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 nearly seventeen 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, Sheyna presented "Community Association" Jeopardy at WMCCAI's Conference and Expo in 2017 and presented "Are You Smarter than a Community Associations Attorney" in 2018. 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" and "Preparing the Community Association Calendar: Yes, That Is a Thing You Need to Do" at the NLG's Leadership Conferences; "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:


  • Serving as President of World Doctors Orchestra and Concertmistress and President of the Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra 
  • Performing regularly with the National Institutes of Health Philharmonia, World Doctors Orchestra, Landon Symphonette, and the Friday Morning Music Club (as a part of the string quartet and the organization’s orchestra)  
  • Serving on the Boards of the Hylton Performing Arts Center, Friday Morning Music Club, Keep Prince William Beautiful, Manassas Business Council, Court Appointed Special Advocates - Children's Intervention Services, the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, and the Session of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Woodbridge, Virginia


She is honored to have graduated from Leadership Prince William's Class of 2013, to have been recognized by Potomac Local and Leadership Arlington among their “Forty under 40” awards, and to have been selected as one of five "Influential Women of 2015" by Prince William Living Magazine.


About Sheyna

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.

The Law Office of Sheyna Nicole Burt, PLC

The Law Office of Sheyna Nicole Burt, PLC