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Jonathan C. Kinney

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Education

University of Chicago, J.D., 1971

Duke University, B.A., 1968

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Virginia, 1971
  • District of Columbia, 1972
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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Jonathan Kinney is a shareholder of Bean, Kinney & Korman practicing in the areas of land use and zoning, real estate, estate planning and wealth management.

Jon represents regional and national developers, property owners and business owners in all aspects of the land use and zoning process for their commercial, office, residential and mixed-use projects.  He also works with non-profit organizations on affordable housing projects. In addition, he regularly represents clients on matters involving property transactions, land use and zoning issues.  

As a lifelong resident of Arlington County, Jon has a deep understanding of the county, its history and its aspirations. This knowledge and experience gives him a unique perspective and understanding of the political and governmental issues that affect his clients interests in all aspects of real estate development. He maintains working relationships with local and regional government officials and county staff to ensure he can best advocate for his clients’ needs.

Jon is a LEED Accredited Professional with knowledge of the law as it relates to the design, construction and operation of green buildings.

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Best of Nova 2012 Best Lawyers

Honors

Virginia General Assembly, commemorated in House Joint Resolution 592 for his community service, 2017.

Arlington Community Foundation, Spirit of Community Award, 2016

Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate, 2008 – 2018

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in Land Use/Zoning, 2012 – present

Virginia Super Lawyers in Land Use/Zoning, 2011 – present

Arlington Business Hall of Fame, Inducted in 2014

Washingtonian, Top Lawyer in Real Estate, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 & 2015

SmartCEO, Power Player Award, 2013

Northern Virginia magazine, Top Lawyer, 2013

Northern Virginia magazine, Northern Virginian of the Year, 2012

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Affordable Housing Advocate Honoree, 2010

Virginia Business magazine, Legal Elite in Real Estate, 2010

Washington Business Journal, Top Washington Lawyers finalist in Land Use/Zoning, 2009

AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Experience

  • Approval of 2025 Clarendon Boulevard 4.1 Site Plan special exception application, rezoning and General Land Use Plan amendment in Arlington County, Virginia, for 195,000 square feet of mixed-use office and ground floor retail building in Courthouse neighborhood.
  • Approval of Clarendon West 4.1 Site Plan special exception application in Arlington County, Virginia, for 580,000 square feet of mixed-use multi-phase development in Clarendon neighborhood, including 580 multi-family residential units and ground floor retail.
  • Represented the Views at Clarendon, a non-profit organization set up by First Baptist Church of Clarendon and community housing advocates in the development, financing and land use approval of an innovative affordable housing condominium project above the church. Assisted the church and Arlington County in the defense of the project from three lawsuits brought by neighboring property owners.
  • Completed the first use of transferable development rights between properties within Arlington County in conjunction with a major redevelopment and the preservation of two historic properties in the Clarendon area.
  • Negotiated conveyance of transferrable density rights between Arlington development projects in connection with community goals such as affordable housing, historic preservation and park land development.

Published Articles

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Blogposts

Professional & Community Affiliations

Arlington County Employee Retirement System (Trustee, 2006 – present, Chair 2016-2017)

NAIOP

Arlington County Community Housing Finance Corporation (Board of Directors, 2006 – present)

John Marshall Bank (Director, 2007 – present)

Clarendon Alliance (Board of Directors; President, 2000-2003; Vice President, 2004 – present)

Community Residences Foundation (Trustee, 1998 – 2015)

Arlington Community Foundation (Trustee Emeritus)

AHOME

Beyond the Suit

Jon enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren and is active in the Arlington community. 

In 2014, Jon traveled to Machu Picchu with his family.

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