Kristin M. Elia

Kristin Elia

Kristin Elia focuses her practice on commercial real estate matters, including sales and acquisitions, financing, leasing, and development. Kristin works with clients through all stages of real estate transactions, from negotiating purchase agreements to analyzing due diligence materials and preparing final closing documents. Kristin’s background in financial services and aptitude for business enable her to provide comprehensive and goal-oriented advice to buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, lenders, and borrowers alike. 

Kristin has experience coordinating complex commercial real estate transactions, including the sale and purchase of office and retail buildings, and real estate acquisition and construction loans. She has also reviewed and advised on the real estate aspects of corporate merger and acquisition transactions.




  • J.D. The George Washington University Law School 2017
    • Notes editor, Federal Circuit Bar Journal
    • Member, Banking and Securities Law Society
      • President, 2016 – 2017
      • Treasurer, 2015 – 2016
    • Legal extern, Enforcement Division, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), 2016
    • Legal extern, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), 2015
  • B.A. Political Science cum laude University of California at Los Angeles 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA)


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2024