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Boyd Otho Wiggam
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James City County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(757) 564-3427 102 Hurst St
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Business and Insurance Defense
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Matthew Westcott Smith
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James City County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(757) 903-2665 Bush Corporate Center
485 McLaws Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Employment and Insurance Claims
College of William and Mary
Kristina Marse Beavers
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Newport News city County, VA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(757) 234-4650 710 Denbigh Blvd
Suite 2E
Newport News, VA 23608
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Elder
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
I am an admitted attorney in both California and Virginia, with my main physical legal services office located in Yorktown, Virginia. I provide services for most of your personal, family and small business legal needs. As a second career attorney, I have had years of experience in business and in life. This helps me better understand my clients and their situations so that we can work together to get the best result for that client. I am also a licensed Real Estate Salesperson and I am familiar with the process of buying and selling your home. If you need help...
Anna Drake Dunkum
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Newport News city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
827 Diligence Drive
Suite 109
Newport News, VA 23606
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Tax
Elon University
Anna focuses her practice on individual consumer and business bankruptcies, tax compliance and controversy, corporate and business law, and estate planning and administration. Prior to joining Harry Jernigan CPA Attorney, P.C., Mrs. Dunkum was Staff Attorney for the Chapter 13 Trustee for the Middle District of North Carolina- Greensboro Division. Mrs. Dunkum is admitted to practice in the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina and the Eastern District of Virginia as well as all courts in the State of North Carolina and the Commonwealth of Virginia and U.S. Tax Court. ...
Adrienne Sakyi
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York County, VA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(757) 240-4000 4000 George Washington Memorial Highway
Yorktown, VA 23692
Business, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
College of William and Mary and Flagler College
Adrienne Sakyi is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Schempf & Ware, PLLC in Yorktown, Virginia. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, business disputes, and estate litigation. Schempf & Ware, PLLC represents both individuals and businesses in many forms of litigation ranging from business needs to personal injury to criminal matters, and we would be happy to assist you with any needs you may have.
George Gorman
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Newport News city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(757) 223-4130 744 Thimble Shoals Blvd.
Ste. B
Newport News, VA 23606
Business, Construction, Criminal and Estate Planning
University of San Diego School of Law
George Gorman is a seasoned corporate attorney with substantial experience in a wide variety of legal matters. He has practiced in both state and federal courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and has also successfully handled numerous arbitrations and mediations. George has had the privilege of representing large corporations and international businesses in multi-million dollar cases as well as small companies, entrepreneurs, and other individuals facing a variety of complex legal issues. George's experience includes complex civil litigation, corporate law, wills, trusts, and estates. He has successfully represented large and...
Scott Reichle
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Newport News city County, VA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(757) 223-4536 12350 Jefferson Ave, Suite 300
Newport News, VA 23602
Business, Construction and IP
Loyola University New Orleans
I enjoy working with individual inventors as well as businesses. I engage in a broad practice including intellectual property, litigation, whistleblower actions and zoning and land use. I am a Licensed Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Also, I have been licensed to practice law by the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1996. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1989 and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration course in environmental engineering from Old Dominion University in 1993. I also graduated magna cum laude from Loyola School...
Harry W Jernigan III
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Newport News city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(757) 223-9000 827 Diligence Dr
Suite 109
Newport News, VA 23606
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Harry Jernigan - Founder and CEO of Harry Jernigan CPA Attorney, PC., a dual practice of accounting and law with offices located in Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Richmond, Virginia.
Patrick C. Murphrey
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Poquoson city County, VA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(757) 659-1233 400 City Hall Avenue
Suite B
Poquoson, VA 23662
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Estate Planning
Regent University School of Law
Robert (Bob) P. Stenzhorn
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York County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(757) 240-4000 4000 Geo. Washington Memrial Hwy
(Rt. 17 near Newport News/York Co. line)
Yorktown, VA 23692-2724
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Tax
Litigation in the Virginia and Federal Courts, personal injury and taxation matters.
