Cynthia M. Bar

Land Use and Zoning Attorney

Of Counsel

cmbar@lerchearly.com
7600 Wisconsin AvenueSuite 700Bethesda, MD 20814

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Education

  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors, 1984)
  • Middlebury College (B.A. in Political Science, with honors, 1979)

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
Overview

Cindy Bar is a land use attorney who represents real estate developers and property owners in land use, zoning, and real estate matters in Montgomery County.

Cindy is a “glass half-full” person who often is able to facilitate a winning outcome for the various parties involved in a project in Montgomery County. Her long-standing contacts with county agencies ensure her clients will have access to decision makers at every step in the process.

Cindy has more than 20 years of experience in obtaining approvals for rezonings, master plan amendments, special exceptions, and other aspects of land development, including subdivision and site plans. She regularly appears before the Montgomery County Planning Board, the Board of Appeals, the Zoning and Hearing Administrator, the Montgomery County Council, the Rockville Planning Commission, and the Rockville Mayor and Council.

Cindy has two children, Samantha, who attends the University of Maryland, and Justin, a graduate of the University of Michigan. She and her husband, Stephen, live in Annapolis, Maryland. When she is not lawyering or spending time with her children, Cindy loves to bike and kayak.

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors, 1984)
  • Middlebury College (B.A. in Political Science, with honors, 1979)

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
Representative Matters

AVA-Wheaton Apartments: Secured approvals for a 325-unit apartment complex geared toward millennials.

EYA projects in Bethesda and Silver Spring: Secured approvals for townhome communities in several locations.

Carr Properties: Assisted in obtaining approval for 950,000 SF mixed-use complex with office, apartment, and retail including new purple line and red line stations.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors, 1984)
  • Middlebury College (B.A. in Political Science, with honors, 1979)

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
Honors & Awards
  • Ranked AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
Community Involvement
  • Montgomery Housing Partnership (Board Member, 2017; Chair, 2014-2017; Vice Chair, 2012-2013)
  • Leadership Montgomery Class of 1991
Professional Memberships
  • Maryland Building Industry Association

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