Warrenton, Virginia Business Lawyers

Lee E. Berlik
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Virginia Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience

Lee E. Berlik is the founder and managing member of BerlikLaw, LLC. Based in Northern Virginia, BerlikLaw concentrates its practice in the areas of defamation law (libel and slander), business disputes, and intellectual... Read More »
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Jamie J. Sack
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

The George Washington University Law SchoolMaryland, Virginia and District of Columbia
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James M. Sack
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 44 years experience

Boston University School of Law and Georgetown University Law CenterDistrict of Columbia and Virginia
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Lee Dixon II
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 15 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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Glenn B. Manishin
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Warrenton, VA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(877) 666-5111 6735 Breezy Drive
Suite 101
Warrenton, VA 20187-2716
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust, Appeals and IP
Columbia University School of Law
Founded in June 2015 by managing partner Glenn B. Manishin, ParadigmShift Law LLP represents the premiere application of Internet technology to the practice of sophisticated business law. We leverage cloud technology and decades of AmLaw 100 law firm partner experience to provide cutting-edge responsiveness, innovation and efficiency. We handle sophisticated work for sophisticated companies, operating close to our business principals, bridging the too-often wide gap between outside counsel and corporate strategic objectives.
William D. Ashwell
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Warrenton, VA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(540) 347-6595 27 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Business, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
University of Dayton School of Law
BAR ADMISSIONS
- Virginia, 2012
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia

EDUCATION
- University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
J.D. - 2012
Honors: Moot Court - Team Member, 2010-2011
- Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia
B.A. - 2008
Major: English

REPRESENTTIVE CASES
- Shepherd v. Conde, 797 S.E.2d 750 (Va. 2017)
- Chacey v. Garvey, 781 S.E.2d 357 (Va. 2015)

CLASSES/SEMINARS
- Land Use and Zoning: Navigate Land Use/Zoning Regulations, Permitting Issues, Disputes and More; National Business Institute,...
Bernard John-Eduard van Gils
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Warrenton, VA Business Law Attorney
Warrenton, VA 20186
Business, Estate Planning, IP and International
American University Washington College of Law
Bernard "Bert" van Gils works in the areas of estate planning and business law. His business practice includes general counsel services, local and international business transactions, copyrights, trademarks and non-profit organizations. He has facilitated, negotiated and drafted transactions for companies active throughout the United States and for companies conducting business in Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia. As he was a business owner before becoming a lawyer, Bert especially enjoys assisting business owners with establishing and growing their businesses. He has assisted businesses in information technology, retail and wholesale sales, engineering, building and home contracting, printing,...
Warrenton, VA Business Law Attorney
(540) 349-4633 110 Main St
Warrenton, VA 20186
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Katherine S. Charapich
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Culpeper, VA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(540) 812-2046 219 East Davis Street
Suite 320
Culpeper, VA 22701
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Liberty University School of Law
U Mass Amherst - University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Political Science - Undergraduate Degree

Real Estate Broker License - Commonwealth of Virginia

Juris Doctorate Degree - Law Degree - Liberty University School of Law - Lynchburg, Virginia

Virginia State Bar - Commonwealth of Virginia
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...
Juan E. Milanes, Esq.
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Reston, VA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(703) 880-4881 c/o Law Offices of Juan Milanes PLLC
1831 Wiehle Ave Ste 105
Reston, VA 20120
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,...
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
Michael E. Hollingsworth
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Manassas, VA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(703) 492-4200 9119 Church Street
Manassas, VA 20110
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).

