Damon B. Orobona

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Damon B. Orobona

Damon Orobona joined Miller, Miller & Canby in 2012 as a highly recruited associate in the firm’s Land Development practice area.  Mr. Orobona’s practice includes real estate development, land use law, zoning, and administrative and municipal law. He focuses on representing clients in matters before administrative boards and elected and appointed officials. Mr. Orobona’s clients include developers, builders, real estate investment trusts (REITs), landowners, and institutional organizations. He has considerable experience in transit-oriented urban infill development and mixed use planned development.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Orobona served as a Senior Legislative Analyst for the Montgomery County Planning Department (MNCPPC) in a role that integrated the traditional disciplines of urban planning and land use law. During Mr. Orobona’s tenure with the Planning Department, he worked on many of the County’s key planning initiatives and was a trusted advisor to the Montgomery County Planning Board. Mr. Orobona’s experience at the Planning Department gives him valuable insight into dealing with site plans, project plans, preliminary plans, rezonings, special exceptions, and zoning text amendments.

Mr. Orobona is among a select group of land use professionals nationwide who are licensed to practice law and are AICP planning certified. Mr. Orobona studied law at St. Thomas University, urban planning at Harvard University, and finance at Georgetown University. He is the President of the American Planning Association’s 1,000-member Washington DC chapter and is the Vice Chairman of Georgetown University’s Real Estate Alumni Association.

Practice Areas
  • Land Use Planning & Development
    Zoning Law
bar admissions
  • Maryland Bar

    District of Columbia Bar

    American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

Professional Affiliations
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County

    Maryland State Bar Association

    District of Columbia Bar Association

    Urban Land Institute, Young Leaders Group

    American Planning Association

    President, American Planning Association National Capital Chapter

    Member, Montgomery County Art Review Panel

    Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA)

    District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA)

    Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

    Georgetown University Real Estate Alumni Association, Vice Chairman

  • Georgetown University, Masters in Real Estate Development

    St. Thomas University, Juris Doctor

    Harvard University, Urban Planning Certificate

    University of Georgia, Bachelor of Science

Honors and Awards
  • First Place, 2014 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) CASE Real Estate Development International Competition

    Finalist, 2013 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) CASE Real Estate Development International Competition

    L'Enfant Leaders Award, Georgetown University