Firm Highlights

6 McMillan Metro Attorneys Named to 2024 Best Lawyers in America List

Best Lawyers is a highly reputable worldwide lawyer-ranking service, and its lists are compiled through an exhaustive peer-review evaluation process. Nominated attorneys are divided by geographic region and practice areas, rated by their peers, and then verified by Best Lawyers. This year, we are thrilled to announce that five McMillan attorneys have been awarded coveted…READ MORE

Geoffrey T. Witherspoon, II, Joins McMillan Metro as an Associate Attorney

We are thrilled to announce that another new attorney has joined our firm. Geoffrey T. Witherspoon, II, brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and a deep commitment to justice and equality. He is admitted to practice in Maryland, D.C and New York. Geoffrey received his B.A. and J.D. from Howard University and has served in…READ MORE

Welcome Christopher Azuoma to McMillan Metro

McMillan Metro is proud to announce the addition of our newest associate attorney, Christopher Azuoma. With his expertise in real estate law, commercial leasing, and affordable housing transactions, he will be a valuable asset to our firm. Christopher graduated with his J.D. in 2018 from Howard University School of Law and has since built an…READ MORE

Larry Jacobs Featured in The Greater Washington Community Foundation

Lawrence S. Jacobs, a shareholder at McMillan Metro, recently authored an article for the Greater Washington Community Foundation on estate planning for nontraditional families and those in the LGBTQ+ community. Creating a Will is important in protecting your loved ones and ensuring that your assets are distributed according to your wishes. In the article, Larry…READ MORE

Peter E. Ciferri Presents Award at Annual Legislative Breakfast

Forest Conservation Inspection Supervisor Josh Kaye receives award presented by Peter Ciferri, Montgomery County Chapter Chair for MBIA, for his leadership qualities that foster an atmosphere of partnership with the housing industry. McMillan Metro shareholder Peter E. Ciferri presented the Maryland Building Industry Association’s (MBIA) annual Malcolm Shaneman Quality of Life Award, at the MBIA…READ MORE

Jessica Bustamante Joins McMillan Metro as an Associate

We are thrilled to announce that Jessica Bustamante has joined McMillan Metro as an associate attorney. Born and raised in the DMV area, Ms. Bustamante is a true native, hailing from Montgomery County. With strong ties to the local community, she has spent a considerable amount of time in Northern Virginia and Baltimore, visiting family…READ MORE

David Shapiro Awarded Top Leader in Law

We are thrilled to announce that David Shapiro, a partner at McMillan Metro, was recognized as The Daily Record’s Top Leader in Law for 2023. Each year, The Daily Record solicits nominations of lawyers and judges in the legal industry that serve their clients and the community in exceptional ways. The nominees are reviewed by…READ MORE

David Shapiro Joins McMillan Metro as a Partner

We are very pleased to welcome David Shapiro to McMillan Metro as a partner. David is a highly respected attorney and an exceptional addition to our law firm, bringing with him a wealth of experience and knowledge. David is known primarily for his expertise in business law and healthcare law and enjoys tackling the unique…READ MORE

Heather Sunderman Presented Agenda on Ethics During CLE Probate Seminar

The “Maryland Probate Process: In 7 Simple Steps” seminar from the National Business Institute features Heather Sunderman, an associate here at McMillan Metro. Her portion of the program delivers an informative guide to maintaining an ethical practice to help attorneys and other legal professionals navigate this often complicated terrain with integrity. Drawing upon years of…READ MORE

McMillan Metro, P.C. Sponsors Physicians on the Potomac

McMillan Metro was proud to sponsor Physicians on the Potomac, which took place on March 23, 2023. Michael A. Faerber, a partner at the firm, attended and had the opportunity to meet with top medical and real estate professionals in the area. The event uncovered some of the newest class-A medical buildings in Prince George’s…READ MORE

Peter Ciferri Becomes Shareholder at McMillan Metro, P.C.

