Erin K. Benson

Erin Benson’s practice focuses on land use, environmental and real estate transactions where she is skilled in legal and regulatory research, risk management, and providing support on land and financial transactions. Prior to joining YVS Law, Ms. Benson spent the last two and a half years acquiring a deep understanding of corporate governance, honing her negotiation skills through drafting landowner agreements and contracts with public agency clients, private landowners, non-profits, and subcontractors and contributed towards the development of land acquisition processes. Ms. Benson comes to YVS Law from GreenVest, LLC, an established environmental solution provider, specializing in ecological restoration, program management, and resiliency planning throughout the Mid-Atlantic, where she ensured successful contract compliance by tracking project conditions and deliverables. In a previous tenure with the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, Ms. Benson clerked for the Honorable J. Michael Wachs.

“I am excited to start my career in private practice at YVS Law and to join a team of lawyers and professionals who represent the best of the best. I have no doubt this talented team will service our clients with the highest caliber of representation and I am proud to be a part of it. I look forward to growing my practice with the hardworking and well-respected attorneys at YVS Law.”

 University of Baltimore School of Law, 2018

  • Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
  • University of Baltimore Law Review, Syposium Editor

The Pennsylvania State University, 2014

  • B.A., Sociology
  • Minor: Human Development and Family Studies
  • Certificate, Crime Law and Society
  • Greenvest, LLC, Corporate Counsel, 2019 – 2021
  • Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, Law Clerk to The Honorable J. Michael Wachs, 2018 – 2019

Maryland State Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association, Environment and Energy Law Section

Award recipient of "Up & Coming Lawyers Class of 2023: 40 Young Lawyers Under the Age of 40" from What's Up? Central Maryland magazine (published March 29, 2023)

States Will Be Big Fans: A State Driven Regulatory Process for Offshore Wind Development Off U.S. Coastlines, 47 U. Balt. L. Rev. 111