Noah B. Klein

Counsel

Noah Klein advises private and public sector clients on land use, real estate, and environmental law matters. A former local government attorney, Noah is keenly aware of the issues commercial developers encounter throughout the development review and permitting process. He regularly advances his clients’ primary objectives in negotiations with development agencies, cultivating projects in which all stakeholders feel their interests have been well represented. Noah also advocates for his clients before boards of supervisors, planning commissions, boards of zoning appeals, and land use advisory groups.

Noah's clients include developers, charitable foundations, commercial and residential condo associations, homebuilders, federal and local entities, commercial and industrial developers, religious institutions, and homeowners. He has ample experience navigating entitlement processes through a multitiered approach, which involves developing overall project goals and milestones, resolving legal hurdles, fine-tuning engineering details, coordinating at the local staff level, and crafting political and outside communications strategies.

Experience

Government Experience

  • Assistant county attorney, Prince William County, Virginia

Representative Matters

  • Provided framework for a highly regarded public-private stream mitigation project within Prince William County
  • Co-authored a successful amicus brief in Arogas, Inc v. Frederick County Board of Zoning Appeals et al., 280 Va. 221, on behalf of an organization that serves attorneys who represent the cities, counties, and towns of the Commonwealth of Virginia; government organizations and private law firms that specialize in local government matters; and members of the judiciary
  • Managed the entitlement process and secured associated permits in connection with a major federal mass-transit project
  • Successfully represented a major developer for a mixed-use project in Prince William County
  • Secured commercial and residential rezoning approvals, and special use permits in Prince William County
  • Secured entitlement approvals in Loudoun County.
  • Secured special permits and special exceptions in Fairfax County for religious institutions and commercial developers

Insights

Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. Washington University in St. Louis School of Law 2002
    • Law clerk, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
  • B.A. History and French College of William & Mary 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Virginia Bar Association
  • Member, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member, Prince William Bar Association
  • Member, Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA)
  • Member, National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)

Recognition
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  • Arlington Magazine, Top Attorney, Land Use/Zoning, 2019
  • Virginia Business, Legal Elite, Real Estate/Land Use, 2019

Community
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Pro Bono

  • Noah serves as the general counsel for a nonprofit public-private partnership among businesses, the public sector, and the community in the Greater Dulles Area

Volunteerism

  • Moot court judge, George Mason University Law School Moot Court Competition
  • Mentor, Dogwood Elementary Mentorship Program
  • Past volunteer, Animal Welfare League of Arlington