Crystal   Kramer

Contact

Phone: 240.507.1727
Fax: 703.745.1835
Mailing: 8000 Towers Crescent Drive ,
Suite 1500 , Tysons Corner , VA   22182
Linkedin: Crystal Kramer

PRACTICE FOCUS

Crystal Kramer's practice is focused on the representation of landlords and property managers of residential and commercial real estate in Virginia. This representation includes Fair Housing disputes and all litigation associated with lease disputes, including breach of lease, unlawful detainer actions, and tenant’s assertion actions. She also provides broader legal advice to her clients on their compliance with various laws, drafts company policies and procedures, reviews and drafts lease agreements, negotiates and drafts settlement agreements, among other general counsel-type tasks. She also devotes a considerable amount of her practice counseling businessowners on civil disputes and representing them in court on various litigation matters.

Prior to joining Offit Kurman, Crystal worked as an attorney at a Virginia plaintiff-side employment law firm and clerked at the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney in Alexandria, Virginia.

 

PRO BONO

PUBLICATIONS

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Virginia Landlord-Tenant Law, Updates and Legal Process in 2019, October 8, 2019, Tysons Corner, VA
  • A Lawyer’s Guide to Landlord and Tenant Law CLE, December 4, 2018, Fairfax, VA
  • Troubleshooting Employee Issues for Property Management Professionals, Webinar, November 7, 2018
  • Virginia Landlord-Tenant Law Updates, August 21, 2018, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Virginia Fair Housing Law, April 24, 2018, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Virginia Landlord-Tenant Law In A Nutshell, February 26, 2018, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Back to Basics, Virginia Evictions in a Nutshell webinar, January 31, 2017
  • To Sue or Not to Sue Landlord Seminar, September 14, 2016, Fairfax, VA
  • Maximizing Rent Collections for Landlords in Virginia, March 17, 2015, Fairfax, VA

"Whether I'm advising the owner of a large multi-family apartment complex, or a single family rental home, I'm always working toward what's best for my client and advising them on the proper steps to take to comply with local, state and federal laws."

—  Crystal Kramer

Practice Areas

Additional Practice Area

  • Animal Rights Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Fair Housing

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., George Mason University, School of Law
  • B.A., James Madison University
  • Virginia
  • Eastern District of Virginia

Activities

  • Fairfax Bar Association, General District Court Committee 2017-present, Member 2014-present
  • Northern Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Co-Director of Social Events 2019-present, Director at Large 2018-2019, Member 2017-present
  • Northern Virginia Apartment Association, Legislative Committee 2017-present, Member 2017-present
  • Member of Offit Kurman’s Diversity Committee, 2019-present

Videos

Posts

"Spring Cleaning: Three Things Every Property Management Team Should Do To Clean Up Its Rental Application Process"

Springtime is the prime season for attracting new renters and filling vacant units to get your community at maximum capacity.…

"2019 Virginia Landlord-Tenant Law Updates"

  Are you familiar with the most up-to-date laws impacting you as a property manager? Join Crystal Kramer and Alyssa…

"Co-tenant Protections Under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act"

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), 50 U.S.C. Ann. § 3955, affords certain protections and rights to tenant-servicemembers with regard…

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