Michael graduated from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law...
Patrick J. Heelen
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Culpeper, VA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(540) 718-3198 11004 Muddy Run Lane
Culpeper, VA 22701
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Trademarks
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Mr. Heelen attended the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law while working full-time. He brings considerable professional experience as both a successful corporate manager and former state judicial officer to his practice, which he established in 2012. Mr. Heelen's practice includes the following areas: business formation; business law; corporate law; corporate governance; contracts; trademark registration; regulatory compliance; landlord tenant; wills; and general practice. "Responsiveness and open lines of communication with my clients are hallmarks of my practice, and, in my opinion, critical to the success of any attorney client relationship. My clients don't have to contact me for...
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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Stacy Costello
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Virginia Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience

American University Washington College of LawMaryland, District of Columbia and Virginia
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V. Rick Nishanian
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Manassas, VA Business Law Attorney with 36 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.
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.
Kara Jenkins
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Culpeper, VA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(540) 825-7277 237 East Davis Street
Suite 200
Culpeper, VA 22701
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer
Vermont Law School
Ms. Jenkins has been practicing law in Virginia since 2008 when she was admitted to the Virginia State Bar. She is also admitted in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She is experienced in various practice areas such as family law, construction law, landlord/tenant actions, estate administration, debt collection, and bankruptcy. She has appeared in Virginia juvenile and domestic relations district court, general district court, circuit court, and the Virginia Supreme Court.
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.
Manassas, VA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(703) 368-8770 9255 Center St
Manassas, VA 20110
Business and Personal Injury
Manassas, VA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(703) 369-4738 9200 Church St
Manassas, VA 20110
Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Manassas, VA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(703) 361-9277 7900 Sudley Rd
Manassas, VA 20109
Business, Bankruptcy and Collections
Manassas, VA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(703) 369-4738 9200 Church St
Manassas, VA 20110
Business and Real Estate
Manassas, VA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(703) 361-8246 9255 Lee Ave
Manassas, VA 20110
Business, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
Manassas, VA Business Law Lawyer
(703) 369-7850 9300 Grant Ave
Manassas, VA 20110
Business and Estate Planning
Jeffrey J. Renzulli
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Virginia Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience

Boston College Law SchoolVirginia
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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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Haymarket, VA Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(571) 315-8989 5417 Fishers Hill Way
Haymarket, VA 20169
Business and Bankruptcy
Columbia Univ School of Law
Manassas, VA Business Law Lawyer
(703) 392-9933 9315 Center St
Manassas, VA 20110
Business, Bankruptcy and Municipal
Manassas, VA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(703) 369-4738 9200 Church St
Manassas, VA 20110
Business
Manassas, VA Business Law Attorney
(703) 335-6981 9119 Church St
Manassas, VA 20110
Business, Criminal, DUI and Municipal
Kenneth L. Samuelson
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(202) 991-8800 1405 S. Fern St., Box
#718
Arlington, VA 22202
Arlington, VA Business Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
Business, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Commercial real estate, trade secrets and technology transactions and litigation, including contracts, leases (ground, air rights, and space), financings, LLC operating agreements and disputes, teaming and licensing agreements, subcontracts, non-competes, reciprocal easements and other types of sharing agreements, and outsourcing. District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia
Gobind S. Sethi
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Reston, VA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(703) 991-1949 11260 Roger Bacon Drive
Suite 400
Reston, VA 20190
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Products Liability
American University Washington College of Law
Gobind Sethi has been litigating civil cases for over a decade. He is a skilled personal injury lawyer in Reston and is passionate about helping injury victims obtain the justice they deserve. He is known for his in-depth knowledge of the field, his professionalism, and his ability to get positive results. He started his career at Georgetown University, where he earned his undergraduate degree. He went on to receive a Master of Arts for International Affairs from American University and his Jurist Doctorate from American University, Washington College of Law. To learn how Attorney Sethi can help you with your...
Timothy R Johnson
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Berryville, VA Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(540) 352-4672 20 E. Main Street
Berryville, VA 22611
Business, Civil Rights, Criminal and Education
New York Law School
Our office is a litigation and trial law firm serving Clarke County and the surrounding areas of the Shenandoah Valley. Our diverse experience in criminal, business, and other civil litigation matters positions us to deliver high-quality representations, and compassionate legal services to our clients. We also offer estate planning and business advisory & transactional services to residents and business located within Berryville or Clarke County.

