Chesapeake Law Group, PLC law firm is located in the City of Manassas, Virginia serving community associations and business clients throughout Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, West Virginia and the surrounding areas. The principal in the firm, Lella Amiss E. Pape, has extensive litigation experience with unique problems of Condominium and Community Associations, as well as eviction and collections from tenants in commercial common interest properties, and has been a frequent participant and educator in the programs of numerous professional organizations, including the Community Associations Institute all aspects of Corporate and Real Estate law, condominium law, including litigation and general civil litigation for over 35 Years. Our three (3) paralegals are experienced in real estate matters and residential and commercial collections for Associations and corporations, and look forward to working with your Association. We pride ourselves in providing prompt legal advice for our specialized client needs in keeping with and recognizing their requirements for timely and cost effective representation of their legal requirements.


Mrs. Pape’s practice is exclusively devoted to representation community associations, commercial condominiums and small corporations in their governance and collections matters. We understand the unique nature and challenge of the business, and will deliver our services in a responsive and first-class manner for the least expense possible. A former shareholder with a large community association-oriented practice, Mrs. Pape opened the firm in April of 2012, to serve her clients in the best manner possible. Prior to focusing on Community Associations law, her practice was devoted to civil litigation in the area of real estate development, land use, debt collection and corporate and contracts law.


Based in Manasasas, Virginia and led by founder Lella Amiss E. Pape, P.C. our attorneys advise associations in all aspects of operations, to include covenant interpretation,covenant enforcement, Bylaw interpretation, Construction and Structural Warranty Claims, Condominium FHA certification, storm water easements and maintenance agreements, foreclosures, amending governing documents, insurance matters and residential and commercial collections for associations and corporations.


At Chesapeake Law Group, we believe in being active members of our community. Ms. Pape’s affiliations include:
Member, Virginia Bar Association Member, Community Association Institute - Washington Metropolitan Chapter Recording Secretary, WMCCAI, Virginia Legislative Committee | Boy Scouts of America Troop Committee, Member and Volunteer, Gainesville, Virginia


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    Bankruptcy Reform- Areas of Interest to Community Associations
    By Lella Amiss E. Pape | October 2005

    The “Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005,” known as the Bankruptcy Reform Act (“Act”), the first major revision of the federal bankruptcy laws since 1978, took effect on October 17, 2005. The Supreme Court summarized the intent of . . .

    Fair Housing Laws – Are you in Compliance
    By Lella Amiss E. Pape and Lisandro Santiago | July 2009

    Whether meritorious or not, community associations are easy targets for fair housing claims. While associations have the authority to impose certain rules on their members within the scope of their governing documents, at times enforcement . . .

    Federal Changes to Pool and Spa Safety Laws
    By Lella Amiss E. Pape and Kelly C. Zook | March 2008

    Pools and spas have become the latest area where federal law will impact community association operations. In July 2007, Congress began consideration a bill called . . .

    Lights Camera Action – Does your Association need to consider Security
    By Christopher B. DeMers, Esquire and Lella Amiss “Ami” E. Pape, Esquire

    Security provided by community associa­tions has become a hot topic at board meet­ings, as well as the subject of a fair amount of litigation in recent years. The legal duty on the part of a condominium . . .

    If A Tree Falls and My Neighbor Hears it – Who Pays
    By Rory K. Nugent, Esq. and Lella Amiss E. Pape, Esq. | January 2008

    With the area’s increasing population density, it is easy to imagine the many ways in which neighbors may bump into each other. Unfortunately, disputes tend to arise . . .

    Using Self Help Remedies on Foreclosed Properties
    By Ursula Koenig, Attorney at Law, Kathleen Machado, Attorney at Law, and Lella Amiu “Ami” E. Pape, Attorney at Law

    The real estate market has experienced especially tough years since the latter half of 2006. As the U.S. housing bubble burst, mortgage lenders and broken increasingly offered loans to . . .


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