Andrew A. Painter

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Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in Arlington, VA

Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C.
 | 2200 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 1300
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-528-4700
Fax: 703-737-3632
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010, 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Land Use/Zoning
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Andrew A. Painter is a shareholder with the Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh PC law firm, which has four office locations across northern Virginia. Working primarily out of the firm's Loudoun and Arlington offices, Mr. Painter is an indispensable member of the firm's Land Use & Zoning practice group. He provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout his area who need assistance with securing zoning entitlements, due diligence and site analysis, zoning compliance and appeals, post-zoning permits, bonds and approvals, environmental issues, and more.

    Through his practice, Mr. Painter also advises his clients on real estate matters and what to expect from the land entitlement process so that they can make the best-informed decisions. He also has extensive experience handling matters before various local governing entities, planning commissions, citizen organizations and other key stakeholders throughout northern Virginia. Moreover, he has conducted numerous lectures and seminars on his practice areas, and he once served as a member of the adjunct legal faculty at both the University of Richmond and the University of Mary Washington.

    In recognition for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Painter received the President’s Award from the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association in 2019, and he received the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce Appreciation Award in 2016. In addition, Virginia Magazine voted him a "Legal Elite" for land use & zoning in Virginia, and he has earned designation as a Loudoun Top 40 Under 40 from the Loudoun Times-Mirror as well as a "Loudoun Business 30 Under 30" by Leesburg Today.

    A 2002 cum laude graduate of the University of Mary Washington, Mr. Painter earned his Masters of Urban & Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia in 2004. He then attended the University of Richmond's T.C. Williams School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2007.

    Mr. Painter is a member of the Loudoun and Fairfax County Bar Associations, the Virginia Government Finance Officers’ Association, the American Planning Institute, and the Urban Land Institute, among his other professional affiliations.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Land Use/Zoning

