Kirsten A. Quackenbush

Kirsten Quackenbush

In her real estate finance practice, Kirsten Quackenbush represents housing lenders throughout the DC region. For the past five years, Kirsten has represented mortgage lenders on market-rate and affordable transactions involving drafting and negotiating contracts, Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contracts, regulatory agreements, tax abatements, and ground leases. Before practicing the law, she spent 10 years as a paralegal at a DC-based firm, where she drafted mortgage loan documents for financing, refinancing, acquisitions, transfers in interest, and supplemental financing. She also trained administrative assistants, paralegals, and associates.

Related Practices



  • J.D. cum laude American University College of Law 2016
    • Executive communications and development editor, Administrative Law Review
    • Dean’s fellow, Legal Rhetoric Classroom, 2014 – 2016
    • Most Outstanding Advocate for Plaintiff for Section in Legal Rhetoric, Spring 2013
  • B.A. Government College of William & Mary 2005

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Associate Deputy, APEX Affinity Group, Venable
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Administrative Law



  • William & Mary Alumni Association
    • Member, Board of Directors
    • Member, Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern (APIM) Advisory Board
  • Budget and finance chair, Mount Vernon Civic Association