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Partner Sharon Pandak speaks at VACo Conference

Sharon Pandak recently directed a panel presentation on conflicts of interest at...
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Partner Sharon Pandak speaks at conference on Adaptive Planning for Flooding and Coastal Change in Virginia

Sharon Pandak will speak at the Adaptive Planning for Flooding and Coastal Change in...
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Our Practice Areas

Zoning and Land Use

In addition to handling litigation, we advise clients on all aspects of zoning and land use issues such as comprehensive plan drafting and updates; adoption and enforcement of zoning and subdivision ordinances, including unified development ordinances; negotiation and drafting of proffer conditions; historic districts; provision and siting of public utilities; and implementation of E&S and stormwater programs.

General Counsel

GTPS attorneys counsel public and nonprofit clients on topics such as: contracts, employment, bylaws, governance, policies, risk management, ethics, and FOIA. We offer consultation and training to localities and public agencies regarding economic development, law enforcement and public safety operations, and public procurement matters.

Civil Litigation

We defend our clients’ interests in the federal and state courts, as well as in administrative proceedings. We have extensive trial experience in zoning and subdivision matters, eminent domain/condemnation, erroneous tax assessments and challenges, Title VII and other employment disputes, §1983 Civil Rights claims, defense of public safety personnel, and FOIA.