People Archive

Matthew G. Ahrens has spent over 25 years in property tax, currently representing owners of various property types throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.  Mr. Ahrens previously served as Vice President, Property Tax for Host Hotels & Resorts, the largest lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) and one of the largest owners of luxury and […]

Practice Areas:

Real Property Tax Assessment Appeals

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C. Richard Beyda is a senior partner at Grossberg, Yochelson, Fox & Beyda, LLP. Mr. Beyda’s practice includes matters related to the acquisition, sale, financing and leasing of real property and other commercial matters. He also advises individuals on estate and family planning matters. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from George […]

Practice Areas:

Real Estate Acquisition, Sale and Financing

Business Planning

Corporations

Real Estate Leasing – Commercial and Retail

Estate Planning and Administration

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Grace E. Burnside has nearly twenty-five years experience representing regional and national owners and developers of real estate, both as in-house counsel and in private practice, with a particular emphasis on the leasing, development and operation of mixed-use properties. She has significant experience drafting and negotiating anchor, fashion, restaurant and office leases in existing and […]

Practice Areas:

Real Estate Leasing

Real Estate Development and Finance

Real Estate Acquisition and Sale

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Gerald P. Grossberg of Grossberg Yochelson Fox & Beyda

Gerald P. Grossberg

Admitted:
District of Columbia
Education:
Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 1962)
George Washington University Law School (L.L.B., 1965)

Gerald P. Grossberg is a partner in the firm. Mr. Grossberg concentrates his practice among areas of acquisition, sale, financing and leasing of real property in the District of Columbia metropolitan area. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the George Washington University Law […]

Practice Areas:

Real Estate Acquisition, Sale and Financing

Real Estate Leasing – GSA, Commercial, and Retail

Rankings:

Martindale-Hubbell AV

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Karl R. Gruss of Grossberg Yochelson Fox & Beyda

Karl R. Gruss

Partner

tel: 202-296-9696
gruss@gyfb.com
Admitted:
District of Columbia
Florida
Education:
Hamilton College (B.A., 2008)
University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2014)

Karl Gruss focuses his practice on the acquisition, sale, financing and leasing of real property,as well as the preparation of AIA construction contracts. Mr. Gruss additionally assists clients in the formation and organization of business entities and complex joint ventures. Prior to joining Grossberg, Yochelson, Fox & Beyda, Mr. Gruss worked as an associate in […]

Practice Areas:

Real Estate Acquisition, Sale and Financing

Real Estate Leasing – Commercial and Retail

General Business Matters, including Joint Ventures

Publications:

Freedom of Information Act and Federal Licensing Procedures: Invoking Exemption 7(F) to Protect Examination Materials, Florida Law Review, 66 Fla. L. Rev. 1403 (2015).

Honors:

Florida Law Review – Senior Research Editor

Member:

Hamilton College Chapel Bell Society

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Linton W. Hengerer of Grossberg Yochelson Fox & Beyda

Linton W. Hengerer

Admitted:
District of Columbia
U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Education:
Boston University (B.S.B.A., magna cum laude, 1977)
George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors, 1980)
George Washington University (M.B.A., 1984)

Linton W. Hengerer is a partner at Grossberg, Yochelson, Fox & Beyda, LLP. Mr. Hengerer concentrates his practice among areas of acquisition, sale, financing and leasing of real property, and corporate law in the District of Columbia metropolitan area and across the United States. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, magna […]

Practice Areas:

Real Estate Acquisition, Sale and Financing

Real Estate Leasing – GSA, Commercial, and Retail

Business Planning

Corporations

Rankings:

Martindale-Hubbell AV

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Heidi Herman

Heidi J. Herman

Of Counsel

tel: 202-296-9696
herman@gyfb.com
Admitted:
Illinois
Education:
University of Michigan (B.B.A., 1985)
DePaul University, College of Law (J.D., 1989)

Heidi J. Herman focuses her practice on commercial real estate matters.  In her practice, Ms. Herman represents investment managers and owners–including REITs, developers, insurance companies, and financial institutions–of commercial office, industrial, medical office, and retail properties in drafting and negotiating leases with tenants, including regional and national anchors and big-box tenants, hospitals, medical specialty companies, […]

Practice Areas:

Real Estate Leasing

Real Estate Acquisition and Sale

General Real Estate Matters

Publications:

United States v. Salerno: The Bail Reform Act is Here to Stay, Volume 38 No. 1 DePaul Law Review (1989)

Honors:

-2021 Chicago Legal Aid, Public Benefits Maximization Project – Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

-1988 Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Foundation Scholarship Award

-DePaul Law Review – Article and Note Editor

 

 

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Valerie B. Kamin

Partner

tel: 202-296-9696
kamin@gyfb.com
Admitted:
District of Columbia
Pennsylvania
Education:
The University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 2007)
The University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 2012)

Valerie B. Kamin devotes her practice to a wide array of general and complex real estate transactions, including the representation of landlords, tenants, buyers, sellers, investors and regional and national developers in connection with real estate acquisitions and dispositions; real estate development and finance; commercial office, retail and industrial leasing; construction loans, permanent financing and […]

Practice Areas:

Real Estate Leasing

Real Estate Development, Structuring and Finance

Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions

Honors:

Order of the Coif

Thomas M. Cooley II Legal Writing Award

Benjamin H. Tepliz Award

Dean’s Scholarship

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Elizabeth R. Lenihan

Associate

tel: 202-296-9696
lenihan@gyfb.com
Admitted:
District of Columbia
Education:
George Washington University (B.A. 2008)
American University (J.D. 2020)

Elizabeth “Lily” R. Lenihan is an associate in Grossberg Yochelson Fox & Beyda’s property tax assessment appeals practice. She focuses her work primarily on commercial real estate tax appeals in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Ms. Lenihan received her B.A. from The George Washington University and her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, […]

Practice Areas:

Real Property Tax Assessment Appeals

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Richard F. Levin of Grossberg, Yochelson Fox & Beyda

Richard F. Levin

Partner

tel: 202-296-9696
levin@gyfb.com
Admitted:
District of Columbia
Education:
Pennsylvania State University (B.S. with high distinction, 1975)
George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors, 1979)

Richard F. Levin is a partner of Grossberg, Yochelson, Fox & Beyda, LLP. Mr. Levin concentrates his practice among areas of acquisition, sale, financing and leasing of real property in the District of Columbia metropolitan area and across the United States. He received a Bachelor of Science degree with high distinction from Pennsylvania State University […]

Practice Areas:

Real Estate Acquisition, Sale and Financing

Real Estate Leasing – GSA, Commercial, and Retail

Estate Planning and Administration

Rankings:

Chambers USA – Real Estate 2015 – 2019

Martindale-Hubbell AV

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