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Janie has diverse real estate and corporate expertise, with extensive experience representing national and local developers in the creation of planned unit developments, mixed-use projects and industrial, commercial, residential and conversion condominium developments. She regularly counsels developers and builders in the acquisition, financing, leasing, development and disposition of property, as well as in zoning and land-use proceedings. Janie also represents corporations and other legal entities, with substantial experience representing community associations, providing guidance on formation, merger and dissolution and general governance matters. Janie provides guidance to apartment owners and other housing providers on federal and local fair housing laws. She has represented community associations, schools, government entities, and property owners in condemnation matters.

Janie is a regular contributor to Quorum and Common Ground magazines. Janie regularly presents CLE and other training programs. Prior to joining Hirschler, she practiced with MercerTrigiani LLP and Reed Smith LLP in Northern Virginia. While attending law school at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, Janie was selected to serve as a Dean Scholar to assist with the instruction of legal writing principles to first year law students and worked as a law clerk at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority handling litigation matters.



Assisted a client involved in a public-private collaboration, leading to the development of the country's first mixed-used project consisting of residential housing (64 housing units) and a fire station (LEED certified).

Advised a developer on the redevelopment of the largest homeless shelter in Northern Virginia.

Advised a corporate client responsible for the administration of a 300-acre, mixed-used development in Northern Virginia relating to the conveyance and development of a 30-acre parcel for the operation of a veterans care facility, the fourth such facility in the Commonwealth.

Assisted in the development and registration of the first condominium project in Fauquier County, an age restricted community consisting of single family homes and an assisted living facility.

Represented corporate client responsible for operation of a preeminent Northern Virginia mixed-use master planned development consisting of approximately 460 acres of land and a downtown area including offices, apartments and condominium projects, retail stores, and restaurants.



  • Going Smoke-Free in Your Community, Quorum, November 2019
  • The Lowdown on Leasing & Fair Housing Considerations, Quorum, April 2018
  • Rethinking Adoption of Governing Documents Amendments, Quorum, July 2016
  • Parking, the ADA, and Fair Housing, Quorum, May 2016



Professional Affiliations

Virginia State Bar

Virginia Bar Association, Real Estate Section Member

Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, President

King William County Planning Commission, Former Chair

Fredericksburg Bar Association

Civic Involvement

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, Former Land Committee Co-Chair

Smithfield-Preston Foundation, Former Board Member

Oakwood School, Annandale, Virginia, Former Co-Chair of the Speaker Series

Beyond the Law

Beyond the Law

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Janie now lives in Aylett, Virginia with her husband, Meade, and son, Christopher, along with their three dogs, chickens, and growing flock of critically endangered Hog Island sheep. When not advising clients, Janie enjoys antique shopping (especially with her three sisters), painting in just about any medium, gardening, boating, and skeet shooting.

Janie is named an AV rated attorney by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, meaning that she has reached the highest of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.

George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, J.D.

  • Dean Scholar

Virginia Commonwealth University, B.A.

  • Virginia
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