Philip C. Dales has joined Liff, Walsh & Simmons as a partner in the firm’s land use practice, enhancing the firm’s real estate and business capabilities. Prior to joining Liff, Walsh & Simmons, Phil was with Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C. in Washington, D.C.

“Phil’s well-rounded land use expertise will be an immediate benefit to our clients. We are thrilled to add him to our partnership,” said Jay Walsh, Managing Partner. “His presence will complement our firm’s ability to provide sophisticated, knowledgeable legal advice, and play a key role in our rapidly growing land use practice.”

Phil will concentrate his practice on comprehensive and general zoning matters, including rezonings, variances, special exceptions, planned development applications and planning. He will also assist clients with administrative law and real property issues related to environmental compliance, building permits, and commercial landlord tenant disputes. He has obtained favorable decisions for clients from the Circuit Court to the Court of Appeals, Maryland’s highest court.

A native of Annapolis, Phil holds a BA in English and Economics from Washington and Lee University, a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning from University of Virginia and obtained his J.D. from University of Maryland School of Law in 2013.

Liff, Walsh & Simmons is a full-service business law firm located in Annapolis, Maryland. The firm’s practice includes general and transactional business advice, employment law, commercial and civil litigation, commercial finance, estate planning and administration, real estate, construction law, land use and zoning, and administrative law. We consistently provide our clients with the highest quality legal services with an emphasis on practical and cost-efficient strategies.

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James (Jay) R. Walsh

James (Jay) R. Walsh

Mr. Walsh is a founding partner of Liff, Walsh & Simmons and serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. He is the director of the firm’s Business and Finance practices and a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Civil Litigation practice groups. READ MORE

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