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Sean Reilly
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(757) 351-1510 618 Village Dr.
Suite J
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Regent University
Sean provides legal counsel to clients when they have a need for guidance on any matters involving Real Estate, Estate Planning, or Business Structuring. He works closely with clients to understand the unique issues they are facing and to customize a solution for their individual needs. Prior to joining Hanger Law, Sean was a commercial real estate broker and specialized in negotiating leases and purchase contracts for retail developments and Class A office space. With nearly a decade of real estate experience as a REALTOR®, Sean brings to Hanger Law his extensive real estate knowledge and unique perspective on the...
John Kaptan
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(757) 351-1510 618 Village Dr.
Suite J
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer
Business, Landlord Tenant, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
Regent University School of Law
John was named “Most Inspiring Graduate,” of the Regent University School of Law for his Class. An Honors student, John earned the Ronald L. Fick Book Award for highest academic achievement in:
His outstanding performance in Real Estate Transactions, Property, Contract, and Criminal Law propelled him to finish in the top fifth of the class.
Beyond the books, John established himself as an effective justice-oriented advocate. He represented Virginia on 86 cases, including felony prosecutions, under Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office. John interned for the Supreme Court of Virginia and assisted the Legal Advisor to the Supreme Allied Commander for Transportation...
Brook M. Thibault Esq.
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Attorney with 13 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...
Mark Stevenson
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(757) 351-1510 618 Village Dr.
Suite J
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Regent University School of Law
Mark L. Stevenson is a skilled attorney and short-sale negotiator barred in Virginia , North Carolina, and Michigan. Currently, his practice focuses on Real Estate, Estate Planning, and Business matters on the Peninsula.

Prior to joining Hanger Law, he spent three years processing and successfully negotiating short sales in some of the hardest hit regions of Michigan, including Flint and metro Detroit. Mark prides himself on facilitating deals with multiple parties to achieve positive results for clients.

A local, Mark graduated from Tallwood High School and went on to get a B.S. in Chemistry at Old Dominion University, graduating cum laude, and...
Richard Biemiller
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 32 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...
Brandon Zeigler
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(888) 691-9319 4768 Euclid Road
Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3810
Business, Family and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Brandon Zeigler is one of the top-rated Family Law and Small Business attorneys in Virginia Beach, VA. Brandon is focused on providing exceptional, quality legal representation to individuals, families and businesses. The backbone of the American economy is small business. As a principal at Parks Zeigler, PLLC, he is extremely passionate about this area of law. As the owner of three small businesses, he knows first-hand the issues that need to be addressed in forming and running a company. He enjoys working with small business owners to ensure they have the correct documents, contracts, leases,...
Hunter Hanger
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(757) 351-1510 618 Village Dr. Suite J
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Regent University School of Law
Unlike most attorneys, Hunter Hanger entered the legal field to be around people. His primary motivator is to see clients empowered through understanding, and protected by an assertive legal advocate.

Prior to practicing law, he worked in DC on Capitol Hill and in Real Estate in Los Angeles, CA. A natural activator, Hunter works tirelessly to get transactions moved to closing in a timely and exact manner.

Entering Real Estate Law during a significant market downturn, Hunter cut his teeth negotiating short sale deficiencies against Big Banks. The key to success requires skilled navigation of large bureaucracies and mastery of the...
Jason Miyares
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(757) 351-1510 618 Village Dr.
Suite J
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
Business, Construction, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Jason Miyares is a well-known figure in the Hampton Roads community. If you are facing a traffic violation, reckless driving charge, tenant/landlord issue, contract dispute, or other litigation issues, you need an experienced courtroom attorney! Jason has years of courtroom experience and previously served as a former prosecutor (Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney) for the City of Virginia Beach, Miyares worked to keep our most violent criminals off our streets and our families safe. He handled over 600 cases and had over a 90% conviction rate during his time as a prosecutor. Prior to his service in the Office of the Commonwealth’s...
Caryn Rivett West
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(757) 453-7744 4768 EUCLID RD
Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Washington & Lee University
Caryn was born and raised outside Buffalo, New York. Caryn’s first love and passion is reading and writing, which naturally led to a career in law. She attended the State University of New York at Geneseo, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors in Philosophy and English. From Geneseo, she moved South for warmer weather and attended Washington and Lee School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, graduating cum laude in 2002. During law school, Caryn was a member of the Editorial Board of the Washington and Lee Law Review.

