Gus Bauman focuses on land use and environmental issues, advising clients on such matters as comprehensive planning, project development, and natural resource regulation. His recent matters have included zoning, historic preservation, wetlands, NEPA, TMDL, and Clean Air Act transportation conformity issues, as well as writing amici curiae briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court on regulatory takings of private property and wetlands regulation. From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Bauman was full-time Chairman of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the regional land use and parks authority for Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. He was a Principal at Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. during 1988-89, representing public and private clients.
Before joining Beveridge & Diamond, Mr. Bauman was Litigation Counsel and legal department director for the National Association of Home Builders. He has been deeply involved as co-counsel or amici counsel in Supreme Court land use and wetlands cases since 1980, including landmark decisions on regulatory takings of property and development exactions. From 1974 through 1978, he was legal counsel for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Mr. Bauman served as a member of the Maryland Greenways Commission and a reviewer of the Growing Smart model code project led by the American Planning Association. In 2004, he was appointed to the D.C. region's blue ribbon commission charged with recommending a funding solution for Metro, the regional transit agency. In 2006-07, Mr. Bauman chaired Metro's Joint Development Task Force to reform development of the region's Metrorail stations. In 2010, the Maryland General Assembly established the Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Funding, and the Governor appointed Mr. Bauman its chairman.
Mr. Bauman's writings have been cited by the Supreme Court in several cases, and his leadership in the field, including numerous articles and conferences, has gained him a national and regional reputation. He has been a highly-rated faculty member of the annual Land Use Institute for the American Law Institute-American Bar Association and is selected as a Washington, DC "Super Lawyer" by the peer reviewed organization. A recipient of the 1995 Garrott Award for outstanding service by a public official in Montgomery County, as well as the 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award in the Field of Immigrant and Refugee Rights (as lead counsel with Beveridge & Diamond) from the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Mr. Bauman remains active in community affairs.
Mr. Bauman has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Editions 2012-2017 .