Land, Carroll & Blair PC

Land, Carroll & Blair PC has provided the people of Northern Virginia with high-quality legal services since 1978.

Since its founding in 1978, Land, Carroll & Blair’s priority has been providing comprehensive legal support and guidance in diverse areas to its clients. We strive to be our clients’ most trusted advisors whether those clients are individuals, solo entrepreneurs, small businesses or large corporations. We listen to our clients’ needs to provide their optimal outcome. Our talented and creative professionals give us a depth and flexibility not found in many firms of our size. Because more often than one area of expertise is required, Land Carroll & Blair’s ability to provide you with comprehensive legal support is critical to excellent service and results. Across the DC Metropolitan area from our offices in the City of Alexandria and Fairfax County, Land, Carroll & Blair handles virtually all aspects of civil practice including real estate transactions, landlord-tenant matters and litigation, land use, business law, creditors’ rights, employment law, commercial litigation, personal injury, trusts and estates, as well as representation in state and federal traffic and criminal courts.

Alexandria City Council Approves The Mill At Historic Warehouse

Best wishes to Murray Bonitt, Alexandria City Council approved The Mill restaurant at a Historic Warehouse on the waterfront of Alexandria, VA. Duncan Blair of Land, Carroll & Blair, PC is both land use and transactional counsel for Murray Bonitt. The southern kitchen and market was approved to open with the option of an ADA accessible entrance.

Tickets on Sale Now: Alexandria Ice Skating Winter Village

Best wishes for The Winter Village opening in November at Cameron Run in Alexandria.
Duncan Blair of Land, Carroll & Blair, PC assisted Precision Ice Rinks to navigate the City of Alexandria's permitting approval process.

New Silver Diner in Alexandria to Open in Summer 2020

Congratulations to Silver Diner Alexandria, LLC for opening in summer 2020 in Weingarten Realty Investors’ mixed use project known as West Alex. Duncan Blair of Land, Carroll & Blair, PC is land use counsel for both Silver Diner Alexandria, LLC and Weingarten Realty Investors.

New Details Revealed for Riverfront Cafe, The Mill

Congratulations to Bonitt Builders for this innovative project renovating the historic building. Duncan Blair of Land, Carroll & Blair, PC is both land use and transactional counsel for Murray Bonitt.

What’s In Store in Eisenhower Valley

Congratulations to Stonebridge Carras for this great project. Duncan Blair of Land, Carroll & Blair, PC was land use counsel. .

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Land, Carroll & Blair, PC applauds The Old Dominion Boat Club (ODBC) for receiving the 2018 Excellence in Architecture Award. On October 16, 2018, the Alexandria Beautification Commission held its annual awards ceremony at the Lyceum in Old Town Alexandria. The theme for the commission: “How Green Spaces Improve the Quality of Life.” Excellence in Architecture is awarded for new construction, additions, improvements, and historical renovations.

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Land, Carroll & Blair, PC congratulates Wesley Housing and Fairlington Presbyterian Church for receiving approval in November 2018 from the Alexandria City Council for the redevelopment project.
The project redevelops an underutilized parking lot into 75-81 units of high-quality, affordable rental housing. Attorney Duncan W. Blair was land use counsel for Wesley Housing Devleopment Center on this project. He collaborated with Wesley Housing, Fairlington Presbyterian Church and the community to review presentations of concepts, to hear and address concerns at community table talks and meetings and Alexandria City Council hearings.

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Land, Carroll & Blair, PC congratulates Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) on groundbreaking Ramsey affordable homes housing project. Attorney Duncan W. Blair was land use counsel for this ARHA project.

St. James Plaza Wins Two Regional Awards
Land, Carroll & Blair, PC congratulates AHC, Inc. on winning two prestigious regional awards. Attorney Duncan W. Blair was land use counsel for the AHC Inc. on this project.
In November, the property was named the Best Affordable Housing Development at the 2018 Virginia’s Governor’s Housing Conference. The award goes to a housing development that is “innovative in its concept and design and exceptional in meeting the needs of the targeted client population.”
Earlier this fall, St. James Plaza was awarded the 2018 Excellence in Construction Award by the Metro Washington and Virginia Chapters of Associated Builders and Contractors. Many thanks to the wonderful team who created the building – Cunningham | Quill Architects and Harkins Builders.

Double trouble in Old Town Alexandria. Which of our partners, Carter Land or Drew Carroll, were on the wrong side of the police line? And, yes, the really nice officer let them both come back to the office.

It was a exactly a year ago today that our partner and close friend, Richard Mendelson, passed away from cancer. We miss him greatly. If you knew Rick, you were fortunate. He was kind, caring and conscientious. So much character. I don’t believe I have ever met a man of more integrity.

