Welcome to Leggett, Simon, Freemyers & Lyon PLC

Real Estate is a complex process. The attorneys at Leggett, Simon, Freemyers & Lyon PLC (LSF&L) understand both the legal intricacies and the practical applications of real estate in today’s market. We know that every detail can make a difference and we are on top of your case from start to finish. At LSF&L we strive to be the very best and you can rest assured we will handle your legal needs with confidence and ability.

What We Do

Listed below are just some of the specialized areas that Leggett, Simon, Freemyers & Lyon can help you with your legal needs:

  • * Residential and Commercial Real Estate Settlements
  • * Residential and Commercial Leasing
  • * Contract Negotiation, Drafting and Interpretation for Sales & Purchases
  • * Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • * Title Issues and Curing of Title Defects
  • * Easements and Rights of Way

Who We Are

E. Sheldon Leggett, Managing Partner

E. Sheldon Leggett is a founding member of Ekko Title. He is the President and manager of operations for Ekko Title. Mr. Leggett is also the Managing partner of the law firm of Leggett, Simon, Freemyers, & Lyon PLC, legal counsel to Ekko Title. His law practice focuses on all matters related to residential and commercial real estate transactions.

Mr. Leggett was formerly a partner in the law firm of Hunzeker, Lyon & Leggett, PLC, legal counsel to MBH Settlement Group, L.C. and the Chief of operations for MBH. Mr. Leggett has been active in Real Estate law for over 24 years. He has concentrated on the representation of buyers, sellers, builders, lenders and real estate agents in real estate related matters. He has taught courses in real estate related matters for more than twenty years.

Mr. Leggett is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginian State Bar Real Property and Trusts and Estates Sections, the District of Columbia Bar and the Building and Construction Section of the District of Columbia Bar. He is the past President of the Fairfax County Bar Association's real property section, and a member of the Arlington County Bar Association, the Alexandra Bar Association, the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors and the Prince William Association of Realtors.

Mr. Leggett attended George Mason University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1986 and his Juris Doctorate in 1990. Mr. Leggett is a native and lifelong resident of Virginia. He currently resides in the Mason Neck region of Fairfax County.

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Marcus Simon, Partner

Marcus Simon is one of the founding members of Ekko Title, and the law firm of Leggett, Simon, Freemyers & Lyon, PLC. He is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the district and the manager of Ekko Title's McLean office. Mr. Simon's law practice focuses on all matters related to residential and commercial real estate transactions.

Formerly, Mr. Simon was an attorney in the law firm of Hunzeker, Lyon & Leggett, PLC, counsel to MBH Settlement Group, L.C., where his practice included real estate settlements and real estate contracts. He has written articles for the Update Magazine, the official publication of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, (NVAR), and he has served as a realtor instructor for NVAR’s school of Real Estate, the MBH School of Real Estate, the National Business Institute, and the Institute of Continuing Education.

Mr. Simon earned his B.A. degree from New York University and his J.D. degree from American University's Washington College of Law. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar Real Estate Section.

Mr. Simon served with the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps stationed at Ft. Myers in Arlington, Virginia where he reviewed sales contracts, leases, easements and other legal documents for soldiers, sailors and marines relocating to the National Capital Region. Prior to receiving his commission in the Army, he worked as a legislative assistant and Chief of Staff to the Honorable Katherine K. Hanley, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

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Michele R. Freemyers, Partner

Michele R. Freemyers is a founding member of Ekko Title and the law firm of Leggett, Simon, Freemyers and Lyon, PLC. She manages the Fredericksburg office of Ekko Title and focuses her law practice on all matters related to residential real estate transactions.

Prior to joining Ekko Title and LSF&L, Ms. Freemyers worked for five years as an attorney in the law firm of Hunzeker, Lyon and Leggett, PLC, and was legal counsel to MBH Settlement Group, L.C., where her practice included real estate settlements and real estate contracts. Ms. Freemyers has been practicing in the Fredericksburg Virginia area since 2003 and opened the Ekko Title Fredericksburg location in the spring of 2008.

Ms. Freemyers has also been an active participant in, and affiliate member of the Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors and has been a sitting member of the Education Committee of this association since 2004. Ms. Freemyers has frequently served as a real estate instructor for the association, the Institute of Continuing Education, NVAR, PWAR, and numerous other states approved and licensed real estate schools. She has authored many educational materials and outlines on a wide variety of real estate related subjects. Ms. Freemyers' community involvement and educational efforts were recognized when she received the Fredericksburg Area Association's Affiliate of the Year award for 2007 and again in 2009.

