Sheyna Nicole Burt focuses her practice on the representation of condominiums, cooperatives, homeowners' associations, charitable nonprofits, and families located in Virginia and Washington, D.C. Sheyna provides her clients with a full battery of legal services including negotiations, litigation, document drafting and review, covenant enforcement, assessment recovery, and counseling related to governance.
Sheyna grew up in a military family, finally settling in northern Virginia. She graduated from The College of William and Mary, earning a B.A. cum laude in Music and History in 1998 and a J.D. in 2001. Sheyna has practiced law for fifteen years, beginning her professional career as a law clerk for the Judges of the Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria, Virginia before going on to practice insurance defense at a multi-national law firm and then community association law in northern Virginia and DC.
Sheyna frequently is asked to speak on legal and community topics. A member of the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, in 2017 Sheyna presented "Community Association" Jeopardy at WMCCAI's Conference and Expo. In 2011 she co-presented a program entitled “Unnecessary Losses: the Board, the Broker, and the $750,000 Shortfall” at the Community Associations Institute’s National Annual Conference; on May 22, 2013, Sheyna shared this presentation with the attendees of the monthly meeting of the Neighborhood Leaders Group ("NLG") in Prince William County, Virginia. Sheyna's other community outreach presentations have included: "Not in Our Pool: Navigating the ADA and FHA in Your CA" at the NLG's Leadership Conference; "Our HOA/COA Has Become Ineffective - What Do We Do Now?" at the NLG's Leadership Seminar; an update about new laws impacting associations; and "An Introduction to CA Law: The Interplay among CAs, Landlords, and Tenants", a Continuing Legal Education course for lawyers of the Prince William Bar. Sheyna also has served as the emcee and host for the 10th Anniversary Gala of the Creative and Performing Arts Center and the Prince William County Arts Council's 2016 Seefeldt Awards for Arts Excellence.
Sheyna’s commitment to community extends beyond the firm. When she is not representing clients, she can be found:
She was honored to be recognized by Potomac Local and Leadership Arlington among their “Forty under 40” awards and selected as one of five "Influential Women of 2015" by Prince William Living Magazine. Sheyna currently serves as an Elder for Stewardship and Finance at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Your Organization and Family Are Our Business.
The Law Office of Sheyna Nicole Burt, PLC, focuses on 1) proactively identifying and resolving the issues that impact your ability to do what you do, and 2) helping you to achieve your goals. From the everyday to the extraordinary, this firm stand ready to support you and yours.
If you are well-organized, smart, good with numbers, and better with people, SNB, PLC, has been looking for you ....
Title: Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Paralegal
Hours: Part time (between 15 and 25 hours per week)
Location: Flexible – May combine working in Manassas office with working at home
Pay Rate: Dependent on experience
Effective Date: January 24, 2018
GENERAL DUTIES AND PURPOSE:
Under the supervision of the firm’s lead attorney, the Paralegal oversees and organizes collections accounts and prepares documents in furtherance of the assessment recovery programs of the firm’s community association clients. The Paralegal is required to be in the office pursuant to a schedule established by him or her with the lead attorney, though the Paralegal also is permitted to work from home.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
§ Review and reconcile Statements of Accounts
§ Calculate interest and other fees
§ Prepare Status Reports
§ Communicate with association staff, volunteers, and residents regarding assessment accounts
§ Prepare filings for court and land records
§ Review association governing documents relating to collections and due process
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
§ High school diploma or equivalent (some college or post-high school training preferred)
§ Three years’ experience as a paralegal, legal assistant, and/or bookkeeper
§ Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel) and Windows
§ Proficiency with personal computers and copy/scan/fax equipment
§ Must have access to a vehicle
§ Must be extremely detail-oriented
Deliver a resume/curriculum vitae and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified candidates will be invited to interview with Sheyna Burt.