Michael Weiland is a member of our Business Transactions and Real Estate practice groups. In these practice groups, Michael reviews and drafts clients’ purchase agreements and leases, and represents the interests of companies and homeowners alike, largely in land use and zoning issues. In this role, he hopes to ease the significant burdens that arise when interfacing with the government.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael gained extensive experience in land use and zoning matters throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Upon graduating law school, he served as a land use associate and zoning manager for a major telecommunications company located in Howard County. In this role, he represented Fortune 100 companies before multiple administrative agencies, city councils, and other governmental and quasi-governmental agencies. Michael has also worked for a prominent land use law firm in Washington, D.C., representing developers and landlords through the entitlement process.
Michael earned a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Environmental Law from Georgetown Law where he focused on Clean Air, Clean Water, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and historic preservation matters. He has also clerked with the Baltimore County Circuit Court, Howard County Circuit Court, the Maryland Office of the Attorney General and the Maryland Department of the Environment.
While attending University of Baltimore School of Law (UB), he worked with the general counsel of a major defense contractor in their property management division. He also worked as a student attorney with UB’s Community Development Clinic.
In his free time, Michael enjoys staying current with local and national news, reading about technology, and finding new local restaurants.