McMillan Metro, P.C. is proud to announce that Peter Ciferri has become a shareholder of the firm. Mr. Ciferri has been an integral part of the McMillan family since 2017 and has established himself as a leader in real estate law. He became a partner at the firm in 2022 and has been awarded the…READ MORE

Judyann M. Lee Named Partner

McMillan Metro, P.C. is pleased to announce that Judyann M. Lee has become a Partner in the firm.  In practice since 1998, Judyann joined McMillan Metro in 2016. Her primary practice area is commercial real estate, including the development and operation of residential and commercial projects, such as homeowners’ associations, commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects,…READ MORE

Michael A. Faerber Presented with MBIA’s Associate of the Year Award

McMillan Metro is excited to announce that one of our firm’s partners, Michael A. Faerber, has been presented with the 2022 Joseph C. Rodgers Associate of the Year Award by the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA). This honor reflects his hard work and dedication to excellence in his practice. As a longtime active member of…READ MORE

McMillan Metro, P.C. Welcomes Leah Morabito As Partner

Please join us in welcoming Leah B. Morabito to McMillan Metro, P.C.! Leah has joined the firm as a partner and practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Guardianships, and Special Needs Planning. She has assisted hundreds of individuals and families with their estate planning and administration needs and provides guidance…READ MORE

McMillan Metro, P.C. Welcomes Attorney Heather L. Sunderman

McMillan Metro, P.C. is excited to welcome another outstanding attorney to our Estate Planning and Family Law teams. Heather Sunderman joins us as an Associate Attorney, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in both practice areas. Ms. Sunderman received her J.D. from the Washington College of Law (American University), is a Maryland State Bar…READ MORE

McMillan Metro, PC. Attorneys Named 2022 DC Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

McMillan Metro, PC. is pleased to announce that two of our attorneys have been named DC Super Lawyers for 2022, and one was honored as a Rising Star. This is the 16th year McMillan Metro lawyers have received recognition from the nationwide rating service, which uses a selection process that involves 70 practice areas, independent…READ MORE

Andrew Milne Joins McMillan Metro, P.C. as Senior Counsel

McMillan Metro, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Milne as Senior Counsel for the firm. Mr. Milne comes with more than 25 years of experience representing businesses, business owners, professionals and executives. He is known for using a practical, collaborative approach that focuses on the client’s overall objectives.  Mr. Milne serves clients…READ MORE

Attorney Judyann M. Lee Featured In Potomac Lifestyle Magazine

Judyann Lee, a real estate attorney with McMillan Metro, P.C, was featured in the May 2022 issue of Potomac Lifestyle magazine. The issue included an article called “Fierce and Fabulous” and highlighted five accomplished women in the local community who successfully navigate a work-life balance. Judyann was selected as one of the women featured. Judyann,…READ MORE

McMillan Metro, P.C. Attorneys Named Maryland Super Lawyers For 2022

McMillan Metro, P.C. is pleased to announce that four of our attorneys have been named Maryland Super Lawyers for 2022 due to their outstanding dedication and achievement to the field of law. Howard Metro, Elyse Strickland, and have been given this distinction based on a rigorous selection process that includes independent research, peer nominations, and…READ MORE

Peter E. Ciferri Becomes a Partner at McMillan Metro, P.C.

McMillan Metro, P.C. is pleased to announce that Peter E. Ciferri has become a Partner of the firm.  Mr. Ciferri joined McMillan Metro in early 2017 and has been a licensed attorney since 2012. Mr. Ciferri’s primary practice area is the representation of developers, builders and investors in commercial real estate transactions, commercial lease negotiations,…READ MORE

McMillan Metro, P.C. Is A Proud Sponsor Of Potomac Day 2021

McMillan Metro, P.C. is pleased to announce that the team will be attending Potomac Day on Saturday, October 23rd, after a hiatus of the event due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This annual event, which is hosted by the Potomac Chamber of Commerce, features a parade, car show, food tents, live music and other vendors. McMillan…READ MORE

Elyse Strickland Becomes Shareholder at McMillan Metro, P.C.

McMillan Metro, P.C. is pleased to announce that Elyse L. Strickland has become a Shareholder of the firm.  Ms. Strickland has been with the firm for two years and is Chair of the litigation practice group.  As an attorney who practices both family law and commercial litigation, Ms. Strickland brings a unique perspective to her…READ MORE

Peter E. Ciferri Promoted To Of Counsel

McMillan Metro, P.C. is happy to announce that Peter E. Ciferri has been promoted from Associate to Of Counsel with the Firm.  The promotion is well deserved and is in recognition of his hard work and continued growth as an attorney that included the investment of energy, ideas, and time with the development of the…READ MORE

