Peter E. Ciferri

Real estate and land use law can be complex. I am proud to provide effective representation to clients in the challenging worlds of real estate and administrative agency review.

When you are confronted with a zoning or subdivision issue, a real estate or commercial negotiation, or the need for judicial review of an administrative agency decision and administrative litigation, you need a lawyer who is practical, even-keeled, and also well-versed in governmental and legal waters of western and central Maryland. My focus has always been advancing my clients’ short-term goals with tenacity while also putting a practical eye toward mitigating long-term risks.

Through my work, I give personal attention to you and your property. I am proud to be able to assist with your zoning, subdivision and permitting applications, your disputes with government agencies or your neighbors, or purchase or lease agreement negotiations. My experience preparing and understanding real estate agreements becomes invaluable when a dispute emerges. Words matter — And I do not take that saying lightly.

My prior experience as an associate attorney with a commercial and real estate litigation firm in Frederick, Maryland, and before that as a judicial law clerk in the Circuit Court for Frederick County, Maryland also provided me insight into how substantive and procedural questions are perceived by reviewing courts.

My clients know that they can expect my full attention toward advancing their goals and an approach that includes regular communication and discussion of expectations, guidance in deciphering legalese (and using it effectively), deliberation with consultants, and an ability to build and foster relationships with impact decision makers.