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From 1995 to 2008, Shane worked in a variety of policy positions for former Virginia Congressman Thomas M. Davis, III, former Fairfax County Supervisor Stuart Mendelsohn, and Virginia Delegate Thomas D. Rust.  He began his practice as a real estate and zoning attorney in 2008 at Cooley LLP, where he had the opportunity to work with clients of all sizes on complex development projects, real estate transactions, business incentives, and public policy initiatives.  He continues to work closely with policymakers on the transformative Comprehensive Plan Amendments for Tysons Corner, the Route 28 area, the Route 1 Corridor, and the Town of Herndon's Transit-Oriented Core.


  • George Mason University School of Law, 2007, J.D.
  • George Mason University, 2001, B.A., Government

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce 
  • Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors
  • Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • Rotary Club of Herndon
  • Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company
  • Herndon Community Television - Board of Directors

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as Legal Elite for Real Estate/Land Use, 2020