Firm Overview

Raymond Ceresa founded The Ceresa Law Firm in 1997 to specialize in the representation of condominium and homeowner associations and business clients.  Mr. Ceresa is a 1984 graduate of Washington & Lee University and a 1987 graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law.  Mr. Ceresa joined the law firm of Rees, Broome in 1987 and practiced law there until March 1997, when he opened his own firm.  Mr. Ceresa started his own firm because he believed that he could provide better and more individualized service to his clients, than he could at a large firm.  He also believed that he could provide legal services at more reasonable rates.

The Ceresa Law Firm offers a unique approach to the practice of law.  We are experts on the law, but that is not enough.  We understand and appreciate the personal and economic needs of our clients.  Many areas of the law are well established by statutes and case law, but it should not be applied in a vacuum.  Opposing parties are individuals and a good lawyer must be able to distinguish between someone who will respond to negotiation and one who requires a more aggressive approach.  A lawyer who cannot tell the difference or who does not take the time to find out, will often waste a client’s money.  Our vast experience allows us to quickly and efficiently respond to our clients’ needs.

Our Firm has years of experience dealing with the various issues facing condominium and homeowner associations and the changes in the law that occur on a regular basis.  We provide advice and counsel to our clients about all areas of community association business.  We appreciate the financial considerations facing all association decisions and strive to help our clients navigate through difficult legal issues in a cost effective and efficient manner. The great majority of the community associations represented by The Ceresa Law Firm are located in the Virginia Counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Fairfax, Frederick and Arlington.

The firm regular provides advice on matters that include, but are not limited to:

  • Collection of delinquent association assessments
  • Foreclosure issues
  • Enforcing architectural and maintenance covenants
  • Drafting and amending declarations, bylaws and resolutions
  • Interpreting governing documents and state law
  • Negotiating and preparing contracts
  • Advice on compliance with county, state and federal laws
  • Establishing operations practices
  • Running effective Board and member meetings
  • Board of Directors issues
  • Board and Membership meetings
  • Review of contracts with third parties

Receive all of the legal services you need by contacting our office today. There’s no substitute for a qualified attorney.