Overview of Services

Our experienced and diverse team of Virginia municipal lawyers have offered comprehensive counsel to municipalities and other public bodies for more than 30 years. We currently serve as town attorneys for the town of Quantico.

We help clients successfully maneuver through legal complexities and governmental directives, enabling them to focus on serving their communities. With multiple city attorneys and over 45 years of combined experience on staff under one roof, our Virginia municipal attorneys provide an unmatchable system of quality control and institutional insight.


Our clients and representative work have included but are not limited to:

  • Trusted Town Attorneys: For the town of Quantico.
  • Preserving Historic Properties: maintenance code, blight violation, and preservation work.
  • Land Use: Facilitated the conversion of a derelict water treatment plant into a pocket park.
  • Nature Preserve: Shepherded the sale of a 300-acre parcel to a consortium of federal, state, and private parties that resulted in the creation of a nature preserve.
  • Sale of Property: Negotiated the sale of two junkyards with physical, environmental, and zoning challenges.
  • Residential Development: Enabled the preservation of a mobile home park that was unable to afford necessary upgrades to its water and sewer systems.
  • Large Scale Demolition: Facilitated demolition of numerous dangerous buildings, including the demolition of a building within 24 hours of its being damaged by an earthquake.
  • Boat Traffic: Defended the closure of a water reservoir to boat traffic

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Services Include:

Annexation and Boundary Line Adjustment Charter Amendments Department of Social Services Employment Law Environmental Compliance Franchise Agreements General Municipal & City Attorney Services Internal Investigations Litigation Misdemeanor Criminal/ Traffic Prosecutions Ordinance and Resolution Drafting Planning and Zoning Church and religious uses (RLUIPA) Conditional zoning Nonconforming use verification Proffer drafting and interpretation Rezoning application review Signage Special use permits Subdivision and site plan review Variances Vested rights and grandfathering Zoning code enforcement Public Contracts Public Works Public School Districts Real Estate Building and maintenance code enforcement Conveyances and dedication of land Deed preparation and review Easement and vacations Eminent domain Encroachment and licenses Land purchase and sale agreements Tax Assessment & Collection Utilities & Infrastructure Vacancy in Elected Offices and Special Elections

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