Mark Moorstein has practiced as a land use litigator/transactional lawyer for more than forty years. A typical client of Mark’s owns or wishes to develop, litigate, zone or sell a commercial property worth $1,000,000 or more and faces:
Unfavorable regulatory authority determinations as to use
Valuation issues linked to proposed condemnation
Mark has also served as local counsel to the Virginia Department of Transportation in some of the most complex eminent domain litigation. One of Mark’s clients had purchased property for development, only to have the local government acquire the bordering property and then block access to the client’s land.
Another was facing litigation over a local government decision to refuse water and sewer service because it disliked the proposed use of the property. Mark has also worked with local governments and HOA’s looking to acquire property for utility easements.
Mr. Moorstein has done international work in land use (in Cambodia) and business development in Europe (Germany, Holland, Russia). He speaks fluent German and passable Russian and French.
Temple University Law School
District of Columbia
Former Cleveland Area Counsel, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Member of Fairfax Bar
Member of ABA
Former Chairman of the HUD Committee, Administrative Law Section