Faisal Moghul

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Vienna, VA

Mehalko & Moghul PLLC
 | 8230 Boone Blvd., Suite 210
Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: 571-295-4096
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Faisal Moghul's practice is primarily focused in business and real estate litigation.

He represents corporations, LLCs, LPs, title companies, cooperatives, condominiums, title companies, residential and commercial landlords and tenants in complex leasing and real estate matters. Mr. Moghul also represents clients in matters related to business law, including shareholder derivative litigation, breach of fiduciary duty, partnership disputes, defamation and fraud.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in political science magna cum laude from Franklin & Marshall College in 2007, Mr. Moghul attended Washington and Lee University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors in 2010. Admitted to practice in Virginia, New York and the District of Columbia, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Moghul has authored several professional papers that have been published by organizations such as the American Law Institute and the Foundation for Economic Education. His published works include "Business Entity Structuring for Real Estate Investors," "The Death of Privacy: the Fourth Amendment in the Context of Mass Surveillance" and "Of Creditors, Guarantors and Sureties: Whose Debt Is It Anyway?" He is the co-author of "The Long Road to Yes: Problems with the Permitting Process and the Need for Specific Plans in Pennsylvania." Mr. Moghul also appears as a speaker at various professional functions. In 2016, he was a speaker at the Premier Realty Lecture Series, presenting "Top 10 Problems in Real Estate Transactions," "Use of LLCs in Real Estate Transactions" and "Introduction to Asset Protection."

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Real Estate (40%): Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant

Civil Litigation (50%)

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts

Focus Areas

Real Estate: Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant

Business/Corporate: Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017

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About Faisal Moghul

Admitted: 2011, Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.moghullaw.com/attorneys/

Honors and Awards:

  • Honors, Trial Advocacy
  • AVVO Clients Choice Award (Litigation), AVVO, 2015
  • Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Academic Honor Society
  • Best Lawyers In America (http://www.bestlawyersinamerica.org/ ), 2015
  • Top 10 Best Lawyers, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, December 2015
  • 3L Year Trial Clinic Distinction – Birkett v. Commonwealth, Rockbridge County Circuit Court, Washington and Lee University School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Columbia
  • New York State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia State Bar

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Co-author, The Long Road to Yes: Problems with the Permitting Process and the Need for Specific Plans in Pennsylvania (William Penn Foundation and Heinz Endowment Grant (May, 2007)
  • The Death of Privacy: the Fourth Amendment in the Context of Mass Surveillance, The Foundation for Economic Education (January, 2013)
  • Business Entity Structuring for Real Estate Investors, Watchtower Investments Newsletter (February, 2014)
  • Of Creditors, Guarantors and Sureties: Whose Debt Is It Anyway? Personal Liability Under Contract Law, American Law Institute (October 1, 2014)
  • Residential & Commercial Leasing (Pinehill Properties and Title One Escrow LLC)
  • Introduction to Asset Protection (2016 Premiere Realty Lecture Series – Part III)
  • Use of LLCs In Real Estate Transactions (2016 Premiere Realty Lecture Series – Part II)
  • Top 10 Problems In Real Estate Transactions (2016 Premiere Realty Lecture Series – Part I)

