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Merritt James Green
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Mr. Green is General Counsel, P.C.'s founder, managing partner and leads its employment law practice. Merritt serves as an outside general counsel to numerous clients providing guidance on legal issues confronting... Read More »
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Lee E. Berlik
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Virginia Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience

Lee E. Berlik is the founder and managing member of BerlikLaw, LLC. Based in Northern Virginia, BerlikLaw concentrates its practice in the areas of defamation law (libel and slander), business disputes, and intellectual... Read More »
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James M. Sack
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 44 years experience

Boston University School of Law and Georgetown University Law CenterDistrict of Columbia and Virginia
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Jamie J. Sack
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

The George Washington University Law SchoolMaryland, Virginia and District of Columbia
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Kenneth L. Samuelson
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(202) 991-8800 1405 S. Fern St., Box
#718
Arlington, VA 22202
Arlington County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
Business, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Commercial real estate, trade secrets and technology transactions and litigation, including contracts, leases (ground, air rights, and space), financings, LLC operating agreements and disputes, teaming and licensing agreements, subcontracts, non-competes, reciprocal easements and other types of sharing agreements, and outsourcing. District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia
Ryan A Brown
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Arlington County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(703) 842-3025 1739 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209-2741
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Tax
George Mason University
Ryan A. Brown was born in Kansas City and raised in California. His first job in the computer industry began at the age of eleven, building and repairing personal computers for a local store in Santa Barbara, California. In 1993 he began a computer and Internet consulting firm and started the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Santa Barbara. Ryan went on to attend Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he received a BS in Computer Science with departmental and school honors and a BA in Spanish in 2000. Ryan is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon...
C. Douglas Welty
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Arlington County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(703) 276-0114 2300 Wilson Blvd - Ste 240
Arlington, VA 22201
Business and Estate Planning
University of Virginia School of Law
C. Douglas Welty, a full-time trusts & estates attorney, is certified as an Estate Planning Law Specialist by the Estate Law Specialist Board, an autonomous body accredited by the American Bar Association and affiliated with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. He was the first estate planning attorney in Northern Virginia to earn such certification.

Doug Welty also holds the multidisciplinary Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) designation, which is conferred by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils upon both estate planning attorneys and highly experienced non-attorney estate planning professionals (such as certified public accountants, financial planners, insurance specialists,...
Kyle L. Epting Esq.
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Arlington County, VA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(703) 842-3025 1739 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
Business, Elder, Employment and Probate
George Mason University
Kyle L. Epting is licensed in Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland. After graduating from law school at George Mason University School of Law in 2010, Kyle was a fellow for the National Federation of Independent Business where he worked on various federal appellate business related cases. Kyle then worked with Arlington Law Group from 2010 to 2012, handling various business, employment and litigation related issues for the firm’s clients. In 2012, Kyle took a leave of absence to gain litigation experience with the employment law group at Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC. After seeing...
Joshua E. Bushman
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Arlington County, VA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(703) 845-9070 2800 Shirlington Road
Suite 503
Arlington, VA 22206
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Richmond School of Law
At the Bushman Law Group, our motto is simple: "Let our attorneys deal with your legal problems while you get back to what is truly important . . . the rest of your life." We know that facing a legal problem is stressful, that is why our attorneys guide you through each step of the legal process with prompt, personal service you can trust. Our goal is to build a long-term, relationship with our clients, and we want our clients to trust us with all of their legal work. To this end, we work hard on every case,...
Ryan Andrew Brown
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Arlington County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(703) 842-3025 1739 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209-2741
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Tax
George Mason University
Attorney with emphasis in start-up and venture business law, small business law, taxation, wills, trusts and estate planning. Computer Scientist with extensive experience in web based application development, databases, data mining, information retrieval and distributed systems. I enjoy working with small and start-up technology businesses and advising them both on technology and law, where appropriate.
Kendall Brady
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Arlington County, VA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(703) 650-5201 1100 N. Glebe Rd
Suite 1010
Arlington, VA 22201
Business, Construction, IP and Trademarks
American University Washington College of Law
Mr. Kia Brian Kondori
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Arlington County, VA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(703) 385-2080 2055 15th Street North
Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Immigration and Probate
After passing the Virginia State Bar in 2014, Mr. Kondori became an associate attorney at Pikrallidas & Associates, involved with all types of cases, ranging from personal injury, divorce and family law, contract review & consulting, the ever changing immigration field, as well as civil and traffic matters. Kia aims to continue representing his clients to the best of his abilities as one of the founding attorney's at Kondori, Moorad & Niesen. Mr. Kondori is a homegrown Virginia talent, born and raised in Northern Virginia. He graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in Government...
Jeffrey Rhodes
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Arlington County, VA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(703) 841-1100 2111 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 850
Arlington, VA 22201
Business and Employment
Washington and Lee University School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
Jeffrey Rhodes is an accomplished civil litigator, and a leading business and employment lawyer. In his many years of practice, Mr. Rhodes has litigated in courts around the country. Mr. Rhodes advises companies and executives, representing them in structuring, drafting, and defending their corporate transactions to help accomplish their business goals. Mr. Rhodes has effectively defended multi-million dollar claims and has also has obtained a multi-million dollar verdict on the plaintiff's side. He has litigated matters in all areas of civil, commercial and employment law, including: •contract disputes; •enforcement and defense...
P. David Tarter
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Arlington County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(703) 647-4199 Tarter NoVa Law
3033 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201
Business and Real Estate
University of Virginia School of Law
Accomplished real estate and business attorney with over twenty years of experience. Martindale-Hubbell "AV" (Preeminent) rated. Focus on Commercial Real Estate, Business Law, Land Development, Transactions, and Land Use
Jay M. McDannell
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

