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Susan M. Pesner

Pesner Kawamoto PLC
Tysons Corner

Other legal specialties: Estate planning
Birthplace: Suffern, N.Y.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, The American University; law degree, Washington College of Law of The American University
Spouse: Steven M. Elliott
Hobbies or pastimes: Travel and cooking
First job as a lawyer: Walstad, Wickwire, Peterson, Gavin & Asselin PC
Favorite vacation spot: Europe
Recently read book: “The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende
Career mentors: Courtland L. Traver, Anna B. Hedrick, Elizabeth Q. Glennon.

What trends are you seeing in real estate law?
The ever-growing need for reinvolvement of private-practice lawyers in the residential real estate settlement process.

In what real-estate sectors — such as residential, retail, office or industrial — are you seeing more activity?

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