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Riverfront Plaza, East Tower
919 E. Main Street, 24th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219, United States
Phone: 804.783.2003
Fax: 804.783.2294
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Virginia
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Trust Decanting Disputes

As trust decanting becomes increasingly popular, we can expect to see more disputes and litigation regarding trust decanting. This blog post examines some of the main issues that will likely arise in those disputes…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

[Event] The 2017 Accountant Liability Seminar: When The Chips Are Down - June 22nd, Waltham, MA

Most businesses would consider accounting to be a routine game, numbers, the same old same old – like a deck of cards. You know the suits; the high cards and the low ones. But when the dealer suddenly changes hands – will it…more
 /  Finance & Banking

When are Parent Company Financial Disclosures Required?

A franchisor selling franchises in the U.S. must disclose its audited financial statements in Item 21 of the franchise disclosure document (FDD). Sometimes, parent company financials are used instead of the franchisor’s…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Franchise Law

Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Summer 2017

Compliance programs - policies and procedures designed to prevent violations of laws,c rules and regulations – have become a big deal. That’s because government regulators and enforcers closely scrutinize companies that…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Franchise Law, Law Practice Products & Services, Mergers & Acquisitions

Autonomous Vehicles: Job Killer?

According to the 2014 Census data, more than 4.4 million Americans work as drivers. Will autonomous vehicles kill most of these driver required jobs? With the growth and advancement in autonomous vehicle technologies, many…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Trustee Removal Lawsuits: An Overview

How can a person remove a trustee of a trust? Depending on the language of the trust, there could be several ways. This blog post summarizes some of the options, and provides an overview of things to consider when a person wants…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Superior Court Grants Trade Association’s anti-SLAPP motion

Last October, I wrote about the Personal Care Products Council’s interesting anti-SLAPP motion, filed in a DC Superior Court case. There, the plaintiff (Simpson) alleged that she developed ovarian cancer by using talcum powder…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury

SDNY District Court Upholds Rejection of Mineral Gathering Agreements

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in the case of HPIP Gonzalez Holding, LLC v. Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. (In re Sabine Oil & Gas Corp.), recently affirmed three decisions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

The War on Employee Misclassification: Will Trump Call a Cease Fire?

During its two terms, the Obama Administration declared war on misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued additional guidance on the proper classification of workers. The…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Autonomous Vehicles and All That Data

In an earlier post, we discussed the potential ownership models for autonomous vehicles, also known as driverless cars (“AVs”). Models range from true traditional ownership as we understand it today, to licensed-based models…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Practical Tips Regarding Oral Contracts to Make Wills

This blog post is part 2 of the series on oral contracts to make wills, and this post contains several practical tips for how a person can optimize his chances of winning a claim for breach of an oral contract to make a will…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

[Webinar] The Trump Experience: How U.S. Law Will Change - April 11th, 12:30pm ET

Change is a given with every new presidential election. Under the Trump Administration, many questions have been raised that impact local and global organizations. Join LeClairRyan for an in-depth discussion on key regulatory…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Environmental Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Stuck at Home: IRS Can Revoke Passports Even for Work Travel

Employers who have employees who travel internationally for business should alert their employees about new IRS procedures concerning passports…more
 /  Taxation

UPDATE: Can an Intended (and Disappointed) Beneficiary Still Sue a Will’s Drafter?: The General Assembly of Virginia Enacts a Statutory Fix to the Thorsen Decision

Back in the summer I wrote a post discussing the impacts of the Thorsen decision by the Supreme Court of Virginia. In Thorsen, a testator wanted to leave her estate to a charity if her daughter did not survive her. The lawyer…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Professional Malpractice, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Testing a New Franchise Concept

One of the toughest challenges an aspiring franchisor may face is selling its first franchise. Who would take the risk of buying a franchise from a franchise company that has no franchisees?…more
 /  Franchise Law
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