Elizabeth Catherine Geare

Bethesda,  MD  U.S.A.

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  • Land Use & Zoning
    University Auburn University, B.S., Interior Design, summa cum laude, 2008 Student Ambassador, International Quality of Life Awards, Student Council Vice President, College of Human Sciences, Outstanding Student: College of Human Sciences, Graduation Marshall; Auburn University, M.C.P., Community Planning, summa cum laude, 2010 Outstanding Graduate Student: Community Planning, Graduate Student Writing Award: College of Architecture, Graduation Marshall, Women of Distinction Graduate Student Award, Student Council President, College of Architecture, Design & Construction, Graduate School Council, Representative for the College of Architecture
    Law SchoolThe George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2013 Dean's Fellow, Co-VP of Outreach and Publicity, Street Law
    Admitted2013, Maryland

    Elizabeth Geare is a land use attorney at Lerch, Early & Brewer in Bethesda, Maryland who helps clients secure zoning approvals in Montgomery County. She has worked on projects for developers of mixed-use, commercial and residential buildings, educational institutions, religious organizations and individual property owners. Liz has provided assistance to clients through many stages of the development process, starting with gathering information, through zoning feasibility and due diligence, and working throughout the process of obtaining various development and administrative approvals, such as site plans, special exceptions and variances. She also has experience working on real estate matters involving easements, leases, subdivision approvals and deeds.

    Liz's background in community planning and interior design allows her to understand the planning process and technical details of construction and design so she can communicate effectively with project members like architects and engineers.

    Liz received her Bachelor of Science summa cum laudeand her Master of Community Planningsumma cum laudefrom Auburn University in Alabama. She received herJuris Doctorfrom The George Washington University School of Law, where she was a Dean's fellow. Liz is admitted to practice in Maryland. Prior to joining Lerch Early, Liz was a law clerk at a prominent Virginia land use law firm.

    Liz, who was born and raised in Arizona, is an avid runner who has run several half-marathons in the Washington, DC area. She also enjoys traveling because she loves experiencing different cultures and exploring art and architecture around the world.


    Liz Geare Admitted to Maryland Bar
    December 17, 2013

    Lerch Early Welcomes Land Use Attorney Liz Geare
    August 28, 2013


    Montgomery County Takes Steps Towards Rpid Transit
    February 10, 2014
    Lerch Early's Legal Update
    By: Elizabeth C. Geare

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    Elizabeth Catherine Geare

    3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 460
    BethesdaMD 20814-5367


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