Attorney / Legal Work / Writer & Proofreader
Last active: 03/17/2014
* * Attorney licensed to practice in Maryland * *
Available for: legal and/or legislative research; drafting and/or reviewing memorandum, briefs, and contracts; consultation on a wide variety of civil, municipal, administrative, property and land use matters.
Experience and professional focus:
(1) Civil & Administrative Litigation – Legal and legislative research. Drafting briefs, motions, and other pleadings for circuit and appellate courts. Judicial and administrative hearings before various State and County agencies, as well as circuit and appellate courts, with a focus on land use, land development, land planning, zoning and various property torts.
(2) Municipal Law – Legal representation of three municipalities. Preparing legal opinions, interpretations, and recommendations with respect to State, County, and municipal statutes, regulations, and ordinances. Drafting and amending municipal ordinances and resolutions. Negotiating and drafting contracts with various State and County agencies, as well as with private entities. Attendance and participation at public hearings and closed session meetings. Advising municipal councils and committees of proper procedures under the Open Meetings Act. Explaining complex legal issues to the municipalities and their residents. Collaboration with various State and County agencies to investigate and resolve disputes.