Heather R. Steele

Heather R. Steele

Pesner Altmiller Melnick & DeMers
  • Landlord Tenant, Real Estate Law, Business Law
  • Virginia
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Summary

Heather is admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. She represents businesses and individuals and helps to resolve their disputes through litigation, mediation, and negotiation of agreements. Heather handles small business representation, including contract reviews, contract drafting, entity formation (corporations, LLCs), corporate transactions (buy/sell, mergers, acquisitions), demand letters, business litigation and collections. Ms. Steele also represents homeowners associations (HOAs) and condominium associations (condos) with regard to general legal advice, drafting of resolutions, supervision and certification of elections, registration with the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) and the Common Interest Community Board (CICB), as well as preparing FHA Certification packages for condominiums. Heather also handles collections and litigation work for condos and HOAs. Ms. Steele has experience in representing commercial and residential landlords in eviction and post-occupancy collections actions, and she also can assist with lease drafting, negotiation, lease amendments, default notices, and lease terminations. Heather also handles other civil litigation matters, including business and individual disputes, estate and probate litigation, and real estate litigation. Heather has served as a trial lawyer and advisor for property management companies, landlords (commercial and residential), community associations, businesses, and individuals.

Education
George Mason University School of Law
J.D. (2007) | Juris Doctorate, Litigation
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Honors: Graduated top 1/3 of class
Activities: Editor-in-Chief, The Docket student newspaper Federal Circuit Bar Journal
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Liberty University
B.A. (2003) | Broadcast Journalism
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Activities: The Liberty Champion student newspaper
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Professional Experience
Partner
Pesner Altmiller Melnick & DeMers
- Current
Litigation Partner
Compton & Duling, L.C.
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Worked as an associate litigation attorney on civil matters, including business litigation, landlord-tenant, and HOA/Condo, then as Litigation Partner from 2015-2019.
Associate
Magruder, Cook, Carmody, & Koutsouftikis, P.C.
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Represented commercial and residential landlords in lease reviews and evictions actions.
Law Clerk
Magruder & Associates, P.C.
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Worked as a law clerk at a landlord-tenant boutique firm during law school.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Elected: Now What? A Handbook for HOA/Condo Board Members (available soon on Amazon)
Independently Published
Speaking Engagements
Book Launch: "Elected: Now What? A Handbook for Virginia HOA/Condo Board Members", CenterFuse, Manassas
Compton & Duling, L.C.
https://www.eventbrite.com/edit?eid=43710832276
Awards
Nominee
Prince William Living, Influential Women
Professional Associations
SPARK, Prince William Education Foundation
Board Member
- Current
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Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William
Board Member, Treasurer
- Current
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Leadership Prince William
Alumnae, Class of 2012
- Current
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Maryland State Bar
Member
- Current
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Prince William County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Current
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District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
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Virginia State Bar # 75473
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Many folks have called seeking legal aid as a result of seeing my profile here. Unfortunately, at this time, I cannot take any pro bono cases. Thanks!
Practice Areas
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • HOA/Condo Law
  • General Civil
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Pesner Altmiller Melnick & DeMers
7926 Jones Branch Drive
Suite 930
Tyson’s Corner, VA 22102
USA
Pesner Altmiller Melnick & DeMers
9073 Center Street
2nd Floor
Manassas, VA 20110
USA
Telephone: (703) 506-9440