Rick, I miss our lunches and late afternoon discussions. I miss our talks about the Skins, the Nats, the Wizards and the Hoos. I miss your counsel. The firm would never have been what it is without you. I miss you.

With love, Drew

For The Win, Inc.

Land, Carroll and Blair would like to recognize For the Win Foundation which was established in honor of our close friend and client Russ Brown in order to raise funds to fight and end myelogenous leukemia. Check out their page for more information!

The Russ Brown Foundation to End Myelogenous Leukemia

NO Fear. Just FIGHT.

Safeway Lifestyle Store » Cunningham Quill Architects

Land, Carroll & Blair would like to congratulate their client, Cunningham | Quill Architects, for their award from the American Institute of Architects. They received Honorable Mention for Excellence in Architecture for Safeway Lifestyle Store. Only 19 out of 146 projects were recognized! Duncan Blair assisted with the land use and zoning portion of the project. Check out the links below for more information. The new, urban model, Safeway ‘Lifestyle Store’ is located on King Street. It replaces a former suburban model smaller Safeway store surrounded by a large surface parking lot and built in the early 1980s.

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CAS Riegler Companies spins an award-winning design for reuse of historic Cotton Mill!

Land, Carroll and Blair would like to congratulate their client, CAS Riegler and the Design Team for winning the NHBA Award for adaptive reuse of The Mill. Duncan Blair steered them through the land use and zoning approval process to redevelop the building in to a multi-family dwelling, which was previously, among other historic uses, a long-time Cotton Mill.

See link below for more information!

Myron Mixon's Pitmaster BBQ in Old Town Alexandria

The duo consisting of restauranteur and certified BBQ judge, Joe Corey, and the four-time World Barbecue Champion, Myron Mixon, has brought some award-winning BBQ to the Northern Virginia region with the grand opening of Myron Mixon's Pitmaster BBQ here in Old Town Alexandria. Here is a photo of Duncan Blair with the champ himself.

Duncan is glad to have done the legal work that resulted in the successful opening of Alexandria's newest restaurant, and extends a warm congratulations! Celebrity pitmaster, Myron Mixon, opens 185-seat barbecue restaurant in historic Old Town Alexandria with Faccia Luna owners Joe Corey and Bill McFadden.

Breaking: StonebridgeCarras Next Big Project: 950k SF On Eisenhower Avenue

Another amazing project underway for one of LCB’s clients. To find out more, please check it out! The next big Alexandria development is in: 950k SF retail/residential on Eisenhower Ave.

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Yesterday, a Federal District Judge granted a nationwide injunction stopping the December 1, 2016, rollout of changes to Federal overtime laws. Employers who were mid-rollout may need to change direction and should get legal advice fast. Please check out our post on this issue at Just another Martindale Hubbell Websites Sites site

Alexandria’s Ramsey Homes clears final city hurdle for redevelopment

After a long and hard fight, the Firm's Land Use and Zoning attorney, Duncan Blair, was successful in obtaining the City of Alexandria City Council's approval of a Development Special Use Permit for the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority's Ramsey Homes project to demolish the existing building and to construct a fifty-two (52) unit affordable housing multifamily building. Historical but outdated public housing is to be replaced by 2019.

In honor of all those who have served and are currently serving, we wish you a happy Veterans Day!

Settlement Struggles

Our first article, Settlement Struggles, is on our new blog and webpage. Please check it out. By F. Andrew Carroll, Esquire A client gets served with a lawsuit by his old business partner and is understandably outraged. The client runs to his or her lawyer with orders, “I want to make that jerk rue the day he messed with me!” Armed with orders the attorney returns fire. ...

Further acknowledgment from Governor McAuliffe of Duncan Blair's efforts for the Trust for the George Washington Memorial Parkway!

[09/13/16]   A recent newspaper article prompted a former client of our very own Duncan Blair to send the following message recently:
“My wife and I were just enduring wicked flashbacks to the neighborly situation you helped resolve for us many years ago…it stirred in me the feeling that we should once again thank you for your help. It was certainly not your most important legal victory and you may have very properly completely forgotten it. But we appreciated your help. And can finally laugh about it...Almost.” - Nelson and Jody Warfield, former Old Town Alexandria homeowners

Chairman Duncan Blair and Executive Director Mari Lou Livingood of the Trust for the George Washington Memorial Parkway discussing trust programs with Governor Terry McAuliffe at an Alexandria City Public School's event.

Fitness, education, and fun along the GW Memorial Parkway

Duncan Blair’s legacy project is making strides in its endeavor to use the history-rich treasures lining the George Washington Memorial Parkway as a backdrop for its fitness and education programs, created to build awareness around preserving these precious sites for generations to come. The Trust for the George Washington Memorial Parkway is working with the National Park Service, in their centennial year, to bring more fitness, education and fun to our local, historical treasures.