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Timothy R. Johnson is the owner-attorney managing and providing legal services through The Law Offices of Timothy R. Johnson, PLC.

Mr. Johnson was born and raised in New Jersey, but fell in love with Virginia when he...
Joshua E. Bushman
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Arlington, VA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(703) 845-9070 2800 Shirlington Road
Suite 503
Arlington, VA 22206
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Richmond School of Law
At the Bushman Law Group, our motto is simple: "Let our attorneys deal with your legal problems while you get back to what is truly important . . . the rest of your life." We know that facing a legal problem is stressful, that is why our attorneys guide you through each step of the legal process with prompt, personal service you can trust. Our goal is to build a long-term, relationship with our clients, and we want our clients to trust us with all of their legal work. To this end, we work hard on every case,...
Young S. Song
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Annandale, VA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(703) 354-1033 7002 Little River Turnpike, Ste. E
Annandale, VA 22003
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Divorce and Bankruptcy, with Dignity. Licensed in MD, VA, and DC, with offices in Ellicott City, Maryland and Annandale, Virginia.
Lee E. Berlik
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Reston, VA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(703) 722-0588 1818 Library St
#500
Reston, VA 20190
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Communications and IP
American University Washington College of Law
Lee E. Berlik is the founder and managing member of BerlikLaw, LLC. Based in Northern Virginia, BerlikLaw concentrates its practice in the areas of defamation law (libel and slander), business disputes, and intellectual property litigation. Formerly with Troutman Sanders and Mintz Levin, Lee brings his big-firm background and experience to offer clients top-notch legal services at drastically reduced rates. Lee is listed among Virginia's "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business Magazine and is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell.
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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John C. Cook
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience

John C. Cook is a founding partner of Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC, where he has practiced since the firm’s inception in 2007. Previously, John practiced in two firms in Northern Virginia. He began his career in... Read More »
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Jeffrey Weaver
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(800) 995-1535 20130 Lakeview Center Plaza
Suite 400
Ashburn, VA 20147
Ashburn, VA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
Business and IP
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Jeffrey Weaver is the founder of Prenup Pros, the first law firm in Virginia to only specialize in prenuptial agreements. Jeff has prepared contracts for clients since 1999 and through Prenup Pros he applies his expertise and experience to prepare prenuptial agreements for clients located in Virginia, Florida, New York and New Jersey. Jeff formed Prenup Pros to provide marrying couples access to affordable, easy-to-understand prenuptial agreements because he believes that all couples should at least consider a prenup. His belief derives from the fact the he personally experienced the benefits that a prenup can provide, and...
Merritt James Green
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(703) 556-0411 6849 Old Dominion Drive
Suite 220
McLean, VA 22101
Free ConsultationMcLean, VA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Business, Administrative, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Syracuse University College of Law and University of Oxford
Mr. Green is General Counsel, P.C.'s founder, managing partner and leads its employment law practice.

Merritt serves as an outside general counsel to numerous clients providing guidance on legal issues confronting businesses and non-profit organizations ranging from contracts and agreements to the structuring of corporate transactions and business formations. Merritt also represents businesses and individuals in all aspects of labor and employment law.

