Clients rely on Tad Lunger to shepherd their complex real estate deals from start to finish. His ability to navigate the political aspects of land use and development endeavors, his intricate knowledge of the construction cycle and wealth of experience in project financing and investment structures make him a go-to attorney in his field.

Tad is well known for handling large-scale mixed-use projects and land use approvals, particularly in Arlington County, Virginia, having delivered millions of square feet of development and scores of capital projects over almost two decades of practice. He is also known for his business acumen, managing significant corporate and financial transactions in the real estate and development field.

He concentrates his practice on land use, zoning, real estate, construction and development, public/private partnerships and capital projects, as well as related local, state and federal government concerns. Understanding the market, political implications and how projects are actually financed and built gives Tad a unique insight that ultimately benefits everyone involved in their endeavors. He is a LEED Accredited Professional with knowledge of the law as it relates to the design, construction and operation of green buildings.

In addition to the knowledge gained in private practice, Tad provides clients with the added perspective of having represented local Virginia government in similar matters. This experience in negotiating and
structuring public/private partnerships and other transactions involving governmental entities related to real estate and capital projects provides a holistic comprehension of the approval process and is an invaluable benefit to clients.



  • Juris Doctorate, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2004
  • Dual Bachelor of Science, New York Maritime College, BS, Business Administration, BS Marine Transportation, Minor, Marine Operations, 1997

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Public Financing
  • Real Estate Financing

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia


  • Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • Executive Committee Arlington Chamber of Commerce
  • Co-Chair
  • Government Relations and Economic Development Committee Board of Building Code Appeals
  • Member Advisory Group for Plan Lee Highway
  • Member Housing Conservation District Advisory Group
  • Member Ballston Business Improvement District Corporation
  • Former Founding Member
  • Board of Directors A-SPAN
  • Former Board Member
  • Pro-Bono Counsel Phoenix Bikes
  • Former Board Member
  • Pro-Bono Counsel NAIOP
  • Member