Antonio Calabrese > 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


Partner; Managing Partner, Northern Virginia Office; Location Head, Northern Virginia Real Estate Practice


Antonio Calabrese focuses his practice on land use, zoning and complex development projects. He represents major corporate users, developers and national, regional and local operators in all aspects of land use.

Tony has obtained zoning and entitlements for some of Northern Virginia’s most prominent projects. His clients include owners and operators of office projects and corporate headquarters; data centers and web hosting facilities; retail projects, including super regional malls; industrial facilities; single family and multi-family residential and townhouses; entertainment projects; telecommunications facilities; hotels and resorts; and large-scale residential and planned communities.


National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Northern Virginia chapter


J.D., University of Richmond School of Law; B.A., University of Virginia

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Land use/zoning

(Leading lawyers)

Antonio CalabreseDLA Piper LLP (US)

DLA Piper LLP (US) continues to be a strong choice for land use and zoning law in a number of jurisdictions across the US, with several teams that have extensive experience planning major real estate developments, brought to bear in its ‘creative problem solving regarding complex land use matters‘. Richard Klawiter heads the department from the Chicago office and is ‘one of the most respected and knowledge zoning attorneys in the city‘ having worked on some of its most notable urban developments. Alongside him, ‘true superstarKatherine Jahnke Dale is an increasingly prominent name in the market, obtaining zoning and public financing approvals in several of Chicago’s largest developments in recent years. Kyndra Joy Casper is another standout name- based in Los Angeles, she is the firm’s most foremost professional on compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Brian Winterhalter joined from Cooley LLP in June 2021 as of counsel at the office in Reston, North Virginia, and is praised for his ‘unparalleled‘ knowledge of Fairfax county zoning regulations. At the same office, Antonio Calabrese receives client recognition as ‘phenomenal at what he does‘ and has managed a significant number of the region’s transformative projects.