Soo Lee-Cho

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Soo Lee-Cho

Soo Lee-Cho is a member of the Land Development & Real Estate Group at Miller, Miller & Canby, having joined the firm in 2002. Ms. Lee-Cho's practice includes land use, zoning, real estate, and administrative and municipal law. She focuses on representing clients in zoning and land use matters before various administrative boards and commissions, and also elected and appointed bodies. These include the Montgomery County Council, the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission Planning Board, the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission, the Montgomery County Board of Appeals and Sign Review Board, the City of Rockville Mayor and Council, Planning Commission and Historic District Commission, and the City of Gaithersburg Mayor and Council and Planning Commission.

Ms. Lee-Cho has represented a wide array of clients, including corporations, real estate investment trusts, developers/builders, retailers, commercial landowners, private educational institutions, hospitals and churches on matters including master planning, local map amendments, subdivision, site plan review, zoning text amendments, special exceptions, variances, building and occupancy permits. This work includes representation of clients on legislative matters at both the local and state levels. Ms. Lee-Cho's work includes experience in a number of issues, including transit-oriented development, traffic management, adequate public facilities controls, mixed-use planned development, environmental issues, urban design, affordable housing and historic preservation.

Prior to joining Miller, Miller & Canby, Ms. Lee-Cho had a five-year association with a municipal law and land development firm in Los Angeles, California, where her land use practice focused on development impact review, California Environmental Quality Act compliance and entitlements procurement in connection with entertainment/sports and commercial development.

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

Professional Affiliations
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
    Maryland State Bar Association
    City of Rockville Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance Advisory Committee, Member, 2011
    Rockville Science Center, Board of Trustees, 2009-present

  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 1996
    University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1993

Honors and Awards
  • Urban Land Institute - Washington Regional Land Use Leadership Institute, Inaugural Class, 2011-2012
"I have enjoyed working with Soo on many levels. She is responsive, resourceful and proactive. In addition, she educated me on zoning, enabling me to be an active partner in the process."

Barbara Ship
Tilden Woods Recreation Association