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Max Wiegard is a Partner in Gentry Locke’s Environmental Law practice group. Max’s practice is focused primarily on assisting clients in connection with environmental, real estate, land use and zoning, mergers, acquisitions, and business and commercial matters. Representing corporate and individual clients in environmental litigation and administrative proceedings, environmental compliance and permitting matters, contaminated site transactions, brownfield redevelopment and adaptive land reuse matters, real estate transactions and litigation, and zoning and land use administrative proceedings, Max is licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

  • Years at the firm
  • Bar Section positions held
  • Twin brother, also at the firm
  • If you had chosen a different career path, what would it have been?

    Medicine. I thought about a career in orthopaedics, mainly because I spent so much time in those offices as a kid. After serving as vice-chair of my university’s Judiciary Committee, I discovered that I loved serving others in that capacity and my path was set.

  • How do you spend time away from the office?

    I like to be outdoors. Mountain biking and fly fishing are favorites.

  • What is the most important step in your morning routine that you try to never skip?

    Walking my school-age daughter to the bus stop.

Experience

  • Representation of corporate and individual clients in environmental litigation and administrative proceedings
  • Representation of corporate and individual clients in environmental compliance and permitting matters
  • Representation of corporate and individual clients in contaminated site transactions
  • Advising corporate and individual clients in Brownfield Redevelopment and adaptive land reuse matters
  • Defense of corporate and individual clients in environmental enforcement actions
  • Representation of corporate and individual clients in criminal investigations related to environmental matters
  • Representation of corporate and individual clients in commercial real estate transactions
  • Representation of corporate and individual clients in real estate and land use litigation matters
  • Representation of corporate utility client in regulatory and administrative proceedings
  • Representation of corporate and individual clients in zoning and land use matters and proceedings
  • Representation of telecommunications carriers in zoning, land use, real estate, and litigation matters
  • Representation of corporate and individual clients in merger and acquisition transactions
  • Representation of title insurance carriers and their insureds in real estate litigation matters
  • Representation of landowners and lenders in property rights litigation matters
  • Representation of corporate and individual clients in commercial litigation matters
  • Representation of corporate clients in franchise agreement negotiations

Affiliations

  • Secretary, Board of Governors of the Environmental Section, Virginia State Bar (2013-Present)
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Council of the Real Estate Section, The Virginia Bar Association (2013-Present)
  • Member, Executive Council of the Environmental Section, The Virginia Bar Association (2013-Present)
  • The Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division: Member, Executive Council; Chair, Mentorship Program
  • Member, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar
  • Member, Maryland State Bar
  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Roanoke Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Elder, Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church

Published Work

  • College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D. 2004
  • University of Virginia, B.A. 2001