Shanice McClelland

Tel 202.661.2264
Fax 202.661.2299
Washington, DC

Shanice McClelland is an experienced real estate attorney with broad perspectives, having represented various stakeholder interests over the course of her career, including housing providers, management companies, associations, investors, developers, tenants, and District of Columbia agencies. She has prepared financial security and commitment agreements for multi-family developments, ensured regulatory compliance for residential and commercial properties, negotiated housing related contracts and agreements, drafted regulatory legislation, and provided advice and counsel regarding property-related matters.

Shanice’s work has involved the Tenant & District Opportunity to Purchase Acts, condominium conversion, warranty claims, landlord and tenant matters, the Fair Housing Act, affordable housing development programs, and Low Income Housing Tax Credit developments.

Prior to joining Ballard Spahr, Shanice worked at the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development both in the Office of the General Counsel and in the Condominium Conversion and Sale Division.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Dwight D. Jackson, Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, 2011-2013

Professional Activities

DC Bar, Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Committee, Co-Chair

Women of Color in Community Development


Co-author, “In the Wake of Coast Federal: The Plain Meaning Rule and the Anglo American Rhetorical Ethic”, 11 U.Md.L.J. Race, Religion, Gender & Class 39 (Spring 2011)

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, “The Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act in 2019 What Landlords/Tenants and Practitioners Need to Know,” DC Bar, Washington, DC, October 3, 2019

Featured Guest, “Real Estate, Housing, and Land Use: Landlords and TOPA and Buyers, Oh My!” DC Bar Law Students Community “Let’s Brief It” Podcast, April 10, 2020

Moderator, “Real Estate in the Wake of COVID-19 (Part I): Commercial & Residential Leasing,” Webinar, June 5, 2020

Moderator, “Real Estate in the Wake of COVID-19 (Part II): Development, Hospitality, & Legislation,” Webinar, July 16, 2020

Community Activities

DC-MD Justice for Our Neighbors, Board of Directors, Vice-Chair, 2013-2020

Fred Abramson Scholarship Foundation, Mentor, 2012-2020

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Member

University of the District of Columbia – The David A. Clarke School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2011)

Temple University (B.A., cum laude, 2008)

District of Columbia