Ms. Freemyers earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1994. She then went on to attend the University of Denver College of Law and earned a Juris Doctor degree in May of 1997. Ms. Freemyers was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 1997. Thereafter, Ms. Freemyers was an attorney with Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. where she practiced personal injury and family law. In 2001, Ms. Freemyers returned to her native home in Northern Virginia. Ms. Freemyers is licensed to practice law in Colorado (1997), the District of Columbia (2001) and Virginia (2004). Ms. Freemyers currently lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia with her husband and three children and is committed to being an active member of her legal and real estate community.

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Jonathan E. Lyon, Partner

Jonathan (Jon) E. Lyon is a member of Ekko Title and the law firm of Leggett, Simon, Freemyers & Lyon, PLC . He is the manager of the Reston office of Ekko Title and his law practice continues to focus on all matters related to residential real estate settlements.

For the past twelve years, Mr. Lyon has worked closely with Realtors throughout the Northern Virginia area to build a successful real estate settlement business. Prior to joining Ekko Title and LSF&L, Mr. Lyon was a founding partner of Hunzeker, Lyon & Leggett, PLC and MBH Settlement Group, L.C. Prior to joining Hunzeker, Lyon & Leggett, PLC and MBH Settlement Group, L.C., Mr. Lyon was an attorney with Hazel & Thomas, P.C. where he spent five years providing estate and gift tax-planning services to high wealth individuals and their families.

Mr. Lyon attended the George Mason University School of Law, earned a Juris Doctor degree in May of 1989, and was admitted to practice law in Virginia in October of 1989. He also attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1983, cum laude, with a major in Finance and a minor in Economics. He is a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia and was raised in Springfield and Annandale. Mr. Lyon currently lives in Potomac Falls, Virginia with his wife and three children and is dedicated to being a part of the continued prosperity of our region.

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Todd Condron, Partner

Todd Condron is a member of Ekko Title, and a partner in the law firm of Leggett, Simon, Freemyers & Lyon, PLC. He is the manager of the Vienna office of Ekko Title. His practice focuses on all matters related to residential real estate transactions.

Formerly, Mr. Condron was an attorney in the law firm of Hunzeker, Lyon & Leggett, PLC, counsel to MBH Settlement Group, L.C., where his practice included real estate settlements and real estate contracts. Prior to joining Hunzeker, Lyon & Leggett, PLC and MBH Settlement Group, L.C., Mr. Condron practiced real-estate based litigation with the law firm of Haas & Anderson, P.C., in McLean, VA. He aided in their litigation and conducted real estate settlements and handled title issues for Sovereign Title LLC.

While acting as manager for the MBH Vienna office for six years, Mr. Condron has presented for local real estate agencies, teaching DPOR approved Continuing Education course through The Institute of Continuing Education, The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, (NVAR), and the MBH School of Real Estate. He has also appeared as the keynote speaker at multiple events and conventions speaking on a multitude of real estate issues including Short Sales and Foreclosures.

Mr. Condron earned his BA from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1998 with a
double-major in Political Science & History and his J.D. from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2001, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board & Student Government.

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Sara Mendez Rodriguez, Partner

Sara Mendez Rodriguez is an associate of the law firm of Leggett, Simon, Freemyers & Lyon, PLC. Formerly, Ms. Rodriguez was an attorney in the law firm of Shreves, Schudel, Jackson, Saunders, Clarke and Parello, PLC (SSJSC&P),acting as legal counsel and manager to the RGS Title Manassas and then RGS Title Annandale branches, where her practice included real estate, title insurance, settlements, and real estate contracts. Prior to joining SSJSC&P she was an associate with the law firm of Hunzeker, Lyon & Leggett, PLC, counsel to MBH Settlement Group, L.C. in their Manassas Branch. Since 2005, Ms. Rodriguez has continually taught DPOR approved Continuing Education courses through various state licensed schools in both English and Spanish.

Ms. Rodriguez earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island and her JD from Regent Law School. Ms. Rodriguez was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2003. She has practiced immigration law, family law and real estate law. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia with her husband and three children.

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Heidi A. Marine, Associate

Heidi Marine, is an associate with the firm of Leggett, Simon, Freemyers, and Lyon, PLC and is counsel to Ekko Title, LLC. Her practice is concentrated in residential real estate transactions, title defects and title insurance issues. In addition to her practice at Ekko Title, Ms. Marine is a Qualified Trainer for VHDA's Homeownership Education Program. She teaches the loan closing portion of VHDA's first time home buyer course covering all aspects of the closing process including the documents that are signed at closing, different ways to hold title, surveys, title issues, and title insurance.

