Building Strategies, Delivering Results

The law firm of Donohue & Stearns provides specialized legal services in land use and real estate, with a particular focus on the wireless telecommunications industry, and zoning and historic preservation land entitlements.

Ed Donohue and Frank Stearns are at the forefront of the land use legal issues for deployment of wireless infrastructure. Carolyn Brown joined the firm in 2016 to expand its real estate and land use practices in the District, bringing over 20 years of experience in zoning, historic preservation, and administrative litigation to the practice. While Donohue & Stearns has had a concentration in wireless, their work continues to expand with developers who benefit from their expertise in real estate transactions, zoning/land use and historic preservation and real estate litigation.

Frank Stearns, Ed Donohue and Carolyn Brown have built their careers strategically planning, implementing and successfully concluding cases for their clients. As leaders in their field, the team brings extensive, successful experience to the table. Their backgrounds enable them to give their clients the finest representation available, offering a sophisticated understanding of the issues clients face and the nuanced skill to negotiate or compel positive outcomes for their clients.

Donohue & Stearns was founded in 2010 to better serve clients by bringing together two preeminent land use attorneys established in the wireless telecommunications field. Donohue & Stearns is committed to offering clients responsive service, successful strategies, and experienced representation.