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I served in the Navy on active duty and in the Reserves for 20 years.  I am very interested in helping veterans realize the goal of starting a business or buying a franchise.  There are quite a few challenges a veteran may face in getting set up in a business, but I think it is a very viable option that veterans do not consider enough.  There are many issues, from forming the proper entity to financing to industry-specific regulations, that one must become aware of to be successful in launching a business.   


Languages spoken: French

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Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
    24 years
  2. Franchising: 25%
    24 years
  3. Corporate: 25%
    24 years
  4. Contracts: 10%
    24 years
  5. Real Estate: 10%
    24 years


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Contact info

Wilson Law Group

5000 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA, 23230


VAAuthorized to practice law199203/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40Style Weekly1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentWilson Law Group PLC2010 - Present
PartnerWilson Stoyanoff PLC2005 - 2010
PresidentJames M. Wilson, PC2003 - 2005
Of CounselDurrette Bradshaw, PLC2001 - 2003
AssociateKutak Rock, LLP1997 - 2000
AssociateCoates & Davenport1996 - 1997
AssociatesGrogan & Associates1994 - 1995
AssociateLeClair Ryan1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Henrico County Business CouncilChariman2012 - 2013
Greater Richmond Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors1998 - 2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
United States Naval AcademyPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Re-BootLegal Aspects of Starting a Business2016
Boots2Business, 2012-2016Legal Aspects of Starting a Business2012
Monthly, 2000-2004SCORE Business Start up Seminar2000