Merritt received his J.D., cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law (1997). At Syracuse, he was an Associate Editor of the Syracuse Law Review and was Editor-in-Chief of The Labor Lawyer, the publication of...
Stephen M. Terpak
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Annandale, VA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(703) 256-1800 7540 Little River Tnpk
Suite A, First Floor
Annandale, VA 22003
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Personal Injury and Products Liability
George Mason University School of Law
Stephen M. Terpak is a personal injury, civil litigation and traffic attorney for Virginia state and federal courts and began practicing law in 2000. He received his BS at Mary Washington College, and his law degree at George Mason University School of Law, where he served as the Lead Articles Editor for the Journal of International Legal Studies. Mr. Terpak focuses his practice on seeking compensation those who have been wronged or injured, defending individuals and companies facing civil claims and lawsuits, and defending traffic tickets and misdemeanors.
Joshua E Hummer
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(540) 931-7078 2654 Valley Ave
Suite B
Winchester, VA 22601
Winchester, VA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Virginia School of Law
I represent small, medium, national and international businesses, non-profits and individuals on a wide variety of corporate and business matters, including forming companies, drafting and negotiating contracts, dealing with employment matters, handling real estate and land use issues, collecting receivables, and defending and prosecuting litigation. I also assist many clients with their elder care, estate planning and estate administration needs, including drafting wills and trusts, assisting with the appointment of guardians and conservators, and the Virginia probate process. I strongly believe that clients receive the best legal services from an attorney who is intimately familiar with their businesses and goals....
Robert Cox
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Tysons Corner, VA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(703) 883-9105 1921 Gallows Road
Suite 750
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Business, Antitrust and Securities
University of Virginia School of Law
For more than 25 years, I have represented Fortune 500 companies and individuals in commercial litigation and securities enforcement matters. I have also represented accounting firms and their partners and employees in government investigations and enforcement proceedings, malpractice, and state disciplinary proceedings.

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

My litigation experience includes:

• securities fraud class action in the...
John C. Cook
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Employment and Personal Injury
George Mason University School of Law
John C. Cook is a founding partner of Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC, where he has practiced since the firm’s inception in 2007. Previously, John practiced in two firms in Northern Virginia. He began his career in the District of Columbia’s Corporation Counsel’s (now Attorney General’s) office.

John’s practice emphasizes the representation of executives, employees and small businesses in employment law matters, including advice and counsel regarding workplace issues; drafting, review and negotiation of severance agreements, executive contracts and employee handbooks; and litigation arising out of breach of contract, non-competition agreements, workplace assaults, theft of proprietary information, fraud, Family and Medical...
Broderick C. Dunn
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Employment and Landlord Tenant
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Broderick C. Dunn is a partner at Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC. Mr. Dunn helps individuals and small businesses navigate the litigation process. He also counsels clients in dispute avoidance. Mr. Dunn focuses his practice on labor and employment counseling and litigation where he represents federal government and private sector employees as well as employers.

Mr. Dunn also focuses his practice on counseling and litigation involving business torts, creditor’s rights, traffic defense, constitutional law and commercial landlord/tenant issues. He regularly appears in state and federal courts and in front of private arbitrators, mediators and administrative agencies.

Mr. Dunn is licensed to practice...
Jeffrey Rhodes
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Arlington, VA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(703) 841-1100 2111 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 850
Arlington, VA 22201
Business and Employment
Washington and Lee University School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
Jeffrey Rhodes is an accomplished civil litigator, and a leading business and employment lawyer. In his many years of practice, Mr. Rhodes has litigated in courts around the country. Mr. Rhodes advises companies and executives, representing them in structuring, drafting, and defending their corporate transactions to help accomplish their business goals. Mr. Rhodes has effectively defended multi-million dollar claims and has also has obtained a multi-million dollar verdict on the plaintiff's side. He has litigated matters in all areas of civil, commercial and employment law, including: •contract disputes; •enforcement and defense...
F. Paul Maloof
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Alexandria, VA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(703) 684-2000 510 King Street
Suite 301
Alexandria, VA 22314
Business, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
I give my clients personal attention and have done so for more than 41 years in Virginia and Maryland. As an attorney in a well established Alexandria City law firm, I provide my clients with legal services and skills at a high quality level and at reasonable hourly rates in Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County. I work with individuals, as well as small and large businesses. I handle mostly residential and commercial landlord-tenant disputes and leases. However, I advise clients who are consumers and professionals on a range of issues, specifically, fair business practices, business contract disputes, landlord and...
Jay M. McDannell
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

Jay M. McDannell is a civil/commercial litigator with over 10 years experience in state and federal courts, both locally and nationally. Jay has successfully resolved both small cases and multi-million dollar disputes... Read More »
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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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