Clinchco, Virginia Business Lawyers

Clintwood, VA Business Law Attorney
(276) 926-8580 West End, Colley Shopping Center
P.O. Box 951
Clintwood, VA 24228
Business and Real Estate
Stephen W Gooch
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Grundy, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(276) 935-4524 PO Box 286
21026 Riverside Drive
Grundy, VA 24614
Business, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Appalachian School of Law
Stephen W. Gooch, Esq. is an experienced attorney in the areas of Corporate & Business law, real estate, estate planning & business succession, debt collection and civil practice. Mr. Gooch earned his Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University and his Juris Doctor from the Appalachian School of Law
Gerald Douglas Arrington
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Grundy, VA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(276) 935-2008 21026 Riverside Drive
Grundy, VA 24614
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Appalachian School of Law and University of Virginia
Welcome to the Arrington Law Office. I am Gerald D. Arrington, and I maintain a general practice of law, which includes the representation of individuals who have been injured by others, who have been charged with a crime, and who are involved in divorce and child custody proceedings. In addition, I also represent businesses that need help with incorporation, contract drafting, and contract disputes.
Gary Joe Kincade
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Wise, VA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(276) 321-7686 Wise, VA 24293
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
Appalachian School of Law
Bradley C Ratliff
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Cedar Bluff, VA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(888) 374-5078 1053 Cedar Valley Drive
P. O. Box 33
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury, Real Estate and Workers' Comp
Appalachian School of Law
Bradley C. Ratliff, Esq., is a Virginia licensed attorney with significant background and experience in personal injury cases, Virginia workers' compensation, estates, elder law matters, real estate, and civil practice. In addition to his membership in the Virginia State Bar, Mr. Ratliff is admitted to Federal Courts in the Western District of Virginia, and United States Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Ratliff holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bluefield, College and a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Appalachian School of Law. Mr....
Travis B. Lee
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Abingdon, VA Business Law Lawyer
(276) 492-2098 851 French Moore, Jr. Boulevard
Suite 136
Abingdon, VA 24210
Business, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Appalachian School of Law
Travis is a native of Southwest Virginia. He graduated from Northwood High School in 2003. After high school, he attended the University of Virginia's College at Wise. He was member of the UVA-Wise Dearden Society, he was named to the Dean's List multiple semesters, and received the Joesph M. Scolnick Memorial Pre-Law Award. He graduated from UVA-Wise in 2007. Travis then studied law at the Appalachian School of Law. After being named to the Dean's List three consecutive semesters, Travis graduated from ASL, in the top of his class, in 2011. He took and...
Abingdon, VA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(276) 698-3127 220 Valley St NW
Abingdon, VA 24210
Business, Administrative and Energy
University of Houston Law Center
Abingdon, VA Business Law Lawyer
(703) 628-8644 521 Beechwood Dr
Abingdon, VA 24210
Business, Employment and Workers' Comp
Abingdon, VA Business Law Lawyer
(540) 628-6500 110 Fairway Dr
Abingdon, VA 24211
Business
Norton, VA Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(276) 679-3110 30 Seventh St
Norton, VA 24273-0912
Business, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
Hillsville, VA Business Law Lawyer
217 N Main St
Hillsville, VA 24343
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Wytheville, VA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(276) 228-5566 340 W Monroe St
Wytheville, VA 24382
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Mrs Lauren Morgan Ellerman
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Roanoke, VA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(540) 985-0098 303 Washington Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Richmond School of Law
Married, mother, Roanoke resident and Northern Virginia native.
Robert Franklin Powers
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Vienna, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 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...
Heather R. Steele
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Manassas, VA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(703) 506-9440 9073 Center Street
2nd Floor
Manassas, VA 20110
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...
Dominic Paul Lascara
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Chesapeake, VA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(757) 410-8355 652 Independence Parkway, Suite 120
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Dominic P. Lascara is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia. He graduated in 1986 from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary after receiving his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in Business Administration in 1981 from Old Dominion University. Dominic P. Lascara joined the law firm of Roy, Forehand, Laine and Dale, P.C. as an associate in the fall of 1986 after being admitted to the Virginia State Bar. He was admitted to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in 1987. He became a partner...
Merritt James Green
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(703) 556-0411 6849 Old Dominion Drive
Suite 220
McLean, VA 22101
Free ConsultationMcLean, 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...
Sean R Hanover
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer
(800) 579-9864 2751 Prosperity Ave.
Suite 150
Fairfax, VA 22031
Business, Criminal, Employment and Family
Attorney Hanover has been working in the legal arena since graduating with double Master Degrees in Employment Law (HR) and Union Law (Industrial Relations) in 1996. He obtained his JD from the University of the District of Columbia in 2008 and maintains a vibrant practice focusing on immigration, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and business law. In a twist he never saw coming, Mr. Hanover has become accomplished at defending gang members and individuals convicted of drug offenses in immigration court. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Hanover also owns an IT consulting company, HHC, Inc. based in Fairfax, VA. This company...
Timothy R Johnson
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Berryville, VA Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(540) 352-4672 20 E. Main Street
Berryville, VA 22611
Business, Civil Rights, Criminal and Education
New York Law School
Our office is a litigation and trial law firm serving Clarke County and the surrounding areas of the Shenandoah Valley. Our diverse experience in criminal, business, and other civil litigation matters positions us to deliver high-quality representations, and compassionate legal services to our clients. We also offer estate planning and business advisory & transactional services to residents and business located within Berryville or Clarke County.

