Robert J. Antonetti, Jr.,

TITLE: Partner


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PHONE: 301.925.1800

FAX: 301.925.1803


  • Land Use, Real Estate and Zoning
  • Government Relations
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Administrative and Municipal Law

Robert J. Antonetti, Jr., is an experienced attorney effectively advancing the interests of developers, builders, businesses and individuals in Maryland. Mr. Antonetti graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2001 and is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland.

Mr. Antonetti has considerable experience in navigating complex and ever-changing laws and regulations related to land use and zoning and other administrative and regulatory areas in Maryland. He provides a full range of services in the following areas: zoning and rezoning of property; master plans; sectional map amendments; mixed-use development; planned unit development; transit oriented development; subdivisions; annexations; special exceptions; variances; site plans; court appeals from government action; administrative land use hearings; entitlement preservation and extensions; contract negotiations and transactional documents; recreation facilities agreements; storm water management regulations and agreements; private land use covenants; public utility easements; amendments to County 10-year water and sewer plans; historic preservation; zoning opinions; permits; and tax assessment appeals (residential and commercial).

A few representative matters that Mr. Antonetti has been significantly involved with include: Beechtree, a 1,200 acre planned unit development in Upper Marlboro, Maryland; Melford, a 400+ acre mixed use employment/residential development in Bowie, Maryland; Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland; and Marlboro Ridge, a 500+ acre residential development in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.  In addition, Mr. Antonetti has negotiated a complex amendment to an Annexation Agreement and Declaration of Covenants with a local municipal government and has obtained rezoning and subdivision approval for a future 300,000 sq. ft. commercial shopping center.  He has also drafted and obtained approval of numerous legislative text amendments to the Prince George’s County Zoning Ordinance including the addition of a definition for “Flex Space” and permitting said use by right in certain zones.

Recognized for excellence in his work, Mr. Antonetti was selected as a Maryland Rising Star in the area of Land Use & Zoning by Maryland Super Lawyers in 2009, 2010, and 2012.

Mr. Antonetti is a member of the Maryland Bar Association and the Prince George’s County Bar Association.   Mr. Antonetti also has served two consecutive terms as the Chairman of the Corporate Board of Directors for Bishop McNamara High School, Inc. in Forestville, Maryland.  He was appointed as a member of the Maryland General Assembly Compensation Commission (Governor Appointee) and is also a member of the Bowie State University Foundation.  Prior to joining Shipley & Horne, P.A., Mr. Antonetti served as law clerk to The Honorable James J. Lombardi, Circuit Court Judge for Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Bar Admissions
• Maryland

•  JD, University of Maryland
•  BA, Mount St. Mary’s College