|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 School||The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2013 Dean's Fellow, Co-VP of Outreach and Publicity, Street Law|
•Urban Land Institute Young Leader's Group Education Committee (2014-present)
•CREW-Commercial Real Estate Women (2015-present)
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 laude and her Master of Community Planning summa cum laude from Auburn University in Alabama. She received her Juris Doctor from 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 is active in the Urban Land Institute and in Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). She was selected for the inaugural class of Leadership Montgomery's Emerging Leaders program, and The Daily Record named her to its 20 in Their Twenties list of young professionals whose creativity and entrepreneurial spirit are contributing to a new energy in Maryland. She serves on the board of Arts on the Block, a nonprofit that provides real-world experiences in the arts, educational guidance and entrepreneurial training to youth.
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.
Honors and Awards
•Selected as one of The Daily Record's 20 in Their Twenties (2015)
•Leadership Montgomery Emerging Leaders Program (Class of 2015)
•Arts on the Block (Board of Directors 2014-present)
Liz Geare Selected As One of The Daily Record's 20 in Their Twenties Honorees
Liz Geare Selected as a Member of the Education Committee for the ULI Young Leader's Group
Liz Geare Admitted Into Leadership Montgomery Emerging Leaders Program
Liz Geare Appointed to Arts on the Block Board of Directors
Liz Geare Admitted to Maryland Bar
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