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Maureen E. DwyerMaureen E. Dwyer

(202) 721-1101
mdwyer@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (202) 263-0501
Washington DC
1999 K Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington DC
20006
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Dwyer, Maureen

Education
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1978

Smith College, B.A., 1973
Admissions
District of Columbia

Overview

Zoning and municipal law matters are at the core of Maureen Dwyer's practice. Maureen counsels clients through the development of new corporate, retail, institutional and office facilities, as well as residential properties.  Maureen has a proven reputation and long-standing history in the growth and development of the Washington community.  Acknowledged by Chambers USA, "clients recognize Maureen Dwyer as one of the top zoning attorneys in the city."  Sources at Chambers USA continue, "helpful and business-oriented, a great person and a very good lawyer.... who is good at identifying the issues and developing a strategy to overcome them." Maureen is a Director in the firm's Real Estate group. Prior to joining the firm, Maureen served as Managing Partner in the DC office of an Am Law 100 firm.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of George Washington University in the mixed use development of its campus including the Square 54 project with Boston Properties and the new School of Public Health on Washington Circle.
  • Representation of Trinity University in the development of its campus located one block from McMillan Reservoir.
  • Representation of The Rockefeller Development Group in its purchase of two office buildings in D.C.
  • Represents real estate developers and investors, corporate owners, institutions, foundations and individuals, while placing a particular emphasis on representing private colleges and universities in Washington, D.C.
  • Expertise on site selection and initial acquisition through land use, historic preservation, environmental, and building code approval process, including litigation and appellate work.
  • Experience representing clients before the DC Council, the DC Zoning Commission, the Board of Zoning Adjustment, the Historic Preservation Review Board, the Mayor’s Agent for Historic Preservation, the Commission of Fine Arts and other district and federal agencies involved in land use matters.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Member & Former President, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • Advisory Council, Girl Scout Council of DC
  • Member and former Chair of the Advisory Board, Salvation Army
  • Past Chair, Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation
  • Federal City Council
  • Greater Washington Board of Trade
  • Urban Land Institute
  • DC Chamber of Commerce
  • DC Building Industry Association (DCBIA)
  • Economic Club
  • Former Adjunct Professor, American University, Washington College of Law, lectured on both administrative and land use law.
Awards and Recognition
  • Best Lawyers, Washington DC Litigation – Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year, 2017
  • "America's Leading Business Lawyers," Chambers USA 2009-2015
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV PreeminentTM
  • Martindale HubbellTM Top Rated Lawyer in 'Land Use And Zoning', 2013
  • Nominated for Real Estate Lawyer of the Year, Chambers USA ‘Women in Law’ Awards, 2011
  • "Stars of the Bar," Biennial List of Washington's Best Lawyers, The Washingtonian, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015
  • Bisnow Media, "D.C.'s Power Women in Commercial Real Estate," 2014
  • District of Columbia Super Lawyer, 2007 - 2014
  • Super Lawyers, Washington DC:  The Top 50 Women, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2017
  • Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast, Real Estate, Martindale Hubbell, 2011
  • Legal 500 US Directory, 2009
Speaking Engagements
  • "Urbanism and Community: D.C. Reforms Its Zoning", Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., 2013
  • Frequent speaker at professional conferences on land use law, historic preservation and the role of women in society.
Press Releases
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publicationsArticles: Nine Real Estate Lawyers Join Goulston from Pillsbury
publicationsArticles: "Meet Our Sponsor: Goulston & Storrs," Real Estate Bisnow
publicationsArticles: "Recovering From Recession Harder this Time Around,"  Washington Business Journal
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Leading Practice Areas
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
publicationsArticles: "BB&T Names New Members To Washington, D.C., Advisory Board," The Street
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Multiple Practice Areas
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2012 Edition of Best Lawyers®
pressReleases: Maureen Dwyer, Leading Land Use Attorney, Nominated for Prestigious National Award Chambers USA Women in Law Awards: 2012 Real Estate Lawyer of the Year
publicationsArticles: Maureen Dwyer Recognized as Chambers USA "Women in Law Awards" Honoree
publicationsArticles: "DLD- Year in Review," DCBIA Pipeline
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Multiple Practice Areas
publicationsArticles: "Georgetown Leaving Georgetown," Bisnow
publicationsArticles: "Square 75 Moves Forward," Bisnow
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs’ Fields Five Named 2013 Super Lawyers in Washington
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Nets 33 Lawyers, 7 Practice Areas in 2013 Chambers USA Rankings
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Nabs 34 Lawyers, 2 “Lawyer of the Year” Recognitions in 2014 Best Lawyers® Rankings
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Congratulates Client Trinity Washington University on Planned Trinity Academic Center
pressReleases: The Washingtonian Recognizes Four Goulston & Storrs Directors in its 2013 Best Lawyers List
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs’ Maureen Dwyer Named to Bisnow’s D.C.’s Power Women in Commercial Real Estate List
pressReleases: Four from Goulston & Storrs Named 2014 Super Lawyers in Washington
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Expands Practice Recognition in 2014 Chambers USA Rankings
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
pressReleases: 2015 Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Nine Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 31 Leading Individual Lawyers
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: Four from Goulston & Storrs Named 2016 Super Lawyers in Washington
pressReleases: UPDATE: 2016 Chambers USA and New High Net Worth Guides Recognize Ten Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 34 Leading Individual Lawyers
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
June 2016
UPDATE: 2016 Chambers USA and New High Net Worth Guides Recognize Ten Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 34 Leading Individual Lawyers
April 2016
Four from Goulston & Storrs Named 2016 Super Lawyers in Washington
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
May 2015
2015 Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Nine Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 31 Leading Individual Lawyers
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