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University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2001

Colgate University, B.A., 1998, cum laude

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  • Maryland
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Erin E. Girard

ph: 301.961.5153
7200 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Erin E. Girard is a partner in the firm’s Land Use group. She has experience assisting a diverse group of clients, including local, regional and national developers, institutional users, non-profits, and individual and corporate property owners, on a wide range of real estate, land use, zoning, development and administrative issues. These matters have included due diligence review, zoning entitlements, rezoning, subdivision approvals, annexations, special exceptions, variances, master plan development and implementation, historic preservation, administrative appeals, condemnation, and all aspects of the regulatory permitting and licensing process. Mrs. Girard has represented clients on these matters before various administrative boards, agencies and legislative bodies in Montgomery County, Gaithersburg and Rockville, as well as in state courts.

Significant Projects

Suburban Hospital Expansion in Bethesda

Falkland North Mixed-Use Development in Silver Spring

Walgreens at Travilah Square

Lionsgate Mixed-Use Development in Bethesda

930 Wayne Avenue in Silver Spring

CarMax in Gaitherbsurg

8021 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring

Congressional South Mixed-Use Development in Rockville

Rockville Metro Plaza Office Buildings in Rockville

Monument Corporate Center Office Park in Gaithersburg

Gateway Commons in Clarksburg

1200 East West Highway in Silver Spring

8045 Newell Street in Silver Spring

Professional Background

  • Urban Land Institute's Regional Land Use Leadership Institute, 2013-2014
  • Linowes and Blocher LLP, Associate, 2001 - 2010; Law Clerk, 2000 - 2001
  • Transactions Clinic, Student Attorney, 1999 - 2000
  • The Business Lawyer, Associate Editor, 2000 - 2001

Speaking Engagements

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Urban Land Institute, Full Member

  • ULI Washington Regional Advisory Board Member
  • National ULI Public Development and Infrastructure Council Member

Maryland State Bar Association

Rockville Chamber of Commerce

Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Board Member