Barbara A. Sears is a deeply experienced lawyer, known as “the Dean” of land use law in Maryland’s Greater Montgomery County Area. Barbara is a principal in Miles & Stockbridge’s Land Use Practice Group and the firm’s Rockville, Maryland office. With a primary focus on land use, zoning and administrative law, she represents and advises landowners, developers and builders in real estate acquisition, development and construction matters, including planning, zoning, entitlements, permitting, and historic preservation. She represents clients before administrative boards and agencies, legislative bodies, and state and federal courts. She also represents clients when litigation arises in these areas.