Heather R. Steele

Partner

Emphasizes litigation for businesses and people, including landlord-tenant, HOA/condo associations, and business lawsuits.

Heather Steele is a partner in the firm. Ms. Steele handles many types of civil matters, including landlord-tenant cases, homeowners association (HOA) and condominium associations (condos), business law, civil lawsuits, contracts, and preparation of limited liability company (LLC) and other corporate documents. Ms. Steele regularly teaches seminars on landlord-tenant law, community association law, and important legal concepts for small businesses.

Ms. Steele deals with legal issues for businesses and individuals, including contract review, contract drafting, creating and incorporating corporations and limited liability companies, as well as preparing demand letters and handling business litigation. Ms. Steele represents commercial and residential landlords in eviction and past-due rent lawsuits. Associate attorney Cassandra Sheehan works with Heather on debt collection for businesses, landlords, and community associations. Heather drafts leases, lease amendments, lease default notices, lease extensions, and lease terminations. Heather advises clients in estate litigation matters, including will contests, estates without a will, and lawsuits against executors or personal representatives.

Heather is peer-rated by Martindale Hubbell as AV-Preeminent. The Martindale Hubbell Peer Review is a rating given by a lawyer’s peers, and an AV-Preeminent rating is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Heather serves the Northern Virginia area, including Fairfax County, Prince William County (including the Woodbridge, Manassas, Haymarket, and Gainesville areas), and surrounding counties such as Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, Fauquier County and Fredericksburg City.

Education

  • Liberty University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2003)
  • George Mason University School of Law (J.D. 2007)

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Activities

  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Prince William, Alumnae, Class of 2012
  • SPARK Board Member (Supporting Partnerships and Resources for Kids – Prince William Education Foundation)
  • Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William Board Member (Supporting Literacy and Education for 0-5 years in Prince William)

Seminars

  • Annual Virginia Legislative Update Seminar, Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA)
  • Annual Prince William County Neighborhood Services HOA/COA Leadership Seminar
  • Association of Wedding Professionals – Business Continuity Planning
  • You Can Do Anything Too Symposium – Montclair Library (discussing Wills and POAs)
  • Prince William Living Magazine’s Meet The Expert Series: Heather Steele Talks About Business Continuity Planning
  • Expecting the Unexpected in Business: Keynote at Women’s Wedding Network
  • An Introduction to Community Association Law: The Interplay Among Community Associations, Landlords, and Tenants
  • CLE: Landlord/Tenant Law: How to Prosper in the New Market
  • Prince William County Bar Association Library Legal Series: Landlord/Tenant Issues