Best Lawyers for Corporate Law in Virginia, United States

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  • Location:
    Tysons, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Tysons, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Information Technology Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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Thomas R. Frantz was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Thomas R. Frantz

Williams Mullen, PC
  • Location:
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Technology Law
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Jeffrey G. Lenhart was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jeffrey G. Lenhart

Lenhart Pettit
  • Location:
    Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Health Care Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Tysons, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation
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  • Location:
    Tysons, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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George H. Roberts, Jr. was awarded 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

George H. Roberts, Jr.

Lenhart Pettit
  • Location:
    Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Tysons, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Tysons, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law

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Practice Area Definition

Corporate Law Definition

Corporate is the practice area of lawyers who advise corporations and their officers, directors, and controlling shareholders with respect to the formation, governance, and day-to-day legal problems of such entities. They are required to be true generalists, since their advice may involve such diverse matters as: the proper conduct of the board, its directors, and its committees; executive compensation; shareholder agreements relating to board representation and voting rights; compliance with federal and state regulations affecting the client’s particular industry; commercial contracts with the corporation’s customers and suppliers; the corporation’s sales of securities; relations with the corporation’s accountants, commercial bank lenders, and investment bankers; the structure of the corporation’s joint ventures; communications with the corporation’s stockholders, creditors, and customers; and the preparation of any required periodic disclosure filings with the SEC and proxy statements sent to stockholders.

Depending on the size of the market in which the lawyer practices and the size of the lawyer’s firm, he or she may be required to handle nearly all of a corporation’s legal matters. In larger firms, the Corporate lawyer with the principal client relationship will be expected to be familiar with all the issues the corporation is likely to confront, but may engage lawyers from other practice areas to assist in matters requiring special expertise, such as securities offerings, tax issues, and litigation.

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Corporate is the practice area of lawyers who advise corporations and their officers, directors, and controlling shareholders with respect to the formation, governance, and day-to-day legal problems of such entities. They are required to be true generalists, since their advice may involve such diverse matters as: the proper conduct of the board, its directors, and its committees; executive compensation; shareholder agreements relating to board representation and voting rights; compliance with federal and state regulations affecting the client’s particular industry; commercial contracts with the corporation’s customers and suppliers; the corporation’s sales of securities; relations with the corporation’s accountants, commercial bank lenders, and investment bankers; the structure of the corporation’s joint ventures; communications with the corporation’s stockholders, creditors, and customers; and the preparation of any required periodic disclosure filings with the SEC and proxy statements sent to stockholders.

Depending on the size of the market in which the lawyer practices and the size of the lawyer’s firm, he or she may be required to handle nearly all of a corporation’s legal matters. In larger firms, the Corporate lawyer with the principal client relationship will be expected to be familiar with all the issues the corporation is likely to confront, but may engage lawyers from other practice areas to assist in matters requiring special expertise, such as securities offerings, tax issues, and litigation.