Stephen Whelan’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on matters related to commercial real estate, commercial landlord-tenant actions, contract disputes, construction, and labor and employment law. He also has substantial experience with claims related to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Mr. Whelan counsels clients on best practices to avoid litigation, and provides general corporate and business representation to clients in the labor and employment, construction, and real estate sectors.
Prior to joining BBS&G, Mr. Whelan practiced at a business litigation firm in Washington, D.C., where he represented clients in litigation before the federal and local courts in the District of Columbia, as well as before a variety of District of Columbia administrative agencies, including the Department of Employment Services, Office of Administrative Hearings, and Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
Mr. Whelan received his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was the recipient of multiple merit-based scholarships. While at Wake Forest, Mr. Whelan clerked for the Honorable Judge Robert J. Conrad at the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. He also participated in a semester-long externship in the Office of General Counsel for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
Mr. Whelan is admitted to practice in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.