The Land Lawyers Blog

Should You Have a Lawyer Review Your Letter of Intent?

by on February 21, 2018
Should You Have a Lawyer Review Your Letter of Intent?

Often, one of the first steps in the process of selling or buying property is entering into a letter of intent with the other party. Because an LOI is less formal and detailed than a purchase contract, many clients feel comfortable signing an LOI prior to involving an attorney; however, there are a number of […]

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Employee Spotlight

by on February 21, 2018
Employee Spotlight

A native of Northern Virginia, Matt first joined Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh in 2007 after graduating from York College of Pennsylvania. At that time, he worked in the Real Estate Transactions and Business Transactions practice groups — first as a legal assistant, then as a paralegal assisting in the preparation of documents for the […]

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Virginia Wine: Four Centuries of Change

by on January 17, 2018
Virginia Wine: Four Centuries of Change

Andrew Painter, a shareholder in the Firm’s Land Use practice group, is pleased to announce the publication of his book, Virginia Wine: Four Centuries of Change. The book chronicles the history and modern rise of the Commonwealth’s $1.3 billion wine industry from the earliest Spanish accounts in 1570 through its rebirth in the modern era. […]

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Employee Spotlight: John C. “Jack” Morgan

by on January 17, 2018
Employee Spotlight: John C. “Jack” Morgan

John C. “Jack” Morgan joined the Firm in 2017 and primarily works in the Real Estate Transactions and Commercial Business Transactions practice groups. His practice includes the preparation of documents for the acquisition, finance, sale, and development of real property, in addition to subdivision deeds, easement deeds, and other related development documents. Jack also assists […]

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Michael R. Kieffer Named Shareholder of the Firm

by on January 17, 2018
Michael R. Kieffer Named Shareholder of the Firm

Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh is pleased to announce that Michael Kieffer, real estate transactions attorney, has been named a shareholder of the Firm effective January 1, 2018. “Mike has been a tremendous asset to the firm and is a very talented young man. The other shareholders and I are very proud to have Mike […]

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Avoiding the Bite: How to Maintain the Ability to Be Made Whole

by on January 17, 2018
Avoiding the Bite: How to Maintain the Ability to Be Made Whole

In one of its last opinions for 2017, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled that a misrepresentation of a stated fact in a contract likely cannot give rise to a claim of fraud by the misled contracting party. Rather, that misrepresentation will likely only support a claim for a breach of the contract itself, and […]

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2018 Tax Updates — How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect the taxation of businesses and individuals.

by on January 17, 2018
2018 Tax Updates — How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect the taxation of businesses and individuals.

  As you likely know, there have been some recent changes to our tax laws based on the December 20 passage of H.R.1 (the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”). Those changes have a significant impact on the taxation of businesses and some individuals. Since the bill is approximately 440 pages long, I will not go […]

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Employee Spotlight

by on December 19, 2017
Employee Spotlight

Steve Mikulic rejoined Walsh Colucci in 2017 and works in the Land Use and Zoning practice group in the Arlington office. He first worked with the Firm during 2016 as a summer associate. His practice primarily focuses on securing zoning and land use entitlements such as rezonings, special permits, and special exceptions. Steve graduated from […]

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Two Parties, Three Opinions

by on December 14, 2017
Two Parties, Three Opinions

“Of course, what confuses us is the uniform appearance of words when we hear them spoken or meet them in script and print. For their application is not presented to us so clearly. Especially when we are doing philosophy!”[1] The Austrian-born philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) wrote extensively on the failure of language, both written and […]

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Recent Zoning Text Amendments in Prince William County

by on December 14, 2017
Recent Zoning Text Amendments in Prince William County

On October 17, 2017, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors adopted four zoning text amendments designed to provide flexibility for site development and to increase the commercial tax base. Specifically, the ordinances accomplish the following: Allow flexibility in Planned Business Districts and in the Technology Overlay District that will permit the waiving of […]

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