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Brian Athey, Esq

Founder & President

Mr. Athey is the Founder and President of Congressional Capital, LLC, which is a real estate lending company that provides short term, commercial loans in DC, Maryland and Virginia.   Since its inception in January of 2011, Congressional Capital, LLC has funded hundreds of real estate loans on house flips, small condominium projects and commercial projects.  Mr. Athey is also the Founder and President of Congressional Properties, Inc., which develops multi-family properties and commercial properties in the Washington area.  In addition, Mr. Athey is an owner of Allied Title & Escrow, which is a title company with offices in Virginia, Maryland, DC, North Carolina and an office opening in Florida.  Finally, Mr. Athey is a member of the Board of Directors of Old Dominion National Bank, where he is a very active member of the Loan Committee. 


By way of background, Mr. Athey received his B.A. with Distinction from the University of Virginia in 1999 and received his J.D. from the William and Mary School of Law in 2003.  After graduating from law school, Mr. Athey clerked for the Honorable Claude M. Hilton, then the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Mr. Athey practiced law at Reed Smith, LLP from 2004 through 2006. In 2006, Mr. Athey left Reed Smith, LLP to focus on the management of his family real estate assets and to work as a Washington, D.C. area advisor to a large real estate private equity fund. In 2008, Mr. Athey joined Webster Book, LLP, where he was a trial lawyer with particular focus on real estate litigation and federal court litigation. While practicing law at Webster Book, LLP, Mr. Athey managed his family real estate assets, before founding Congressional Capital in January of 2011.  


Mr. Athey lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Erin and three children, Luke, Liam and Maeve. 

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