Vienna, 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 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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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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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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Robert Cox
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Tysons Corner, VA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(703) 883-9105 1921 Gallows Road
Suite 750
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Business, Antitrust and Securities
University of Virginia School of Law
For more than 25 years, I have represented Fortune 500 companies and individuals in commercial litigation and securities enforcement matters. I have also represented accounting firms and their partners and employees in government investigations and enforcement proceedings, malpractice, and state disciplinary proceedings.

As a partner in an ‘American Lawyer Top 100 firm’, I’ve represented clients in bet-the-company litigation matters involving breach of contract, business tort, antitrust, insurance coverage, and securities claims. At the PCAOB, I led investigations of Big 4, mid-size, and small accounting firms and their partners and employees.

My litigation experience includes:

• securities fraud class action in the...
Robert Franklin Powers
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Vienna, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(703) 520-1326 8133 Leesburg Pike
Suite 130
Vienna, VA 22182
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, IP and Trademarks
Michigan State University
Receiving his legal training at a top ten program for intellectual property law in the United States, Mr. Powers is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law. In addition to earning his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Powers holds dual specialty certifications from Michigan State University College of Law in Corporate Law and Communications & Intellectual Property Law.

Mr. Powers is experienced in transactional business and nonprofit law, intellectual property law, employment law, estate planning, and entertainment law. He has negotiated and drafted several multi-million dollar contracts involving patent licensing and assignments, business acquisitions, asset purchases, wills and trusts, and...
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
George Hawkins
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Vienna, VA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(800) 747-9354 8300 Boone Blvd #550
Vienna, VA 22182
Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
George Washington University - Virginia Campus
George Hawkins focuses his practice on business representation, civil litigation, and all matters affecting real estate. He represents buyers, sellers, and developers in all phases of residential and commercial real estate transactions. He also advises and counsels businesses in all aspects ranging from the formation, acquisition, and management of the business entity. George is AV®-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer-Review Ratings, the highest rating available for excellence in legal ethics and practice. George has served on NVAR’s standard forms committee since 2011 and is the 2015 Chair of that committee. He is often asked to speak to members of the real...
Robert C Lehrman
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Oakton, VA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(202) 449-3739 2911 Hunter Mill Road
Suite 303
Oakton, VA 22124
Business
State University of New York - College at Buffalo (Buffalo State College)
Robert C. Lehrman is the principal attorney at Lehrman Beverage Law, PLLC. Robert founded the firm in 2001 after 12 years at the Washington, DC office of a larger firm that specializes in federal and state administrative law. From 1998 until 2001 Robert was the partner in charge of the firm's Washington, DC office. Mr. Lehrman concentrates on the federal regulation of alcohol beverages (beer, wine and spirits). He has advised many companies on the production, labeling, advertising, and taxation of a wide variety of consumer products: foreign and domestic, with and without alcohol, fit and unfit for beverage purposes. He has helped...
Michael Stamp
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Vienna, VA Business Law Lawyer
(703) 546-8517 1604 Spring Hill Road, 4th Floor
Vienna, VA 22182
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal and DUI
Phillip Quatrini
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Vienna, VA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(703) 859-4943 8460 Tyco Road
Suite H
Vienna, VA 22182
Business and Communications
The Catholic University of America
Phillip A. Quatrini is an experienced corporate transactions attorney, who formerly practiced in the Washington, DC office of Bryan Cave LLP, where he has represented public and private companies in a variety of domestic and international transactions for more than fifteen years. Practice focuses on public and private company mergers and acquisitions, and angel, venture capital and private equity financing in addition to general corporate work. Significant experience in forming and structuring privately held corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and nonprofit entities, including limited liability companies with multiple preferred equity structures.
Mr. Brian Denton West Esq.
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Vienna, VA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(703) 564-4600 8500 Leesburg Pike
Suite 400
Vienna, VA 22182
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law
Alfred H. Velarde Esq.
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Vienna, VA Business Law Attorney
(703) 883-8161 2517 Babcock Road
Vienna, VA 22181
Business, International, Stockbroker Fraud and White Collar Crime
Harvard Law School
Dirk McClanahan
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Vienna, VA Business Law Attorney
(703) 546-8594 1604 Spring Hill Road, Suite 321
Vienna, VA 22182
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and IP
Michigan State University
Mr. McClanahan is a Fairfax, Virginia native who studied law at Michigan State University College of Law. Mr. McClanahan provides knowledgeable and compassionate legal expertise to individuals, families, and businesses in a variety of legal issues including trusts and estates, criminal law, business law, litigation, and negotiations. Mr. McClanahan has experience working with small businesses and nonprofit organizations; creating new business entities, preparing and reviewing contracts, and assisting nonprofit organizations in applying for tax exempt status. In addition, Mr. McClanahan is an experienced contract attorney, who has taken part in cases with legal issues ranging from mergers to Department of Justice antitrust...
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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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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Ursula Koenig burgess
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Vienna, VA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(703) 790-1911 8133 Leesburg Pike
9th Floor
Vienna, VA 22182
Business, Collections and Real Estate
Drake University Law School
Rongping Wu
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Vienna, VA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(703) 349-2379 8000 Towers Crescent Drive
Suite 1350
Vienna, VA 22182
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and International
Arash Zarei
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Vienna, VA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(703) 847-3670 8000 Towers Crescent Drive
13th Floor
Vienna, VA 22182
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Immigration and Personal Injury
Arash D. Zarei is a lifetime resident of Fairfax County. Mr. Zarei devotes his practice to representing clients with high-quality, personal, and cost-effective services. Mr. Zarei’s knowledge and experience in multiple areas of law has given him the edge required for resolving complex cases.
David Mahdavi
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Tysons Corner, VA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(703) 790-4900 8133 Leesburg Pike
Suite 400
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Business
Tom Parrott
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Vienna, VA Business Law Attorney
(703) 752-3759 8065 Leesburg Pike
Suite 200
Vienna, VA 22182
Business, Antitrust and Securities
Lauren Mooney
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Vienna, VA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
1577 Spring Hill Road
Suite 500
Vienna, VA 22182
Business and Real Estate
Alan Jeffrey Lee
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Vienna, VA Business Law Attorney
(703) 281-2161 307 Maple Ave W
Vienna, VA 22180
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Louis Ventre
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Oakton, VA Business Law Lawyer
(703) 242-1247 2483 Oakton Hills Dr
Oakton, VA 22124
Business
Vienna, VA Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(703) 821-4304 8614 Westwood Center Drive
Vienna, VA 22182
Business and Employment
Harvard University
Vienna, VA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(703) 821-2189 8614 Westwood Center Drive
Vienna, VA 22182
Business and Employment
Brooklyn Law School
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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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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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...
John C. Cook
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Employment and Personal Injury
George Mason University School of Law
John C. Cook is a founding partner of Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC, where he has practiced since the firm’s inception in 2007. Previously, John practiced in two firms in Northern Virginia. He began his career in the District of Columbia’s Corporation Counsel’s (now Attorney General’s) office.