Ms. Marine graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2005 with a B.A. in Psychology and received her law degree from George Mason University, School of Law in 2008. She has been licensed to practice law in Virginia since 2008. Ms. Marine is a member of the Virginia Bar Association Real Property Practice Area.

Prior to entering real estate practice, Ms. Marine practiced civil and criminal litigation in Fairfax, Virginia where she focused on domestic relations and criminal defense.

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Karen E. Daily, Associate

Karen is an attorney who has been practicing law since 2003, and a resident of Northern Virginia since 2013. Karen currently works as a settlement attorney for Ekko Title LLC in their Ashburn, Virginia office. Karen has extensive experience in civil litigation, business litigation, and real estate law. Since 2009, Karen has focused on residential and commercial real estate, foreclosure, title resolution, landlord/tenant law, creditor's rights, and boundary and easement disputes.

Karen has represented major lenders, mortgage investors, GSEs, servicers, agents and trustees in real estate lawsuits throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Karen's extensive courtroom experience extends to all trial courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as the Eastern and Western District Courts of Virginia. Karen's cases include: Pennington v. PNC Mortgage Inc. and Samuel I. White PC, 2010 WL 8741958 (E.D. Va. Aug. 11, 2010), which is the most often cited case in the Eastern District of Virginia for analyzing HAMP claims, and Horvath v. Bank of New York Mellon, 641 F.3d 617 (4th Cir. 2011), which is now the leading case on the necessary documentation needed by a lender in order to foreclose in Virginia. Karen also was the co-coordinator for "Foreclosure Law in Virginia: What the General Practitioner Needs to Know", which was presented at the Thirteenth Annual Bench Bar Conference by the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association (April 6, 2011).

In 2015, Karen developed and taught courses regarding title issues and settlement issues to agents at Century 21 Redwood Realty.

Karen graduated from James Madison University, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Music Degree, emphasis in the music industry. While at JMU, Karen interned at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Karen attended and graduated from University of Richmond School of Law. Karen joined the Moot Court Board while at the University of Richmond. After graduating from University of Richmond, Karen interned at the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Matthew Young, Associate

Matthew Young is an associate with the firm of Leggett, Simon, Freemyers, and Lyon, PLC and is counsel to EKKO Title in Fredericksburg, Virginia. His practice is concentrated in residential real estate transactions, title defects, and title insurance issues.

Mr. Young graduated from Lee University of Cleveland, Tennessee in 2011 with a B.A. in History and received his law degree from University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law in 2015. He has been licensed to practice law in Virginia since 2016.

Prior to joining Leggett, Simon, Freemyers, and Lyon, PLC, Mr. Young practiced general civil and criminal litigation in the Richmond, Virginia area, with a focus on personal injury. Mr. Young and his wife reside in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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Jennifer Wexton, Of Counsel

Jennifer T. Wexton joined LSF&L in April 2016, and served as legal counsel to Ekko Title until September 2017. Jenifer continues to be associated with the firm in an "Of Counsel" capacity. At LSF&L, her law practice focuses on matters related to residential real estate settlements and residential and commercial real estate transactions.

Prior to joining LSF&L, Ms. Wexton served as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Loudoun County, where she successfully prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, including a number of high-profile trials. In addition, she has spent almost fifteen years in small firm private practice in Northern Virginia, most recently as a partner with the Laurel Brigade Law Group in Leesburg. Her practice included family law, civil and criminal litigation, real estate, wills, trusts, and probate matters. Ms. Wexton also served as a substitute judge in Loudoun County, presiding over civil and criminal cases in the Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts. She is past president of the Loudoun County Bar Association and was a member of Loudoun County's Community Services Board.

Since 2014, Jennifer has served as State Senator for Virginia's 33rd district, which includes Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Dulles, Herndon and portions of Chantilly. In the Senate, she serves on the Transportation, Rehabilitation and Social Services, and General Laws and Technology committees.

Ms. Wexton is a native of the Washington, D.C. area, graduating with honors from the University of Maryland in College Park, and earning her law degree from the College of William and Mary. She lives in Leesburg with her husband and two sons.

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Contact Us

Leggett, Simon, Freemyers & Lyon PLC

11718 Bowman Green Dr. Suite 110A
Reston, VA 20190
703-437-0099
info@lsfandl.com