Having visited her aunt...
David C. Johnson Esq.
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(757) 486-4529 780 Lynnhaven Parkway
Suite 220
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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...
Lindsay Barton
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(757) 351-1510 618 Village Dr.
Suite J
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Business, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Loyola Marymount University
Lindsay M. Barton is an associate focusing her practice and providing client guidance in Real Estate, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation, and miscellaneous legal matters.

Lindsay graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. While at Berkeley, Lindsay was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority and had the fortunate experience of working and studying in Spain where she gained command of the Spanish language and exposure to its cultural, political, and legal systems.

Lindsay received her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. During her tenure at Loyola, Lindsay was distinguished as a top oralist and...
Barry Rowell
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(757) 432-2500 3500 Virginia Beach Blvd Ste 110
Virginia Beach, VA 23452-4460
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Workers' Comp
Regent University School of Law
Barry Rowell is a partner at Klein Rowell & Shall PLLC (KRS Law). Prior to forming this new partnership, Barry was a partner at Valverde & Rowell, PC, from 2006 to 2019. From 1995 to 2006, Barry was employed with a Fortune 50 Company, working in the human resources and legal department. Barry has successfully responded to and mediated hundreds of charges of employment discrimination filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Fair Employment Practice Agencies in more than 40 states. Barry has a wide range of experience advising corporate clients on complex employment issues including...
William H. Oast III
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(757) 452-6200 277 Bendix Road
Suite 400
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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.
Vivyane Kima
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 33 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...
Ted G. Yoakam
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 32 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...
David Mark Bastiaans
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(757) 554-0242 200 Bendix Road
Suie 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Alabama School of Law and Western New England University School of Law
Before practicing as an attorney, I worked in greater Boston, MA and in Washington, DC in certified public accounting firms and currently hold my CPA license. I joined my law firm in 1998 and have been practicing and advising business owners and individuals ever since. In 2015, I graduated from the University of Alabama with my Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Business Transactions. In 2018, I became certified as an exit planning advisor by the Exit Planning Institute to better serve and assist my business clients.

I focus my practice areas in working with business owners and their advisors...
Stephan J. Lipskis
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 7 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...
Anna Drake Dunkum
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
5101 Cleveland Street
Suite 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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. ...
Kerriel Bailey
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer
(757) 961-3304 One Columbus Center
Suite 600
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Business, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Criminal
Regent University
M. Bradley Brickhouse
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Attorney
(757) 452-6200 277 Bendix Road
Suite 400
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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.
Rachel S. Gunther
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(757) 671-3352 4646 Princess Anne Road Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Business, Consumer, Divorce and Estate Planning
Regent University School of Law
Leigh Anne Bowling Esq
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer
(757) 227-5426 1604 Hilltop West Executive Center
Suite 319
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Harry W Jernigan III
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(757) 490-2200 5101 Cleveland St
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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.
Christopher Davis
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Chesapeake, VA Business Law Attorney with 12 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...
Helen Marmoll
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Haymarket, VA Business Law Lawyer with 52 years experience
(703) 754-7474 Little Haven Farm
3097 James Madison Highway
Haymarket, VA 20169
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
American University Washington College of Law
My legal practice involves both planning and litigation in my practice areas, all of which is done from Little Haven Farm, a 4-acre horse farm and my residence. Personal time is spent riding horses, working on my English gardens and playing the piano.
Tina McCree Orr
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Norfolk, VA Business Law Lawyer
(757) 200-3274 Janaf Office Building - Suite 208
5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Employment
Andrew Timothy Shilling
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Chesapeake, VA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(757) 436-1558 220 Mount Pleasant Road
Suite 101
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Business, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
Dominic Paul Lascara
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Chesapeake, VA Business Law Attorney with 33 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...
John M. McCormick
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Norfolk, VA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(757) 250-5300 500 E Main Street
Suite 1653
Norfolk, VA 23510
Offers Video ChatBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
Regent University School of Law
John is a native of Virginia Beach & Chesapeake with deep roots throughout Virginia. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and business development. He has personally launched multiple new ventures and ideas. Like many entrepreneurs, some ventures have succeeded while others have failed. A true believer in “failing forward”, John looks for new opportunities in every situation. This mentality allows John to connect with entrepreneurs and business owners in a meaningful way to help them navigate difficulties and grow their success.