Peter E. Ciferri Named Montgomery County Chapter Chair For The MBIA

McMillan Metro, P.C. is pleased to announce that Peter Ciferri was installed as Montgomery County Chapter Chair for the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA). This role with the MBIA Board of Directors commenced during the 2021 annual meeting. Board members were installed by Jerry Howard, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Home Builders….READ MORE

Firm New Leadership

As we start a new year, we also welcome a new President and Vice-President to the White House.   McMillan Metro also welcomes new leadership this year.  Michael Faerber, managing partner of the real estate practice group, was nominated as President of the Firm.  Michael has also served on the Executive Committee since 2011 and…READ MORE

McMillan Metro, PC. Attorneys Named Maryland Super Lawyers

McMillan Metro, PC. is pleased to announce that two of our attorneys have been named Maryland Super Lawyers due to their outstanding dedication and achievement to the field of law. Howard Metro and Peter Ciferri have been given this distinction based on a rigorous selection process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations….READ MORE

Judyann M. Lee Published In Probate & Property

Judyann Lee, a real estate attorney with McMillan Metro, P.C, recently published an article in the November/December 2020 issue of Probate & Property, a Magazine of the American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section.  The article provides readers with an overview of the variety of issues that have arisen due to the…READ MORE

Howard Metro Named Chair Of MSBA Business Law Section

We are pleased to announce that A. Howard Metro was recently named Chair of the Maryland Bar Association Business Law Section. With over 1,000 members in this section alone, the Business Law branch of the MSBA is an active organization that focuses on various facets of current issues related to Business Law.  Howard and the…READ MORE

Our Commitment To Diversity

Recent events in our country and around the world have once again brought the issues of racism and basic human equality to the forefront of the news, our lives and our conversations. These events remind us that, despite how far we have come, we have further to go. These events have also prompted many of…READ MORE

McMillan Metro, PC. Attorneys Named Super Lawyers For 2020

McMillan Metro, PC. is pleased to announce that two of our attorneys have been named Super Lawyers for 2020 due to their outstanding dedication and achievement to the field of law. Howard Metro and Peter Ciferri have been given this distinction based on a rigorous selection process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer…READ MORE

Michael Faerber Attends ICSC Mid-Atlantic Conference & Deal Making Event

On March 2-3, 2020, Michael Faerber, Real Estate attorney and a Partner at McMillan Metro, P.C., attended the International Council Of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Mid-Atlantic Conference & Deal Making event at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.  The event emphasized the connection between community, economy and retail development and featured…READ MORE

Michael Faerber Attends National Association Of Homebuilders Convention

On January 21-23, 2020, Michael Faerber, Real Estate attorney and a Partner at McMillan Metro, P.C., attended the annual convention of the NAHB (National Association Of Home Builders) which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The show featured networking opportunities and exhibits from more than 1400 homebuilding suppliers and manufacturers from around the world. In…READ MORE

Attorney Judyann M. Lee Published In The Beacon

Judyann Lee, a real estate attorney with McMillan Metro, P.C, recently published an article in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of The Beacon. The article focused on the reality of a recent increase in sober living homes and how they may impact HOA’s (homeowners associations).  Sober living homes are homes or communities that are formed by…READ MORE

McMillan Metro, P.C. Announces Military Law Practice Area

McMillan Metro, P.C. is pleased to announce that we will now be offering services of an attorney with a long career of experience in Military Law matters. For over 25 years, Larry N. Burch, Partner with McMillan Metro has been helping members of the military, their spouses, retirees and dependents with legal issues unique to…READ MORE

Join McMillan Metro For A Complimentary Business Contracts Seminar

SAVE THE DATE NOW!  Want to sharpen your contracting skills? You are cordially invited to attend McMillan Metro, P.C.’s seminar series “Business Contracts 101”. Firm attorneys Jose Espejo, and A. Howard Metro will speak on the basics of contract review and contract enforceability. Contracts are the lifeblood of any successful business, yet many times a…READ MORE

McMillan Metro, PC. Attorneys Named Super Lawyers For Expertise In Maryland Law

McMillan Metro, PC. is proud to announce that two of our attorneys have been awarded recognition by Super Lawyers 2019 for their outstanding dedication and achievement to the field of law. Howard Metro and Peter Ciferri have been given this distinction based on a rigorous selection process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer…READ MORE

