Miles & Stockbridge added nine lawyers on Tuesday to the firm’s affordable housing and tax credit practice in Washington, D.C.
The group arrives from the Washington office of Midwestern firm Bryan Cave, and includes a paralegal and two legal assistants along with the lawyers. Four are joining as principals, including Jerry Breed, Bill Driggers, Donna Rodney and John Dalton. Four more are joining as counsel and one as an associate.
The additions bring the total number of Miles & Stockbridge lawyers working in Washington’s K Street corridor to 32, said John Frisch, the firm’s chairman and chief executive officer, in a statement. The group will work with others to advise real estate developers, investors, and lenders across all stages of tax-credit transactions.
The hires also show Miles & Stockbridge is still focused on growing in the D.C. market. The Baltimore-based firm counted nine total lawyers in its D.C. offices in 2013, which was then its smallest office by head count, according to ALM data. The office has now outgrown the firm’s other outposts outside Baltimore.
Miles & Stockbridge’s newest additions are also joining at what could become the busiest possible time for their practice as the Washington market prepares to adjust to the ramifications of the GOP’s tax cut legislation.