Ursula Koenig Burgess
Firm:
Rees Broome, PC
Phone:Array
Address: 1900 Gallows Road
Tysons Corner, VA 22182

Membership: Professional Credentials • BMember, Community Associations Institute, Washington Metropolitan Chapter, Chair of Education Committee (2010 - 2011), Education Council Chair (2012)• Member, Community Associations Institute, Chesapeake Chapter• Mem
University: James Madison University, B.S., 1994, Drake University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1998
Admitted: 1997, Virginia and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 2001, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 2005, Maryland; 2006, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; U.S. Bankr
Biography: Ursula represents community associations in Virginia and Maryland. She works with community associations to:•Amend governing documents, including Declarations, Bylaws and Architectural Guidelines • Collect delinquent assessments through liens, lawsuits, and foreclosure actions • Compel compliance with the association's governing documents by filing lawsuits in General District (VA) and Circuit Court • File and defend complaints with the Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC)• Negotiate million dollar contracts for capital improvements and renovations• Defend associations in Fair Housing Complaints Ursula has been very successful in bringing delinquency rates under control for associations. In one case a condominium client avoided filing bankruptcy as a result of her successful collection efforts. For that client, and others, she negotiated a payment plan with the utility company to pay the overdue bills and avoid having the electricity shut off. Her aggressive approach to collection of assessments is appreciated by her association clients. Professional Credentials Graduate of James Madison University Graduate, with honors, Drake University Law School Judicial clerkship with the Honorable William W. Wenner, III, Maryland Court of Special Appeals Barred in Virginia and Maryland, as well as U.S. Bankruptcy Court Member, Community Associations Institute, Washington Metropolitan Chapter, Chair of Education Committee (2010 - 2011), Education Council Chair (2012) Member, Community Associations Institute, Chesapeake Chapter Member, Community Associations Institute, Maryland Legislative Committee (2009 - 2010) Panel Chair, Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities (2008 - current) Member, Business Partners Council, Community Associations Institute (2014 - current) • Peer-rated 'distinguished' by Martindale-Hubbell, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.• Chair-Elect, Business Partners Council, Community Associations Institute (2015) • Member, National Board of Trustees, Community Associations Institute (2015 - 2017)Speaker Keynote Speaker, The Art and Science of Conflict Resolution, Hudson Valley (NY) Chapter, Community Associations Institute (2013) Community Associations Institute, Annual Conference & Exposition, “The Art and Science of Conflict Resolution” (2013) Community Associations Institute, Washington Metro Chapter, “Essentials of Community Association Volunteer” (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014) • Community Associations Institute, Chesapeake Chapter, Modern Communications - Technology and the Social Media (2013) • Community Associations Institute, Washington Metro Chapter 2012 Conference and Expo - Advanced Issues Regarding Architectural Guidelines and Standards • Community Associations Institute, Washington Metro Chapter 2010 Conference and Expo - Maryland Legislative Update • Community Associations Institute, Washington Metro Chapter, 2010 Education Series - Navigating Governing Documents• Community Associations Institute, Chesapeake Chapter, 2010 Education Series - Effective Communications for Communities in the Digital Age• Community Associations Institute, Washington Metro Chapter, 2009 Education Series - Architectural Guidelines: Avoiding Pitfalls and Problem Areas• Capital Property Management, Educational Event, 2009, 2011, 2012• Speaker on integration of technological advances into CA governance, CAI Institute, Virginia Leadership Conference, July, 2011.• Keynote Speaker at the Annual Forum of the Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities - The New FHA Rules and the Financial Challenges Facing Our Communities., 2011.Articles “Mastering the Relationship with Subassociations” ( April 2012 Quorum Magazine) Ask the Experts - Master Roads ( November / December 2011, Common Ground Magazine) “Making Sense of the Puzzle” ( September 2011 Quorum Magazine) “Foreclosures: Help Thy Self” ( July 2011 Quorum Magazine) • “Popular Myths of FHA Financing, ” ( October 2010 Quorum Magazine) • “2010 D.C. and Maryland Legislative Update” ( June 2010 RB Community Association Newsletter) • “Defamation, Libel and Slander - Oh My!” ( April 2010 RB Community Association Newsletter) • “Navigating Architectural Review Guidelines” ( October 2009 RB Community Association Newsletter) • “Maryland and District of Columbia Legislative Update” ( June 2009 RB Community Association Newsletter) • “The Recovery of Incidental Charges in the Collection of Assessments” ( August 2008 RB Community Association Newsletter) • “Legislative Changes in the District of Columbia and Maryland Affecting Community Associations” ( July 2008 RB Community Association Newsletter) • “An Overview of Two Common Homeowners' Association Litigation Matters” ( April 2008 RB Community Association Newsletter) • “Association and Board Member Parties” ( November 2007 RB Community Association Newsletter) • “Community Association Issues with Pets” ( June 2007 RB Community Association Newsletter) • “2007 Legislative Changes Affecting Community Associations” ( May 2007 RB Community Association Newsletter) • “Association's Duty to Remove Snow” ( September 2005 RB Community Association Newsletter) • “Virginia and Maryland Legislative Changes” ( May 2005 RB Community Association Newsletter) • “Basic information Regarding Third Party Foreclosures” ( September 2004 RB Community Association Newsletter) *All Quorum Magazine articles have been reprinted by permission of Washington Metropolitan Chapter Community Associations Institute.Awards • President's Award, Community Associations Institute, Washington Metro Chapter (2013)• Volunteer of the Year, Community Associations Institute, Washington Metro Chapter (2013, 2014)• Committee Chair of the Year, Community Associations Institute, Washington Metro Chapter (2010, 2011)• Rising Star, Community Associations Institute, Washington Metro Chapter (2009) (Also at Bethesda, Maryland Office)