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The attorneys in Goulston & Storrs’ Washington D.C. office focus primarily in the areas of real estate and financing transactions, land use, zoning, historic preservation, military housing privatization, mixed use, retail, affordable housing and economic development and tax. Click here to view a map of our representative Washington area transactions and projects.
In the commercial real estate area, our practice serves clients in real estate development, fund formation, acquisitions, finance and leasing. Our affordable housing and economic development attorneys structure deals to maximize tax benefits and comply with all applicable regulatory frameworks, assess potential sources of government financing and apply for and negotiate the terms of these federal, state and local funds. Our tax practice specializes in complex transaction structuring as well as the US and foreign tax impacts of real estate investment through LLCs, partnerships and other pass-through entities. Our military housing privatization group is positioned to represent public-private ventures, developers, underwriters and credit enhancers in these transactions from start to finish.
Our D.C. land use, zoning & historic preservation group assists clients on all types of land entitlement, zoning, and historic preservation matters, including the transactional aspects related to such matters. This group has deep experience navigating every aspect of D.C. land use, zoning, and historic preservation laws and regulations. The group closely coordinates with the firm’s real estate transactional lawyers, to provide comprehensive advice relating to such issues as: construction; local, state and federal tax; public policy advocacy; and non-profit groups. The land use group also deals with Federal review processes relating to some District land. Members of the land use group regularly appear before the D.C. Zoning Commission, the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment, the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board, the Mayor’s Agent for Historic Preservation, the D.C. Zoning Administrator, the US Commission of Fine Arts and Old Georgetown Board, and Advisory Neighborhood Commissions and other community groups throughout the City. Our attorneys work closely within industry-focused teams to assist our clients in achieving their desired goals and objectives. We provide exceptional service to local, regional, and national clients by drawing upon broad and deep attorney knowledge and experience, a wide diversity of practice areas, and the broader resources of our firm’s Boston and New York offices.
Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Best Lawyers, our Washington D.C. attorneys have guided billions in transactions in the D.C. Metro area since opening the office in 2001.