Emily’s practice focuses on real estate transactions and municipal law in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Before entering private practice, Emily was an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia for 13 years, where she served as counsel to the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) on large-scale economic development projects, including I-395 air rights disposition (Capitol Crossing), Saint Elizabeth East Campus redevelopment, Hines School, CityMarket at O Street, and Howard Theatre ground lease.
In private practice, Emily serves as counsel to District and Maryland residential and commercial developers, individuals, and businesses. Her practice includes the negotiation of purchase and sale agreements; serving as counsel on residential and commercial real estate closings; drafting and negotiation of retail leases; creating condominium regimes; and obtaining land use special exceptions and variances. Emily also represents and assists private sector clients with District, federal, state, and municipal compliance issues, including District TOPA, Certified Business Enterprises (CBE), and First Source compliance and certification requirements as well as state, federal, and municipal stormwater management, energy efficiency, green buildings, waterfront re-development, and floodplain development requirements.