Reston, Virginia Business Lawyers

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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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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Reston, VA 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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Gobind S. Sethi
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Reston, VA Business Law Lawyer with 17 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 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.
Wayne M. Zell
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Reston, VA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(703) 879-0050 1818 Library St., S. 500
Reston, VA 20190
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Wayne M. Zell, Esq. is the founder of Zell Law. He has spent his legal, public accounting and business advisory career counseling clients in a broad range of industries, including technology companies of all types and investor groups, as well as non-profit organizations. His clients also include for-profit and non-profit executives, service providers and high-net worth individuals.

Mr. Zell has extensive experience in representing clients in complex estate planning and business planning matters. In estate planning matters, Mr. Zell routinely advises clients in structuring and preparing intricate revocable and irrevocable trusts, basic estate planning (i.w., wills, medical directives and powers...
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...
Juan E. Milanes, Esq.
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Reston, VA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(703) 880-4881 c/o Law Offices of Juan Milanes PLLC
1831 Wiehle Ave Ste 105
Reston, VA 20190
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,...
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...
Jared A. Kartchner
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Reston, VA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(703) 574-0425 PO Box 3307
Reston, VA 20195
Business and Estate Planning
University of Utah
Scott Dondershine
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Reston, VA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(703) 264-2220 2100 Reston Parkway
Suite 370
Reston, VA 20191
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Scott is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and began his career in public accounting for a big five CPA firm. Scott's accounting background enables him to grasp tax and financial issues that are important in structuring transactions, ensuring that business as well as legal goals are met and that tax-reduction strategies are maximized and not overlooked. Scott has published several articles covering a variety of business, tax and estate planning issues, in addition to speaking on a variety of topics. His...
Amelia Ramer
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Reston, VA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(703) 481-5650 2508 Charlestown Lane
Reston, VA 20191
Business and Immigration
Gary Steven Luefschuetz
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Reston, VA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(703) 947-4430 11951 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA 20190
Business
Mary Mikell Baker
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Reston, VA 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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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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Charity R. McKenzie
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Reston, VA Business Law Attorney
(703) 925-0500 12120 Sunset Hills Road
Suite 150
Reston, VA 20190
Business and Personal Injury
George Mason University School of Law
Mr. Yama Shansab
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Reston, VA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(703) 860-8520 12007 Sunrise Valley Drive
Suite 140
Reston, VA 20191
Business, Appeals, Employment and Estate Planning
Heather Allyse Palmer
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Reston, VA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(703) 433-4467 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Business and Communications
Maryann C. Conner
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Reston, VA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(703) 861-6160 Two Fountain Square
Suite 550
Reston, VA 20190
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Reston, VA Business Law Attorney
(703) 456-8065 One Freedom Square - Reston Town Center
11951 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA 20190-5656
Business, Communications, IP and International
Washington University School of Law and University of Minnesota Law School
Reston, VA Business Law Attorney
(703) 456-8022 One Freedom Square - Reston Town Center
11951 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA 20190
Business, Antitrust and Securities
University of Virginia School of Law
Reston, VA Business Law Attorney
(703) 456-8134 11951 Freedon Dr
Reston, VA 20190
Business and Securities
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Reston, VA Business Law Attorney
(703) 456-8122 One Freedom Square - Reston Town Center
11951 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA 20190
Business and Real Estate
Reston, VA Business Law Lawyer
(703) 456-8053 One Freedom Square - Reston Town Center
11951 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA 20190-5656
Business and Securities
Stanford Law School
Reston, VA Business Law Lawyer
(703) 456-8006 One Freedom Square - Reston Town Center
11951 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA 20190-5656
Business, Health Care and Securities
Georgetown University Law Center
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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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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Ashley Morgan
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Herndon, VA Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(703) 880-4881 722 Grant Street, Suite G
Herndon, VA 20170
Business, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Tax
Florida Coastal School of Law
Ashley F. Morgan is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is also authorized and admitted to practice law in the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She has dedicated the majority of her legal career helping clients file Chapter 7, 11, and 13 in the Eastern District of Virginia. Ashley works with both individual and business debtors to find the best solution to their debt problems. She is regularly in bankruptcy court in Alexandria, VA or attending 341s with our clients.

