Criders, Virginia Business Lawyers

James Douglas McCarthy Esq
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Woodstock, VA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(540) 722-2181 109 N. Main St, Suite 201
Woodstock, VA 22664
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Dayton School of Law
J. Douglas McCarthy is a founding partner of McCarthy & Akers, PLC. His practice focuses on transactional law dealing with Estate Planning, Real Estate and Corporate matters. Prior to founding McCarthy & Akers, PLC, Mr. McCarthy was a partner in the Winchester, Virginia law firm of Groves and McCarthy.

Mr. McCarthy received his J.D. from the Keller School of Law at The University of Dayton, in Dayton, Ohio, where he earned honors in the fields of Taxation, Wills and Trusts. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, where he majored in Political Science.
Stacey Lynn McDonough
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Crozet, VA Business Law Lawyer
(434) 218-2172 P.O. Box 733
Crozet, VA 22932
Business, Estate Planning, IP and Landlord Tenant
University of Richmond School of Law
Clint Sellers
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Harrisonburg, VA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(540) 437-9400 66 South Court Square
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Since 2002 Clint Sellers has used practical legal advice to protect families and small businesses. He focuses on real estate, civil trials, wills and small business matters and is an authority on the use of estate planning techniques for wealth preservation and succession planning. Clint’s clients range from young families to retirees, professionals, entrepreneurs and estate representatives and beneficiaries. He strives to always deal fairly and help clients resolve disputes without unnecessary expense or litigation. Clint is admitted to practice in all Virginia courts, as well as Federal courts. He regularly appears in District and...
William Eldridge IV
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HARRISONBURG, VA Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(540) 705-0021 590 East Market Street
HARRISONBURG, VA 22801
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Andrew P. Hill
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Strasburg, VA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(540) 686-1203 150 E. King Street
Strasburg, VA 22657
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Harrisonburg, VA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(540) 434-0316 100 S Mason St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Business and Bankruptcy
Charlottesville, VA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(434) 465-0786 2030 Catlin Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Business, Communications, Energy and IP
St. Mary's University School of Law
Staunton, VA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(540) 213-7442 125 N Augusta St
Staunton, VA 24401
Business and Insurance Defense
Crozet, VA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(434) 971-3361 440 Grayrock Dr
Crozet, VA 22932
Business and Insurance Defense
Crozet, VA Business Law Attorney
(434) 823-2262 1186 Crozet Ave
Crozet, VA 22932
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Front Royal, VA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(540) 635-1250 50 Chester St
Front Royal, VA 22630
Business
Staunton, VA Business Law Attorney
(540) 213-0270 1600 N Coalter St
Staunton, VA 24401
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Harrisonburg, VA Business Law Lawyer
120 Old South High St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Business, Divorce and Family
Fort Valley, VA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(858) 457-2900 8971 Fort Valley Rd
Fort Valley, VA 22652
Business and Real Estate
Western State Univ
Harrisonburg, VA Business Law Lawyer
(540) 438-5352 100 S Mason St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Business, Employment, Health Care and Real Estate
Harrisonburg, VA Business Law Attorney
(540) 438-5303 100 S Mason St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Katherine S. Charapich
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Culpeper, VA Business Law Lawyer with 7 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
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...
Young S. Song
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Annandale, VA Business Law Lawyer with 21 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.
John C. Cook
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 31 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...
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...
Timothy R Johnson
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Berryville, VA Business Law Lawyer with 6 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...
Lee E. Berlik
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Reston, VA Business Law Attorney with 24 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.
Glenn B. Manishin
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Warrenton, VA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(877) 666-5111 6735 Breezy Drive
Suite 101
Warrenton, VA 20187-2716
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust, Appeals and IP
Columbia University School of Law
Founded in June 2015 by managing partner Glenn B. Manishin, ParadigmShift Law LLP represents the premiere application of Internet technology to the practice of sophisticated business law. We leverage cloud technology and decades of AmLaw 100 law firm partner experience to provide cutting-edge responsiveness, innovation and efficiency. We handle sophisticated work for sophisticated companies, operating close to our business principals, bridging the too-often wide gap between outside counsel and corporate strategic objectives.
Robert Franklin Powers
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Vienna, 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...
Wilfred Yeargan
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(703) 352-9044 11350 Random Hills Rd
#800
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Attorney Wilfred Yeargan graduated from the University of New Hampshire Law School, Franklin Pierce in 1998. He has served the Northern Virginia area for twenty years, providing skillful defense of thousands of criminal, traffic and DUI cases. He also assists clients with prosecution and defense of civil matters such as expungements, protective orders, personal injury and contract claims.

