Brendan focuses his practice in corporate and business law, zoning and land use, and real estate development matters. His practice also includes construction, environmental, and agricultural law. He represents a broad array of clients ranging from individuals, developers, and closely held businesses, to healthcare institutions and international corporations.
With a strong background in commercial construction and engineering, Brendan is no stranger to building construction, site/project design, and zoning and land use matters. Brendan received his Civil Engineering degree from the University of Florida with a focus on construction and development. His practice encompasses the complete range of land use and real estate development issues including annexation, zoning, subdivision, land use and improvement approvals, project and site design, development plan approval, construction, and environmental permitting. If necessary, Brendan litigates cases related to these areas, including matters related to development projects ranging from small-scale zoning matters to complex, large-scale commercial retail and master-planned mixed-use communities. Brendan has represented national, international, and local renewable energy companies in choosing locations appropriate for utility-scale and community solar development and regularly facilitates the development of solar facilities from conception to operation, including project design, land use approvals, financing review and negotiation, and permitting.
When he is not actively serving the needs of MDSW clients, Brendan takes advantage of Maryland’s great outdoors. He holds a 50-ton USCG Captain’s License for recreational use on the Chesapeake Bay and is an avid fisherman and hunter. When not hunting, working, or spending time with his family, Brendan gives back to the community through various organizations such as the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce, Saint Vincent de Paul, and Mid-Shore Pro Bono. Brendan lives outside of Oxford and works principally from the Easton office.
- Maryland, 2016
- Court of Appeals of Maryland
- American Bar Association: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, 2016-present
- Maryland State Bar Association, 2016-present
- Talbot County Bar Association, 2016-present
- American Society of Civil Engineers, 2009-present
- What’s Up? Anne Arundel County & Central Maryland Leading Lawyer: Construction Law, 2022-2023