Michael R. Kieffer

Michael R. Kieffer

Associate

2200 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 1300
Arlington, VA 22201-3359
703.528.4700 x5425
703.528.6050 (Fax)

mkieffer@thelandlawyers.com

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Michael joined WCL&W full-time in 2007 after graduating from The Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. He primarily works in the firm’s transactional and development group, representing developers of condominium and mixed-use projects; forming condominium and homeowners associations; and drafting declarations, subdivision deeds, easement agreements, and other documents related to mixed-use development. Michael also works in the firm’s litigation practice group, representing title companies in various real property disputes. Prior to joining WCL&W, Michael worked for more than ten years in the commercial real estate industry and gained invaluable experience clerking for the firm while attending law school.

Representative Experience

  • Drafted Master HOA and sub-association documents for a 480-lot residential project (Prince William).
  • Drafted condominium instruments and assisted in obtaining variances for various condominium conversions (Arlington).
  • Drafted land condominium documents for a large multi-association project (Prince William).
  • Assisted in the preparation and filing of an Interstate Land Sales Act Registration Work Manual for a 231-unit condominium project (Fairfax).
  • Represented title insurance companies in suits to establish the validity and priority of deeds of trust, resulting from missing interests, defective legal descriptions, and other related claims.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment to establish priority of defectively recorded deed of trust (Fairfax).
  • Assisted local financial institution and County Attorney’s Office following foreclosure to bring condominium documents into compliance with affordable dwelling unit statute.

Practice Areas

Real Estate Transactions
Business Transactions
Litigation

Education

Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 2007
Executive Editor, Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy, 2006–07
Hobart College, B.A., English, cum laude, 1994

Professional Membership

Arlington County Bar Association
Prince William County Bar Association

Admitted to Practice in:

Virginia

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