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Jeff’s practice primarily involves business, intellectual property and real estate transactions. He has extensive experience in a wide range of sophisticated commercial matters, and his clients have ranged in size and scope from small, closely-held companies to publicly traded corporations.

Jeff moved to Virginiain 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. After practicing at both large and small firms, he was fed up with the standard model of charging clients exorbitant fees for inefficient legal assistance. He had witnessed too many people lose faith in the legal profession due to broken deals, outrageous fees and a complete disregard for client satisfaction.

In search of a better way to help clients, Jeff hypothesized that a team of straight-talking lawyers who are rewarded for providing exemplary customer service would rise to the top in an industry that is overcrowded by fast-talking professionals. This theory has been proven time and time again, as Jeff and his associates have helped hundreds of satisfied clients successfully navigate an unpredictable marketplace during a down economy.

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. Over the years he realized that client satisfaction requires focusing on key ingredients that are important to business owners:

  • Making and keeping more money,

  • Identifying and managing risk,

  • Saving time, and

  • Having reliable access to affordable legal support from professionals who value their business.

With a focus on these critical core objectives, Jeff served as outside general counsel to many businesses across the Mid-Atlantic region. Over the years he has provided 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 2012 by Virginia Super Lawyers, Washington DC Super Lawyers, and Top Young Attorneys in Virginia (Richmond Magazine, 2011), among other accolades. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology 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.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
    16 years, 350 cases
  2. Franchising: 20%
    12 years, 100 cases
  3. Corporate: 15%
    16 years, 300 cases
  4. Real Estate: 15%
    16 years, 200 cases
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Cortland Christopher Putbrese

    Although we are in different offices, I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff on a variety of franchising and sophisticated private equity matters over the years. We also routinely confer on issues related to ABC licensing and regulatory matters, given our firm's portfolio of brewery, distillery and restaurant clients. Since joining the firm, I have developed a tremendous amount of respect for Jeff's superb legal acumen, reliability, and excellent judgment.


    Cortland Putbrese Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Ellis L Bennett

    I have had the honor and pleasure of knowing Jeffrey for well over a decade. We became colleagues approximately two years ago. I have since had the opportunity to consult with him on various legal matters and can always count on him to give me a reasoned, sound opinion. I can attest to Jeffrey's exceptional legal knowledge and skill. I emphatically endorse his work.


    Ellis Bennett Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info


20130 Lakeview Center Plaza
Suite 400
Ashburn, VA, 20147


NYCurrently registered 200603/07/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law200503/31/2016
FLMember in Good Standing199906/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Stars of 2009SuperLawyers2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
HonorsBeta Gamma Sigma2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerDunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC2004 - 2014
Associate AttorneyHill Ward & Henderson2003 - 2004
AssociateCollins Capital2002 - 2002
Associate AttorneyWilkins Frohlich1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Beta Gamma SigmaN/AN/A
Florida Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Virginia Bar AssociationN/AN/A
New York Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sale of Gulf Shores Radiation Oncology, PCSuccessfully closed transaction
Sale of Blue Ridge Simulation Inc. to Rockwell CollinsSuccessfully closed $5.7M sales transaction
Jeffrey Weaver v. Thomas M. Dunlap et. alPending; see for more information
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Publication nameTitleDate
Limited Liability Companies-New Business GuideLimited Liability Companies-New Business Guide2008
Corporations-New Business GuideCorporations-New Business Guide2008
Entity Selection GuideEntity Selection Guide2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University-Goizueta School of BusinessFinanceMBA2003
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Vanderbilt UniversityEnglish/PsychologyBA1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Entrepreneur's SeriesCorporate Formation2010
Entrepreneur's SeriesTrademarking Basics2009
Entrepreneur's SeriesCorporate Formation2008