Office of the general counsel


The mission of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is to provide cost effective legal advice and representation of the highest quality to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission as a corporate entity. The Primary focus of the work program is providing proactive counsel, preventive advice, and early intervention to support decision-makers with a clear picture of all their lawful options.


Under the direction of the General Counsel, the OGC provides a comprehensive program of legal services to the Commission, supporting virtually every facet of the Commission's work program including, but not limited to:

  • Advocating on the Commission's behalf in litigation before State and Federal courts
  • Guiding the Commission's internal corporate operations
  • Advising Commission staff and the Planning Boards concerning their regulatory responsibilities
  • Participating in cross-functional teams to develop creative solutions to challenges facing the Commission

Work Programs

  • Corporate Governance
  • Legislation
  • Litigation
  • Transactions
  • Land-Use and Planning

Service of Process

Service of Process should be made to the General Counsel at the address listed above by appointment.


MD Code, Land-Use Article