John’s practice emphasizes the representation of executives, employees and small businesses in employment law matters, including advice and counsel regarding workplace issues; drafting, review and negotiation of severance agreements, executive contracts and employee handbooks; and litigation arising out of breach of contract, non-competition agreements, workplace assaults, theft of proprietary information, fraud, Family and Medical...
Gobind S. Sethi
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Reston, VA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(703) 991-1949 11260 Roger Bacon Drive
Suite 400
Reston, VA 20190
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Products Liability
American University Washington College of Law
Gobind Sethi has been litigating civil cases for over a decade. He is a skilled personal injury lawyer in Reston and is passionate about helping injury victims obtain the justice they deserve. He is known for his in-depth knowledge of the field, his professionalism, and his ability to get positive results. He started his career at Georgetown University, where he earned his undergraduate degree. He went on to receive a Master of Arts for International Affairs from American University and his Jurist Doctorate from American University, Washington College of Law. To learn how Attorney Sethi can help you with your...
Juan E. Milanes, Esq.
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Reston, VA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(703) 880-4881 c/o Law Offices of Juan Milanes PLLC
1831 Wiehle Ave Ste 105
Reston, VA 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,...
Broderick C. Dunn
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney with 12 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...
Heather R. Steele
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Tyson’s Corner, VA Business Law Lawyer with 11 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...
Michael D. Arena
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney with 5 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...
Alexander Francuzenko
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Employment, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Roger Williams University School of Law
Alexander Francuzenko is a founding partner in the law firm of Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC. Mr. Francuzenko is a graduate of T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. While in law school, he interned for the United States Magistrate Judge David G. Lowe of the Eastern District of Virginia, and subsequently clerked for the Circuit Court of Queen Anne’s County, Maryland.

