Samantha has more than a decade of zoning experience in representing clients in all aspects of the development life cycle. She has worked on matters spanning from conducting zoning due diligence prior to purchase, to processing cases for development approvals before the District of Columbia’s Board of Zoning Adjustment, Zoning Commission, Historic Preservation Review Board, and D.C. Court of Appeals, to coordinating construction permitting approvals from the District’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
Samantha advances her clients' interests to governmental and community stakeholders in order to achieve viable and comprehensive development outcomes. She also works closely with other members of the development team to prepare architectural plans and other materials necessary for presentation to the District and local community. In addition to her focus on zoning, land use and development, Samantha also possesses experience advising clients on a broad range of licensing, advertising, compliance and distribution issues before the District of Columbia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board.
A third-generation Washingtonian, Samantha is involved in the community, having served on the board of a regional chamber of commerce and chaired a local transportation advisory commission. Samantha is currently on the Steering Committee for the D.C. Bar Association's Real Estate, Housing, and Land Use Community. She frequently presents on matters relating to Washington, D.C., zoning and permitting. Samantha was named as one Washington D.C.’s top “35 under 35” in Washington, D.C., by Bisnow Media.
Samantha earned her J.D., cum laude, from George Washington University Law School, her master’s degree in modern history from Oxford University, and her undergraduate degree from Princeton University.