Andrea C. Ferster

30 Years of Excellence in Historic Preservation

About Andrea

The law office of Andrea Ferster focuses on litigation and advocacy to enforce federal environmental and historic preservation laws, tax exempt organizations, enforcement of local zoning and land use ordinances, and trail and greenway planning. Andrea Ferster has lectured frequently on historic preservation law and serves as General Counsel to the Rails to Trails Conservancy. She received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in 1979 and her J.D. from the George Washington University National Law Center in 1984. Andrea Ferster is a member of the District of Columbia and New York Bars, and the bars of numerous federal courts.

Andrea Ferster's legal representation includes:

  • Litigation and advocacy to enforce federal environmental laws on behalf of local governments and citizens groups involving transportation projects, including projects in Alabama, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia.
  • Litigation on behalf of nonprofit organizations, including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, to enforce federal and state historic preservation laws involving resources in Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Louisiana, New Mexico, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
  • Representation of individuals, neighborhood associations, and nonprofit organizations before zoning and historic preservation agencies.
  • Litigation and advocacy to enforce federal transportation policies and to defend laws that preserve railroad corridors for public use.
  • Nonprofit organizations seeking 501(c)(3) tax exemption and legal advice on corporate and tax matters.


Phone: (202) 974-5142


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