Williamsburg, Virginia Business Lawyers

Matthew Westcott Smith
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Williamsburg, VA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(757) 903-2665 Bush Corporate Center
485 McLaws Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Employment and Insurance Claims
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA Business Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(757) 345-3900 1101 Professional Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Business and Real Estate
Williamsburg, VA Business Law Lawyer
(757) 259-5720 485 McLaws Cir
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Business and Real Estate
Kristina Marse Beavers
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Newport News, VA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(757) 234-4650 710 Denbigh Blvd
Suite 2E
Newport News, VA 23608
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Elder
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
I am an admitted attorney in both California and Virginia, with my main physical legal services office located in Yorktown, Virginia. I provide services for most of your personal, family and small business legal needs. As a second career attorney, I have had years of experience in business and in life. This helps me better understand my clients and their situations so that we can work together to get the best result for that client. I am also a licensed Real Estate Salesperson and I am familiar with the process of buying and selling your home. If you need help...
Adrienne Sakyi
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Yorktown, VA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(757) 240-4000 4000 George Washington Memorial Highway
Yorktown, VA 23692
Business, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
College of William and Mary and Flagler College
Adrienne Sakyi is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Schempf & Ware, PLLC in Yorktown, Virginia. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, business disputes, and estate litigation. Schempf & Ware, PLLC represents both individuals and businesses in many forms of litigation ranging from business needs to personal injury to criminal matters, and we would be happy to assist you with any needs you may have.
Scott Reichle
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Newport News, VA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(757) 223-4536 12350 Jefferson Ave, Suite 300
Newport News, VA 23602
Business, Construction and IP
Loyola University New Orleans
I enjoy working with individual inventors as well as businesses. I engage in a broad practice including intellectual property, litigation, whistleblower actions and zoning and land use. I am a Licensed Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Also, I have been licensed to practice law by the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1996. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1989 and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration course in environmental engineering from Old Dominion University in 1993. I also graduated magna cum laude from Loyola School...
Robert (Bob) P. Stenzhorn
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Yorktown, VA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(757) 240-4000 4000 Geo. Washington Memrial Hwy
(Rt. 17 near Newport News/York Co. line)
Yorktown, VA 23692-2724
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Tax
Litigation in the Virginia and Federal Courts, personal injury and taxation matters.
Newport News, VA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(757) 223-4484 12350 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23602
Business and Criminal
Newport News, VA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(757) 591-5140 11870 Merchants Walk Ste 204
Newport News, VA 23606
Business
Catholic U of Amer Columbus School of Law and The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Gloucester Courthouse, VA Business Law Lawyer with 57 years experience
(804) 693-6688 6512 Main St
Gloucester Courthouse, VA 23061
Business
Yorktown, VA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(757) 234-4218 302 Arcadia Loop
Yorktown, VA 23692
Business, Administrative and Military
Newport News, VA Business Law Attorney
(757) 595-0123 12610 Patrick Henry Dr
Newport News, VA 23602
Business, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Newport News, VA Business Law Attorney
(757) 873-7700 606 Thimble Shoals Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Dominic Paul Lascara
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Chesapeake, 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...
Jacob N Tingen
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(804) 477-1720 1801 Bayberry Court
Suite 203
Richmond, VA 23226
Richmond, VA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Business, IP, Immigration and Trademarks
University of Richmond School of Law
I graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law and was accepted to the Virginia Bar in 2012. Less than 30 days after being admitted to the bar, I launched my own legal practice. What began in my home office has quickly grown to a practice with multiple attorneys and staff serving literally thousands of clients both in the Commonwealth of Virginia and throughout the world.

Immigration is the largest area of practice at my firm, and I have personally handled more than one thousand immigration matters ranging from family-based green cards, DACA, and deportation defense to business immigration matters...
David C. Johnson Esq.
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Hampton, VA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(757) 864-0941 Suite 202
Hampton, VA 23669-4084
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal and DUI
Regent University School of Law
Traffic and Criminal Defense. If you have a date to appear before a judge in southeastern Virginia, get help before you go! The Commonwealth is represented by an attorney, you should be, too. David C. Johnson honorably retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Marine Corps after 25 years of service, and takes special pride in caring for clients presently serving on active duty. He is the current vice-president of the Thoroughgood Civic League and is active in various professional and civic associations throughout Hampton Roads. Virginia Beach Law Group: Practicing law with...
Mark Stevenson
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(757) 351-1510 760 McGuire Place
Newport News, VA 23601
Newport News, 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...
Caryn Rivett West
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 17 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...
Brook M. Thibault Esq.
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(888) 402-7117 760 Lynnhaven Pky Suite 140
Suite 140
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Free ConsultationBusiness, Animal, Criminal and Divorce
Regent University School of Law
Brook M. Thibault is a Virginia Beach trial lawyer, former Associate Counsel for CMA CGM (America) LLC the world's third largest container ship company, and Public Defender. As Associate Counsel for CMA CGM, Brook shared in the corporate legal responsibilities associated with the company as subsidiary and agent for CMA CGM S.A. a French Domestic Society Anonym; including complex commercial real estate transactions, transportation and maritime law, and international asset search and collection. As Assistant Public Defender, Brook has represented hundreds of accused individuals in matters ranging from minor traffic infractions to serious violent crimes. Brook is a...
K Matthew Long
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Ashland, VA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(804) 755-7599 9410 Atlee Commerce Blvd
Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Business, Collections, Communications and Personal Injury
University of Richmond School of Law
I have represented clients in a wide variety of practice areas since 2009. More than anything I see myself as a problem solver. My approach is one of personal representation where clients are promptly updated at every step and phone calls and emails are returned very quickly. I immerse myself in every detail my client’s case and leave no stone unturned.

