Brian Clifford > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Reston, Northern Virginia, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
One Fountain Square, 11911 Freedom Drive
Suite 300
Reston, VA 20190-5602
United States

Work Department

Real Estate


Senior Land Use Planner


Brian focuses on land use planning, zoning entitlement, and complex development projects. He represents landowners and developers, guiding them through the approval processes for mixed-used, residential, commercial, data center, retail, and hotel projects throughout Northern Virginia.

By leveraging his key relationships – cultivated by his extensive, relevant experience in both the public and private sectors – Brian has a long, proven history of success obtaining major entitlements and approvals.

Brian provides our clients with his unique perspective and insight, often guiding them through the important post-entitlement, technical approval and implementation stages.

Brian is a key member of our storied Land Use & Zoning Team.

*Brian Clifford is not a lawyer.


American Planning Association


Masters in Urban & Regional Planning, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; B.A., University of Virginia