Jay M. McDannell is a civil/commercial litigator with over 10 years experience in state and federal courts, both locally and nationally. Jay has successfully resolved both small cases and multi-million dollar disputes... Read More »
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Mary Mikell Baker
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience

Mary Baker is a senior litigation attorney and Of Counsel to BerlikLaw, LLC. Mary engages primarily in civil litigation, including business and commercial litigation, employment litigation, intellectual property and... Read More »
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Seth Robbins
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Arlington County, VA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(703) 224-4436 1100 N. Glebe Road
Suite 1010
Arlington, VA 22201
Business, Administrative, Construction and Energy
George Mason University School of Law
Seth Robbins provides extensive experience in construction law, government contracts, civil litigation and energy projects. His practice focus includes counseling a variety of clients, including owners, engineers, developers, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and sureties in a wide array of public and private litigation, contract disputes, and construction contracting.

Seth has extensive experience in preparing and litigating complex contract claims, involving issues such as: i) delay; ii) differing site conditions; iii) acceleration; iv) changes; v) extra work; and vi) labor inefficiency. He has successfully represented contractor and design professional clients in trials, appeals, arbitrations and mediations before various...
Carolyn Marie Westberg
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Arlington County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
1005 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22201
Business and Arbitration & Mediation
Seattle University School of Law
Carolyn Westberg chairs the firm's Alternative Dispute Resolution practice. Carolyn has participated in hundreds of mediations and arbitrations and often serves as a mediator or arbitrator. Carolyn's practice is now devoted primarily to commercial, business and employment disputes, including resolving internal management and relationship issues within a business or organizational context. In addition, she assists organizations in setting-up alternative dispute resolution processes that will allow commonly occurring disputes with customers or stakeholders to be resolved in a positive atmosphere. For more information about our mediator and arbitrator services contact us online. Prior to joining the firm, Carolyn helped start...
Todd Lewis
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Arlington County, VA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(855) 550-9898 2200 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 102-50
Arlington, VA 22201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Estate Planning
State University of New York - Buffalo
Todd Lewis began his legal career in Florida, where he served as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 corporation. Upon moving to the Washington DC metro area, Mr. Lewis again worked for a Fortune 500 Corporation, helping to build one of the largest title companies in the world. Unhappy with the corporate lifestyle and looking to effect change and solve real world problems, in 2004 Mr. Lewis founded The Lewis Law Group, P.C., advising small to medium sized businesses and consumers in financial related matters, civil litigation, and general legal advisement. As a licensed real estate broker and agent for...
Stephen Flott
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Arlington County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(703) 525-5110 2200 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 320
Arlington, VA 22201
Business, International and Tax
Michael Christopher Wylie
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Arlington County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(703) 845-9070 2800 Shirlington Road STE 503
Arlington, VA 22206
Business, Administrative, Environmental and Estate Planning
Kawn Beyoud
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Arlington County, VA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(703) 525-5110 2200 Wilson Boulevard,
Suite 320
Arlington, VA 22201
Business
Arlington County, VA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(703) 351-1176 1401 N Oak St Apt 310
Arlington, VA 22209
Business and Securities
Columbia University School of Law
Arlington County, VA Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(703) 243-9423 3033 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201
Business, Appeals and Communications
George Mason University School of Law
Arlington County, VA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(703) 646-3440 4250 N Fairfax Dr Fl 13
Arlington, VA 22203
Business
Roger Williams University School of Law
Arlington County, VA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(703) 457-5675 800 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22203
Business, Antitrust, Criminal and Securities
University of Michigan Law School
Stacy Costello
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Virginia Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience

