Jeff’s corporate law practice primarily involves general business law, intellectual property and real estate transactions. He regularly assists entrepreneurs with raising private capital, and devotes a significant portion of his practice to assisting franchisees understand their franchise documents (FDD). Recently Jeff has been working with numerous start up breweries around the DC metropolitan area. He has also been helping clients across the country negotiate and acquire franchises, working with them to create corporate structures to use their IRA and 401(k) savings to fund the purchase of the business while legally avoiding penalties for early distribution and income taxes on those proceeds.
Jeff joined DunlapWeaver in 2004 to help build a progressive law firm capable of delivering world-class legal services better and faster than its competitors, without breaking the bank. Jeff excels at working with businesses to identify their strategic goals and objectives, which is often the most efficient way to ascertain their legal needs. He provides his clients with exceptional legal support in matters and transactions involving franchising, business sales, private investments, commercial contracts, leases, start-up issues, intellectual property protection and general corporate law.
Jeff was awarded the highest AV® Preeminent™ peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and he has been selected for Top Lawyers of Virginia by Virginia Super Lawyers, Washington DC Super Lawyers, and Top Young Attorneys in Virginia (Richmond Magazine, July 2011), among other accolades. He holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and earned his law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law. Jeff practiced as a litigator lawyer for two years in Florida courts and then earned an MBA from Emory University, where he graduated at the top of his class and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma. For over 14 years Jeff has strictly practiced transactional law with a focus on the areas of general corporate, intellectual property and real estate law. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, Florida, New York and New Jersey.
Areas of Practice:
- General Business Law
- Retirement Financing Solutions
- Private Investments & Securities
- Real Estate
- Intellectual Property
- Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia, 1999 J.D.
- Emory University, Goizueta Business School, Atlanta, Georgia, 2003 M.B.A.; Honors: With Honors, Dean’s List, Beta Gamma Sigma
- Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee Finance/Marketing, English/Psychology B.A. Honors: With Honors
- Florida, 1999
- New York, 2005
- New Jersey, 2005
- Virginia, 2005
Pro Bono Activities:
- Loudoun Small Business Development Center, 2005 – Present
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