John W. Farrell

John W. Farrell

McCandlish & Lillard, P.C.
  • Real Estate Law
  • Massachusetts, Virginia
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Summary

John W. Farrell has over 30 years of experience before county supervisors, planning commissions and boards of zoning appeals in matters of real estate development, land use and environmental regulation, including rezoning, site plan and wetlands approvals. He has represented landowners and developers in innumerable land use and environmental cases and controversies including comprehensive planning, infrastructure financing and bonding and microbial, asbestos and lead contamination issues. Among those represented are the applicant in the largest rezoning ever filed in Northern Virginia which included 26 million square feet of nonresidential space and 2,266 dwelling units. He also represented dozens of plaintiff/landowners in both the Fairfax County C & I and Loudoun County down-zoning litigation.

Practice Area
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Condominium and Community Association Law
  • Environment Division
  • Environmental
  • Integrated Litigation
  • Land Use
  • Real Estate Acquisitions and Finance
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Tax Appeals
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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Virginia
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Professional Experience
Principal
McCandlish & Lillard P.C.
Current
Education
Boston College
A.B.
Honors: cum laude
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New England Law | Boston
J.D.
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Professional Associations
Fairfax Bar Association
Member
Current
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Virginia State Bar
Member, Environmental and Real Estate Sections
Current
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Northern Virginia Building Industry Association
Member
Current
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Northern Virginia Chapter National Association of Office & Industrial Parks
Member
Current
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Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
National President
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Board of Directors, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
Member
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Planning Commission, Town of Walpole, 1977-1980,
Chairman
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Planning Commission, Town of Walpole, 1977-1980
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Author, Virginia Subdivision and Site Loan Law and Virginia Planning and Zoning Law (Co-Author with John H. Foote), 2008
Honored "The Legal Elite" ranking in Virginia Business, December 2000 and 2003 for Environmental Law and 2007 for Real Estate and Land Use Law
Lecturer, Virginia Law Foundation, Land Use Law
Reported Cases: Gwinn v. Collier, 247 Va. 479 (1994)
Reported Cases: Hrenchuk v. Walpole, 8 Mass. Appeal 949 (1979)
Reported Cases: Xspedius Management Co. of Virginia v. Stephan, 269 Va. 421 (2005)
Contact & Map
11350 Random Hills Road, Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
Telephone: (703) 273-2288
Fax: (703) 273-4592