Gregory Riegle of McGuireWoods, one of the Washington, D.C., region’s leading
commercial real estate and land use lawyers, has been appointed the firm’s new
office managing partner for its Tysons Corner, Virginia, office.
Riegle assumes his new duties on Aug. 1, succeeding partner Jonathan Rak who
has headed McGuireWoods’ Tysons Corner office since 2008.
“Jonathan set a high bar in more than seven years of providing leadership for
this office, but I am ready for this challenge and deeply honored that the firm
entrusted me with this great responsibility,” Riegle said. “I will give it my
best every day.”
McGuireWoods Managing Partner Tom Cabaniss, in announcing the leadership
transition, said that having a deep pool of talented lawyers ready, willing and
able to assume key leadership roles within the firm has been integral to
“The firm's ongoing success is, in no small part, attributable to outstanding
lawyers such as those who have done such a fine job and those prepared to build
on their many accomplishments,” he said. “We are deeply grateful to Jonathan for
his excellent leadership as the Tysons Corner office managing partner. We also
thank Greg and know he will do an outstanding job.”
Riegle concentrates his practice in land use, zoning and redevelopment
matters. He began his real estate career as a professional urban planner and
worked extensively in the public and private sectors before joining
Riegle has substantial experience representing major land developers, owners,
companies, institutions, lenders and landlords. Among the types of development
he has facilitated are office and industrial parks, shopping centers, regional
shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, residential subdivisions, master planned
communities, and elderly housing uses. He routinely handles the proceedings for
rezoning, special exceptions, special permits, variances, comprehensive plan
amendments, appeals and zoning ordinance amendments before local government
authorities in Northern Virginia and Washington. Much of his work is closely
tied to the region's existing and expanding Metro rail transit corridors.
Riegle has been ranked in Chambers USA’s esteemed guide, America’s Leading
Lawyers for Business, each year since 2008. He also has been included in The
Best Lawyers in America five times, most recently this year. He earned a
bachelor’s degree and then a master’s degree in urban planning from Michigan
State University in 1987 and 1989, respectively. He earned his law degree from
George Mason University in 1999.
For more information on recent firm appointments, please see our July 23 press release.