Zachary Goldsmith

Peter Goldsmith



Peter Goldsmith is a practicing attorney who works with real estate developers, multi-family companies, homebuilders, property owners, institutional organizations, and retailers to navigate the regulatory processes in Prince George’s County and other jurisdictions in Maryland. He has helped clients obtain special exceptions, zoning variances, rezonings, site plan approvals, and permits, among other entitlements.

Peter appears before the Prince George’s County Planning Board, the Prince George’s County District Council, the Prince George’s County Zoning Hearing Examiner, the Board of Appeals, and municipal legislatures. Peter regularly interacts with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning’s Prince George’s County Planning Department and the County’s Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement. In addition to being able to manage land use and permitting matters involving local government agencies, Peter also represents clients on land use matters in the Maryland circuit and appellate courts.

Peter has a unique background that includes previously working as a project manager and in sales for a national homebuilder. As the former Senior Counsel to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, where he worked with the Prince George’s County Planning Board and Prince George’s County Planning Department, Peter advised on matters related to master planning, zoning, subdivision, site plans, sectional map amendments, natural resources, historic preservation, the Prince George’s County Woodland and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Ordinance, the Maryland Forest Conservation Act, and the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Act.

A leader in the bar, Peter is the chair of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Land Use Committee, chair and founder of the Prince George’s County Real Estate and Land Use Committee, and a Barrister member of the Cole-Davidson American Inn of Court, which focuses on appellate advocacy in Maryland.

In an attempt to expend some of his boundless energy, Peter enjoys participating in endurance events, exploring public lands, and reading anything that allows him to exercise his untamed imagination. 

J.D. (Cum Laude)
University of Maryland School of Law
Bachelor of Science in Finance, 2004
University of Maryland
Bachelor of Arts in English
University of Maryland