I maintain an active general practice of law that includes personal injury, civil litigation, business litigation, wrongful death, landlord tenant matters, drafting wills and powers of attorney, and traffic infractions.

I have developed...
W. Wilhelm Rabke
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Richmond, VA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(804) 823-3944 3122 W. Marshall Street, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23230
Business
University of Richmond School of Law
Will focuses his practice on middle market M&A and private equity transactions. Will advises investors, including private equity funds and VC firms, and assists emerging growth companies, in both sides of private capital raises. Will’s M&A practice focuses heavily on Insurance Brokerage Agency and broad ranging Technology transactions, but he has led deals in industries as varied as automobile dealerships to municipal landfills. For nearly ten years prior to law school, Will was a small business owner and entrepreneur, that experience provides a unique perspective to his corporate practice as he focuses on efficient and practical results. Due...
Mark Steven Paullin
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North Chesterfield, VA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(804) 423-7423 575 Southlake Blvd. Suite A
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
Business, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Richmond School of Law
Attorney Mark Paullin has more than 29 years of legal experience, which includes insurance defense work. His experience with both sides of the process allows him to prepare his clients for what may come their way as well as has enabled him to insightfully and aggressively represent his clients with their Personal Injury case, Diminished Value or Diminution case. Mark handles Speeding cases, DUI/DWI cases, and Reckless Driving cases as well as other other Traffic Court matters around the Richmond Metro area. Experience Counts. When you hire the Paullin Law Firm, your case won't be handed off to benchwarmers or...
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...
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...
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...
Mr. A. Conrad Bareford III
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Mathews, VA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(804) 725-2149 32 Court Street
Box 5
Mathews, VA 23109
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Regent University School of Law
I came to the Mathews/Gloucester area after practicing in Hampton. My focus is state litigation, trusts, deeds, wills, and estate planning and administration.

I am on the Board of Directors of HeadStart, am a current or former officer with the Lions Charity Foundation and Middle Peninsula Bar Association. Also a member of the Mathews Ruritans.