Mr. Francuzenko has been engaged in the practice of law for over 23 years, focusing on litigation. He is a member of the Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland Bars, and actively practices in the state...
Philip C. Krone
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Civil Rights and Employment
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Philip C. Krone concentrates his practice in employment law, civil litigation, and civil rights litigation.

Mr. Krone is licensed to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Virginia Bar Association, and the Fairfax Bar Association. While Mr. Krone’s practice covers the general span of civil litigation issues, he is often litigating business disputes, contract disputes, wage cases, and personal injury cases in the Circuit and General District Courts of Northern Virginia as well as the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Mr. Krone has had success in...
Randall Sousa
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney with 2 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
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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Philip C. Krone
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Virginia Business Law Attorney

Philip C. Krone concentrates his practice in employment law, civil litigation, and civil rights litigation. Mr. Krone is licensed to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Virginia... Read More »
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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...
Stacy Costello
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McLean, VA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(703) 883-0102 8270 Greensboro Dr
#810
McLean, VA 22102
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
American University Washington College of Law
David Brian Deitch
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McLean, VA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(703) 940-3065 8300 Greensboro Drive
Suite 1250
McLean, VA 22102
Business, Criminal, Securities and White Collar Crime
New York University School of Law and Brown University
David Deitch leads the White Collar Defense and Corporate Compliance practice at Berenzweig Leonard. David is an experienced white collar trial lawyer who has tried more than 100 jury trials to verdict in federal and state courts around the nation. In serving his clients’ interests in criminal defense, civil, regulatory, and administrative matters, David brings to bear a lengthy tenure as a state and federal prosecutor, as well as years serving as defense counsel for blue chip businesses and individuals.

David’s diverse white collar background includes years of public service in the Justice Department and as a state prosecutor. David served...
Edward S. Culbertson
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(703) 471-9660 10482 Armstrong St.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce and Family
The George Washington University Law School
Stanley E. Majors
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McLean, VA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(703) 442-4160 1420 Spring Hill Road, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102-3030
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
The George Washington University Law School and William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Wayne M. Zell
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Reston, VA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(571) 203-9355 11710 Plaza America Dr
Suite 120
Reston, VA 20190
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Wayne M. Zell, Esq. Is the President and founding shareholder 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. His clients also include for-profit and non-profit executives, service providers and high-net worth individuals. Wayne has extensive experience in representing clients in complex estate planning and business planning matters. On estate planning matters, Wayne routinely advises clients in structuring and preparing intricate revocable and irrevocable trusts, family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, life insurance vehicles, charitable giving arrangements (including...
Christopher T. Craig
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Employment and Estate Planning
George Mason University School of Law
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 of Herge, Sparks & Christopher from 1995-2004.

Prior to 1995, he served as a legislative analyst for the government affairs firms of Albers & Co., Inc. and the Center for State Policy Research.

Mr. Craig represents companies, corporations, partnerships and individuals in business, contract law, intellectual property, and a wide range of other practice areas to include estate/trust planning and administration, election...
Andrew Tureaud
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Employment and Personal Injury
University of South Carolina School of Law
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 practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Virginia Bar Association and Fairfax Bar Association.

Mr. Tureaud obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in the field of Sports and Entertainment Management. He remained in Columbia, South Carolina, completing his legal studies and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of...
Michaela Barry
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McLean, VA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
1751 Pinnacle Drive, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102
Business, Communications, IP and Trademarks
Georgetown University Law Center
Highly flexible, experienced government contracting, data privacy and security attorney with a strong IT, cybersecurity, and data privacy background. Subject Matter Expert on Internet data security and privacy issues. Testified before US Congress as well as the US and VA Senate. CISSP, CIPT, CIPP/US, CFCM.
Jamie J. Sack
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McLean, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(703) 883-0102 8270 Greensboro Dr
#810
McLean, VA 22102
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The George Washington University Law School
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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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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