Triangle, Virginia Business Lawyers

Merritt James Green
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Mr. Green is General Counsel, P.C.'s founder, managing partner and leads its employment law practice. Merritt serves as an outside general counsel to numerous clients providing guidance on legal issues confronting... Read More »
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Lee E. Berlik
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Virginia Business Law Attorney with 23 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 43 years experience

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

The George Washington University Law SchoolMaryland, Virginia and District of Columbia
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Edward Neil Ramras
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Dumfries, VA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(202) 767-7555 15529 Windward Ct
Dumfries, VA 22025
Business and Military
Charles E McWilliams Jr.
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Prince William, VA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
4310 Prince William Pkwy.
Suite 300
Prince William, VA 22192
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...
Michael E. Hollingsworth
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Woodbridge, VA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(703) 492-4200 12660 Lake Ridge Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Business, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Michael’s experience has taken him through every level of Virginia's court system. He has tried cases in the district and circuit courts of virtually every county in Northern Virginia and in the Eastern District of Virginia. Beyond trial work, Michael has argued before both the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Virginia Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Prince William County and Alexandria Bar associations and serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (VACDL).

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Jan Roltsch-Anoll
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Woodbridge, VA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(703) 494-7171 12610 Lake Ridge Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Business
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Jan Roltsch-Anoll is a partner in the Szabo, Zelnick & Erickson, P.C. litigation practice. She has practiced for over twenty years and represents clients in complicated business, commercial, estate and personal injury actions on both the trial and appellate levels. She practices in the Federal and State Courts in Northern Virginia as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court. She has been a partner with the firm since 2001. Prior to joining the firm she served as the General Counsel for a publicly traded corporation for several years. Ms. Roltsch-Anoll has previously been a...
Jason E Hickman Esq
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Prince William, VA Business Law Lawyer
(703) 565-5137 12701 Marblestone Drive, Suite 350
Prince William, VA 22192-8307
Business, Criminal, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
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,...
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...
Bernard Crane
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(202) 429-2900 10560 Main Street
Suite 310
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Bernard Crane graduated from George Washington University, and earned his law degree from Catholic University. He's been practicing criminal and business law in the Washington area since 1985. For over 30 years, he's zealously fought for clients accused of all types of crimes - from marijuana to murder and carjacking. There's almost nothing he's not already seen and learned to deal with, both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. He's helped thousands of people get through some of the worst times in their lives. He can help you, too.

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Before becoming an attorney, he was a private investigator,...
Andrew P. Connors
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Fredericksburg, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(800) 279-4292 1011 Charles St.,
The Federal House, First Floor
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Business, Appeals, IP and Trademarks
Liberty University School of Law
Andrew P. Connors is a Partner at Connors & Brenke. He focuses his practice on business law, intellectual property law, contracts, civil litigation, and appeals.

As a litigator, he has represented clients in all state trial courts in Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, the Court of Appeals of Virginia, including the full Court of Appeals sitting en banc, and the Supreme Court of Virginia. He has handled cases involving all kinds of intellectual property matters, including trademark, trade secret, patent, and copyright suits or potential suits. His business counseling practice focuses on business formation, intellectual...
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
Theseus Schulze
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Virginia Business Law Attorney

I am located in Fairfax, Virginia and serve the Northern Virginia area. My practice focuses primarily on Estate Planning, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury. Read More »
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Lee Dixon II
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

