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Offit Kurman Attorney William Erskine Successfully Defends Howard County Clients in Controversial Land Use and Zoning Case

  Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals upheld the Howard County Board of Elections’ decision to reject a petition that would bring the county’s recent zoning changes to public referendum on the upcoming November ballot. Following that decision, the Court of Appeals declined to further review the case. Offit Kurman business and real estate attorney William Erskine, who represents several developers impacted by the 2013 Comprehensive Zoning plan, has opposed the appellants, Citizens Working to Fix Howard County, during various proceedings over the course of several months. For Mr. Erskine and his clients, these recent decisions represent gratifying result both in terms of election law and the various land use projects that were put on hold due to the dispute. Click here for the entire press release. Click here for a video of the proceedings.

About William E. Erskine

William Erskine WebsiteWilliam Erskine is both a business attorney and real estate attorney, whose practice is focused primarily on commercial litigation, construction litigation, real estate, zoning, and land use matters. Mr. Erskine is Chair of the Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Practice Group for Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law. Mr. Erskine is also Chair of the Board of Directors of the Howard County Economic Development Authority and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Erskine has extensive experience representing clients in all land use and zoning issues.

To contact Mr. Erskine about this or other land use and zoning issues please email him at or call 301.575.0363.

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