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Timothy R. Johnson is the owner-attorney managing and providing legal services through The Law Offices of Timothy R. Johnson, PLC.

Mr. Johnson was born and raised in New Jersey, but fell in love with Virginia when he...
Jeffrey Weaver
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(800) 995-1535 20130 Lakeview Center Plaza
Suite 400
Ashburn, VA 20147
Ashburn, VA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
Business and IP
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Jeffrey Weaver is the founder of Prenup Pros, the first law firm in Virginia to only specialize in prenuptial agreements. Jeff has prepared contracts for clients since 1999 and through Prenup Pros he applies his expertise and experience to prepare prenuptial agreements for clients located in Virginia, Florida, New York and New Jersey. Jeff formed Prenup Pros to provide marrying couples access to affordable, easy-to-understand prenuptial agreements because he believes that all couples should at least consider a prenup. His belief derives from the fact the he personally experienced the benefits that a prenup can provide, and...
Joshua E Hummer
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(540) 931-7078 2654 Valley Ave
Suite B
Winchester, VA 22601
Winchester, VA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Virginia School of Law
I represent small, medium, national and international businesses, non-profits and individuals on a wide variety of corporate and business matters, including forming companies, drafting and negotiating contracts, dealing with employment matters, handling real estate and land use issues, collecting receivables, and defending and prosecuting litigation. I also assist many clients with their elder care, estate planning and estate administration needs, including drafting wills and trusts, assisting with the appointment of guardians and conservators, and the Virginia probate process. I strongly believe that clients receive the best legal services from an attorney who is intimately familiar with their businesses and goals....
Joshua E. Bushman
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Arlington, 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,...
Katherine S. Charapich
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Culpeper, VA Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(540) 812-2046 219 East Davis Street
Suite 320
Culpeper, VA 22701
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Liberty University School of Law
U Mass Amherst - University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Political Science - Undergraduate Degree

Real Estate Broker License - Commonwealth of Virginia

Juris Doctorate Degree - Law Degree - Liberty University School of Law - Lynchburg, Virginia