Attorney Wilfred Yeargan is an experienced litigator and has successfully defended thousands of criminal and traffic charges in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Some of the routine matters defended by his office include Reckless Driving, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving...
Richard Sternberg
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(888) 541-4020 10605 Judicial Dr, B7
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, International, Probate and Real Estate
Center for International Legal Studies and Georgetown University
The Law Offices of Richard S. Sternberg is dedicated to the principle that bigger is not always better. Instead, it rests on a tradition that actually antedates the rise of the “mega-firm”-the solo practice. Emulating a country lawyer in a big-city environment allows Mr. Sternberg to provide more individualized service to his clients, and, at the same time, pursue more collegial relations with other members of the Bar. Since 1984, Mr. Sternberg has dedicated his practice to representing individuals and smaller businesses. For those corporate clients who have larger needs, he is affiliated with the Metropolitan Washington Law Consortium,...
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...
Robert Cox
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Tysons Corner, 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...
Andrew Strickland
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(703) 829-6233 10615 Judicial Drive
Suite 102
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Consumer and Real Estate
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
I am a solutions-oriented, service provider with a background in real estate and business law. Prior to law school, I worked in real estate sales, property management, and investments. Throughout law school, my focus was on real estate and business. As a legal professional, I have held positions as an attorney providing services to the low-income and as a judicial law clerk working for a trial court judge providing research, legal drafts, and recommendations. Now, as a legal professional at Woehrle Dahlberg Jones Yao, I supplement my knowledge and experience with those in the firm to...
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...
Randall Sousa
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(571) 354-6164 3007 Williams Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Criminal and DUI
St. Thomas University School of Law
I founded the Law Offices of Randall Sousa to provide aggressive, affordable, and highly skilled legal services to the people of Northern Virginia. We specialize in civil litigation, criminal defense, personal injury, divorce, estate planning, wills, trusts, and estates, and immigration. Call us today for a free consultation. 571-354-6164
Sammid Joseph Mansoor
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Leesburg, VA Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(888) 731-5999 44084 Riverside Parkway #120
Leesburg, VA 20176
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
My passion is helping individuals, families, and business owners achieve peace of mind by developing and implementing creative, customized, and yet cost effective plans. As part of my goal oriented estate planning process, I first seek to understand your goals and needs. My advice focuses on how your estate planning documents advance your goals. I use plain English and easy to understand visual aids, so you know what you need to do in order ensure that your plan works the way you intend. My personal mission is to make estate planning as accessible, efficient and streamlined as possible...
Mr. Kia Brian Kondori
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(703) 385-2080 4085 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 401
Fairfax, VA 22030
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...
Mary Mikell Baker
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Reston, VA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(703) 722-0588 1818 Library St
#500
Reston, VA 20190
Business, Employment and Trademarks
Georgetown University Law Center
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 trademark litigation and complex litigation. She has handled litigation covering essentially every issue that affects business. She litigates primarily in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia, but has litigated in federal courts in California, Georgia, Maryland, New York and Texas.

Some notable professional accomplishments and highlights include:

Winning a $5.4M verdict as lead counsel for a successful Northern Virginia internet technology company in an employment and trade secrets theft case in the...
Pedram Baghani
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Vienna, VA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(703) 847-3670 8000 Towers Crescent Dr
13th Floor
Vienna, VA 22182
Business, Immigration and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jay M. McDannell
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Reston, VA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(703) 722-0588 1818 Library St
#500
Reston, VA 20190
Business, Civil Rights, Construction and Employment
Georgetown University Law Center
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 for clients over a wide range of practice areas and industries, including government contracts, construction, energy, financial services, fraud, insurance, civil rights and complex commercial disputes. Jay's clients vary as well from individuals to small business owners to multinational corporations.

In his free time Jay is helping coach his son's baseball team and plays softball and volleyball. Jay has also done award-winning work with underprivileged District of Columbia high-school...
Broderick C. Dunn
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Employment and Landlord Tenant
Washington and Lee University School of Law
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 practice on labor and employment counseling and litigation where he represents federal government and private sector employees as well as employers.

Mr. Dunn also focuses his practice on counseling and litigation involving business torts, creditor’s rights, traffic defense, constitutional law and commercial landlord/tenant issues. He regularly appears in state and federal courts and in front of private arbitrators, mediators and administrative agencies.

Mr. Dunn is licensed to practice...
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...
Jennifer Lynn Cervantes
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Fredericksburg, VA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(540) 684-6621 4520 Plank Rd., Suite 102
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Business, Construction and Immigration
Liberty University School of Law
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