Phone: (703) 790-1911
Fax: (703) 848-2530
Doug represents property owners’ associations and condominium unit owner associations throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
As a community association attorney, Doug has worked with property owners’ associations and condominium associations to:
• Handle assessment collections across Northern Virginia, including litigation against owners who dispute their delinquency
• Prepare and review contracts with service providers
• Draft amendments to an association’s governing documents or condominium instruments
• Draft a variety of policy and administrative resolutions
• Advise boards of directors on issues related to the governance of the association and enforcement of the association’s governing documents or condominium instruments
• Obtain and retain approval from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for FHA-backed financing
• Represent property owners’ associations in negotiations with developers to fulfill proffer requirements
• Represent new condominium associations in their construction warranty defect negotiations and litigation with developers
Doug has been successful in handling a variety of matters for his clients. In multiple cases, condominium associations have been successful, with Doug’s assistance, in obtaining approval from HUD for FHA-backed financing despite challenging legal issues. In another case, Doug successfully negotiated the resolution of a condominium association’s dispute with its developer over defects in the condominium’s construction, which resulted in a significant payment by the developer to the association. Doug has also represented community associations on many occasions in disputed assessment collection cases, often prevailing at trial and obtaining a judgment against a non-paying owner.
• Graduate of Emory University
• Graduate of George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs (MA)
• Graduate of William and Mary School of Law
• Supreme Court of Virginia, Law Clerk to The Honorable Leroy R. Hassell, Sr., Chief Justice
• Barred in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia
• Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
• Member, Community Associations Institute, Washington Metropolitan Chapter
• Member, Quorum magazine Editorial Committee
• Member, Virginia State Bar, Real Property Section
•"Reasonable Accommodations and Reasonable Modifications for Persons with Disabilities" (April 2011, RB Community Association Newsletter)
• “Dealing with Difficult Owners” (December 2010 RB Community Association Newsletter)
• “Getting Down to Business” (September 2010 Quorum magazine)
• “Dumpster Days: Ideas for a Community-Wide Clean-Up” (March 2010 Quorum magazine)
• “Going ‘Green’ in Communities” (December 2009 RB Community Association Newsletter)
*All Quorum Magazine articles have been reprinted by permission of Washington Metropolitan Chapter Community Associations Institute.
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