M. Shipp has been immersed in all areas of land use and zoning practice in
Prince George’s County for over twenty years.
Through his extensive involvement in every level of the development
process, Mr. Shipp has successfully assisted his developer, builder, and
business owner clients with issues related to zoning, historic preservation,
master plan analysis, preliminary plan and subdivision, site plan approvals,
nonconforming use certification, permit and bonding, road improvements,
adequate public facilities, and the resolution of zoning violations.
Mr. Shipp regularly represents clients before the Maryland-National
Capital Park & Planning Commission, the Department of Public Works &
Transportation, the Department of Environmental Resources, and other Prince George’s County agencies.
As a past Chairman of the Prince George’s County Historic Preservation
Commission, Mr. Shipp is uniquely qualified in the practice of historic
preservation law and has appeared before the Commission many times.
Additionally, Mr. Shipp has extensively represented clients before
local municipal authorities throughout Prince George’s County.
In conjunction with his land use and zoning practice, Mr. Shipp also
assists clients in the areas of real estate transactions and commercial
the course of his career, Mr. Shipp has worked on many detailed residential,
office, and retail proposals, including Bowie Town Center, IKEA, the proposed East Campus mixed use
development at the University
of Maryland, as well as
numerous residential communities.
He is particularly skilled in implementing strategies designed to
achieve developers’ mixed-use and transit-oriented project goals and in
leading development teams to secure the necessary governmental approvals
required to bring their projects to realization.
is accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a LEED
Accredited Professional. He
utilizes his knowledge of the LEED certification process and of green
building issues in general to counsel owners, construction consultants, and
others involved in the development, construction, and financing of
sustainable commercial buildings.
Mr. Shipp has demonstrated his
dedication to Prince George’s County
businesses and residents through his extensive participation in
professional, civic, and charitable organizations.
Mr. Shipp is a past Chairman of the Prince George’s County
Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the
Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association’s Executive
Committee and Board of Directors.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the
Prince George’s Community Foundation and is a past member of both
the Prince George’s County Public Schools
Management Oversight Committee and the
Prince George’s County Housing Authority.
Mr. Shipp is also a member of the Leadership Washington Class of 2000
and serves on the Board of Directors of The Family Tree, a statewide
nonprofit whose mission is to prevent child abuse.
Mr. Shipp is admitted to practice in
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