James City County, VA Business Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(757) 345-3900 1101 Professional Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Business and Real Estate
James City County, VA Business Law Lawyer
(757) 259-5720 485 McLaws Cir
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Business and Real Estate
York County, VA Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(757) 234-4218 302 Arcadia Loop
Yorktown, VA 23692
Business, Administrative and Military
Newport News city County, VA Business Law Lawyer
(757) 873-6300 11817 Canon Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606
Business, Criminal, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Hampton city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(757) 826-6800 12 Fallmeadow Ct
Hampton, VA 23666
Business
Newport News city County, VA Business Law Attorney
(757) 873-6309 11817 Canon Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606
Business, Employment and Real Estate
Newport News city County, VA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(757) 591-5140 11870 Merchants Walk Ste 204
Newport News, VA 23606
Business
Catholic U of Amer Columbus School of Law
Newport News city County, VA Business Law Lawyer
(757) 595-4500 739 Thimble Shoals Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606
Business, Employment and Personal Injury
Newport News city County, VA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(757) 223-4484 12350 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23602
Business and Criminal
Newport News city County, VA Business Law Lawyer
(757) 875-0330 11711 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23606
Business and Real Estate
Newport News city County, VA Business Law Attorney
(757) 595-0123 12610 Patrick Henry Dr
Newport News, VA 23602
Business, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Newport News city County, VA Business Law Attorney
(757) 873-7700 606 Thimble Shoals Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Dominic Paul Lascara
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Chesapeake city County, VA Business Law Attorney with 32 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...
Jeffrey D. McMahan Jr.
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Henrico County, VA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(804) 823-3975 3122 W. Marshall Street, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23230
Business
University of Richmond School of Law
Jeff focuses his practice on advising middle market and emerging growth companies, as well as venture capital and private equity fund investors, in avoiding, managing, and mitigating risk and litigation associated with corporate transactions and business operations. In addition to his strategic risk advisory practice, Jeff acts as a business advisor to companies and investors on general corporate and business law matters, helping them realize their strategic business objectives and goals while managing their risk exposure. Jeff’s practice includes assisting companies and investors with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, negotiating and drafting complex commercial contracts, financing, corporate governance, entity...
Vivyane Kima
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Virginia Beach city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(757) 803-1190 One Columbus Center
Suite 600
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Business, Immigration and Real Estate
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Understandably, Ms. Kima has a passion for Immigration Law. She is motivated by the desire to help keep families together. She also has a strong desire to build an institution that can effectively guide and support American and African businesses to trade and invest in each other's markets on the basis of mutual respect and benefits. Service is her business. Ms. Kima believes in providing the highest level of service for her clients. She believes that good service makes all the difference to a successful business. She is always ready to go the extra mile to assist and satisfy...
Stephan J. Lipskis
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Virginia Beach city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(757) 499-1841 4705 Columbus Street,
Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
University of South Carolina School of Law
Mr. Lipskis is an Estate and Elder Law attorney in Poole Brooke Plumlee’s Trust & Estates Department. He is licensed to practice in all Virginia Courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and accredited to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs. His practice includes all facets of trusts, estate planning, estate administration, and elder law. Whether it be helping a young couple take appropriate steps for their children or protecting family wealth from potential creditors and taxation, Mr. Lipskis enjoys assisting families in understanding their planning needs. He also enjoys...
Christopher Davis
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Chesapeake city County, VA Business Law Attorney with 11 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...
W. Wilhelm Rabke
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Henrico County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(804) 823-3944 3122 W. Marshall Street, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23230
Business
University of Richmond School of Law
Will focuses his practice on middle market M&A and private equity transactions. Will advises investors, including private equity funds and VC firms, and assists emerging growth companies, in both sides of private capital raises. Will’s M&A practice focuses heavily on Insurance Brokerage Agency and broad ranging Technology transactions, but he has led deals in industries as varied as automobile dealerships to municipal landfills. For nearly ten years prior to law school, Will was a small business owner and entrepreneur, that experience provides a unique perspective to his corporate practice as he focuses on efficient and practical results. Due...
David C. Johnson Esq.
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Hampton city County, 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...
William H. Oast III
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Portsmouth city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(757) 452-6200 355 Crawford Street
Suite 720
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Bringing nearly 40 years of legal expertise to the Oast & Taylor team, Bill’s practice areas include Elder Law, Estate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Guardianships and Conservatorships, and Litigation.
Richard Biemiller
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Virginia Beach city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(888) 691-9319 4768 Euclid Road, Suite 103
Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Business
University of Virginia School of Law
With the waxing and waning economy over the years, Richard has honed his experience in each economic climate. When the economy is down, he has represented lenders in more commercial special asset work, including collection, work out, collateral liquidation, and bankruptcy. When the economy is up, Richard spends more of his time handling commercial loan closings, from large residential development tracts to commercial office and trade buildings, as well as various forms of personal property collateral. Richard’s wealth of experience with special asset work has taught him the importance of proper loan documentation to protect a lender’s...
