Kenneth W. Wire


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  • American University Washington College of Law, JD, cum laude, Note and Comment Editor, International Law Review, 2005
  • The Catholic University of America, BA, summa cum laude, 2002
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

Chairman, NAIOP Northern Virginia

General Counsel, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance

Ken focuses his practice on land use, real estate and utility issues in Northern Virginia and Maryland.

His practice includes representing local and national companies in the development of office, residential, hotel, industrial, and mixed-use projects. He assists clients in all aspects of the development review and approval process, including due diligence preparation, obtaining zoning and site plan approvals, and comprehensive plan amendments. He has extensive experience with obtaining development approvals for large mixed-use urban infill and redevelopment projects in Northern Virginia.

Real Estate Development

Ken also has experience in commercial real estate law concerning purchase and sale contracts, leasing, property owners' associations, easements and subdivisions.

Energy and Utilities

A significant part of Ken’s practice is providing counsel to water and sewer authorities concerning facility expansion, developer construction agreements, and surety requirements. He also works with a wide variety of utility companies regarding construction contracts, facility relocations and right-of-way issues.

Ken is certified as a LEED accredited professional by the U.S. Green Building Council.

His experience includes internships with the Honorable Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of General Counsel.

Prior to attending The Catholic University of America, Ken served as a nuclear machinist, submarines in the U.S. Navy from 1994 to 2000. He served on board the USS Baltimore and USS Hampton.

In the News

Kenneth W Wire
T: +1 703 712 5362F: +1 703 712 52221750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

Approval of Robinson Terminal North mixed used development on the Alexandria Waterfront.

Approval of National Industries for the Blind Headquarters.

Approval of Carr City Centers 120 room boutique hotel on the Alexandria Waterfront.

Approval of National Science Foundation Headquarters.

Redevelopment of Alexandria Health Department Building.

Beauregard Rezoning Approval for 1.4 million square feet of office, hotel and retail development.

Approval of Carlyle Plaza Two integrating 1.3 million square feet of private development with ARenew’s expanded treatment facilities.

Obtained a rezoning and development approvals for 40,000 square-foot grocery store and 160 residential unit mixed-use development in North Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Approval of 7.5 million-square-foot rezoning for North Potomac Yard, Alexandria, Virginia.

Approval of Edmonson Plaza, 1701 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia.

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, Northern Virginia, Chambers USA, 2013-2018

NAIOP Northern Virginia 2012 Member of the Year

Named an “Associate to Watch”, Chambers USA, 2012

Recipient, NAIOP Developing Leaders Award, 2010

Outstanding Pro Bono Honors Award, American University, Washington College of Law 2005