Staff Profiles

These highly experienced professionals provide us with the day-to-day support that makes Pesner Kawamoto so exceptional.

Blanca Mirabile

Blanca Mirabile

Paralegal for real estate and estate planning

EMAIL: bmirabile@pesnerkawamoto.com
PHONE: (703) 506-9440 ext 227

Blanca has been a paralegal with Pesner Kawamoto since December, 2000. She has extensive experience in the preparation of documents for real estate settlements while working with lenders, buyers, and sellers to ensure everything is in order for closing. In addition, she assists our attorneys with large land purchases and sales and attendant construction lending matters. In 2007 she expanded her horizons and is also a part of the estate planning practice.

Prior to joining Pesner Kawamoto, Blanca worked as a paralegal for a number of offices within the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department. Blanca received her Legal Assistant Diploma from The Washington Business School in 1999.

Michelle Mwenye

Legal Assistant

EMAIL: mmwenye@pesnerkawamoto.com
PHONE: (703) 506-9440 ext 236

Michelle joined our team in September 2015 and is a service-focused Human Resources Professional with an extensive background in administrative support. She has worked in the Northern Virginia and Pennsylvania areas respectively, for 12+ years in a variety of construction and hospitality industries. She supported 3000+ employees while working at the Strayer University Corporate Office for 5 years. Michelle has a meticulous regard for detail and accuracy, with strong interpersonal service skills. Her passion for knowledge in the variety of services the Firm offers, makes her a great assistant with a go-getter attitude.

Donna Bestebreurtje

Donna Bestebreurtje

Accountant

EMAIL: donnab@pesnerkawamoto.com
PHONE: (703) 506-9440 ext 230

Donna is the owner of DCB, Inc. and an independent consultant to Pesner Kawamoto. She began working with our firm in the spring of 2001. As our on-site accountant, Donna manages our accounts and maintains records of all transactions and billings. She also works in the preparation of inventories and accountings for our estate administration department.

Memberships: National Association of Enrolled Agents, Virginia Society of Enrolled Agents

Steve Elliott

Steve Elliott

Title Agent

EMAIL: selliott@pesnerkawamoto.com
PHONE: (703) 821-3186

Steve has worked for the law firm's affiliated title agency since 1998 and is licensed in Virginia for two national title insurance companies. Following his original career as a telecommunications technician he is also the liaison for the law firm for its Information Technology, telecommunications and equipment needs. He also assists the law firm in real estate post closing matters.

Cindy Kawamoto

Cindy Kawamoto

Title Agent

EMAIL: mkawamoto@pesnerkawamoto.com
PHONE: (703) 821-3186

After taking some time off to raise her children Cindy reentered the workforce working for the local school system and now works for the firm's affiliated title agencies. Cindy has been a licensed title agent for over twenty years.