Emanuel Tersh Boasberg


Solo Practitioner, Retired, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Yale; J.D., Harvard

B.A., Yale; J.D., Harvard. Professor Boasberg is a retired solo practitioner, specializing in historic preservation and land use law. He has been active in D.C....

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B.A., Yale; J.D., Harvard. Professor Boasberg is a retired solo practitioner, specializing in historic preservation and land use law. He has been active in D.C. neighborhood and downtown preservation and zoning battles, as well as in regional growth control and Civil War battlefield protection. He served as Chairman of the City’s Historic Preservation Review Board from 2000 - 2011. Professor Boasberg was a former Chairman of the D.C. Zoning Commission and was also Chairman of the non-profit Committee of 100 on the Federal City. He is a founder of Preservation Action, the grassroots national citizens’ lobby, and his neighborhood, Cleveland Park Historical Society. He is the author of a number of articles on cultural and historic preservation.