John W. Paradee - Baird Mandalas Brockstedt LLC

John W. Paradee

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 302-667-0061

University of VirginiaBA 1985University of RichmondJ.D. 1989
Bayhealth Medical Center

Client Comments

"It is a pleasure working with Mr. Paradee. His professional knowledge and experience are exceptional. He always has a positive attitude and is very responsive to his clients."

"John Paradee is an incredibly knowledgeable, talented, and most intelligent attorney who is intimately familiar with the workings of the Kent County and State of Delaware governmental agencies and the authorities in charge thereof. He possesses excellent negotiating skills as well as a knack for establishing rapport with all people with whom he interfaces. He is, by nature, very calm in situations that would otherwise rattle most professionals and that is a very valuable trait. His articulation and assessment (of a situation) skills are second to none. The work he has performed for us has been expedient and his fees are reasonable. Not only do we enjoy working with John, but we would also wholeheartedly recommend him to others."

-Ian Cohen
Knollwood Development Corp.

"First and very importantly, the follow up and the team that surround John are FIRST class, so moving the smallest of all things through the firm is seamless. Secondly, when John needs to perform in public (i.e. in front of a commission), he is prepared and can present without getting him or his client into trouble. Some people say too much; some people say too little. In my experience, John says what is necessary to get the task at hand accomplished. "

-Richard E. DeVincentis
Managing Member
DeVincentis Properties LLC

"I have worked with John on several land-use issues in Kent County and have always found him to be one of the most knowledgeable and effective real estate attorneys in Kent County. He is a very effective speaker and advocate for his clients; he is a creative and aggressive legal strategist; he is always extremely well prepared and composed; he is prompt in responding to questions and tasks, and he has excellent support from his staff. Bottom Line: He is expensive, but worth it. "

-Marc Ramos
Key Communities/Village Builders

"As a regional homebuilder based in Dover, Delaware, Stover Homes requires the experience of John Paradee on a daily basis. John's knowledge of land-planning law and his personal relationships with the County and State level officials are the best I have ever seen in my 25-year career. John Paradee has helped my firm work out many matters with only a phone call and he always responds quickly to both my team and myself. Stover Homes and its affiliates are proud that we are represented by an attorney like John Paradee, and we look forward to working with him for many years to come. "

-Gary Stover
Stover Homes

Office Location

Six South State Street
Dover, DE 19901
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law of the Wilmington-DE Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Land Use and Zoning of the Wilmington-DE Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Land Use and Zoning of the Wilmington-DE Metro Area
John W. Paradee has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!John W. Paradee has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!John W. Paradee has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning Law (Development, Government Relations, Land Use, Litigation, Master Planned Communities, Municipal, Real Estate, Redevelopment, Zoning)
Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Other Information

Gender: Male