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Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C

From Top Left: Land Use & Zoning - Elizabeth Baker, Land Use Planner - Kathryn R. Taylor, Associate Attorney - Kelly A Posusney, Land Use Planner - Kristen Walentisch, Land Use Planner - Lauren G. Riley, Associate Attorney - Lynne J. Strobel, Shareholder - M. Catharine Puskar, Shareholder - Nan E. Walsh, Of Counsel
2200 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 1300
Arlington Virginia 22201
Real Estate Transactions: Alysia M. Yi, Associate Attorney; Antonia E. Miller, Shareholder; Kathleen Harney Smith, Shareholder; Susan L. Truskey, Associate Attorney; Other Practice Areas: Wendy A. Alexander, Shareholder, Litigation and Business Transactions
703-528-4700

Renowned for their land use, zoning and commercial real estate law practices around the region, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh has represented landowners and developers, excelling in civil litigation and real estate transactions. Shareholder and land use practice leader Lynne Strobel shares her insights on being a successful woman in the commercial real estate and legal industry.

Q: What will be the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you?

A: I believe the biggest challenge will continue to be balancing a career and family. It became evident during the pandemic that women continue to be the primary caregiver in families and that includes caring for children and parents. Striving to find the right balance between caring for family and succeeding in a
career will continue to be difficult.

Q: What’s changed for women in business?

A: Women are now more generally accepted in leadership roles in a variety of careers. I see more women in businesses that have been male dominated, such as real estate development. Women work in development roles and consulting roles, such as civil engineers and traffic consultants. I see women supporting other women in these various roles, including the legal profession, and men accepting women.

Q: What changes or innovations are on the horizon in your industry? How are you preparing for them?

A: Prior to the pandemic, all negotiations and meetings were held in person. In-person meetings changed almost overnight to virtual meetings through various platforms. I believe the virtual trend is here to stay given the efficiency of participating from your desk. It is nice, however, to have an option to meet in person as some discussions are just better face to face. The firm has invested in additional technology and licenses to ensure that all firm members are prepared to continue with the virtual trend.