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G. Scott Barhight
Senior Counsel
Towson Commons, Suite 300
One West Pennsylvania Avenue
Towson, MD 21204-5025
Phone: 410.832.2050
Mobile: 443.823.5967
Fax: 410.223.4057
gsbarhight@wtplaw.com
Awards

Mr. Barhight is a Senior Counsel in the firm’s Real Estate Development, Leasing and Land Use group.  Mr. Barhight’s clients include research parks, national retailers, telecommunication companies, regional utilities, national homebuilders, national business park developers and nonprofit institutions.  He represents developers, builders and other land owners in land use issues including zoning approvals, “fast track” subdivision approvals and PUD approvals, including major residential, retail and vertically integrated mixed use projects.  Mr. Barhight represents clients lobbying county and municipal legislative and executive branches in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

He received his law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law and is admitted to practice in Maryland.  Mr. Barhight was selected by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-present and named 2014 Baltimore Land Use & Zoning Law “Lawyer of the Year.”

Zoning and Land Use, Commercial and Residential Development

Representation of numerous developers / builders in land use issues before zoning commissioners, appeal boards, circuit courts, appellate courts

Representative clients include research parks, national retailers, telecommunication companies, regional utilities, national homebuilders, national business park developers, non-profit institutions

Representation of a variety of developers in PUD approvals in Baltimore County, including major residential, retail and vertically integrated mixed use projects

Representation of numerous developers / builders in zoning approvals for major and minor subdivisions

Representation of numerous developers in "fast track" subdivision approval process in multiple jurisdictions

Representation of various clients lobbying county and municipal legislative and executive branches in the Baltimore metropolitan area

Recognitions

AV Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell

Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, published by Chambers and Partners, 2017

Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2006 - present; Named Best Lawyers' 2014 and 2019 "Lawyer of the Year," Land Use and Zoning Law

Listed in The Best of the U.S., 2008 - present

Memberships & Activities

Co-Chair: Business Department, WTP, 2015

Managing Partner: Towson Office, WTP,1999-2000; 2008-2015

WTP Management Committee: 2000-2006

Board of Directors: Bradford Bank Audit Committee, 2003-2009

Board of Directors: Franklin Square Hospital, 2002-2012; Chair: 2010-2012

Board of Directors: Franklin Square Hospital Foundation, 2004-2008; Chair: 2011-2012

Medstar Strategic Planning Committee: 2008-2011

Medstar Philanthropy Committee: 2004-2008

Loyola Blakefield Board of Trustees, 2006-2012; Chair, Governance/Nominating Committee: 2007-2012

Wyman Park Federal Savings Bank - Member, Board of Directors - 1998 - 2003; Strategic Planning Committee

NAIOP, Baltimore Chapter Board of Directors: 2002-2008

Chair: HBAM PAC Board of Directors, 2005-2007

Board of Directors: HBAM,  2011-2013

Board of Directors Member: Building Industries Foundation, Inc., 2013

Past Member of the Board of Directors and prior Legal Counsel to the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce

Member, HBAM, Baltimore County Chapter: Past Board member

Past Member of the Board of Directors: Leadership - Baltimore County

Real Estate Faculty: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, 2012-2014

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D. 1981)
  • Western Maryland College (B.A. 1978) cum laude