About Lynn Ann
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.
Lynn Ann Zimmerman-Bell assists our clients in the role of paralegal. Her primary focus is collections matters for both homeowners’ associations and businesses. Lynn Ann has a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance and Music Education from the University of Michigan. After completing her undergraduate studies, she traveled to England for Post Graduate work in Flute Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. After many years as an orchestral musician and solo performer, as well as a private teacher, Lynn Ann decided to pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies. In addition to maintaining her performance career and flute studio, she has been working as a paralegal for a community association law firm for the past four years. Having joined Sheyna in many musical endeavors, she joined the Law Office of Sheyna Nicole Burt in 2015.