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Janie combines her diverse real estate and corporate experience, with a specific focus on representing national, regional, and local developers and builders in the creation of planned unit developments, mixed-use projects, as well as industrial, commercial, residential, and conversion condominium developments. Janie provides guidance on creating legal structures and drafting project governing documents to comply with applicable law and secondary mortgage market requirements, while also mitigating risks, including those associated with statutory warranties.

Additionally, Janie also has extensive experience representing community associations on a wide spectrum of issues. These include general governance and best practices, compliance and enforcement, developer transition, warranty issues, condemnation, dissolution, fiduciary responsibilities, fair housing matters, and dispute resolution. She regularly conducts training sessions for community association boards on these and more.



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 LEED certified fire station.

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-use 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-r restricted community consisting of single-family homes and an assisted living facility.

Represented a 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, apartment and condominium projects, retail stores, and restaurants.

Prepared the documents to facilitate the sale of student housing for a Virginia university and the simultaneous establishment of a mixed-use condominium project.

Provided guidance and drafted the documents to convert a 58-acre property with an existing retail mall and developed pad sites (which are subject to ground leases) into a condominium regime.



  • 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

Business and Civic Organizations

Judges & Lawyers Assistance Program - Board of Directors, Past President

King William County Board of Zoning Appeals – Member

Glen Raven Inc. – Gant Family Council

Christchurch School, Christchurch, Virginia - Parent Council

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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