Successful Run at the 2017 Legal Mushball Classic

by on July 18, 2017
The Land Lawyers Make Another Successful Run at the 2017 Legal Mushball Classic

Another Mushball Tournament is in the books! Like last year, the Land Lawyers made a successful run at the championship. The team won all three games in their division beating Mayer Brown, Proskauer, and Buckley Sandler, which secured them the fourth overall seed in the playoffs. Unfortunately, the team fell in the semifinals to last […]

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Falcons Landing Gains Approval for Redevelopment and Expansion

by on June 20, 2017
Falcons Landing Gains Approval for Redevelopment and Expansion

  On May 10, 2017, Falcons Landing, a Military Life Plan Community (also commonly referred to as a Continuing Care Retirement Community), received approval from the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors to construct an additional 114 independent living units in a hybrid housing model and an 18-bed memory care facility on its 33-acre property in […]

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2017 General Assembly Legislative Bill List

by on June 20, 2017
2017 General Assembly Legislative Bill List

Following last month’s narrative summary of the 2017 General Assembly (found here), an updated list of housing and development, transportation, environmental, and economic development bills that were passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by the Governor is attached here. All legislation will become effective July 1, 2017, unless otherwise noted. The summaries […]

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Banding Together – Battle of the Law Firm Bands

by on June 20, 2017
Banding Together – Battle of the Law Firm Bands

Back by popular demand! After a one-year absence, Larry & the LandLawyers will once again take their rightful place on stage at the Black Cat as part of Banding Together – Battle of the Law Firm Bands. Larry & the LandLawyers is a band comprised of three Walsh Colucci attorneys, John Rinaldi, Mark Goetzman, and […]

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Employee Spotlight

by on June 20, 2017
Employee Spotlight

Nick Cumings, who joined the firm this past March, works in the Land Use and Zoning Practice Group in the Arlington office. He attended the College of William and Mary for undergrad and law school (Tribe Pride!). After his long stay there, he considers himself an expert on where to stay and what to do […]

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Employee Spotlight

by on May 22, 2017
Employee Spotlight

Stephen Hall joined the firm in April 2017 and works primarily in the Land Use & Zoning Practice Group in the Prince William office. Stephen received his undergraduate degree in policy studies and religion from Syracuse University. Before law school, he spent six months as a night stocker and receiver at a Lowe’s store outside […]

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Good Deeds – Lynne Strobel

by on May 22, 2017
Good Deeds – Lynne Strobel

When I solicited suggestions for my next column feature, I immediately heard from many firm employees recommending that I feature Lynne Strobel due to her well-known and much respected history of community involvement and her track record of good deeds. Lynne is a land use attorney in the firm’s Arlington Office and is fortunate to […]

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