Matthew J. Weinstein Associate

Matthew Weinstein is a land use and zoning attorney with experience obtaining entitlement approvals in Northern Virginia with a particular focus in Arlington County. Matt has specialized in multi-family affordable housing projects in Arlington, including a 160 unit affordable housing project in Arlington that was a partnership between a leading nonprofit developer and a preeminent veterans organization. Outside of his land use experience, Matt has negotiated leases and license agreements and helped clients obtain ABC licenses. As a longtime Arlingtonian, Matt is actively involved in Arlington civic and political life.

Matt was also actively involved in politics before he started practicing law. Matt was senior staff on several statewide races in Virginia, worked in U.S. Senator Mark Warner's office throughout law school, and was chief of staff for the current House Democratic Caucus Chair in the Virginia House of Delegates for several sessions.

  • Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, JD, 2012
  • Washington University in St. Louis, BA, History, 2006

Member, Virginia State Board of Elections, 2023

Board Member, Arlington County Electoral Board, 2020-2022

Board Member, Lee Highway Alliance, 2017-present

Member, State Central Committee, Democratic Party of Virginia, 2016-2020

Member, 8th Congressional District Democratic Committee, 2016-2020

Legal Counsel, Arlington County Democratic Committee, 2018-2023

Co-chair, Arlington County Government Relations, Northern Virginia Chapter, NAIOP (formerly the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties), 2020-present

Board Member, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, 2017-2023

Board Member, Virginia Statewide Community Land Trust, 2020-2023

  • Virginia

Named to "Ones to Watch: Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law," The Best Lawyers in America, 2022, 2023

Named NAIOP Northern Virginia “Member of the Year,” 2020

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