Heather R. Steele

Heather R. Steele

Compton & Duling, L.C.
  • Business Law, Landlord Tenant, Real Estate 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
Liberty University
B.A. (2003) | Broadcast Journalism
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Activities: The Liberty Champion student newspaper
Professional Experience
Litigation Partner
Compton & Duling, L.C.
- Current
Litigation Partner supervising litigation department and handling civil litigation including business disputes, landlord-tenant, HOA/Condo matters.
Associate
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
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
Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William
Board Member, Treasurer
- Current
Leadership Prince William
Alumnae, Class of 2012
- Current
Maryland State Bar
Member
- Current
Prince William County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Current
District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
Virginia State Bar # 75473
Member
- Current
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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
  • Business Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • HOA/Condo Law
Languages
  • English
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Website
Compton & Duling, L.C. - Heather R. Steele, Esq.
Contact & Map
Compton & Duling, L.C.
12701 Marblestone Drive
Suite 350
Woodbridge, VA 22192
USA
Telephone: (703) 583-6060