I volunteer time and resources for most community functions.
Lindsay Barton
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(757) 351-1510 760 McGuire Place
Newport News , VA 23601
Newport News , 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...
Brandon Zeigler
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 25 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,...
Russell Kruse
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Richmond, VA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(804) 423-7423 575 Southlake Blvd.
Suite A
Richmond, VA 23236
Free ConsultationBusiness and Personal Injury
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Born in the Midwest, Russell Kruse has more than six years of civil litigation experience. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland, California and the District of Columbia. Russell has practiced civil litigation based in both Central and Northern Virginia. He brings a balanced perspective based on his past experience to provide the best possible representation of his clients. He particularly enjoys advising small business owners on the myriad of issues that all businesses face.
Jeffrey D. McMahan Jr.
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Richmond, VA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(804) 823-3975 3122 W. Marshall Street, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23230
Business
University of Richmond School of Law
Jeff focuses his practice on advising middle market and emerging growth companies, as well as venture capital and private equity fund investors, in avoiding, managing, and mitigating risk and litigation associated with corporate transactions and business operations. In addition to his strategic risk advisory practice, Jeff acts as a business advisor to companies and investors on general corporate and business law matters, helping them realize their strategic business objectives and goals while managing their risk exposure. Jeff’s practice includes assisting companies and investors with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, negotiating and drafting complex commercial contracts, financing, corporate governance, entity...
Richard Biemiller
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(888) 691-9319 4768 Euclid Road, Suite 103
Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Business
University of Virginia School of Law
With the waxing and waning economy over the years, Richard has honed his experience in each economic climate. When the economy is down, he has represented lenders in more commercial special asset work, including collection, work out, collateral liquidation, and bankruptcy. When the economy is up, Richard spends more of his time handling commercial loan closings, from large residential development tracts to commercial office and trade buildings, as well as various forms of personal property collateral. Richard’s wealth of experience with special asset work has taught him the importance of proper loan documentation to protect a lender’s...
John Kaptan
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(757) 351-1510 760 McGuire Pl
Newport News, VA 23601
Newport News, 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...
Ms. Colleen Marea Quinn
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Richmond, VA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(804) 545-9406 4928 West Broad St.
P.O. Box 11708
Richmond, VA 23230
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Family
University of Virginia School of Law
Colleen Marea Quinn is a director and equity owner in the law firm of Locke & Quinn, has achieved an “AV” rating, the highest given, by Martindale Hubbell, was honored in 2011 with the YWCA Outstanding Woman Award for Law & Government, with the 2011 “Hats Off to Women Award” by the ABWA Cavalier Chapter, as a "Best Lawyer" and "Best Law Firm" by Us News & World Report, from 2006-17 as a “Super Lawyer” in Virginia by Richmond magazine, in from 2010-16 & 2005 by Virginia Business magazine as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite,” a “Leader in the Law”...
Anna Drake Dunkum
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Newport News, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
827 Diligence Drive
Suite 109
Newport News, VA 23606
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Tax
Elon University
Anna focuses her practice on individual consumer and business bankruptcies, tax compliance and controversy, corporate and business law, and estate planning and administration. Prior to joining Harry Jernigan CPA Attorney, P.C., Mrs. Dunkum was Staff Attorney for the Chapter 13 Trustee for the Middle District of North Carolina- Greensboro Division. Mrs. Dunkum is admitted to practice in the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina and the Eastern District of Virginia as well as all courts in the State of North Carolina and the Commonwealth of Virginia and U.S. Tax Court. ...
Michael Bruce Hamar
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Norfolk, VA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(757) 622-2008 520 W 21st St
2nd Floor, Suite J
Norfolk, VA 23517
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Virginia School of Law
Bar and Court Admissions: Virginia State Bar (1977) and Alabama State Bar (1977); State Bar of Texas (1981); U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1979; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1981); U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (1984) Education: University of Virginia, B.A., with high distinction (1974); University of Virginia, J.D. (1977)
Cody Alan Remington
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Richmond, VA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(804) 673-7111 1518 Willow Lawn Drive
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23230
Business, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
College of William and Mary and University of Louisville
Cody Remington concentrates his law practice primarily in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI & Traffic Violations. Prior to joining Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law, Mr. Remington successfully represented & defended the interests of his clients in real estate, land use and small business matters. He is an extremely knowledgeable, professional, and diligent attorney. Before entering the practice of law, Mr. Remington served as a paralegal and law clerk for two prestigious criminal law firms and the Roanoke City Commonwealth Attorney’s Office where his responsibilities included drafting criminal law memorandums, motions & pleadings, and assisting firm attorneys on various types...
Marc Gordon Marling
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Norfolk, VA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(757) 629-0616 999 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
Business
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Ronald Allen Page
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Hopewell, VA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(804) 562-8704 208 N. 2nd Ave.
Hopewell, VA 23860
Business and Bankruptcy
Washington & Lee University
Areas of Practice:
Business and Consumer Bankruptcy, Business Planning, Commercial Litigation, and Creditors’ Rights.

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

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

Professional Affiliations:
Virginia State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
Board of Governors, Virginia State Bar General Practice Section (2013 – Present) (Chair 2018 – Present)
Richmond Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
American Bankruptcy Institute
Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference, Chair First Day...
Alexander Hamilton Ayers
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Richmond, VA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
710 N Hamilton St
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23221
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Estate Planning
Appalachian School of Law
Alexander was born and raised in the Richmond, VA area. He is an Eagle Scout and Member of the Order of the Arrow. Alexander attended the Virginia Military Institute on a lacrosse scholarship. After his Rat Year, Alexander transferred to Hampden Sydney College, where he graduated in 2002. Alexander worked as a law clerk for 3 years at Ayers & Stolte before attending Appalachian School of Law. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable John Alderman of Hanover Circuit Court in the Summer of 2007. Alexander graduated ASL with 112 hours of training in the theory, ethics and...
Hank J Heyming
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Richmond, VA Business Law Attorney
(804) 697-1454 Troutman Sanders Building
1001 Haxall Point
Richmond, VA 23219
Business, International and Securities
Vanderbilt University
Hank is a partner at Troutman Sanders LLP where he concentrates his practice on the representation of venture capital and private debt and equity funds in the acquisition, maintenance and divestiture of their portfolio companies and investments. Hank also provides general representation to public and private companies in emerging growth fields, including the biotech, medical device, internet, media and information technology industries. Additionally, Hank has particular expertise advising on cross border mergers, acquisitions and investments, international trade and soft intellectual property issues.
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