American University Washington College of LawMaryland, District of Columbia and Virginia
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John C. Cook
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience

John C. Cook is a founding partner of Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC, where he has practiced since the firm’s inception in 2007. Previously, John practiced in two firms in Northern Virginia. He began his career in... Read More »
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Michael Ruxton Strong
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(703) 204-2040 101 West Broad Street
Suite 110
Falls Church, VA 22046
Free ConsultationBusiness and Personal Injury
University of Dayton School of Law
Michael Strong is a practicing lawyer licensed in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has practiced law since 1980. He is a graduate, with Honors, of the University of Dayton School of Law, and was a member of the Law Review and National Moot Court Team during his studies at the University of Dayton. He is a former member of the Virginia Boyd Graves Conference on Legislative liaison between the Bar and legislature of Virginia. He is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, and the District of...
Angela H.  France
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(571) 249-2149 400 South Maple Avenue
Suite 210
Falls Church, VA 22046
Business and Employment
George Mason University School of Law
Recognized as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine, a “Rising Star” by Virginia Super Lawyers and a “Rising Star” by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers*, Ms. Angela France is highly regarded for her legal counsel to businesses and clients in the Washington Metropolitan area. Ms. France is a seasoned litigator, who regularly appears in state and federal courts on behalf of business clients in complex commercial disputes, business torts, and employment actions, including the well-known “Rocket Docket” of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Additionally, Ms. France offers a wealth of corporate...
Jonathan S. Gelber Esq.
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(703) 237-1200 201 Park Washington Ct
1st Floor
Falls Church, VA 22046
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections and Family
George Mason University School of Law
Kathleen M. Stotish Esq.
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(703) 237-1200 201 Park Washington Ct
1st Floor
Falls Church, VA 22046
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
American University Washington College of Law
Kathleen Marie Stotish was born and raised in central New Jersey, and has called northern Virginia "home" for nearly a decade. She focuses her practice on business transactions and commercial litigation, and also works in the areas of collections/creditors' rights law, and family law. Ms. Stotish has also been certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Guardian Ad Litem for Incapacitated Adults. Ms. Stotish graduated cum laude from the Washington College of Law at American University in 2012. During law school, Ms. Stotish worked as a Law Clerk with the Law Offices of Jonathan Gelber,...
Richard Maxwell Volin
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(703) 988-1460 313 Park Avenue
Suite 200A
Falls Church, VA 22046
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Employment
The George Washington University Law School
I have 20 years of litigation experience. So, I know how critical it is to discuss all your options and choose the right strategy. I work with clients to find ways to resolve disputes amicably, with as little cost and disruption as possible. Sometimes that means informal negotiations, mediation, or arbitration.

When litigation becomes necessary, I represent my clients with commitment and passion. I have prosecuted claims for individuals and businesses in state and federal courts, and in arbitration. I have also defended various challenges to corporate and individual conduct.

I also work with new and established businesses on their...
Robert Voit Ritter
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(703) 533-0236 6809 Kincaid Ave
Falls Church, VA 22042
Business and Personal Injury
Northern Virginia Law School
Paula M. Potoczak
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Alexandria (Independent City) County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(703) 519-3733 218 North Lee Street, 3rd Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Business, Employment and Environmental
Wake Forest University School of Law
Deeba Anwari
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Alexandria (Independent City) County, VA Business Law Lawyer
(703) 348-8448 4900 Leesburg Pike
Suite 401
Alexandria, VA 22302
Business
George Mason University
Mark Westerfield
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Alexandria (Independent City) County, VA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(703) 634-3666 4601-F Pinecrest Office Park Drive
Alexandria, VA 22312
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Insurance Claims
The George Washington University Law School
Thomas Urban II
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(703) 861-5235 6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 400
Falls Church, VA 22041
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Environmental
Christopher T. Craig
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Virginia Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience

Mr. Craig is a partner in the Law Firm of Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC. Previously he was a partner in the firm, Sparks & Craig, LLP after serving 10 years as an associate attorney in the predecessor law firm... Read More »
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Broderick C. Dunn
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Virginia Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience

Broderick C. Dunn is a partner at Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC. Mr. Dunn helps individuals and small businesses navigate the litigation process. He also counsels clients in dispute avoidance. Mr. Dunn focuses his... Read More »
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David Russell
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(703) 241-1976 282 N Washington St
Lower 100
Falls Church, VA 22046
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Jeremiah Coder
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(703) 533-4414 400 S Maple Ave
Falls Church, VA 22046
Business, Administrative, Estate Planning and Tax
Carlos John Rodriguez Salvado
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(703) 379-9446 5985 Columbia Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
Business, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Merritt James Green
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(703) 556-0411 6849 Old Dominion Drive
Suite 220
McLean, VA 22101
Free ConsultationFairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Business, Administrative, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Syracuse University College of Law and University of Oxford
Mr. Green is General Counsel, P.C.'s founder, managing partner and leads its employment law practice.

