Municipal, landlord-tenant, zoning, HOA, administrative and general business law. Veteran.I know local government and appreciate how zoning approvals are obtained and how to challenge one.I will help you make your tenant or landlord accountable.Passionate and dedicated to promoting landlord-tenant, zoning, and municipal solutions.
Why pay large firm rates for quality legal representation particularly if you lease (rent or own) or manage real property, run a small business, nonprofit or homeowners association? If you are involved in local government, I have a total of 19 years experience working for and with Maryland municipal governments and have served as a municipal attorney since soon after my admittance to the bar.
I am currently the Town Attorney for the Towns of Forest Heights, Cottage City, North Brentwood, Eagle Harbor and Upper Marlboro in Prince George's County and am also or have been specially retained by other cities and towns.
I am also experienced in land use/zoning law particularly in Anne Arundel Co. and Prince George's County (Md.) representing developers, owners and local governments.
In addition to my core municipal practice, I also handle matters involving zoning, code enforcement, business formation and governance, homeowners association and landlord/tenant matters. I am primarily a municipal and general practice attorney with experience in land use, ordinance drafting, legislative advocacy, contract drafting, review & litigation, personnel and police matters and the entire spectrum of matters facing medium to small cities and towns in Maryland including litigation. I have represented clients in numerous other real estate and government-related matters.
I also enjoy real property related issues including boundary disputes, easements, riparian rights, homeowners association governance and covenant issues, and landlord tenant matters. I have formerly served as an HOA president.
I was raised in northeastern Indiana but was educated in Maryland having lived in central Maryland for the past 23 years. A retired U.S. Marine officer (infantry) and U.S. Naval Academy graduate, and I am also retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Maryland Defense Force's JAG Corps.
Please don't hesitate to call ((O)410-777-8506 or (C) 410-533-6019) or email (email@example.com).
Hourly ($220-300/hour), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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Mr. Best is very knowledgeable about the intricacies of municipal law and serves his clients thoughtfully and diligently. He has also impressed me with his ethics and his zeal for mastering the law to ensure that his clients get the best representation he can provide. I would not hesitate to entrust a legal matter to Kevin Best.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal||United States Marine Corps||1992|
|Principal Attorney||The Law Office of Kevin J. Best||2010 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Funk & Bolton P.A.||2008 - 2010|
|Associate Attorney||Linowes and Blocher LLP||2003 - 2008|
|Manager, Research and Information Management||Maryland Municipal League||1996 - 2003|
|Lieutenant - Captain (Infantry)||U.S. Marine Corps||1985 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Prince George's County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA)||Member||2010 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Anne Arundel County Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Maryland Municipal Attorneys Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association, State and Local Government Law Section||Past Chair||2013 - 2014|
|International Municipal Lawyers Association (Maryland chapter)||Chair||2009 - 2010|
|Woods et al. vs. Fallsway Investment Properties LLC, Dist. Ct. of Md. for AA Co., Case No. D-07-CV-15-001426||Treble damages plus legal fees for Plaintiff (my client)|
|Heatherwood LLLP t/a Gateway Townhomes v. Keyonte Goodman, Case No. D-07-CV-15-000831 (Dist. Ct. of Md. for AA Co.)||Minor judgment for plaintiff|
|NATHANIEL L. JOHNSON ET UX.,VS. MARCUS ADAMS t/a THERMAL, Case No. 0702-0003674-2013 & 0702-0001433-2014 V.||Judgment for Plaintiffs (my clients)|
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|Municipal Maryland||What Happens if an Applicant Disputes the Payment of a Licensing Fee?||2010|
|Municipal Maryland||Questions and Answers||2008|
|Municipal Maryland||Does Your City or Town Need Zoning Approval to Develop Land For a Public Building or Facility?||2006|
|Municipal Maryland||Administrative Searches and Inspections by Municipal Code Enforcement Officers||2004|
|Municipal Maryland||Maryland Municipal Recall Elections||2003|
|Municipal Maryland||Model Format for Maryland Municipal Ordinances||2003|
|Municipal Maryland||The Meaning of 'Contiguous and Adjoining' Requirements by Maryland Annexation Law||2002|
|Municipal Maryland||Dual Offices of Profit||2002|
|Municipal Maryland||Municipal Elections||2001|
|Municipal Maryland||Maryland Public Information Act||2000|
|University of Baltimore School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|George Washington University||Public Administration||MA - Masters||1994|
|United States Naval Academy||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1985|