Stacy Silber to Moderate NAIOP Webinar on MoCo Planning’s 30-year Vision

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Land use attorney Stacy Silber will moderate NAIOP DC|MD’s “A Seat at the Table” webinar talking about the Planning Commission’s Vision for the next 30 years, and its recommended Thrive Montgomery 2050 Outcomes of promoting Economic Health, Equitable Communities and Environmental Resilience.

The webinar takes place from 8:30 AM-9:30 AM on Wednesday, May 5. Stacy will be joined by Montgomery County Planning Director Gwen Wright and Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson. You can register here: https://www.naiopdcmd.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1509818.

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Attorney Marrisa Rose Joins Lerch Early’s Land Use Practice

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Lerch Early is pleased to welcome attorney Marrisa Rose as an associate in the Land Use/Zoning practice.

“Lerch Early’s Land Use Practice Group is excited to welcome Marrisa,” said Christopher Ruhlen, chair of the Land Use practice. “We’re looking forward to her becoming an important part of the team serving our clients and the firm.”

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More Key Decisions Coming Up for Montgomery County Council on Subdivision Staging Policy

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Over the past several weeks, the Montgomery County Council has been holding work sessions on the 2020-2024 Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP).

The next work session will occur on Thursday, November 5. At its work sessions to date, the Council has taken straw votes on various key policies for schools, transportation, and impact taxes. Through these straw votes, the Council largely has accepted – with some crucial refinements – the Montgomery County Planning Board’s recommended framework for the SSP set forth … Continue Reading

Robert A. Gordon Joins Lerch Early Leading New Bankruptcy/Financial Restructuring Practice

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Robert A. Gordon has joined Lerch Early as a principal after 14 years as a judge on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland. The move bolsters the ability of Lerch Early’s Land Use group to advocate for its clients in a critical area that will become even more important in the wake of the pandemic.

Before coming to the bench, Robert represented clients in every aspect of commercial litigation and insolvency law, in both federal and state

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County Growth Policy (formerly, SSP) Update: Planning Board Draft Transmitted to the County Council

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On July 30, the Montgomery County Planning Board (Board) voted to transmit its recommendations for the 2020-2024 Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) to the County Council. A copy of the Planning Board Draft can be found here. The Board recommends renaming the SSP the County Growth Policy, but its other recommendations will meaningfully impact development in the County. In worksessions, the Board has made significant changes to what was proposed in the hearing draft of the County Growth Policy (Hearing … Continue Reading