McMillan Metro Welcomes Elyse L. Strickland

About Elyse L. Strickland Elyse brings extensive experience in helping individuals with their domestic issues, including business valuation, property distribution, alimony, child support, custody and visitation. She is also a family law mediator and collaborative lawyer and certified as a “best interest” attorney. In addition, she represents an array of business clients, from individuals to…READ MORE

Larry Jacobs Recognized By Best Lawyers® In The Field of Estate Planning

Congratulations to our own Larry Jacobs who was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019, called “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice” by Corporate Counsel magazine.  Larry earned recognition for his work in the field of Estate Planning. As some of you may be aware,…READ MORE

Join McMillan Metro For A Complimentary Real Estate Law Seminar

RSVP NOW! On October 4, 2018, McMillan Metro will be hosting a complimentary Real Estate Law Breakfast Seminar! This seminar features Attorney Judyann Lee and Mac Staples, Vice President of the Maryland Division of Community Management Corporation, and Jon Bach, Vice President of Developer Services of Community Management Corporation. In this seminar, which is designed…READ MORE

Diane Rehm, Larry Jacobs Team Up to Talk Planned Giving

“What a treat and honor,” says Larry Jacobs, “to get a call from Diane Rehm asking me to sit down with WAMU supporters at her home to discuss estate planning with an emphasis on planned giving.” Those subjects are near and dear to Larry’s heart after more than 20 years of helping residents of Maryland,…READ MORE

Michael Faerber and Stephen Orens Honored With Legislative Awards

Attorneys Michael Faerber and Stephen Orens Honored With Legislative Awards From The Maryland Building Industry Association McMillan Metro, P.C. is is pleased to announce  that in April 2018, Michael A. Faerber and Stephen J. Orens were  recipients of  the 2018 Legislative Awards by the Maryland Building Industry Association.  The Maryland Building Industry Association, an affiliate of…READ MORE

Congratulations, Jose, on Passing the Maryland Bar Exam!

McMillan Metro is proud and gratified to announce that Jose L. Espejo has joined the firm as our newest Associate Attorney.  You may have already met him thanks to his work for our corporate and business, litigation, and family law practice groups. Jose first came to us as a Summer Law Clerk in 2016 through…READ MORE

Larry Jacobs to Chair the Firm’s Litigation Practice

McMillan Metro is pleased to announce that Lawrence S. Jacobs will now lead the firm’s litigation practice.  We are confident that Larry’s leadership and enthusiasm will translate into results for our clients. The firm’s litigation attorneys will continue to handle disputes involving business issues, collections, contracts, construction, employment, intellectual property and real estate issues.  Larry…READ MORE

Judyann Lee Named to CAI Business Partners Council

Those of you who know attorney Judyann Lee know that her practice focuses on issues surrounding common interest projects, including homeowners associations, commercial, residential and mixed-use condominiums, cooperatives, and timeshare resorts. As of January 1, she kicked her commitment to the industry up a notch by accepting a seat on the 2018 Business Partners Council…READ MORE

McMillan Metro Does Its Best to “Escape” the Impossible

Attorneys and Staff Test Their Teamwork Skills This summer, McMillan Metro’s attorneys and staff took a step away from their desks to engage in a team-building exercise and test their collective aptitude in overcoming what seemed to be nearly impossible challenges. Whether or not they would ever return depended on their abilities to work together…READ MORE

We take a stand against domestic abuse.

We take a stand against domestic abuse. The Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA) is a leader in empowering survivors of domestic abuse to live safely. McMillan Metro is proud to be an active supporter of JCADA at the Luminary level. JCADA provides free counseling to individuals dealing with abusive relationships, and collaborates with government…READ MORE

McMillan Metro is proud to welcome Peter Ciferri

Welcome Peter Ciferri McMillan Metro is proud to welcome Peter Ciferri as an associate to the firm.  Peter brings to us his extensive experience in helping individuals and small businesses navigate the governmental, administrative and legal waters of western and central Maryland. For the last several years his focus has been on traditional land use,…READ MORE

Happy 10th Anniversaries to Jeremy and Taheya!