University of Florida Levin College of Law and Case Western Reserve University School of LawDistrict of Columbia, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Montana
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Gary Brooks Mims
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(703) 925-0500 3925 Chain Bridge Rd
#402
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
George Mason University School of Law
Known for consistent courtroom success, Gary B. Mims has practiced law since 1980. He was a defense litigator for 20 years, defending a heavy schedule of trials involving automobile, trucking, train and other transportation accidents and a wide variety of personal injury cases. He developed a special interest and significant experience in medical malpractice, first from the defense side, and since 1999, as a plaintiff's attorney. He has successfully represented clients in complicated medical cases involving failure to diagnose cancer, defective joint prostheses, anesthesia-related injuries and weight-loss drugs. Gary has also successfully represented clients suffering injury...
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...
Charles Sickels
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(703) 925-0500 3925 Chain Bridge Rd
#402
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
American University Washington College of Law
Beeraj Patel
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 21 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...
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 W. Hazelwood Jr.
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Burke, VA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(703) 455-5160 9245 OLD KEENE MILL ROAD
200
Burke, VA 22015
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
The George Washington University Law School and University of Richmond School of Law
Charles W. Hazelwood, Jr., or "Chuck", has accumulated a significant legal skill set over the past four decades. His communication skills and negotiating abilities were honed and perfected over time as he handled thousands cases. He has a thorough understanding of the law and comprehensive experience with handing estates and trusts, real estate issues, personal injury cases, and more. His long-standing legal acumen has been time-tested by the significantnumber of cases he has handled. Born in Richmond, Virginia, Chuck attended West Springfield High School.

Charles W. Hazelwood, Jr. has bar memberships in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of...
OlaDipo A Akin-Deko
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Springfield, VA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(888) 391-7772 6551 Loisdale Court
Suite 750
Springfield, VA 22150
Business, Administrative, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
The George Washington University Law School and Texas Southern University
Dipo Akin-Deko is the Managing Director of Akin-Deko Professional Services Firm. Mr. Akin-Deko focus is on Business and Employment law, Public and Private Sector Contracts and Business Consulting. Specialties: Mr. Akin-Deko represents businesses as well as individuals in business formation, business and commercial litigation, negotiations, contract dispute and formation, liability assessments, not for profit representation, licensing and labor/employment defense. Mr. Akin-Deko has consulting experience includes corporate strategy, strategic planning, private and government contracting/sub contracting advising.
Juan V. Cervantes
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Fredericksburg, VA Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(540) 684-6621 33 McWhirt Loop
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Business and Immigration
Liberty University School of Law
Douglas Sanderson
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
McCandlish & Lillard, P.C.
11350 Random Hills Road, Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
The George Washington University Law School
Douglas J. Sanderson provides legal services in the multiple areas of commercial real estate, family law/domestic relations, and business organizations and transactions. In his family law/domestic relations practice, Doug counsels and represents people who seek legal assistance with, for example, separation agreements, divorces, and issues of child custody and visitation, equitable distribution, and support (spousal and child, as may apply), as well as, on a happier note, pre-nuptial agreements. Doug’s practice includes litigation as well as other methods of problem-solving, and he strives to assist clients in finding resolutions that avoid or minimize litigation, and to further that...
Harold Glenn Belkowitz
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(703) 246-9270 10427 North Street, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Collections, Education and Employment
Syracuse University College of Law
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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Michael D. Arena
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Virginia Business Law Attorney

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.... Read More »
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Alexander Izaak Bozof
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(888) 270-0874 10521 Judicial Drive
Suite 305
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Tax and Trademarks
New York Law School
Daniel Augustine Harvill
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Manassas, VA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(703) 485-3111 9403 Grant Avenue, Suite 202
Manassas, VA 20110
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
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...
Tonya Gibbs
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Fredericksburg, VA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(540) 479-1966 705 Westwood Office Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
The Law Office of Tonya N. Gibbs, PLC (TNG Legal), has been happily serving the Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Culpeper areas since 2012. My law firm was built on a passion for helping people and the desire to provide quality legal representation you can trust, by providing attentive, quality service, and representation with a personal touch. This firm is committed to providing you and your legal issues the personal attention and quality representation you deserve. Let me help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system.
Peter Owen Francescon
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Manassas, VA Business Law Attorney
(703) 656-7349 9300 Grant Avenue Suite 200
Manassas, VA 20110
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
George Mason University School of Law
A retired Marine Corps Officer, Mr. Francescon graduated Magna cum Laude from the George Mason University School of Law in December 2003. His practice areas include criminal defense, traffic offenses, uncontested divorces, guardian ad litem for incapacitated individuals and business law. He is admitted to practice in Virginia and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Christopher J. DeSimone
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(703) 273-1400 3975 University Drive
Suite 410
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationBusiness, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
George Mason University School of Law

