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WILLIAM D. ASHWELL is an attorney with Mark B. Williams & Associates, PLC. He practices in the areas of civil litigation, land use and zoning, appellate advocacy, business and commercial law, and trust and estate planning. Mr. Ashwell has been rated by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, 2017. He is a member of the Virginia State and Fauquier bar associations, and serves on the Virginia State Bar's Seventh District Disciplinary Committee. Mr. Ashwell earned his B.A. degree from Hampden-Sydney College and his J.D. degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.
KAREN L. COHEN is a shareholder with Vanderpool Frostick & Nishanian PC. Ms. Cohen's practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions, land use and zoning, and business transactions. As an attorney with a prior career in architecture and a master's degree in real estate development, her legal knowledge is enhanced by her understanding of the business and financial aspects of real estate development. Ms. Cohen is chair of the Prince William Government Relations Subcommittee of NAIOP Northern Virginia, the real estate development trade association. She also serves on the Board of Governors of the VSB Real Property Section, is co-chair of the Land Use and Environmental Subcommittee, and was recently selected for the inaugural class of Influential Women of Law of 2019 by Virginia Lawyers Weekly and recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as Legal Elite in commercial real estate. Ms. Cohen received her B.S. degree from the University of Virginia; her M.S. degree from George Mason University; and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.
NOAH B. KLEIN is an attorney with Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. He has over 10 years of practice specializing in real estate and land use law. As a former local government attorney, Mr. Klein is aware of the issues encountered by commercial developers as they make their way through the development review and permitting process. He is a member of the Fairfax, Prince William and Virginia bar associations. Mr. Klein received his B.A. degree from The College of William & Mary and earned his J.D. degree from Washington University School of Law.
MARK A. MOORSTEIN is a principal with Offit Kurman, Attorneys At Law. Mr. Moorstein's practice focuses on conflict resolution in land use (zoning, easements, subdivisions, road creation and condemnation proceedings) and corporate transactions. A large part of the firm, including the Community Association Section, is involved in issues affecting roads, both public and private. He also is an experienced litigator. Mr. Moorstein has been viewed as one of the top attorneys in northern Virginia for many years in land use litigation, representing developers, contractors, subcontractors, lenders and the Virginia Department of Transportation. He is admitted to the bars of Virginia, the District of Columbia and Ohio, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Tax Court and many other federal courts. Mr. Moorstein is the author of a well-received book on conflict structure titled Frameworks: Conflict in Balance. He earned his A.B. degree, cum laude, from Princeton and his J.D. degree from Temple University.
SHANE M. MURPHY is a partner with Reed Smith, where he practices in the areas of zoning and development, real estate transactions, general corporate representation, government relations and public policy counseling, elections law, campaign finance compliance and disclosure, and public safety and first responder law. From 1995 to 2008, he worked in a variety of policy positions for former Virginia Congressman Thomas M. Davis, III, former Fairfax County Supervisor Stuart Mendelsohn, and Virginia Delegate Thomas D. Rust. Mr. Murphy began his practice as a real estate and zoning attorney in 2008 at Cooley LLP, where he had the opportunity to work with clients of all sizes on complex development projects, real estate transactions, business incentives, and public policy initiatives. He continues to work closely with policymakers on the transformative Comprehensive Plan Amendments for Tysons Corner, the Route 28 area, the Route 1 Corridor, and the Town of Herndon's Transit-Oriented Core. Mr. Murphy continues his passion for public policy, working closely with business and trade groups such as the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, the Committee for Dulles and the Tysons Partnership to advance critical public policy initiatives. He is a member of the Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar. Mr. Murphy earned his B.A. degree from George Mason University and his J.D. degree from George Mason University School of Law.
JULIE ANN RUTLEDGE is owner and president of Land Title Research, Inc., located in Stafford, Virginia. She has more than 30 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate title examination and research. Ms. Rutledge previously held a title insurance agent license for 18 years. A member of the Virginia Land Title Association (VLTA) since 1996, she currently serves as treasurer of the VLTA. She also serves as the assistant editor of the VLTA Examiner monthly magazine, and was formerly the director/editor in chief of the VLTA Examiner magazine. In 2012, she developed and is the instructor for the VLTA Virginia certified title examiner course. Additionally, Ms. Rutledge previously served on the Stafford County Board of Zoning Appeals for 16 years, three of which she served as chairman. She graduated in 2000 from the Virginia Board of Zoning Appeals Certification Program conducted by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and served three terms as an assistant instructor for the program. Ms. Rutledge earned her B.S.W. degree from James Madison University.
ROY R. SHANNON JR. is a partner in the law firm of Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP. His primary areas of practice include real estate transactions and litigation and land use, as well as business transactions and litigation. Mr. Shannon represents litigation clients in mediations and arbitrations, as well as in state and federal courts. He represents his land use clients before boards of zoning appeals, planning commissions and boards of supervisors/city councils throughout Northern Virginia, including Arlington County, Fairfax County, the city of Alexandria and the town of Vienna. Mr. Shannon is a member of the Alexandria and Federal bar associations, the District of Columbia and Virginia State bars and the Attorney’s Roundtable for the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors. He has been a member of the Alexandria Community Services Board since 2009 and is currently serving as its chair. Mr. Shannon earned his undergraduate degree in finance from Catholic University and his J.D. degree from George Mason University School of Law.