Ted G. Yoakam
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Virginia Beach city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(757) 965-3434 2624 Southern Boulevard, Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Business, Appeals, Environmental and Insurance Claims
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
"AV" - "Preeminent" Martindale Rating A Virginia Beach native, Ted was featured on 60 Minutes (Oct. 4, 2009) for his work involving environmental contamination from coal ash/ fly ash waste. And thanks to his AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating from the premier peer review process for the legal profession. He also enjoys the highest client review rating. In addition to his defense of health care providers; Ted tries lawsuits involving plaintiff’s catastrophic injury, brain damage, paralysis and environmental cases in state and federal court in Virginia and in Pennsylvania. He was first admitted in Pennsylvania in1988...
Marc Gordon Marling
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Norfolk city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(757) 629-0616 999 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
Business
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Brook M. Thibault Esq.
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Virginia Beach city County, 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...
Michael Bruce Hamar
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Norfolk city County, VA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(757) 622-2008 520 W 21st St
2nd Floor, Suite J
Norfolk, VA 23517
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Virginia School of Law
Bar and Court Admissions: Virginia State Bar (1977) and Alabama State Bar (1977); State Bar of Texas (1981); U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1979; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1981); U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (1984) Education: University of Virginia, B.A., with high distinction (1974); University of Virginia, J.D. (1977)
Ms. Colleen Marea Quinn
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Henrico County, VA Business Law Attorney with 30 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”...
Shawn A. Voyles
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Norfolk city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(757) 623-3000 One Commercial Place
1200 Bank of America Center
Norfolk, VA 23510
Business, Environmental, Insurance Claims and Insurance Defense
Regent University School of Law
My practice includes a broad range of civil litigation matters representing insurers and their insureds in federal and state courts in Virginia and North Carolina, including maritime, transportation, insurance coverage, subrogation, premises liability, environmental, commercial litigation, and wrongful death. My maritime litigation practice includes cases involving breach of maritime contracts, subrogation, environmental matters, marine insurance coverage disputes, salvage, collisions, limitation of liability, vessel arrest, cargo claims, fire and property damage, and wrongful death and injury cases under the Jones Act. Virginia Super Lawyers has designated me as a "Rising Star" since 2007. I have also been chosen as one of Hampton...
Hank J Heyming
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Richmond city County, VA Business Law Attorney
(804) 697-1454 Troutman Sanders Building
1001 Haxall Point
Richmond, VA 23219
Business, International and Securities
Vanderbilt University
Hank is a partner at Troutman Sanders LLP where he concentrates his practice on the representation of venture capital and private debt and equity funds in the acquisition, maintenance and divestiture of their portfolio companies and investments. Hank also provides general representation to public and private companies in emerging growth fields, including the biotech, medical device, internet, media and information technology industries. Additionally, Hank has particular expertise advising on cross border mergers, acquisitions and investments, international trade and soft intellectual property issues.
M. Bradley Brickhouse
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Portsmouth city County, VA Business Law Attorney
(757) 452-6200 355 Crawford Street
Suite 720
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Business and Elder
Regent University School of Law
Brad Brickhouse adds significant talent to the Oast & Taylor team and shows his commitment to our community by serving every client with a clear focus of their personal goals in mind. His primary areas of practice include Elder Law, Guardianships and Conservatorships, Financial Abuse, Estate and Trust Disputes, and Will Contests.
Ronald Allen Page
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Hopewell city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(804) 562-8704 208 N. 2nd Ave.
Hopewell, VA 23860
Business and Bankruptcy
Washington & Lee University
Areas of Practice:
Business and Consumer Bankruptcy, Business Planning, Commercial Litigation, and Creditors’ Rights.

Education:
J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law, 2005
B.A., University of Michigan, Honors College, Double Major in Political Science and History, 1999

Honors:
Selected by Super Lawyers in 2012 – 2016 as a Virginia Rising Star in the Practice Area of Bankruptcy
Rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo.com, 2015 – 2018 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award

Professional Affiliations:
Virginia State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
Board of Governors, Virginia State Bar General Practice Section (2013 – Present) (Chair 2018 – Present)
Richmond Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
American Bankruptcy Institute
Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference, Chair First Day...
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