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Michelle A. Rosati


Tysons (703) 506-9440   ext 225

Fax (703) 506-0929


"Every successful zoning has a great story at its heart.

I help clients create a strategy to turn that vision into a development approval."


Ms. Rosati's practice emphasizes land use and zoning, including representation of developers and investors in obtaining entitlements approvals,  and offers her clients a full range of land use expertise including representation in feasibility studies and due diligence, and representation of clients in judicial appeals and litigation on zoning and land use matters.

Ms. Rosati represents home builders, Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit organizations, investors and landowners. She works as a strategic asset and member of the development team, bringing together community leaders and neighbors to build consensus, and helping clients navigate the development approval process.


  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D.

  • Colgate University, B.A., Classical Studies


Bar Admissions

  • Virginia



Awards & Activities

  • Rising Stars, Virginia Super Lawyers magazine, Land Use and Zoning, 2007, 2008

  • Arlington Magazine, Top Attorneys, Land Use/Zoning, 2023

Speaking Engagements

  • New Cases and Trends in Land Use, Zoning for Affordable and Attainable Housing, NBI, September 2023

  • Hot Topics in Zoning - Zoning Appeals, Virginia State Bar 27th Annual Advanced Real Estate Seminar, March 2023

  • Development Issues in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed:  Environmental Laws, Permitting, Land Use and Zoning Issues, DC Bar, September 2020

  • What is Still Needed to Make Tysons the Next Walkable, Live, Work, Play City?  Moderator, Bisnow Tysons Takeoff, February 2018



  • Virginia State Bar, Real Property and Local Government Law Sections

  • NAIOP Northern Virginia, Loudoun Government Relations Subcommittee

  • Northern Virginia Builders Industry Association

  • Virginia State Bar Real Property Section, Area Representative



  • Bound and Determined: The Power of A Virginia Zoning Determination, The Fee Simple, Vol. XXXIX, No. 2, Fall 2018

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