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Lilypad at Metro Park LLC (McLean, Virginia): We were retained by a prominent Virginia-based daycare center with several locations in Northern Virginia to revise their corporate and business documentation. During our review of client's corporate documents, we spotted several flaws and were able to implement a comprehensive governance framework, including employee handbooks, crisis response and management, and family enrollment handbook
  • JoonHyu v. Mark Kline, Neal Ostlund, Kay Allen et al (Case No.: GV-16009013-00) (Fairfax County Circuit Court) - complex appeal to Circuit Court involving co-signor issues. Pending
  • Mobley Estate v. Mercedes Realty LLC (District of Columbia): We were retained by the heirs of an estate to deal with a broker who had fraudulently tried to take advantage of a grieving family. The broker had forged the heir's signatures, wrongfully withheld earnest money deposits and refused to withdraw from representation. We were able to obtain disgorgement of the monies and a release from representation within a week. Obtained release from representation and disgorgement of initial deposit
  • Real Estate Cooperative Board - Indemnification, Exculpation and D&O Insurance Issues. We were retained by the Board of Directors of a Manhattan-based Real Estate Cooperative seeking liability protection in the performance of their corporate duties as directors and officers. We researched and drafted a comprehensive liability protection package for all members of the board of directors. This required a solid understanding of NY Business Corporation Law and D&O policy issues in the context of Corporate litigation
  • Vietnam News Television Network - We were retained by a well-known foreign TV news network to formulate their entire organizational structure and draft their internal operating agreement. We were able to sort through all the problematic aspects of their setup and recommend a streamlined corporate structure that allowed them to operate efficiently
  • Albanese v. Management Concepts Inc. (Fairfax County): obtained damages against national consulting firm for breach of contract
  • Pham T. v. Erie Insurance Co. & State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Fairfax County): Our client was severely injured in a three way car crash in Fairfax. After investigating the facts, we submitted a demand for several thousand dollars to the insurance companies of the other parties involved in the accident. Case was settled for approximately $17,000 recovery for our client
  • Bahram Shahand v. House Buyers of America Inc (District of Columbia): This was a complex title related issue related to real property conveyance in the District. Successfully obtained disgorgement of more than $30,000 in security deposit monies wrongfully withheld from our client
  • The Unit Owners Association of Hawthorn Condominium v. Karim Soumana & Milani Tekle, et al (Case Number CL16001471-00): We were retained by full equity owners of a condominium trying to prevent a foreclosure of their unit due to outstanding HOA fees owed to the Condominium board. We were able to successfully negotiate a compromise and settle the case without clients undergoing strict forfeiture of their property
  • Mate LLC v. Georgetown Millennium Trust Co. (District of Columbia): We were retained by a prominent sushi restaurant and bar in Georgetown to negotiate a leasing dispute with Landlord stemming from the Landlord's billing practices for water usage. Negotiated compromise by invoking specific Tenant rights under the complex commercial lease, which involved the installation of a direct billing meter on Tenant's premises
  • Lai-Dang Real Estate LLC v. Gloria Berry (Case No.: GV-16007898-00) Fairfax County): Successfully represented LLC in complex unlawful detainer suit involving issues related to lease assignment, agency authority and disputed rent amounts
  • The Audrey v. O.E Ramirez, A. Vasquez & W. Martinez (Case No.: GV1600131700, Arlington County Circuit Court) (2016) (unlawful detainer)
  • O'Brien v. Bloomberg L.P., et al (Index No.: 2014-162746, New York County Supreme Court) (2014) – Representing one of the world's biggest antique dealers, an Irish Traveller, in major defamation suit against Bloomberg Businessweek, its editor in chief Josh Tyrangiel, and New York Times reporter Adam Higginbotham. This case has received international media attention in newspapers and magazines such as the Irish Independent, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, Courthouse News Service, among others
  • 408 E. 73rd St. Housing Corporation v. ALH Properties Four LLC, RVP Management Corporation et al. (Index No.: 2015-653814, New York County Supreme Court) (2015) – Representing board of directors of real estate cooperative in complex breach of director and officer fiduciary duty suit
  • The Reyes Group LLC v. Milan Trust Company – Represented prominent real estate development group in breach of contract dispute worth over $50,000. Obtained disgorgement of monies from Defendant
  • Diep N. Vu v. Everbank, MERS Inc et al. (Case No 2015-10247, Fairfax County Circuit Court) (2015) - Successfully defended title company president in complex multi-party suit seeking $200,000 in damages (plus interest and attorneys fees) for fraud, breach of warranty & contract, and unjust enrichment. Settled case for less than $6,000 payable in the form of a four year non-interest bearing note. Secured client a full release from Commonwealth Land Title Association. Case was covered by the Virginia Lawyers Weekly's Verdicts & Settlements Section
  • DJR v. Archstone Lincoln Towers LLC & Avalon Bay Communities, Inc. (CL-16-1213 Arlington County Circuit Court)
  • Pinehills Properties LLC v. Advanced Structural Concepts Inc (Fairfax County Circuit Court) – Successfully obtained disgorgement of more than $30,000 in fraudulently procured funds

Educational Background:

  • Franklin & Marshall College, Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa National Academic Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, Pi Gama Mu International Honors Society Magna cum laude

Industry Groups

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  • Office Location for Faisal Moghul

    8230 Boone Blvd.
    Suite 210
    Vienna, VA 22182

    Phone: 571-295-4096

     

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