Happy 10th Anniversaries to Jeremy and Taheya! It’s hard to believe but Paralegals Taheya Cortez and Jeremy Hesselbein are both celebrating 10 years as part of the McMillan Metro family. We couldn’t be happier to congratulate these two hard-working colleagues for all they do for our clients and for the Firm. Taheya joined our firm January 2, 2007 as…READ MORE

3 New Legal Assistants Join McMillan Metro

3 New Legal Assistants Join McMillan Metro McMillan Metro is growing again with the addition of a trio of new Legal Assistants. We’re proud to welcome all three, and if your interactions with the firm bring you into contact, please join us in saying hello! Becky Cox has joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant to…READ MORE

Howard and Larry Named 2017 Super Lawyers

Howard Metro and Larry Jacobs are included in the 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers® List The 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers® list has just been announced, and two McMillan Metro attorneys are making repeat appearances. A. Howard Metro and Lawrence S. Jacobs are both on the roster just published in Super Lawyers® magazine. Super Lawyers® rates attorneys who have attained a high degree of…READ MORE

We have moved!

Our relocation information… McMillan Metro, P.C. is pleased to announce that the Firm relocated on July 15, 2016 to new state-of-the-art offices. Our new headquarters is located at 7811 Montrose Road, Suite 400, Potomac, MD, adjacent to Park Potomac and easily accessible from all points in Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia. Our contact numbers will remain…READ MORE

We’re moving to new offices in July!

Our relocation information . . . McMillan Metro is moving to new state-of-the-art offices in July. The new headquarters at 7811 Montrose Road are adjacent to Park Potomac, one of the region’s fast growing mixed-use developments. The location is at the Montrose Road exit of I-270 and is easily accessible from all points in Maryland,…READ MORE

Meet our Summer Scholar, Jose Espejo

Summer Scholar is recognized at Montgomery County Bar Event Jose Espejo, our intern who comes to McMillan Metro via the Summer Scholars Pipeline Program, is on the job now. Representing the firm, Michael Faerber and Larry Jacobs, interviewed candidates last spring from this initiative of the Bar Foundation of Montgomery County. The program was created to encourage talented…READ MORE

Best Law Firms® in Washington, D.C. for 2016

McMillan Metro P.C. designated as Best Law Firms® 2016! Congratulations to the McMillan Metro team! We have been listed among  Best Law Firms® in Washington, D.C. for 2016 by the U.S. News & World Reports. We want to thank our hardworking attorneys for making the firm, as a whole, shine. The designation was awarded for Trusts and…READ MORE

Howard and Larry Named 2016 Super Lawyers

Howard Metro and Larry Jacobs are included in the 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers® List The 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers® list has just been announced, and two McMillan Metro attorneys are making repeat appearances. A. Howard Metro and Lawrence S. Jacobs are both on the roster just published in Super Lawyers® magazine. Super Lawyers® rates attorneys who have attained a high degree of…READ MORE

Stephen J. Orens & Judyann Lee join our real estate practice

Attorneys Steve Orens & Judyann Lee Expand Our Real Estate Services With his impressive track record in the areas of municipal law, land use and zoning, and administrative litigation, Steve Orens is a terrific addition to the McMillan Metro team. He is skilled in deal making, project approval and construction, right through settlement. We’re delighted to now…READ MORE

McMillan Metro Participates in Summer Scholars Pipeline Program

Thanks to Summer Intern Darlene Tzou McMillan Metro was proud to welcome Darlene Tzou as part of the Summer Scholars Pipeline Program sponsored by the Bar Foundation of Montgomery County. Darlene is about to enter her final year at American University’s Washington College of Law. We put her through her paces all summer with assignments…READ MORE

McMillan Metro Fights the Cold with a Chili Cook-Off

What better way to fight the cold than with some smoking hot chili? On Friday, February 13th, most of our Firm’s attorneys and staff gathered to show off their chili-cooking clout.  Five of us brought very unique yet tasty iterations of this southwestern-inspired dish to the table.  Others prepared side dishes to complement the palates of the voters. As…READ MORE

Congratulations, Howard and Larry!

Howard Metro and Larry Jacobs Are Included in the 2015 Maryland Super Lawyers® List The 2015 Maryland Super Lawyers list has just been announced, and two McMillan Metro attorneys are making repeat appearances. A. Howard Metro and Lawrence S. Jacobs are both on the roster just published in Baltimore magazine. Super Lawyers rates attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer…READ MORE

Important Free Update on Marriage in Virginia

A free conference call on Wednesday, December 3rd at 6:15 p.m. will provide important updates In the weeks since same-sex marriage became legal in Virginia, I’ve been keeping a close eye on developments to understand how it’s working out for my clients.  There is important information you should know about, whether you are currently married,…READ MORE