Virginia State Bar - Commonwealth of Virginia
Young S. Song
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Annandale, VA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(703) 354-1033 7002 Little River Turnpike, Ste. E
Annandale, VA 22003
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
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.
Charles E McWilliams Jr.
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Winchester, VA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(540) 667-4912 204 South Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22604
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and George Mason University School of Law
Chuck has practiced in Winchester and throughout northern Virginia since 2007. He is both a lawyer and a Certified Public Accountant (with an LL.M in Tax and Estate Planning) and worked in public accounting before attending law school. Chuck’s practice focuses on complex estate planning and administration matters, resolving tax disputes, business planning, choice of entity, conservation easements and other business matters. Chuck has extensive training in complex estate and business matters and his practice focuses primarily on business owners and families with more than $1 million in liquid assets. Chuck regularly works to resolve family disputes, establish business...
Kenneth L. Samuelson
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(202) 991-8800 1405 S. Fern St., Box
#718
Arlington, VA 22202
Arlington, VA Business Law Lawyer with 47 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
David C. Johnson Esq.
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Hampton, VA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(757) 864-0941 Suite 202
Hampton, VA 23669-4084
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal and DUI
Regent University School of Law
Traffic and Criminal Defense. If you have a date to appear before a judge in southeastern Virginia, get help before you go! The Commonwealth is represented by an attorney, you should be, too. David C. Johnson honorably retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Marine Corps after 25 years of service, and takes special pride in caring for clients presently serving on active duty. He is the current vice-president of the Thoroughgood Civic League and is active in various professional and civic associations throughout Hampton Roads. Virginia Beach Law Group: Practicing law with...
Gobind S. Sethi
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Reston, VA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(703) 991-1949 11260 Roger Bacon Drive
Suite 400
Reston, VA 20190
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Products Liability
American University Washington College of Law
Gobind Sethi has been litigating civil cases for over a decade. He is a skilled personal injury lawyer in Reston and is passionate about helping injury victims obtain the justice they deserve. He is known for his in-depth knowledge of the field, his professionalism, and his ability to get positive results. He started his career at Georgetown University, where he earned his undergraduate degree. He went on to receive a Master of Arts for International Affairs from American University and his Jurist Doctorate from American University, Washington College of Law. To learn how Attorney Sethi can help you with your...
Lee E. Berlik
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Reston, VA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(703) 722-0588 1818 Library St
#500
Reston, VA 20190
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Communications and IP
American University Washington College of Law
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 property litigation. Formerly with Troutman Sanders and Mintz Levin, Lee brings his big-firm background and experience to offer clients top-notch legal services at drastically reduced rates. Lee is listed among Virginia's "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business Magazine and is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell.
John C. Cook
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Employment and Personal Injury
George Mason University School of Law
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 the District of Columbia’s Corporation Counsel’s (now Attorney General’s) office.

