About Guy

Guy Jeffress is a D.C., metro area native who possesses substantial experience handling and structuring deals for real estate developers, investors, lenders, and asset managers. His practice includes representing regional and local developers and investors with their mixed-use, residential, office, and retail projects. Additionally, he has significant experience in handling and mitigating the legal risks involved with the ownership and operation of resort, hotel, restaurant, and nightclub properties.

Guy began his real estate career as part of an in-house team that was charged with managing the U.S. portfolio of a UK-based investment group. Prior to joining Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C., he worked as an attorney with various firms and served as in-house counsel to both private and publicly traded companies. Collectively, he has more than 17 years of experience in the real estate development industry. In providing clients with advice Guy not only considers the applicable law in each situation but also takes into account the practical business and operational objectives of his clients.


  • Juris Doctor, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1992

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, D.C. Bar Association Real Estate, Housing, & Land Use Sections
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association

Related News

New Water and Sewer Allocation Ordinance Does Not Constitute an Unconstitutional Taking 

Written by: Guy Jeffress The recent case of PEM Entities LLC v. County of Franklin (2023 WL 105711), out of the United States Court of Appeals (the “Court”), reminds us that the imposition of new rules or restrictions by a local government, although onerous in...

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Are You Keeping Proper Records?

Written by: Guy Jeffress The recent federal case of Renee Mason, DPM, v. Brian Mazzei, Et Al., 2023 WL 234777, out of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, highlights the importance of adhering to proper record-keeping formalities, even if you are...

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Concept Of “Disguised,” Or “De Facto” Dividends Discussed In Recent Maryland Case.

Written by: Guy Jeffress Edward MEKHAYA v. EASTLAND FOOD CORPORATION, et al., 2022 WL 17843057 Appellate Court of Maryland (formerly the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland) In a first for Maryland, the Appellate Court of Maryland, relying on persuasive authority from other jurisdictions, paved...

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The Importance of A Guaranty.

Written by: Guy Jeffress The decision of the Supreme Court of Virginia in Grayson v. Westwood Buildings L.P., 300 Va. 25, 859 S.E.2d 651 (2021) highlights the need to confirm a tenant’s financial ability to pay the rent during the term of a lease and...

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Abandoned Permits

Written by: Guy Jeffress On April 25, 2022, Prince William County Development Services, Building Development Division, issued Policy 1.03 entitled Abandoned Building Permits and Applications and is in the process of auditing and revoking “abandoned” permit applications and issued permits. In general, an issued permit...

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Prince William County Ranked 6th Place Nationally

Written by: Guy Jeffress In April 2022, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (aka “NAIOP”), released the results of their national Developer Approvals Index study. The results of the study ranked Prince William County, Virginia in sixth place nationally, with an overall weighted score of...

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Written by: Guy Jeffress In a January 2022 unpublished opinion, the Court of Appeals of Virginia upheld the immediate revocation of a certificate of occupancy for a hospitality venue located in Fairfax County, effectively closing the business. The revocation was based in part on a...

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Reporting Requirements For “Non-Financed” Real Estate Transactions In The Works

Written by: Guy Jeffress On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), a bureau of the U.S. Treasury that works to safeguard the U.S. financial system from illicit use and money laundering, and to promote national security, issued an advance notice of...

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment – updated standard requirements

Written by: Guy Jeffress Phase I Environmental Site Assessment – updated standard requirements On November 1, 2021, ASTM International (formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials) approved revisions to the ASTM 1527 standard, more commonly known as a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Report. Once...

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2020 Member’s Choice- 10 years of Excellence in Business

On Thursday evening February 27, 2020, the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce hosted its 10th Annual Business Awards to honor the best of the local business community. Awards recognize excellence in business, innovative practices, and outstanding contributions to the community and businesses/organizations that stand...

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General Contractors Beware of New Maryland Law

by Guy R. Jeffress, Esq. The Maryland General Assembly passed Senate Bill 853, which took effect on October 1, 2018, that added the following text to Section 3-507.2 of the Maryland Code, Labor & Employment: In an action brought under subsection (a) of this section,...

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Limited Liability Company Considerations

Many states have simplified the process of forming a business entity. In many jurisdictions the formation of a limited liability company or “LLC” can be completed either on-line or by filing a single page form along with the payment of a filing fee. Although the...

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Guy Jeffress joins VF&N Business Transaction Practice

MANASSAS—January 2, 2018—Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. is pleased to announce that Guy Jeffress has joined the firm as an associate attorney in our Real Estate and Corporate Transactions practice. Jeffress has nearly 20 years of legal experience as both private practice and as in-house counsel in Washington, D.C....

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Forming a company? Corporation, Partnership, or LLC

Forming a company? When forming a company or changing the organization of your current business, it is important to know the different options available to you. The legal entity that you are operating will determine what tax structure you will comply with and your legal...

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