Chairman Duncan Blair's program to support the Healthy Parks~Healthy People Initiative on the George Washington Memorial Parkway is in action!
The inaugural class of Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga at Washington Sailing Marina on Saturday. Trust for the George Washington Memorial Parkway

Ramsey Homes Redevelopment Moves Forward With No Historic Preservation

More press coverage of where the historical designation give way to development. Congratulations Duncan Blair on a job well done.

Past results are not a guarantee or prediction of future success.

Run-down Ramsey Homes to be torn down, replaced by mixed-income housing

Great result for the Firm's client.

Past results are not a guarantee or prediction of future success. Alexandria council votes not to preserve historic structures, opts for more open space.

Pepco sets stage for sale, redevelopment of shuttered Old Town North power plant - Washington...

On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, the Alexandria Planning Commission approved PEPCO’s application and request to subdivide the property comprising the Potomac River Generating Plant. Duncan Blair represented PEPCO in this successful first step and commented on the recent approval. The Potomac River Generating Station, once the leading source of air pollution in Northern Virginia, will eventually be something better. A mundane zoning move clears the way.

From the partners of Land, Carroll & Blair, P.C.

We are deeply saddened to announce that our friend and law partner, Richard S. Mendelson, passed away Monday night after a long and courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. Rick was the consummate gentleman lawyer, who was a model of collegial, ethical conduct, handling each matter with grace and zealousness. He was an active member of the Alexandria Bar, and was elected its president in 1992. He was also active in the Virginia State Bar, serving on Bar Council from 1993 – 1999 and instructing on continuing legal education seminars on ethics, evidence and real estate disputes.

Rick was a third generation Alexandrian, who graduated from George Washington High School. After graduating from the University of Virginia and its School of Law, he began his legal career in 1969 with the law firm of Fagelson, Schonberger, Billowitz & Grenadier in Alexandria, focusing on real estate law. In 1975, he joined the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, and became the Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Alexandria in 1981, serving the community as a prosecutor for ten years. He joined Land, Clark, Carroll and Mendelson in 1985, and worked diligently with us almost until his passing, simply because he loved the practice of law.

Funeral services will be held at Temple Beth El Congregation, 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

National Park Service, Trust for the George Washington Memorial Parkway and Embassy of...

Duncan Blair, Chairman of the Trust for the George Washington Memorial Parkway, spoke to the Washington Business Journal yesterday, in advance of the National Park Service’s Centennial Celebration and Concert at the Netherlands Carillon on Thursday May 5, 2016, celebrating the National Park Service’s Centennial, and the importance of the friendship between the Netherlands and the United States.

This is the inaugural event for the Trust for the George Washington Memorial Parkway, a Virginia nonprofit corporation, organized and established to serve as a private philanthropic partner with the National Park Service to financially support the 4th most visited park unit in the United States, the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The Netherlands Carillon bell tower next to the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial is in dire need of repair. VIDEO

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, Volunteer Alexandria held its 18th Annual Business Philanthropy Summit, as part of the Spring for Alexandria celebration, saluting volunteerism and the tireless commitment Alexandria businesses have made toward investing in the people and needs of our community.

Land, Carroll & Blair’s very own Duncan Blair was this year’s Summit Chair, and had the great honor of sitting alongside many of Alexandria’s philanthropy-minded business owners and representatives, and State and local leadership.

2016 Business Philanthropy Summit

Planning commission rejects Ramsey Homes redevelopment plan

Board approves a master plan amendment and rezoning needed for the project. By Chris Teale (File photo) The planned demolition and redevelopment of Ramsey Homes hit a snag February 2, as the planning commission denied part of the Ale

Oakville Triangle redevelopment plan gets further approval

The redevelopment of the Oakville Triangle took another step forward at city council’s public hearing last weekend. By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) The redevelopment of the Oakville Triangle took another step forward at city council’s public hearing last weeken

OPM closes D.C.-area offices on Monday

The Federal Government is closed tomorrow, and so are the Land Carroll offices. Like most, however, we will be working from somewhere, so let us know by email if the need arises. Federal employees get one more day to dig out from the historic blizzard that hit the District, Maryland and Virginia metro areas.

Forecasts converging on severe, potentially historic Friday-Saturday snowstorm

How much snow do you think we will end up getting? There is some chance it will be historic, paralyzing travel and disrupting normal routines.

Enjoy your 3 day weekend!

The discovery of a 300-year-old ship at a construction site has archaeologists ecstatic

Did you get a chance to catch a glimpse of the ship? Digging at the site of a planned hotel in Old Town Alexandria uncovered the hull of an 18th-century ship.

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