John’s practice emphasizes the representation of executives, employees and small businesses in employment law matters, including advice and counsel regarding workplace issues; drafting, review and negotiation of severance agreements, executive contracts and employee handbooks; and litigation arising out of breach of contract, non-competition agreements, workplace assaults, theft of proprietary information, fraud, Family and Medical...
Eric C. Perkins
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Glen Allen, VA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(804) 205-5162 4870 Sadler Road
Suite 300
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Free ConsultationBusiness and Securities
University of Virginia School of Law
Eric Perkins is a business attorney focusing on small business startups and acquisitions, franchising, nonprofits, and Regulation D private offerings. Filling the void between "Big Law" and the Legal Zooms of the world, Perkins Law is pleased to offer flat fee packages for many of its services. He works with leaders in a wide variety of industries from real estate syndicators to healthcare professionals to restaurant owners to pro wrestlers. Eric is active in the tennis community as chair of the USTA Tennis Rules and Regulations Committee and an advisory board member of the Richmond Tennis Association.
F. Paul Maloof
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Alexandria, VA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(703) 684-2000 510 King Street
Suite 301
Alexandria, VA 22314
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
I give my clients personal attention and have done so for more than 40 years in Virginia and Maryland. As a partner 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 advise clients who are consumers and professionals on a range of issues, specifically; fair business practices, business contract disputes, landlord and tenant law, residential real estate matters, loan documentation, commercial leases,...
Brook M. Thibault Esq.
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(888) 402-7117 760 Lynnhaven Pky Suite 140
Suite 140
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Free ConsultationBusiness, Animal, Criminal and Divorce
Regent University School of Law
Brook M. Thibault is a Virginia Beach trial lawyer, former Associate Counsel for CMA CGM (America) LLC the world's third largest container ship company, and Public Defender. As Associate Counsel for CMA CGM, Brook shared in the corporate legal responsibilities associated with the company as subsidiary and agent for CMA CGM S.A. a French Domestic Society Anonym; including complex commercial real estate transactions, transportation and maritime law, and international asset search and collection. As Assistant Public Defender, Brook has represented hundreds of accused individuals in matters ranging from minor traffic infractions to serious violent crimes. Brook is a...
Ms. Colleen Marea Quinn
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Richmond, VA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(804) 545-9406 4928 West Broad St.
P.O. Box 11708
Richmond, VA 23230
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Family
University of Virginia School of Law
Colleen Marea Quinn is a director and equity owner in the law firm of Locke & Quinn, has achieved an “AV” rating, the highest given, by Martindale Hubbell, was honored in 2011 with the YWCA Outstanding Woman Award for Law & Government, with the 2011 “Hats Off to Women Award” by the ABWA Cavalier Chapter, as a "Best Lawyer" and "Best Law Firm" by Us News & World Report, from 2006-17 as a “Super Lawyer” in Virginia by Richmond magazine, in from 2010-16 & 2005 by Virginia Business magazine as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite,” a “Leader in the Law”...
Nichole Dannielle Flippen
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Leesburg, VA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(703) 956-7427 722 E Market Street
Suite 201
Leesburg, VA 20176
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Nichole concentrates her practice in the areas of business and real estate law. As a founding member of Flippen Law, PLLC, she is dedicated to providing quality services to her clients. Nichole represents and advises individuals and entities in a wide array of business matters involving entity formation, litigation, contracts and business transactions. In addition to her business law practice, Nichole maintains an active real estate practice representing Boards of Directors and individual members of condominium associations and homeowners associations. She also handles matters involving commercial and residential leases and other landlord/tenant matters. Nichole is a member...
Christopher Davis
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Chesapeake, VA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(757) 410-2293 1403 Greenbrier Parkway, Suite 225
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Business, Employment, IP and Trademarks
Regent University and Regent University School of Law
Chris is a seasoned business attorney and litigator with experience helping businesses in both private practice and as a Corporate Counsel to a large franchisor with over 4,000 franchisees internationally.
Chris has handled commercial disputes for clients in state and federal courts around the country in matters ranging from basic contract disputes to multi-million dollar “bet the company” lawsuits. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was the C.I.O. for an Internet Service Provider in Buffalo, NY.
Chris teaches as a adjunct professor at Regent University.
Chris was named a 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 ‘Rising Star’ by Super Lawyers magazine, a distinction received...
Ryan Schmalzle
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Leesburg, VA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(703) 722-0717 102 North king Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Business, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
George Mason University School of Law
Ryan M. Schmalzle is a principal and founder of the firm. His practice focuses on family law, civil litigation, and criminal law. Ryan regularly practices in several jurisdictions in Northern Virginia including Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Clarke County, Frederick County and the City of Winchester. He also practices in the Maryland Courts, including Frederick County and Montgomery County. Ryan is an adjunct professor of law at George Mason University School of Law where he teaches appellate writing. Ryan also serves as a Special Justice in Loudoun County and he presides over civil commitment hearings. Although Ryan’s primary love...
Robert Cox
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Tysons Corner, VA Business Law Attorney with 27 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...
Thomas Woodward Ashton
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Roanoke, VA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(540) 929-1330 2728 Colonial Ave
Suite 111
Roanoke, VA 24015
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Divorce and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
I am a tenacious Roanoke lawyer who puts my clients' interests first. As a general practice attorney, I have extensive experience in many different areas of the law, including: business formation and corporate governance, general civil litigation, family law (divorce, support and custody), plaintiff's personal injury, GAO protests and federal procurement law, bankruptcy (Chapters 7 and 13), construction litigation, civil rights and s. 1983 cases, protective orders, and alternative dispute resolution. This broad experience allows me to bring a different perspective to bear in my practice. I have won jury and bench trials in Virginia, and have been victorious...
Juan E. Milanes, Esq.
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Reston, VA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(703) 880-4881 c/o Law Offices of Juan Milanes PLLC
1831 Wiehle Ave Ste 105
Reston, VA 20120
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Stockbroker Fraud
American University Washington College of Law
Mr. Milanes has built a solid reputation for outstanding legal work and inspirational management and mediation skills. Throughout his twelve year career with the United States Department of Justice, during which time he held several positions ranging from Federal Prosecutor to trainer for the Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training Office, Mr. Milanes appeared as lead counsel in several hundred cases, successfully trying several. He spent years working in various capacities in both the Washington, D.C. metro area and Suan Juan districts and, in addition to having significant legal connections and being a well-respected litigator in both jurisdictions,...
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