Kirsten A. 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.



  • 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



  • Member, Board of Directors, William & Mary Alumni Association
  • Budget and finance chair, Mount Vernon Civic Association

Personal Activities

  • Co-chair, Asian Pacific Islander American Affinity Group, Venable
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Administrative Law