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John T. EptingJohn T. Epting

(202) 721-1108
jepting@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (202) 263-0508
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Washington DC
1999 K Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington DC
20006
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Education
American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 1982, with honors,



Florida State University, M.C.P., 1975, with honors, City Planning

Clemson University, B.A., 1973, with honors
Admissions
District of Columbia

Overview

Zoning, land use, historic preservation, land development and related litigation matters are the focus of John Epting's practice.  He has directed office, residential and mixed-use projects and subdivisions through the District of Columbia Zoning Commission, the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA), the National Capital Planning Commission, the Historic Preservation Review Board, and the Mayor's Agent for Historic Preservation, as well as through all appropriate permit and related approval processes.  In addition, John’s practice includes cellular antenna approvals and siting in DC. John is a Director in the firm's Real Estate group.

John has been recognized for handling more Transferable Development Rights (TDRs) and Combined Lot Development (CLDs) transactions than anyone in the region. 

Representative Experience

  • Drafting and processing covenants (including numerous transferable development rights and combined lot development covenants), single record lot agreements, easements and other agreements related to all aspects of land development.
  • Detailed knowledge in technical issues related to building permits, public space permits, projection modifications and interpretations related to the DC Building Code, including specific experience related to commercial signage.
  • Litigation and BZA appeals related to zoning and historic preservation issues.
  • Experience with complex mixed-use projects and renovations.
Professional and Community Involvement
Awards and Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007 - 2009 and 2011-2017
  • Martindale HubbellTM Top Rated Lawyer in 'Land Use And Zoning', 2013
  • Named a “Top Washington Lawyer,” Washington Business Journal, 2007
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent TM
Speaking Engagements
Press Releases
num: 17
publicationsArticles: Nine Real Estate Lawyers Join Goulston from Pillsbury
clientAdvisories: No New Bars/Restaurants in 14th & U Area Without Zoning Approval
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2011 Edition of Best Lawyers
publicationsArticles: "Goulston & Storrs Bolsters DC Office," PR Newswire
publicationsArticles: "Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200," The Am Law Daily
publicationsArticles: "Goulston & Storrs Nabs Five from Pillsbury," JD Journal
publicationsArticles: "Pillsbury Loses 9 Real Estate Lawyers to Goulston," Corporate Legal Times
publicationsArticles: "Land Use Group from Pillsbury Joins Goulston & Storrs," City Biz Real Estate
publicationsArticles: "Maureen Dwyer-led attorney team defects to Goulston & Storrs," Washington Business Journal
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2012 Edition of Best Lawyers®
pressReleases: 36 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers ®
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Nabs 34 Lawyers, 2 “Lawyer of the Year” Recognitions in 2014 Best Lawyers® Rankings
publicationsArticles: "How Washington Marriott, Hyatt Place got Connected," Washington Business Journal
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs’ Richard Zielinski Named 2015 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Legal Malpractice Law and Michael Robinson Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate
clientAdvisories: Major Changes to District of Columbia Zoning Regulations
pressReleases: Boston Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" Matthew J. Kiefer Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
pressReleases: Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
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August 2016
Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
August 2015
Boston Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" Matthew J. Kiefer Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
August 2014
Goulston & Storrs’ Richard Zielinski Named 2015 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Legal Malpractice Law and Michael Robinson Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate
August 2013
Goulston & Storrs Nabs 34 Lawyers, 2 “Lawyer of the Year” Recognitions in 2014 Best Lawyers® Rankings
September 2012
36 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers ®
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