Vanessa Peña joined BFC in 2021.   Her law practice is focused on representing community associations and conducting residential real estate transactions.  Vanessa has substantial experience guiding community associations on a variety of complex and diverse matters such as interpreting governing documents, negotiating and drafting contracts, authoring amendments to master deeds, bylaws and rules and regulations, and preparing Board resolutions.  Vanessa also possesses ample experience representing associations in Alternative Dispute Resolution proceedings, collection lawsuits, and bankruptcy matters.

Prior to joining BFC, Vanessa represented clients in New Jersey and New York in the areas of community association law, landlord/tenant disputes, and collections matters.  

Vanessa graduated from Haverford College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature and a minor in French. Vanessa earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2014. While at UNC, Vanessa was a member of the Hispanic/Latino Law Students’ Association and participated in the UNC Civil Legal Assistance Clinic.  Vanessa also has served on the Awards Committee for the New Jersey Chapter of the Community Associations Institute and is an active participant in CAI.   


  • Haverford College (B.A. 2009)
  • University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D. 2014)


  • New Jersey (2014)
  • New York (2015)
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

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