Jane Saindon Rogers

Jane Saindon Rogers

PARTNER
jrogers@wtplaw.com
WASHINGTON
T: 202.659.6769
F: 202.327.6169



Ms. Rogers focuses her practice on representing condominium and homeowners associations throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia, dealing with the full range of issues confronting community associations. Ms. Rogers co-chairs the D.C. Legislative Action Committee of the Community Associations Institute.  In addition to her community associations practice, Ms. Rogers has litigated complex construction/surety and fidelity/specialty bond cases in federal and state courts.

Memberships & Activities

  • Chair: D.C. Legislative Action Committee of the Community Associations Institute
  • Member: District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member: Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member: Virginia State Bar Association
  • Member: American Bar Association

Community Associations

  • Has advised and represented community associations on a wide range of issues
  • Testimony before the D.C. Council on Amendments to the District of Columbia Condominium Act
 

Developer/Warranty Issues

  • Provided advice, reviewed and perfected claims in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia
 

Construction/Surety Litigation

  • Has litigated complex construction/surety cases in federal and state courts
  • Has litigated fidelity/specialty bond cases in state courts in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia
  • Has advanced and defended mechanics’ lien cases in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia
 

Health Care Litigation

  • Has defended medical malpractice cases, including nursing home cases involving amputations from gangrene and fall downs. Has defended cases in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia
PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

WMCCAI Webinar: D.C. Condo Amendment Act of 2014, January 2015

WMCCAI Conference & Expo: D.C. Condo Amendment Act of 2014, March 2015

ARTICLES

Condominium Unit Owner Bill of Rights Legislation

Legislation to amend the D.C. Condominium Act, D.C. Act 21-657, (the “Act”) has been approved by the D.C. Council, signed by the Mayor and is awaiting the end of the mandatory congressional review period. The legislation is currently expected to go into effect on April 7, 2017.


Required Notice Associated with Condominium Unit Owner Bill of Rights Legislation

Failure to pay past due amounts may result in legal action, including foreclosure.  You may be eligible for free or reduced-cost assistance.

The D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development maintains a list of Community-Based Non-Profit Organizations that provide housing counseling services.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) sponsors housing counseling agencies that can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.

Condominium Unit Owner Bill of Rights Legislation Expected to Clear the DC Council

Legislation to amend the D.C. Condominium Act  ( the “Act”) was approved unanimously at the second reading on December 20, 2016.  Originally intended to impose a mandatory mediation process before condominium associations could initiate foreclosure on their liens for unpaid assessments, the final legislation instead enhances the notice requirements before foreclosures may occur.

DC Updates: New Condo Act Provisions

Legislation to amend the District of Columbia Condominium Act was signed by Mayor Gray on April 28, 2014, and will go into effect as soon as the mandatory Congressional review period has expired.  Hopefully, that will be sometime before June 15, 2014.


Foreclosures in the District of Columbia - What Can Condominium Associations Do?

The good news for District of Columbia residents is that the real estate market is strong, prices of condominiums, in particular, are rebounding, and the foreclosure rate is low. All these things are true, but they do not tell the real story about foreclosures and the underlying effects on community associations in the District of Columbia.


Virginia Fire Department Station Goes for LEED Gold and Wins National Award

On June 20, 2009, Dale City, Virginia, Volunteer Fire Department opened its new Station 10, the second "green" fire station on the East Coast and only the ninth developed and built in the United States. Station 10 was awarded a LEED Gold Rating from the United States Green Building Council.


NEWS

New Partners Elected at Whiteford Taylor & Preston

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that L. Katherine Good, Brandy M. Rapp, Jane Saindon Rogers and M. Trent Zivkovich have been named Partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2017.

The firm’s managing partner, Martin T. Fletcher, commented, “It is a privilege to welcome these fine attorneys into their new and expanded roles in the firm. Each of them has continued to make tremendous contributions to our expanding client base and growing geographic profile.”