Attorney, Member of the Firm
Stacey has worked in-house at public and private companies, large and small, including some very entrepreneurial environments. Stacey has an unusually broad mix of experience, including general corporate transactional work, dispute resolution, and real estate (commercial leasing and construction). Her experience also spans many industries, including technology, telecom, hospitality, and real estate & construction.
At RLJ Development LLC, Stacey negotiated agreements and managed disputes for a portfolio of over 100 hotels, worth over $1 billion, including many Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and other name-brand hotels. This work included general corporate transactions, hotel agreements, vendor and construction contracts. Prior to RLJ, Stacey worked in–house for e.spire Communications Corporation, an integrated telecommunications provider which owned and operated proprietary digital fiber optic networks, where she served as the primary counsel to the engineering and procurement departments. In addition to working on a wide variety of technology, telecom and fiber optic related agreements at e.spire, Stacey also obtained broad experience in real estate including easements and other land rights issues. Prior to e.spire, Stacey worked in-house for Qwest Communications Corporation, where she worked on a wide variety of technology and telecom agreements, and managed defense litigation, wholesale collections, bankruptcy issues and other disputes. Early in her career, Stacey worked as a Federal Judicial Law Clerk for The Honorable E. Stephen Derby, of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Maryland and then in private practice at the law firms Rosenberg Proutt Funk & Greenberg and Magruder & Associates.
Stacey graduated from The University of Michigan as an Angell Scholar. She attended Syracuse University School of Law, then transferred to the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated in the top 15% of her class.
Stacey is a member of the Virginia, Maryland, and D.C bars.
Stacey is a co-founder of the Chess4Charity foundation (a non-profit raising money for various charities through local kids’ chess tournaments), and is actively involved in the local elementary and middle school PTA programs.
Stacey grew up in Chicago and Baltimore, and now lives in Vienna, Virginia, with her husband and two children. She loves being active with her family and experimenting with gourmet cooking.