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F. Paul Maloof

F. Paul Maloof

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  • Landlord Tenant, Business Law, Real Estate Law...
  • Maryland, Virginia
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I have practiced law for more than 39 years in Virginia and Maryland. As a partner in a well established Alexandria City law firm, I provide my clients with full legal services at a high quality level and at reasonable hourly rates in Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County. I work with individuals and small businesses. I advise clients who are consumers and professionals on a range of issues, specifically; fair business practices, business contract disputes, landlord and tenant law, residential real estate matters, loan documentation, commercial lease, business acquisition, estate planning and serving as general civil litigation counsel. I have an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell that is the highest rating for lawyers. I do not take cases on a contingency fee basis. I served in the U.S. Marine Corps and am happy to provide professional legal advice to all current and retired military personnel in the metropolitan Washington, DC region. I am currently accepting new clients so give me a call to discuss the matter that has you concerned and how I can be of service. Please see the fields of law in which I practice. If my practice areas do not fit your needs, one of my 12 partners will most likely be able to advise you. Call me today to discuss the problem that you face and to set up an office appointment so I can help you construct a resolution in your favor. You need to take the first step. Call me today at 703-684-2000.

Practice Areas
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions/Secured Transactions
  • Foreign Judgments/Domestication & Enforcement
  • Commercial, Consumer & Medical Collections
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I offer a complementary 10 minute consultation by telephone. There are some cases that I will accept for a fixed fee. Call me today about your situation so we can discuss the issue and how it may be resolved.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    MasterCard, Visa and American Express
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly rate depends on the complexity of the case
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland
Virginia
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Redmon, Peyton & Braswell, LLP
- Current
Education
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. | Law
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Georgetown University
B.B.A. | Accounting & Economics
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Honors: Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges
Awards
Who’s Who in the World
Who’s Who in the World
Who's Who in American Law
Who's Who in American Law
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
Professional Associations
Alexandria City Bar Association
Member
- Current
Maryland State Bar
Member
- Current
Virginia State Bar
Member
- Current
Legal Answers
244 Questions Answered

Q. VA pay rent after eviction?
A: Every tenant has a right to go to court and dispute the landlord's claims.
Q. Landlord sent charges to a collections agency while disputing the original charges. Can it still be reported to credit?
A: Even though you are bringing a claim for your SD in small claims court, the landlord has the right to bring a separate claim for the alleged damages. If the landord brings its claim in small claims court, you may be able to have both claims consolidated and heard at the same time. You can notify the Judge and see what he says.
Q. "tenant at will" with no written lease wants roommate to vacate dwelling unit in Middlesex Co, Virginia.
A: You can give either tenant a 30 day notice to terminate their oral lease with you.
Q. If a roomate who is not on the lease decides to move out immedatly without paying is there any leagle recorse
A: If there is an oral lease agreement between the 3 who are signatories on the lease with the 4th tenant, those 3 can bring a Warrant in Debt against the 4th in court.
Q. I know Va is an at will state, but I was just fired without warning based on false information.
A: You certainly can file a lawsuit but you have the burden of proof so get your evidence and witnesses together since those will be required to support your claims.
Q. Can a landlord tell me a family member can not live with me in West Virginia?
A: I do not practice law in W. Virginia and do not have a license to practice law there either. Sorry.
Q. I sold my truck to my brother. I financed it at 5% interest. He stopped making payments and balance owed is $4200
A: You are able to bring a claim against your brother in small claims court in Virginia. You will have the burden of proof to persuade a Judge that you should be awarded a judgment. That may be the easy part. Collecting the money from your brother after the judgment is entered will be the more difficult part.
Q. When I moved in I informed my landlord that my deadbolt did not work and 2 days ago someone broke in. Can I move?
A: It depends on what is stated in your lease with regard to the maintenance of the premises by the Landlord. If the lease states that the failure of the Landlord to maintain the Premises gives the Tenant the right to leave the Premises, then you have that right. Otherwise, you do not have that right.
Q. Sued Landlords and Real Estate Company in Small Claims Court
A: Without reviewing your documents, such as the Lease Agreement, and the lawsuit you filed, it would be unwise to surmise who are the proper parties to a lawsuit. In almost all proceedings before a Court, the parties should have a lawyer and to do otherwise will hold you to the same rules of procedure and evidence as a trained lawyer.
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Redmon, Peyton & Braswell, LLP
510 King Street
Suite 301
Alexandria, VA 22314
USA
Telephone: (703) 684-2000