Heather R. Steele

Heather R. Steele

Pesner Altmiller Melnick & DeMers
  • Landlord Tenant, Real Estate Law, Business Law
  • Virginia
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Q. D. December 2, 2020
My attorney for a case to terminate a lease due to the tenant's violation of a lease term. Heather Steele perfectly-prepared for every possible situation before the trial. She handled everything in the trial perfectly.  She explained to me everything before the trial. She made sure every detail clearly explained. She is so good as an attorney for this line of work.
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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.

Practice Areas
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • HOA/Condo Law
  • General Civil
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English
Professional Experience
Pesner Altmiller Melnick & DeMers
- Current
Litigation Partner
Compton & Duling, L.C.
Worked as an associate litigation attorney on civil matters, including business litigation, landlord-tenant, and HOA/Condo, then as Litigation Partner from 2015-2019.
Magruder, Cook, Carmody, & Koutsouftikis, P.C.
Represented commercial and residential landlords in lease reviews and evictions actions.
Law Clerk
Magruder & Associates, P.C.
Worked as a law clerk at a landlord-tenant boutique firm during law school.
George Mason University School of Law
J.D. (2007) | Juris Doctorate, Litigation
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
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Activities: The Liberty Champion student newspaper
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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
- Current
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Prince William County Bar Association
- Current
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Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Current
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District of Columbia Bar
- Current
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Virginia State Bar  # 75473
- Current
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American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
- Current
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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.
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Pesner Altmiller Melnick & DeMers
8000 Westpark Drive
Suite 600
Tysons, VA 22102
Telephone: (703) 506-9440
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Pesner Altmiller Melnick & DeMers
9073 Center Street
2nd Floor
Manassas, VA 20110
Telephone: (703) 506-9440
Notice: By Appointment Only
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