University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1987, with honors

Washington & Lee University, B.A., 1984, cum laude

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Maryland, 1987
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Bruce N. Dean

ph: 301.620.1175
31 West Patrick Street
Suite 130
Frederick, MD 21701
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Bruce N. Dean has been practicing in the areas of land use and commercial real estate development since 1987 in Frederick County and western Maryland, where he focuses on real estate development, land use and real estate transactions. Over this period, Mr. Dean has guided numerous commercial and residential real estate developers and builders in the development of corporate parks, residential subdivisions and commercial retail centers throughout the region from initial conception, obtaining entitlements through annexation, rezoning, site plan and subdivision approval, and completion of leasing and sale. He regularly represents local and national real estate developers, builders, agents and other local, regional and national clients at hearings before government administrative agencies in development, subdivision, land use and government regulatory matters. He is intimately involved with negotiating and drafting complex real estate contracts, covenants, commercial and residential condominiums and related homeowner association documents, easements of all types, agreements with municipalities and commercial leases. Mr. Dean also regularly represents both banks and borrowers in negotiating and drafting commercial loan documents and provides legal counsel in complex business and commercial matters, including the purchase and sale of corporate assets and entities.

Significant Projects

Annexations of Clemson Property (completed), Thatcher Farm (completed) Summers Farm (completed) and Frederick Trading into the City of Frederick

Annexation of the Doub Property (completed) into the City of Hagerstown

Frederick News Post corporate headquarters

Arnett Farm rezoning in Washington County

Residential Subdivisions of Sun Meadow, Birdseye View Estates, Maple Valley Estates, Hamptons at Brightwood, Washington Trail and Day Farm

Westview Retail and Entertainment

DarCars Toyota

Rezonings of Chuck Wade Farm, Memory Lane Properties, Beshers property and Frederick County Advanced Tech Park in Frederick County

Development of Frederick Brick Works site in Frederick City

Development of Crum Farm in Frederick City

Clemson Corner Shopping Center

Golden Mile Gateway Shopping Center

Honors & Distinctions

  • Frederick County Building Industry Association, Associate Member of the Year for 2012


Speaking Engagements

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Golden Mile Alliance

  • Board of Directors

Land Use Council of Frederick County

  • Board of Directors
  • Past President, 1997; 2011-2012

Downtown Frederick Partnership, Past President

Frederick County Building Industry Association, Member

Legislative Committee, Frederick County Builders Association, Past Chairman

Citizens Zoning Ordinance Review Committee, appointed by County Commissioners, Member, 2002

Frederick County Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) Ad Hoc Committee, Member

Frederick City APFO Committee, Member

Frederick Salvation Army Advisory Board, Past President

Tourism Council of Frederick County, Maryland, Inc., Past President, 1999-2001

Frederick County Bar Association, Member

State of Maryland Bar Association, Member

Frederick Presbyterian Church, Elder and Deacon