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Janie combines her diverse background in real estate and corporate law, with a specific focus on representing national, regional, and local developers and builders involved in 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 ensure compliance with applicable laws and secondary mortgage market requirements, while also proactively mitigating risks, including those related to statutory warranties.

Additionally, Janie possesses extensive experience representing community associations across a broad spectrum of issues. These include but are not limited to general governance and best practices, compliance and enforcement, developer transition, warranty issues, condemnation, dissolution, fiduciary duties, fair housing , and dispute resolution. She regularly conducts informative training sessions for community association boards, covering these topics 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 units) and a LEED certified fire station.

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

Advised a corporate client responsible for administering a 300-acre mixed-use development in Northern Virginia.

Provided guidance on the conveyance and development of a 30-acre parcel for a veterans care facility, the fourth of its kind in the Commonwealth.

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

Represented a corporate client responsible for operating a prominent Northern Virginia mixed-use master-planned development spanning approximately 460 acres. The project includes office spaces, apartment and condominium complexes, retail stores, and restaurants with a downtown area.

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

Provided guidance and drafted documents for the conversion of a 58-acre property featuring an existing retail mall and developed pad sites (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

American Bar Association

Virginia State Bar

Virginia Bar Association

Business and Civic Organizations

Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (VJLAP) - Board of Directors, Past President

King William County Board of Zoning Appeals – Chair

Glen Raven Inc. - Gant Family Council

The Garden Club of the Middle Peninsula

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 two Great Pyrenees, chickens, Dexter cows, 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, as judged by her peers, and also based on reviews of clients. For more than 130 years, Martindale-Hubbell has been evaluating attorneys for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards.

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

  • Dean Scholar

Virginia Commonwealth University, B.A.

  • Virginia
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