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Good Deeds – Sara Mariska

by on March 22, 2017
Good Deeds – Sara Mariska

One of Walsh Colucci’s newest shareholders, and Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated Lawyers, Sara Mariska sat down with me to discuss her work with Langley Residential Support Services. Sara is from the Northern Virginia area and has always been involved in her community. For the past six years, she has served on the Board of Langley, […]

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Is My Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?

by on February 13, 2017
Is My Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?

The popularity of non-compete agreements in Virginia has increased substantially over the years. Such agreements prohibit a former employee from competing against his or her former employer for a period of time after the termination of employment. Although increasingly common, covenants not to compete are frequently a source of expensive and time-consuming litigation, and the […]

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Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Approves Expansion of Inova Loudoun Hospital

by on February 13, 2017
Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Approves Expansion of Inova Loudoun Hospital

Last month, at the first business meeting of the year, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved a rezoning and special exception application that will facilitate the continued expansion of Inova Loudoun Hospital. The approved rezoning will enable Inova Loudoun Hospital to realize the full potential of its zoning density on the 88-acre property. A total […]

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Good Deeds – Michael Coughlin

by on February 13, 2017
Good Deeds – Michael Coughlin

On Saturday, April 29, Mike Coughlin will take a break from his busy eminent domain practice to lead a group of volunteers who will be repairing and rehabilitating homes for community members in need in the City of Alexandria. For the past four and one-half years, Mike has been a member of the Board of […]

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Employee Spotlight

by on February 13, 2017
Employee Spotlight

Garth is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of The Best Lawyers in America©, was named a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in Construction Law by American Lawyer Media, and has earned a reputation as an effective, diligent, down-to-earth counsel when it comes to complex business disputes—from construction sites to boardrooms. Garth has […]

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Recent Residential Foreclosure Cases Bring About Changes in the Law

by on January 13, 2017
Recent Residential Foreclosure Cases Bring About Changes in the Law

The increased number of residential foreclosures in the recent past has also led to a rise in the number of lawsuits from borrowers challenging the validity of some of those foreclosures. As a result, a number of recent Virginia cases have shed some light on the foreclosure process and helped to clarify the rights of […]

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Madison Homes Proposes to Develop Townhomes as a Component of the Heritage Mall Redevelopment

by on January 13, 2017
Madison Homes Proposes to Develop Townhomes as a Component of the Heritage Mall Redevelopment

On December 6, 2016, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a rezoning of the Heritage Mall in Annandale from the C-6 Community Retail District to the Planned Development Commercial District. This paves the way for single-family attached residences to complement existing retail and office uses. The 11-acre property is located on the west side […]

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Good Deeds – Randy Minchew

by on January 13, 2017
Good Deeds – Randy Minchew

“A Scoutmaster should never mix Scouting and politics.” Randy Minchew emphasized the importance of this adage during our conversation about his lifelong involvement with the Boy Scouts of America. Although Randy has been careful to strictly follow this golden rule, his scouting roots are evident in both his legal and political career. “As land use […]

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Employee Spotlight

by on January 13, 2017
Employee Spotlight

Back in the 1970’s, growing up in a wooded neighborhood in Tysons Corner, John never imagined he would become an attorney. He imagined himself as a musician, but John’s father, who worked in the construction and development business, told him he needed to make an honest living. Hoping to buy time before committing to a […]

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Town of Leesburg Gives Two Zoning Applications the Thumbs Up

by on December 13, 2016
Town of Leesburg Gives Two Zoning Applications the Thumbs Up

Represented by the firm’s Leesburg office, Knutson Companies will build 64 multi-family dwelling units and Lansdowne Development Group will combine commercial mixed-use and multi-family residential development to promote a more vibrant downtown experience. The Knutson Companies application is a special exception to permit 64 multi-family dwelling units in the B-1 (downtown business) and H-1 (Old […]

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