Chris DeSimone joined the GRDD Law team in 2007 and manages the firm’s corporate and transactional division. Chris serves as general corporate counsel to numerous small businesses in the Washington metropolitan area and beyond. Chris tackles a wide range of legal projects for his business clients, including:

Establishing new start-up companies and assisting with initial registrations.
Preparing operating/shareholder agreements carefully tailored to meet the needs of business owners.
Providing counsel on business sale transactions, including asset sales, stock sales, mergers, and other acquisitions.
Reviewing, revising, and negotiating commercial...
Kevin Michael Fitzpatrick Esq
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(703) 352-7150 4118 Leonard Dr
Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Bankruptcy and Collections
George Mason University School of Law
Edward Gross
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney
(703) 273-1400 3975 University Drive
Suite 410
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business
The George Washington University Law School
Edward Gross has practiced law since 1980. Early in his career he developed a reputation for handling tough collection cases and criminal trials. Because of his ability to combine legal acumen with hard work, he developed a loyal clientele of large, medium and small businesses. Over the years, he has developed a strong business practice including representation of many local and national commercial landlords. As managing principal of the law firm, he understands that every case is very important and deserves to be handled in a competent, aggressive manner. He has always insisted that the firm be...
Christopher Schlechte
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Manassas, VA Business Law Lawyer
(703) 369-4738 9200 Church St
Suite 400
Manassas, VA 20110
Business
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Christopher G. Schlechte is an associate with the law firm of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. His primary area of practice is Business Law with a focus on corporate formation and commercial real estate transactions. Chris began his legal career as a Clerk to the Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Jr in the Virginia Court of Appeals. His prior experience also includes finance and IRS negotiations.

Chris is a Manassas native and serves his community as a volunteer track coach at Parkside Middle and is a 2018 recipient of the Healthy Communities Healthy Youth Local Hero Award.
Ashley Charles Dean
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(703) 273-1400 3975 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Criminal, DUI and Insurance Claims
George Mason University School of Law
Broderick C. Dunn
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Virginia Business Law Attorney with 12 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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Charles Sickels
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience

American University Washington College of LawU.S. District Court of Maryland, U.S. Supreme Court, Virginia and District of Columbia
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V. Rick Nishanian
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Manassas, VA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(703) 369-4738 9200 Church St
Suite 400
Manassas, VA 20110
Business and Real Estate
George Mason University
Rick Nishanian is a highly respected real estate attorney. He is well known for his ability to craft legal documents for complex situations, ranging from complicated loan documents to multi-faceted business transactions. Clients appreciate his responsiveness and his attention to detail.
Brian Ebert
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(703) 281-9000 10555 Main Street
Suite 650
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business and Real Estate
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Kevin Pigott
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Kingstowne, VA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(703) 296-8308 5680 King Centre Drive, Suite 600
22312
Kingstowne, VA 22312
Business and Real Estate
Ralph Edward Kipp
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney
(703) 352-8080 10615 Judicial Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Insurance Claims and Insurance Defense
University of Richmond School of Law
Woodbridge, VA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(703) 690-6800 14914 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Business and Real Estate
Woodbridge, VA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(703) 680-4664 4310 Prince William Pkwy
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Woodbridge, VA Business Law Lawyer
(703) 497-2510 12872 Harbor Dr
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Woodbridge, VA Business Law Lawyer
3441 Commission Ct
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Fredericksburg, VA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(713) 501-8401 203 Princess Elizabeth Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Business, Bankruptcy, Employment and Energy
Texas Tech University School of Law
Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(703) 587-8676 3977 Chain Bridge Rd
Ste 1B
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Tulane University School of Law
John C. Cook
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 30 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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Mary Mikell Baker
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 29 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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