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Mike Derdeyn's practice focuses on the areas of commercial and real estate litigation, employment law, and general business law. He also serves as general counsel to a number of local businesses.
Mike’s litigation experience includes litigating claims for individuals and for businesses in state and federal courts in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate, construction, employment, and landlord-tenant law. He has litigated and resolved matters involving partnership and shareholder disputes, trade secrets violations, fraud, business torts, defamation, tortious interference with contract, breach of contract, wrongful termination, discrimination, violations of the Uniform Commercial Code, violations of the Consumer Protection Act, real property disputes, and trust and estate matters, among others. He also has successfully handled numerous injunction actions for employers seeking to restrict competition by former employees. He has been reported in cases in the Virginia Supreme Court and in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.
Mike’s business law experience includes representing and providing legal advice to a number of local companies in a broad range of industries, including media and entertainments companies, automobile dealerships, construction companies, property managers, and developers. Mike advises his clients on shareholder and partner conflicts. He also provides contract drafting, contract negotiation and employment counseling services.
Mike also devotes time to providing advice and litigation services to residential and commercial property owners in landlord/tenant matters.
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1996||03/31/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Elite Civil Litigation||Virginia Business Magazine||2016|
|Super Lawyer General Litigation||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|Best Lawyers - Commercial Litigation||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Shareholder||Lenhart Pettit||2003 - Present|
|Associate||McGuireWoods||1998 - 2003|
|Associate||Hunton & Williams||1996 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia Bar Association||Judicial Nominations Committee||2014 - Present|
|Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association||Director||2008 - 2008|
|Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association||Secretary/Treasurer||2001 - 2003|
|Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court||Secretary/Treasurer||2001 - 2001|
|Washington and Lee University School of Law||Law||J.D.||1996|
|University of Virginia||N/A||Bachelor of Science (BS)||1991|
|CLE Seminar||Asserting and Defending Claims of Fraud in Real Estate Transactions||2016|
|Advanced Real Estate Seminar||Surface Water and Groundwater Rights in Virginia||2016|
|Seminar||FLSA Hot Topics and New Overtime Regulations||2015|
|CLE Seminar||Neighbor Law||2014|
|CLE Seminar||Business Related Damages||2012|
|Advanced Real Estate Seminar||Anatomy of a Case to Clear Title||2007|