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 9 years

    Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010, 2014 - 2020

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    About Andrew Painter

    Admitted: 2007, Virginia

    Professional Webpage: https://thelandlawyers.com/professionals/painter/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Named a Virginia “Rising Star, ” Virginia Lawyer magazine, 2009, 2010, 2014-2019
    • Selected, “Loudoun Business 30 under 30″ by Leesburg Today, 2009
    • Named to Virginia’s “Legal Elite,” Land Use & Zoning, Virginia Business Magazine, 2017, 2018
    • Falls Church Chamber of Commerce Appreciation Award 2016 Recipient
    • Recipient, President’s Award, Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, 2019
    • Honoree, “Loudoun Top 40 Under 40″ by Loudoun Times-Mirror, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Virginia
    • Local Government Attorneys of Virginia
    • Urban Land Institute
    • American Planning Institute
    • Virginia Government Finance Officers’ Association
    • Loudoun County Bar Association
    • Fairfax County Bar Association
    • Virginia State Bar Real Property Section & Local Government Law Section, Member
    • Co-representative for the Young Lawyers Division of the Virginia State Bar for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Fairfax County Agricultural and Forestal District Advisory Committee, Member
    • Northern Virginia Representative, Virginia State Bar Real Property Section
    • University of Mary Washington Foundation, Board of Directors
    • Georgetown University, Faculty Advisor
    • Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation Advisory Council
    • Celebrate Fairfax, Inc., Board of Directors
    • Falls Church Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
    • Board of Directors of the University of Mary Washington Foundation and on the Fairfax County Agricultural and Forestal District Advisory Committee
    • Reston Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Panel Moderator, “Loudoun County Boom,” August 27, 2015
    • Lecturer, “The Zoning Process,” Engineers & Surveyors Institute, March 19, 2015
    • Panel Moderator, “Loudoun County & The Dulles Corridor,” December 17, 2014
    • Panel Moderator, “The Future of Reston and Herndon,” June 9, 2015
    • Lecturer, “The Zoning Process,” Engineers & Surveyors Institute, April 7, 2016
    • Panel Moderator, “Loudoun County State of the Market,” May 11, 2016
    • CDAs Are A Useful Public-Private Tool,” Newport News Daily Press, Op-Ed Page, March 14, 2010
    • Lecturer, “The Proffer System In Virginia,” Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Regional Seminar, June 24, 2016
    • Loudoun County Adopts New Long-Term Plan Allow More High-Density Development,” Bisnow, June 21, 2019
    • Community Development Authorities: Making Projects Happen,” Virginia Chapter of American Planning Association Newsbrief, Fall 2010
    • Panel Moderator, “Bisnow: Northern Virginia State of the Market,” July 23, 2014
    • When Your Government’s Broke, Dial C-D-A,” Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star, Op-Ed Page, March 10, 2010
    • Development Authorities Need a Look in Recession,” Charlottesville Daily Progress, Op-Ed Page, February 28, 2010
    • Legal Systems,” SAGE: Political and Civic Leadership Reference Handbook, Richard A. Cuoto, Ed. (2010)
    • Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Community Development Authorities, “” 45 U. Rich L. Rev. 81 (2010) 
    • Panel Moderator, “Loudoun County State of the Market,” November 28, 2012
    • Panel Moderator, “Urban Revitalization Summit,” February 23, 2013
    • Panel Moderator, “2nd Annual Loudoun County State of the Market,” November 7, 2013
    • Lecturer, “Zoning Entitlements,” Engineers & Surveyors Institute, April 3, 2014
    • Presentation, “Rise of a Region: The Land Development History of Northern Virginia,” Engineers & Surveyors Institute, February 6, 2018
    • Presenter, “Land Use 101: A Citizen’s Guide To Land Use,” Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation, November 9, 2016
    • Presentation, “Community Development Authorities: An Overview,” Fauquier Board of Supervisors, February 9, 2017
    • Panel Moderator, “Eyes on the Future: Reston and the Commonwealth,” March 30, 2017
    • Panel Moderator, “Future of Loudoun County,” April 18, 2017
    • Virginia Wine: Four Centuries of Change (October 2017)
    • Panel Moderator, “Fairfax County State of the Market,” October 19, 2017
    • Local Lawyer has written the Book on Virginia Wine,” Loudoun Now, October 19, 2017
    • Author, “Legal Systems,” in Richard A. Couto (editor) SAGE Political and Civic Leadership Reference Handbook (Book chapter under review), 2010
    • Panelist, “Building Industry 101: Land Acquisition and Development,” Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, February 13, 2018
    • Panel Moderator, “State of Loudoun County,” Bisnow, May 11, 2018 
    • Presentation, “Rise of a Region: The Land Development History of Northern Virginia,” Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association, May 21, 2018 
    • Panel Moderator, “Proffer Reform: What’s Next?,” George Mason University, May 23, 2018
    • University of Richmond, University of Mary Washington, Adjunct Professor of Political Science

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Rezoning approval for 32-acre redevelopment at the Wiehle Avenue Metrorail Station in Reston including 2.8 million square feet of uses and 2,100 residential units.
    • Rezoning for 248-unit transit-oriented multifamily infill project at the Ashburn Metrorail Station in Loudoun County.
    • Rezoning approval for a 240-foot tall, 228,542-square foot condominium building adjacent to Reston Town Center.
    • Rezoning approval for a 220-unit infill multifamily and townhouse subdivision in Fairfax Center.
    • Rezoning approval for 145,000-square foot corporate headquarters on context-sensitive and historic site in the Reston Town Center Transit Station Area.
    • PRC Plan approval for a 413,700-square foot, 23-story “Class A” mixed use building in Reston.
    • Zoning Concept Plan Amendment and Special Exception for expansion of a major big-box retailer in the Sterling area.
    • Final Development Plan for 43-acre, high-density, transit-oriented development adjacent to a planned Metrorail platform with 1,500 residential units and 1.89 million square feet of office and retail uses.
    • Rezoning and Special Exception for 325-acre quarry expansion in the Leesburg area.
    • Rezoning and Special Exception approval for 180,000-square-foot church and accessory private school.
    • Providing land use advice for major non-profit hospital system in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties.
    • Representing landowners and developers in Reston Zoning and Comprehensive Plan projects in connection with the Dulles Rail Project.

    Representative Clients:

    • Rezoning and Special Exception for 325-acre quarry expansion in the Leesburg area.

    Educational Background:

    • University of Virginia, Masters of Urban & Environmental Planning, 2004
    • Mary Washington College, B.A., cum laude, 2002
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    2200 Clarendon Blvd.
    Suite 1300
    Arlington, VA 22201

    Phone: 703-528-4700

    Fax: 703-737-3632

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