Overview

Christine Moseley Shiker is a partner in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the firm's Land Use and Government Team and serves as co-chair of the firm's Embassies and Sovereign Governments Practice. Ms. Shiker represents clients on a number of land use and zoning matters in the District of Columbia, including proceedings before the Zoning Commission, the Board of Zoning Adjustment and the District of Columbia Council.

In addition, Ms. Shiker leads Holland & Knight's foreign missions land use team and has represented a variety of international organizations with zoning entitlement and public space issues. The firm's foreign missions land use team has represented more than 60 foreign governments in zoning, real estate and related issues in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Shiker's experience includes processing planned unit developments and securing map and text amendments to the District of Columbia Zoning Regulations before the District of Columbia Zoning Commission; obtaining variance and special exception relief for property owners before the District of Columbia Board of Zoning Adjustment; and preparing analyses and opinions on zoning and building code issues. Ms. Shiker also is experienced in securing public space approvals before the District of Columbia Public Space Committee. Likewise, Ms. Shiker's practice includes pursuing legislative changes and approvals before the District of Columbia Council, including alley and street closings and dedications.

Ms. Shiker serves as chair of Holland & Knight's Women's Initiative in the Washington, D.C., office.

Credentials

Education
  • William & Mary Law School, J.D.
  • College of William & Mary, M.P.P., The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy
  • College of William & Mary, B.A., Government
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
Memberships
  • District of Columbia Building Industry Association, Committee on Legislative and Government Affairs
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • DC Real Estate Group
  • Lambda Alpha International, George Washington Chapter
  • Junior League of Washington, ACC Executive Committee, Past Member
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Land Use and Zoning Law, 2018-2020
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2015-2019
  • Best Lawyer, Washingtonian Magazine, Real Estate and Zoning/Land Use, 2015; Real Estate, 2017, 2018 
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) DC Dealmaker Finalist, 2013

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