News: Press Release

David A. Severn Appointed Brunswick, Maryland City Attorney

Brunswick, MD | July 12, 2017 Mayor Jeff Snoots has appointed David A. Severn as City Attorney for the City of Brunswick in Frederick County, Maryland with the advice and consent of the City Council. As City Attorney, Mr. Severn will provide legal counsel to the Mayor and Town Council in a broad range of municipal matters including contract and ordinance preparation and review, real estate and zoning issues, code enforcement and the management public property.

“I am honored by the trust that Mayor Snoots and the City Council have placed in me and Offit Kurman to provide them legal counsel in the course and conduct of their public service to the citizens of Brunswick,” said Mr. Severn.

Mr. Severn has been practicing law in Frederick, Maryland, since 1980. In addition to his work with private clients, he is active in the public sector, serving as legal counsel to the Town of Walkersville and Frederick County Public Schools for real estate and land use matters. He previously served as City Attorney for Brunswick before his firm, Severn & Kresslein, P.A., affiliated with Offit Kurman, P.A.

As a principal with Offit Kurman, Mr. Severn, in addition to advising municipalities, focuses his private practice on land use, development, real estate, business law and transactions and the emerging medical cannabis industry. He represents clients in all aspects of the zoning and land use process, appearing regularly before planning commissions, boards of appeal, and legislative bodies of Frederick County, Washington County, and their municipalities.

Mr. Severn is a member of the Board of Directors of the Golden Mile Alliance, an organization dedicated to promoting the redevelopment of the commercial corridor and its environs along Route 40/West Patrick Street in the City of Frederick. He is a past board member of the Maryland Economic Development Commission, the Mental Health Management Agency and the Maryland School for the Deaf.

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