Alexandria and Fairfax Landlord-Tenant Law

Residential and commercial landlords and tenants can turn to us for representation in all legal issues. We have more than 30 years of experience handling landlord-tenant law matters for clients in Alexandria, Fairfax County and Northern Virginia. You can be confident in our ability to focus on your goals and take the steps necessary to achieve them efficiently.

Lease Negotiation

If you are a landlord, we can assist you in drafting leases designed to protect your interests while adhering to the law. We can review and update leases as necessary. We can also assist both landlords and tenants with lease negotiations, taking the preliminary steps to create a productive and long-lasting landlord-tenant relationship.

Landlord-Tenant Disputes

We represent landlords and tenants in disputes of all types.

  • Unlawful detainers: We assist landlords with unlawful detainer actions, which involve a process that needs to be followed accurately. We know the process.
  • Evictions: We defend tenants against eviction actions when the process is not followed correctly and their rights are violated, and assist with issues of habitability.
  • Other disputes: We are also skilled at resolving disputes over maintenance, security deposits and more.
  • Solution-focused: Whether through negotiation or trial, we are committed to finding resolutions.


When you’re ready to call, we’re ready to help. Reach us at 703-836-9030, or contact us here.

Foster P. Friedman

Mr. Friedman concentrates on planning and controversy matters involving estate and trusts. He has extensive experience advising clients on the transfer of wealth from one generation to another.

Gretchyn Meinken

Ms. Meinken focuses her practice on estate planning and administration, as well as general corporate law and taxation. She represents individuals, estates, trusts, partnerships, LLcs and corporations.


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