Case Studies

Client achievements, innovations and solutions are shared through examples of our work. Our case studies cover the range of activities that are commonly encountered in our client representations. Let our experience be a source of comfort as you deal with the unknowns that need to be solved.

Bringing Growth to DC’s Brewery and Distillery Industry
GDL’s Don Holmes has expertise in leasing space for the burgeoning brewery and distillery industry in the DC metropolitan region.
Developing Special Event and Public Art Projects
The DC Metro area is coming alive with new approaches to use indoor and outdoor space to display art and provide great experiential events. GDL’s Don Holmes has negotiated a series of significant and unusual signage, pop-up retail and special event agreements
Virginia Public University Rosslyn Lease
In Rosslyn, Arlington Virgina’s rapidly-growing submarket, GDL’s Don Holmes represented the landlord with respect to an assignment and very substantial recasting of an office lease with a major state university. The lease for the top two floors of a class A office tower, with preferred views of downtown DC, provided offices, classrooms, and special event spaces
Balancing the Pandemic for Landlords and Tenants
GDL Shareholder Don Holmes has helped landlord and tenant clients to navigate the shifting regulations and business operation best practices during the Covid-19 crisis. The new normal in the Covid pandemic has generated new risks, regulations, and changes in best practices.
Ownership Formation, Financing, Building Design, Demolition & Construction
Office buildings across the region face the prospect of obsolescence, and an owner may decide to replace an aged building. The prospect of navigating the myriad of obstacles involved requires a talented contingent of professionals working for the developer, including legal counsel who provides the necessary legal framework for each of the steps in the process.
Limitations to the District of Columbia Right of Initiative
Appellate litigation before a Court of Appeals is a component of litigation which requires a special expertise. Preparing a concise and persuasive brief which focuses the legal issues, combined with a thorough preparation for oral argument (and inevitable questioning by the Judges) are the cornerstones of an affective appeal.
Greenstein DeLorme & Luchs, P.C.