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




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

Leveraging an expansive nationwide office network, DLA Piper LLP (US) is one of the go-to firms for real estate and zoning matters in several key markets across the country. The practice group is jointly led by Theodore Novak and Richard Klawiter, both of whom are based in the firm’s Chicago office. Novak in particular is considered among the market’s leading real estate attorneys; he has extensive experience of real estate and land use projects throughout the Midwest, and also spearheads the firm’s real estate-focused government relations practice. Other Chicago-based contacts include Mariah DiGrino and Katherine Dale, both of whom focus on issues such as community development, public incentives and historic preservation. The team has an equally strong presence in California, where it is currently involved in some of the largest LA development projects, including the Crossroads of the World project in Hollywood. Contacts in the Los Angeles practice group include Jerold Neuman, Kyndra Joy Casper and Andrew Brady, who also advises on issues relating to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Both practitioners are based in LA. Also recommended are Antonio Calabrese, who is active in project development in Northern Virginia, and John Rattigan, who handles project development in the Boston office.