Outside of his practice of law, John serves the City of Chesapeake as a Planning Commissioner...
Michael Bruce Hamar
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Norfolk, VA Business Law Attorney with 43 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)
David Neil Ventker
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Norfolk, VA Business Law Lawyer
(757) 625-1192 256 West Freemason St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
Business, Insurance Defense and Maritime
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Dave Ventker is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial honorary society composed of less than one half percent of lawyers in the United States. Immediate past member of the Board of Directors of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, past Chairman of the Inland Waters and Towing Committee of the Maritime Law Association and a Proctor in Admiralty, Dave has been practicing law since 1982. He has been concentrating in maritime law and commercial litigation since 1989, when he entered private practice after serving on active duty for more than 7 years with...
Marc Gordon Marling
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Norfolk, VA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(757) 629-0616 999 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
Business
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Lenard Myers
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Norfolk, VA Business Law Lawyer
(757) 828-6685 440 Monticello Avenue
Suite 1876
Norfolk, VA 23510
Business, Consumer, Foreclosure Defense and Stockbroker Fraud
Lenard Myers focuses his practice on the representation of consumers, contractors, and businesses. A great deal of his work involves auto fraud, defending and preventing foreclosures, as well as matters involving complex commercial litigation. Mr. Myers practices law in the state and federal courts of Virginia. He places great value on courtesy, professionalism and resolving problems in the most cost-efficient manner possible. Lenard began his legal career as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. Notably, he prosecuted over 300 matters with a conviction rate exceeding 90%. Subsequently, he successfully transitioned to private practice while returning to academia as an Adjunct Professor...
Sarah J Schmidt
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Chesapeake, VA Business Law Lawyer
(757) 410-8066 505 Independence Pkwy, Suite 103
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Mark Franklin Williams
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Norfolk, VA Business Law Lawyer
(757) 717-9771 416 Westover Mews
Norfolk, VA 23507
Business and Real Estate
University of Virginia School of Law
Lamont Demetrius Maddox
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Norfolk, VA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(757) 454-2045 Wells Fargo Center
440 Monticello Ave, Suite 1800
Norfolk, VA 23510
Business, Estate Planning, IP and Securities
College of William and Mary
Lamont Maddox focuses his practice on general business law matters, such as business start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, finance, securities, contracts, leases, e-commerce and corporate governance. As a former business owner, Mr. Maddox understands the needs and objectives of business owners; he was president and founder of Maddox Technology, Incorporated, a computer consulting firm serving small and moderate size businesses, for over 10 years.
Jeffrey Partington
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Norfolk, VA Business Law Lawyer
(757) 623-3555 4505 Colley Avenue
P.O. Box 6328
Norfolk, VA 23508
Business, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Richmond School of Law
Kenneth Golski
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Norfolk, VA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(757) 606-8095 P.O. Box 11042
Norfolk, VA 23517
Business, Criminal, Elder and Employment
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Ken Golski concentrates his practice on general business matters such as contract review and negotiation, corporate formation, collection issues and other matters a small, large, or individual business owner may face. He also has extensive experience in employment law, civil litigation, and criminal law. Ken is a member of Golski Law Group in Norfolk, Virginia, was a Senior Trial Attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, represented the City of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Beach Public Schools as a member of the Office of the City Attorney of the City of Virginia Beach, and served as...
Michael Stephen Weisberg
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Norfolk, VA Business Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(757) 777-9214 112 College Place
Norfolk, VA 23510
Business, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of South Carolina School of Law
Michael graduated from the University of South Carolina Pettigrew School of Law in 1969 with a Juris Doctor. He was a finalist in the Prince Competition, where he demonstrated exceptional ability in appellate advocacy. He was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Conflicts. While in law school, he was selected by the NAACP to travel to Memphis, Tennessee. There, he helped investigate police brutality in connection with the Memphis riots that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. He was a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Among lawyer associations, Michael was admitted to both...
James Derek Turrietta
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Norfolk, VA Business Law Attorney
(757) 623-3555 4505 Colley Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23508
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