Alice Haase co-founded CastroHaase PLLC in June 2012 where she focuses her practice on real property tax assessments and land use matters. She represents a broad range of clients, including local and national developers and entities – commercial, retail, industrial and residential – as well as nonprofit organizations. Ms. Haase’s real property valuation and land use practices have taken her into numerous Virginia jurisdictions and the District of Columbia.
As counsel to property owners of office buildings, hotels, apartments, and undeveloped land, Ms. Haase has successfully prosecuted reductions in tax assessments at the department and board levels as well as at mediation pursuant to litigation cases. Ms. Haase has also secured approvals for land entitlements, including rezonings, special use permits, special exceptions, subdivisions and site plans for a wide variety of projects, including hotels, residential subdivisions, and offices. Among her recent cases are the approvals of special exceptions to permit a non-profit organization to locate its headquarters to the historic Evermay estate and operate a social impact incubator at the historic Halcyon House, both in Washington, DC.
Prior to her law career, Ms. Haase’s extensive real estate experience included real estate appraising in the state of Tennessee and Commonwealth of Virginia and brokerage, also in Virginia. That specialized background and knowledge provides her clients with a unique, combined practical and legal approach that has proved effective, persuasive and extremely valuable, particularly in her tax appeal and condemnation practice areas.
In the past, Ms. Haase was at Holland & Knight where she served as a co-coordinator of Holland & Knight’s Women’s Initiative program. Active in the fight to combat cancer, in October 2010, she introduced the inaugural program for the firm’s “Crusade Against Cancer,” which featured a broadcast presentation by a world-renowned cancer researcher to every firm office.
Ms. Haase is a member of CREW DC where she was elected to the Board of Directors in 2015. For several years she has served on various committees in support of the annual Lombardi Gala, to benefit the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, DC. In the past she also was the chair of the Capital Breast Care Center’s Advisory Committee in Washington, DC, serving women who might not otherwise have access to care.
Before CastroHaase PLLC and Holland & Knight, Ms. Haase worked at Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley and Walsh in Virginia where her practice also focused on land use and zoning, land use litigation, tax appeals, condemnation and general real estate matters.
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