Merritt serves as an outside general counsel to numerous clients providing guidance on legal issues confronting businesses and non-profit organizations ranging from contracts and agreements to the structuring of corporate transactions and business formations. Merritt also represents businesses and individuals in all aspects of labor and employment law.

Merritt received his J.D., cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law (1997). At Syracuse, he was an Associate Editor of the Syracuse Law Review and was Editor-in-Chief of The Labor Lawyer, the publication of...
Robert Cox
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(703) 883-9105 1921 Gallows Road
Suite 750
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Business, Antitrust and Securities
University of Virginia School of Law
For more than 25 years, I have represented Fortune 500 companies and individuals in commercial litigation and securities enforcement matters. I have also represented accounting firms and their partners and employees in government investigations and enforcement proceedings, malpractice, and state disciplinary proceedings.

As a partner in an ‘American Lawyer Top 100 firm’, I’ve represented clients in bet-the-company litigation matters involving breach of contract, business tort, antitrust, insurance coverage, and securities claims. At the PCAOB, I led investigations of Big 4, mid-size, and small accounting firms and their partners and employees.

My litigation experience includes:

• securities fraud class action in the...
Stephen M. Terpak
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(703) 256-1800 7540 Little River Tnpk
Suite A, First Floor
Annandale, VA 22003
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Personal Injury and Products Liability
George Mason University School of Law
Stephen M. Terpak is a personal injury, civil litigation and traffic attorney for Virginia state and federal courts and began practicing law in 2000. He received his BS at Mary Washington College, and his law degree at George Mason University School of Law, where he served as the Lead Articles Editor for the Journal of International Legal Studies. Mr. Terpak focuses his practice on seeking compensation those who have been wronged or injured, defending individuals and companies facing civil claims and lawsuits, and defending traffic tickets and misdemeanors.
Heather R. Steele
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
7926 Jones Branch Drive
Suite 930
Tyson’s Corner, VA 22102
Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
George Mason University School of Law
Heather is admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. She represents businesses and individuals and helps to resolve their disputes through litigation, mediation, and negotiation of agreements. Heather handles small business representation, including contract reviews, contract drafting, entity formation (corporations, LLCs), corporate transactions (buy/sell, mergers, acquisitions), demand letters, business litigation and collections. Ms. Steele also represents homeowners associations (HOAs) and condominium associations (condos) with regard to general legal advice, drafting of resolutions, supervision and certification of elections, registration with the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation...
Robert Franklin Powers
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(703) 520-1326 8133 Leesburg Pike
Suite 130
Vienna, VA 22182
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, IP and Trademarks
Michigan State University
Receiving his legal training at a top ten program for intellectual property law in the United States, Mr. Powers is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law. In addition to earning his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Powers holds dual specialty certifications from Michigan State University College of Law in Corporate Law and Communications & Intellectual Property Law.

Mr. Powers is experienced in transactional business and nonprofit law, intellectual property law, employment law, estate planning, and entertainment law. He has negotiated and drafted several multi-million dollar contracts involving patent licensing and assignments, business acquisitions, asset purchases, wills and trusts, and...
F. Paul Maloof
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Alexandria (Independent City) County, VA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(703) 684-2000 510 King Street
Suite 301
Alexandria, VA 22314
Business, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
I give my clients personal attention and have done so for more than 41 years in Virginia and Maryland. As an attorney in a well established Alexandria City law firm, I provide my clients with legal services and skills at a high quality level and at reasonable hourly rates in Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County. I work with individuals, as well as small and large businesses. I handle mostly residential and commercial landlord-tenant disputes and leases. However, I advise clients who are consumers and professionals on a range of issues, specifically, fair business practices, business contract disputes, landlord and...
Young S. Song
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(703) 354-1033 7002 Little River Turnpike, Ste. E
Annandale, VA 22003
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, DUI and Foreclosure Defense
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Divorce and Bankruptcy, with Dignity. Licensed in MD, VA, and DC, with offices in Ellicott City, Maryland and Annandale, Virginia.
Jeffrey J. Renzulli
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Virginia Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience

Boston College Law SchoolVirginia
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Andrew Tureaud
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer

Andrew J. Tureaud is an associate attorney at Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC. Mr. Tureaud concentrates his practice in employment law, civil litigation, and civil rights litigation. Mr. Tureaud is licensed to... Read More »
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