Stuart Mendelsohn - Holland & Knight, LLP

Stuart Mendelsohn

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 703-720-8071

Stuart Mendelsohn

Northern Virginia

Stuart Mendelsohn
practices in the areas of real estate, land use, litigation, government affairs and corporate law. His clients include a broad range of corporations, non-profit organizations, builders and developers.

Mr. Mendelsohn served eight years on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and two years as vice Chairman of the Fairfax County School Board. He has also served on a number of regional transportation commissions, land use committees and councils.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Mendelsohn was a senior manager of a defense contractor.  In the community, he has committed an extensive amount of time to community service in Fairfax County, the Commonwealth of Virginia and nationally.


Professional Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2007-2009
  • Virginia Super Lawyer
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Real Estate Law, 2009, 2010


  • Northern Virginia Building Industry Association
  • Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Chairman, Executive Committee, Board Member
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties - NoVA Chapter, Co-Chair, Transportation Committee
  • Christian Legal Society


Court Admissions

  • All State Courts in Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • All Courts in District of Columbia

    George Mason UniversityJ.D. 1984Florida Institute of TechnologyMS 1975Florida Institute of TechnologyBS 1974
    Fairfax County Chamber of CommerceGeorge Mason Board of VisitorsTysons PartnershipTysons Corner Land Use Task ForceNAIOP - NoVALEAD VirginiaFairfax County Board of SupervisorsFairfax Bar AssociationJill''s House

    Case History

    Patrick Henry College Annexation — Achieved Town annexation over County objections.
    McLean Bible Church Seminary Classes Dispute — Was able to obtain approval to allow seminary classes to continue despite the County originally disapproving of the use.
    A&R Development BRAC Plan Amendment — Was able to obtain a plan amendment approval for the highest density then existing in Fairfax County despite the low-density nature of the area.

    Office Location

    1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 700
    Tysons Corner, VA 22102
    United States

    Practice Areas

    Land Use and Zoning Law
    Real Estate Law (Land Use, Zoning)

    Other Information

    Gender: Male