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Pamela B. Fairchild, Attorney at Law

Ms. Fairchild represents lenders, consumers and attorneys in real estate transactions, commercial leasing and management, lease negotiations, commercial foreclosures, and a wide variety of real estate law transactions.

Ms. Fairchild has over 25 years experience in the real estate sector, advising clients with respect to residential and commercial real estate law in Virginia and Washington, D.C. .  Her clients range from first time home buyers to corporate investment companies and commercial property managers.  Pam also has experience in multi-million dollar commercial foreclosures, as well as lease negotiations with high profile commercial tenants surrounding the U.S. Capitol.

BIOGRAPHY

Pamela (“Pam”) B. Fairchild, Attorney at Law, is pleased to re-establish her practice in Alexandria, and rejoin her very talented colleagues in the tri-state area, whom she considers to be the preeminent real estate attorneys in the United States.

Pam earned her dual JD and MBA degrees from Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University – The McDonough School of Business. During her 27 year experience in real estate law, Pam has worked in a prestigious D.C. law firm before going on to established her own practice in Old Town, Alexandria from 1990 to 2002 while simultaneously owning a title company from 1999 to 2002.

Among her other achievements she holds fond memories of her time at the University of North Carolina, The Madeira School, and St. Agnes.

JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1988

Associate Editor, American Criminal Law Review

MBA, Georgetown University – The McDonough School of Business, 1988

BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984

– District of Columbia
– Virginia

Having been admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1988, Ms. Fairchild possesses over 25 years of legal experience in the real estate industry. Ms. Fairchild also has worked extensively and exclusively in real estate.

EXPERIENCE

Fairchild Law PLC – Solo Practitioner
Alexandria, VA 1990-2002, 2008-Present

• Practice in the area of residential and commercial real estate, with particular focus on residential and commercial transactions, commercial leasing and management, and commercial foreclosures.

• Represent lenders, consumers and attorneys in real estate transactions.

• Represent owner of a commercial eight-story office building located two blocks from the U.S. Capitol in connection with leasing and management issues including lease negotiations with high profile tenants.

• Represent owner of commercial real estate in the management and sale of properties located within the surrounding metropolitan region and throughout the United States.

• Served as substitute trustee for John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company and other lenders, and conducted multi-million dollar commercial foreclosures, including the foreclosure of a country club, a commercial Old Town Alexandria office building, a large farm located in Culpeper, Virginia, and multi-family apartment complexes.

• Represent owner of commercial real estate in the management and sale of properties located within the surrounding metropolitan region and throughout the United States.

Dunnells, Duvall, Bennett and Porter (now Holland & Knight) – Associate
Washington, D.C. 1988-1990

• Associate in the real estate practice group in the Washington, D.C. office during the 1988 – 1990 commercial loan heyday. Practiced in the area of commercial real estate finance and development, and commercial leasing. Participated in the documentation and closing of complex real estate transactions including the financing, development, leasing, purchase and sale of office buildings, shopping centers and mixed use projects.

Lincoln Property Company – Intern
Vienna, VA 1987

• Worked directly with Jeff Franzen, Executive Vice President, in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office of this Dallas-based real estate development company on an apartment project named The Lincoln at Tysons Corner. This internship included meeting with attorneys and public officials concerning the project approval process, tree preservation and clearing of the property, and negotiating and drafting a water easement agreement with the Fairfax County Water Authority.

Chevy Chase Savings Bank, F.S.B. (formerly Chevy Chase Bank, F.S.B., acquired by Capital One in the first quarter of 2009) – Legal Intern
Chevy Chase, MD 1986

• Worked directly with Nancy Feldman, Attorney at Law, in-house counsel for the bank’s legal department and bank’s subsidiary The B.F. Saul Mortgage Company, in the bank’s headquarters with our offices adjacent to the bank’s chairman, B. Francis Saul II. In 1985, Chevy Chase Savings and Loan Association became an FDIC-insured federal savings bank and changed its name to Chevy Chase Savings Bank, F.S.B. the year of Ms. Fairchild’s internship.

• Handled customer complaints and correspondence with bank regulators; conducted research on banking laws such as the Truth in Lending Act of 1968 and advertising requirements; and reviewed and negotiated lease agreements for new branch locations.

Fairchild and Company – Executive Assistant
Washington, D.C. 1980-1984

• Worked directly with parents, the principals of Fairchild and Company, a real estate development and management company. Assisted with the management and leasing of their office building, and with the management of properties located within the surrounding metropolitan region and throughout the United States.

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

*Area Representative, Northern Virginia, Virginia State Bar Real Property Section

*Attorney Roundtable, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

*John S. Braswell Real Estate Committee of the Alexandria Bar Association

*The Madeira School Alumnae Council

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

*Chair, Alexandria Bar Association Real Property Committee

*First Woman President, Alexandria Sunrise Optimist Club

The Optimist Club is dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best In Kids.” This club conducts positive service projects such as Respect for Law and Youth Appreciation Day aimed at providing a helping hand to youth.

*Instructor, Real Estate Law, American Institute of Banking
Students included employees of Burke & Herbert, Navy Federal Credit Union and other local lenders.

*Oral Argument Judge, The Catholic University of America

*Volunteer Attorney, The Center for Women and Families, The Campagna Center

*Volunteer Attorney, Legal Services of Northern Virginia

*Volunteer Attorney, domestic violence cases, D.C. Superior Court

*Member, Alexandria Bar

*Member, Alexandria Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee

*Member, Alexandria Bar Young Lawyers Committee

*Member, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

*Member, The Urban Land Institute

*Member, Women Mean Business of Alexandria, which raised more than $100,000 for the annual
Alexandria Walk to Fight Breast Cancer and to launch Alexandria’s Breast Cancer Surgical Fund.

Specialties

Residential Real Estate Transactions 92
Lease Negotiations With High Profile Tenants 88
Multi-million Dollar Commercial Foreclosures 86
Representing Lenders & Consumers In Real Estate Transactions 99