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Jennifer R. Busse
Towson Commons, Suite 300
One West Pennsylvania Avenue
Towson, MD 21204-5025
Phone: 410.832.2077
Fax: 410.339.4027

Ms. Busse has over 19 years of experience representing property owners, developers, businesses, utilities, and other institutional users on real estate issues.  Her practice focuses on land use, development and zoning work.  Ms. Busse has specific experience in:

Land Use, Development and Zoning

Assisting clients through all phases of the development process throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan area

Representing clients in all types of zoning matters, including comprehensive zoning map cycles

Management of Planned Unit Development ("PUD") projects, including community input meetings, development hearings and appeals

County master plans, adequate public facilities ordinances, and water and sewerage plans

Historic properties, preservation, and conservation easements

Real Estate Transactional Issues

Drafting and negotiating contracts, leases and easements

Review and analysis of title documents

Drafting and negotiating Declarations and Restrictive Covenants

Green Building & Sustainability

LEED Accredited Professional

Liquor Licensing & Regulation

Assist clients through the process of obtaining and transferring liquor licenses, including the contract of sale, application process and related public hearings

Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Long Term Care, Assisted Living

Providing advice and guidance to continuing care facilities, including obtaining zoning and development approvals for expansions of existing facilities


Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2013 - present

Named a "Rising Star" by Maryland Super Lawyers (2010, 2011)

Memberships & Activities

Member: Baltimore County Economic Development Commission

Board Member: Baltimore County Chapter of the Home Builders Association of Maryland (HBAM)

Member: National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP)

Member: Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce

Member: Maryland State Bar Association

Member: Baltimore County Bar Association

Member, Team of Advisors: Baltimore County Sustainability Network

Former Board Member: Board of Directors of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce

Former Board Member: Board of Directors of the Greater Towson Committee, Inc.

Former Vice President: Greater Towson Committee, Inc.

Former Chair: Baltimore County Bar Association State and Local Laws/Zoning Committee


  • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D. 1998)
  • Randolph Macon College (B.A. 1993)