Ashley is fluent in both English...
Shikha Parikh
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Herndon, VA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(703) 651-6811 708 Pine Street
Herndon, VA 20170
Business, Consumer, Foreclosure Defense and Immigration
Shikha Parikh is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Mrs. Parikh received her Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law. After graduating from law school, Mrs. Parikh clerked for the Honorable Marjorie L. Clagett of the Circuit Court for Calvert County, Maryland. She subsequently worked in general practice, and opened her own firm with the goal of...
Louis Ventre
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Oakton, VA Business Law Lawyer
(703) 242-1247 2483 Oakton Hills Dr
Oakton, VA 22124
Business
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...
Heather R. Steele
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Tyson’s Corner, 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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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...
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...
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...
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...
Richard Sternberg
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(202) 530-0100 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,...
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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Jeffrey J. Renzulli
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Virginia Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience

Boston College Law SchoolVirginia
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Michael D. Arena
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Civil Rights and Employment
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Michael D. Arena is an associate attorney at Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC. His practice focuses on commercial and business litigation, civil rights law, employment law, and all stages of general civil litigation. Mr. Arena is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as the District of Columbia.

Mr. Arena obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from the State University of New York at Geneseo, where he graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Following his move from New York to Virginia, Mr. Arena received his Juris Doctor degree from...
Jeffrey Scott Romanick
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(703) 273-1400 3975 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Landlord Tenant
American University Washington College of Law
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...
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
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
Ms. Rana Sneij Syriani Esq
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(703) 786-8340 10615 Judicial Drive 603
Fairfax, VA 22030-7500
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
American University Washington College of Law
Attorney Rana Sneij Syriani is an experienced (Immigration, Family & Traffic Attorney), representing clients at the Law offices of American Lawyers Group, PLLC. She has extensive experience in the area of divorce law (contested and uncontested), child custody, child support, adoption, spousal support, property division and settlement and post judgment modifications and name changes and many other family law cases as listed below. Ms. Syriani will represent you, if you live in one of the following Virginia counties: Fairfax , Falls Church, Arlington, Loudoun, Vienna, Warren, King George, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Prince William County, Culpeper and Stafford. Ms. Syriani...
Ralph Marion Tener
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(703) 273-2288 11350 Random Hills Rd
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, IP and Trademarks
University of Virginia School of Law
Ralph M. Tener heads McCandlish & Lillard's Information Technology Group. He has practiced computer and intellectual property law for more than fifteen years, working with software and Internet companies from start-up through venture capital investment to sale or merger. He works with information technology and other companies on trademark, copyright, and trade secret protection; software and technology licensing; start-up and venture capital financing; agreements and relationships with developers, resellers, and strategic partners; stock option and other incentive compensation plans; employment and non-competition agreements; online policies, agreements, and terms of service; and corporate matters.
Beeraj Patel
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(703) 539-8093 3900 University Drive, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Immigration
The John Marshall Law School
As a first generation American, Attorney Beeraj Patel understands firsthand through life experience the struggles of all those who are entangled at any stage of the immigration process. He knows how difficult it can be for talented individuals coming from other nations to negotiate through the complicated and even daunting immigration system of the United States. This shared connection aids Beeraj in constantly improving his services as an immigration attorney. In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Patel is the featured writer on www.fairfaximmigrationfirm.com and www.fairfaxbankruptcylaw.com, where he blogs about immigration and bankruptcy law respectively. Beeraj Patel’s philosophy...
Syed Wali Raheen
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Chantilly, VA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(703) 544-0050 4229 Lafayette Center Dr
Suite 1300
Chantilly, VA 20151
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Fordham University School of Law and New York Law School
After completing his undergrad with honors at the University of Toronto in Canada, Mr. Raheen moved to New York and attained his Juris Doctorate Law Degree (J.D.) and Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) at the New York Law School and Fordham University School of Law, respectively. Following his post-doctorate graduation, Mr. Raheen worked with the prestigious NY law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, where he gained and reflected their successful motto of attention to detail in high quality work product. Mr. Raheen and his family moved closer to family in the DC...
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...
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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Jay M. McDannell
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Reston, VA 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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