Tiago D. Bezerra

Tiago D. Bezerra joined the firm in 2022 as an attorney in the firm’s Fairfax office having worked as a community association attorney since 2014. Tiago’s practice is devoted to the wholesale representation of common interest communities in Virginia and the District of Columbia, providing counsel on matters such as covenant enforcement, parliamentary procedure, fair housing, collections, and governing document amendments.

Tiago is actively involved with the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of Community Associations Institute (WMCCAI), having served on the Virginia and D.C. Legislative Committees and the WMCCAI Board of Directors. Tiago has contributed numerous articles to the WMCCAI monthly publication Quorum and is a frequent speaker on community association law, including providing programs with WMCCAI, the Community Associations Institute, Fairfax County Consumer Affairs, and the Alexandria Office of Housing.

Focus Areas in Community Association Law

  • General counseling and representation
  • Governing document interpretation and drafting
  • Rules and covenant enforcement
  • Parliamentary procedure and governance
  • Collections

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • University of Virginia, B.A. Economics, 2010

Admitted

  • Virginia, 2013
  • District of Columbia, 2020
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2018
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2019
  • Supreme Court of the Unites States of America, 2017

Professional Associations

  • Washington Metropolitan Chapter of Community Associations Institute
    • Secretary, 2022
    • Board of Directors, 2020-2022
    • Virginia Legislative Committee, 2015 – Present
    • D.C. Legislative Committee, 2021 – Present
  • Community Associations Institute
    • Amicus Brief Advisory Committee, 20221 – Present
  • National Association of Parliamentarians
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Alexandria Bar Association

Honors

  • Virginia Public Advocate of the Year, WMCCAI, 2020
  • Up & Coming Lawyer, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2021

Notable Cases

  • Sainani v. Belmont Glen Homeowners Ass’n, 297 Va. 714, 831 S.E.2d 662 (Va. Sup. Ct. 2019).

Articles

  • Author, “A Legal Guide to Going Paperless,” Quorum, Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute, April 2022.
  • Author, “Dollar-a-Door: Why Donations Towards Legislative Advocacy Are Important,” Quorum, Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute, July 2021.
  • Co-Author, “2021 Virginia General Assembly Report: Common Interest Community Legislation” Quorum, Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute, July 2021.
  • Author, “Assessment Collections When Bankruptcy Strikes,” Currents, Southeastern Virginia Chapter Community Associations Institute, Q2 2021.
  • Author, “Zooming Through the Pandemic: Virtual Meetings,” Quorum, Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute, December 2020.
  • Co-Author, “2020 Virginia General Assembly Report: Common Interest Community Legislation,” Quorum, Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute, July 2020.
  • Co-Author, “Architectural Compliance after Belmont Glen,” Quorum, Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute, March 2020.
  • Author, “Common Area Hunger Games: Archery Deer Hunting in Your Community,” Quorum, Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute, December 2019.
  • Co-Author, “Common Interest Community Legislation,” Quorum, Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute, July 2019.
  • Co-Author, “Learning from Failed Legislation,” Quorum, Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute, July 2018.
  • Co-Author, “Covenant Controlled Parking,” Quorum, Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute, October 2017.

Programs

  • Speaker, “How to Get (and LOSE) a Manager in Ten Days,” Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute Conference and Expo, March 2022
  • Panelist, “Virtually Possible: How to Improve Online Meetings and Electronic Voting,” Community Associations Institute, November 2021.
  • Panelist, “Annual Membership Meetings,” Your Community, You’re Connected, Fairfax County Department of Cable and Consumer Services, September 2021.
  • Panelist, “Virginia Fair Housing Training Webinar,” Southeastern Virginia Chapter Community Associations Institute, July 2021.
  • Panelist, “Community Associations Hot Topics: Architectural Control, Creating and Enforcing Rules,” Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute Conference and Expo, June 2020.
  • Panelist, “Annual Meetings 101,” Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute Conference and Expo, June 2021.
  • Speaker, “Navigating Assessment Collections in a Post-Pandemic World,” Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute, February 2021.
  • Speaker, “Managing Social Media: Being online without being off the rails,” Sentry Management, Inc., March 2020.
  • Panelist, “Reserves: What are they? How are they calculated? And what do we need to do about them?,” Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute Conference and Expo, February 2020.
  • Panelist, “Virginia Legislative Update: Rules Enforcement – Now What?” Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute, November 2019.
  • Panelist, “Your Board Meeting: Tips, Tricks & Dealing with Difficult People,” Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute Conference and Expo, February 2019.
  • Panelist, “Better Board Meetings,” Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute Conference and Expo, February 2018.
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