EDUCATION – J.D./1970/Catholic University, School of Law & B.A./1965/Economics- Franklin & Marshall College
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS – Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Section on Environmental Law and Real Estate; Board Member, Scenic Rivers Land Trust (2020); Past Chairman, State Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Commission (the “Smart Growth Commission”) which provided planning, land use advice and recommendations to the Governor, the General Assembly and to all of Maryland’s cities and counties governing bodies regarding Smart Growth issues, 2001-2003; Past Member, the State Wetlands Restoration Steering Committee, comprised of community leaders, working with government officials to guide Maryland’s restoration efforts of some 60,000 acres of lost wetlands, 2002-2005; Special advisor, Maryland’s Department of General Services and Department of Natural Resources for matters involving large land acquisition issues throughout the State, 2002-2006; Member, Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Task Force, which made recommendations to the Governor and the Secretary of Transportation concerning transit related development; Co-chair, the Secretary of Natural Resources, the committee and subsequent Report on the effectiveness in Maryland of Transfers of Development Rights (TDR’s);
Delegate, City of Annapolis, to sister city Kronstadt (St. Petersburg) Russia, and to Niteroi (Rio De Janeiro) Brazil, establishing sister city protocol.
EXPERIENCE – Paul Zanecki is a Maryland attorney, counselor, and advisor, with some 40 plus years of experience, to both environmental and development firms, having significant experience in land use law, growth management controls, environmental law, community planning, property acquisition, land entitlements, property rights, public takings rights and litigation, and related areas. Paul serves as special counsel to GreenVest, LLC. In this context, he manages the land acquisition program for stream and wetland mitigation rights and easements. He assists in developing strategies for ecological asset development (full delivery project acquisition and development) stemming from EPA Clean Water mandates, and compensatory 404 mitigation, including stream restoration, wetland mitigation, and state and county MS-4 and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) compliance rules. Paul has the lead responsibility for acquisition and assembly of access rights and conservation easements on private and public lands required for project implementation, as well as certain permitting approvals, allowing the performance of restoration and mitigation work on those lands.