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James Bruce Lonergan

James Bruce Lonergan

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Banking, Commercial

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About Me

As a Pender & Coward shareholder, my practice focuses on areas of  : Real Estate; Commercial Transactions ;  and Banking and Credit Union representation . I have been responsible for documenting all aspects of asset based  lending and real estate finance , acquisitions , construction , workouts , foreclosures and leasing .


I earned my Juris Doctor from William & Mary Law School and a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude , from Boston College .


I have achieved Martindale- Hubbell's AV Preeminent ( 5.0/5.0 ) peer rating .


I am a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Beach Bar Association and former  Chair of the Board of Governors Real Property Section of the Virginia State Bar.


I am a Member and  past Chairman of the Board of  Directors of  Tidewater Automobile Association of Viriginia and I  currently serve on the Board of Directors  of  Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce ( Virginia Beach Division ) ;  Central Business District Association and Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia , Inc .


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Real Estate: 40%
  2. Commercial: 30%
  3. Banking: 30%

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Contact Info

Pender & Coward A Professional Corporation

222 Central Park Ave Ste 400
Virginia Beach, VA



VAAuthorized to practice law197603/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner / ShareholderPender & Coward ,PC1981 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce ( Virginia Beach Division )Member of Board of Directors2015 - Present
Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia , IncMember of Board of Directors2014 - Present
Central Business District AssociationMember of Board of Directors2005 - Present
Tidewater Automobile Association of VirginiaMember and Past Chairman of the Board2001 - Present
Virginia State BarPast Chairman of Real Property Section1995 - 1996


Publication NameTitleDate
Virginia Continuing Legal Education" Residential Real Estate Contracts "N/A
Virginia Continuing Legal Education" Handling Issues in a Problem Real Estate Investment "N/A
Virginia Continuing Legal Education" Preparation of the Agreement for Acquistion of Income Producing Real Estate "N/A
Virginia Continuing Legal Education" Commercial Loan Documentation "N/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William & Mary Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor1976