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The Land Lawyers Make Their Mark at the 2016 Legal Mushball Classic

by on July 6, 2016
The Land Lawyers Make Their Mark at the 2016 Legal Mushball Classic

                    “Do you believe in miracles?” was the famous saying when the 1980 U.S. hockey team beat Russia. And it was almost the case on Saturday, June 25, when The Land Lawyers took to the field at the 2016 Legal Mushball Classic to benefit the Washington […]

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New Metro Station Paves Way for North Potomac Yard Development

by on July 6, 2016

Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh is pleased to announce that Cathy Puskar and Amy Friedlander are representing The JBG Companies in their pursuit of approvals for the first phase of development in North Potomac Yard, which will coincide with the construction of the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station on the Yellow and Blue Lines. The new Metro […]

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Alexandria City Council Approves Major Retail-Focused Mixed-Use Project in Old Town North

by on July 6, 2016
Alexandria City Council Approves Major Retail-Focused Mixed-Use Project in Old Town North

In March 2016, the Alexandria City Council approved a master plan amendment rezoning, and development special use permit to redevelop a two-acre city block in Old Town North. The 51,000-square-foot project consisting of ground-floor retail and 232 apartments will replace the existing 1950s-era Giant grocery store and Virginia ABC store. Cathy Puskar and Amy Friedlander […]

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Employee Spotlight – Kim Follin

by on July 6, 2016
Employee Spotlight – Kim Follin

A number of Land Lawyers employees grew up in Pittsburgh, and legal assistant Kim Follin happens to be one of them. If it wasn’t for a childhood friend, another Pittsburgh transplant, who suggested she might be happier working for a group of great land use attorneys and planners, Kim might still be working for the […]

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AHC to Redevelop and Increase Affordable Housing at The Berkeley Apartments

by on June 13, 2016
AHC to Redevelop and Increase Affordable Housing at The Berkeley Apartments

On May 17, the Arlington County Board approved nonprofit affordable housing developer AHC’s redevelopment proposal to replace the two existing residential buildings, which would otherwise require massive infrastructure and structural improvements, with two new buildings containing a total of 257 units. Shareholders Evan Pritchard and Art Walsh worked closely with AHC and County Staff to […]

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2016 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Summary

by on June 13, 2016
2016 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Summary

The Virginia General Assembly concluded its 60-day 2016 session one day early, passing more than 800 bills and approving a balanced $105 billion biennial budget. The budget includes $190 million for the Virginia Retirement System, a partial restoration of funding for the cost of competing adjustment for K–12 education, and a $50 million boost to […]

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Arlington County Proposes Changes to Site Plan Process and Conditions

by on June 13, 2016
Arlington County Proposes Changes to Site Plan Process and Conditions

In response to increasing competition for private investment from neighboring jurisdictions such as Tysons and the District of Columbia, Arlington County is undertaking a number of initiatives to make its development process more business friendly. As part of this effort, key changes to the County’s standard site plan conditions are currently being proposed. Changes are […]

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2016 Eminent Domain Legislative Update

by on June 13, 2016
2016 Eminent Domain Legislative Update

The Virginia General Assembly concluded its 2016 session on April 20, and continued its efforts to improve the property rights of Virginians by adopting three eminent domain bills that will become effective July 1, 2016. Arguably the most significant bill is SB 478, which further strengthens the cost reimbursement provisions now set out in Virginia […]

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Fairfax County Approves Reston’s Tallest Building

by on June 13, 2016
Fairfax County Approves Reston’s Tallest Building

On June 7, Art Walsh, Andrew Painter, and Bill Keefe obtained PRC Plan Amendment approval from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for Akridge/RTC Partnership, LLC’s proposed redevelopment of the RTC Office Building site in the Town Center North area of Reston. The 2.36-acre site is subject to a PRC Plan approval granted in September […]

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U.S. Department of Labor Redefines Exemptions for Overtime Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

by on June 13, 2016
U.S. Department of Labor Redefines Exemptions for Overtime Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

This change in federal law significantly increases the minimum salary threshold for overtime pay ineligibility. Thus, many employees currently ineligible for overtime pay will soon be entitled to premium pay for any hours worked beyond 40 hours in a week. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay their employees premium pay for any […]

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