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John Meade Napier

Real estate Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

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Learn John’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    30%
    A home purchase is often the largest and most significant investment of a person’s life. Likewise, the sale of a home is no simple task. It is important to have an attorney on your side to handle whatever issues come up.

  2. Land use and zoning
    15%

    14 years

  3. Construction and development
    10%
    As an experienced attorney, John can assist you with land development, construction, wholesale purchases, sales, contract drafting, contract review, construction, development, zoning, and land use issues.

    14 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    Contacts are more than just a piece of paper. They can oftentimes create turmoil if not written and defined properly. It is important to have an attorney review or draft your contract and provide clarity regarding your legal rights.

  5. Partnership
    10%
    Whether you are just getting your business started or it’s already up and running, you will want an attorney you can turn to for advice.

    12 years

  6. Residential real estate
    10%
    A home purchase is often the largest and most significant investment of a person’s life. Likewise, the sale of a home is no simple task. It is important to have an attorney on your side to handle whatever issues come up.

    14 years

  7. Foreclosure
    8%
    Whether you think you want to fight a foreclosure in court, apply for a loan modification, sell as a short sale or deed in lieu of foreclosure, speaking to an experienced lawyer is crucial to understanding your rights.

    15 years

  8. Commercial real estate
    7%
    Commercial Real Estate is often complex. As an experienced attorney, John can assist you with Commercial Real Estate purchases, sales, contract drafting, contract review, construction, development, zoning, and land use issues.

    15 years

John M. Napier has vast experience working with developers, builders, investors, agents, landlords and tenants in all aspects of real estate, both in the residential and commercial realm. John’s focus on entrepreneurial endeavors, both in the legal and business realms, have resulted in him serving as advisor, attorney, and general counsel to businesses of all kinds, real estate developers, builders, and professionals. He is barred in Virginia and California—and also passed the New York bar, with admission pending.

The son of a Naval Aviator and grandson of a World War II veteran, John has spent significant time on both coasts, with many years in the Coastal Virginia area working with some of the largest real estate developers, investors, and brokers in the business, as well as representing new ventures and start up companies of all types. John also has significant international experience, working for a 100-year- old firm in London, England, and serving the Ugandan Judiciary in East Africa as the first Court Accredited Mediator in the history of Uganda. He has also served multiple non-profit organizations, both domestically and internationally.

After finishing his bachelor’s degree at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and working for four years as a professional in the real estate development field, John returned to the west coast to matriculate at Pepperdine University School of Law, in Malibu, California, where he received his Juris Doctor and Master of Dispute Resolution. After law school, John spent a year mediating over 115 cases in the High Court of Uganda, Commercial Division. He then returned to Virginia, where his practice now encompasses real estate at every level, all manner of business matters—from formation to dissolution—negotiation, mediation, and arbitration of any type of dispute, serving non-profits with their legal needs, as well as matters relating to international development and the rule of law.

John loves music, film, and travel, as well as philosophical discourse of most any kind.

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Licensed for 11 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 12/03/2022
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 12/27/2022

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John Meade Napier
618 Village Dr Ste J
Virginia Beach, VA, 23454-4250
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618 Village Dr Ste J
Virginia Beach, VA, 23454-4250
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Posted by Aaron | November 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mortgage Manager and Real Estate Investor/Lender
Mr. Napier has flawlessly facilitated countless real estate closing for me and my employees as a sales manager for a local mortgage company. Additionally, John has negotiated and closed commercial real estate purchases, assisted in reviewing and drafting private money arrangements to which he’s been my Trustee, acted as my escrow agent and facilitated draw management to real estate investors borrowing private money, established LLCs with the Virginia SCC and written operating agreements, negotiated and executed leases for me as a landlord, represented and resolved claims alleged, and represented me on countless residential sales and purchases. In all aspects, John has been a trusted partner to my real estate business every step of the way.
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Posted by Phil | November 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Life Saver!
John was the calm in the storm of our last real estate closing. Things always have a way of going off the rails in this business, but John was able to solve the complex issues that tripped us up and we were able to close as scheduled. Having John on our team was invaluable!

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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hunter Hanger & Associates, P.C
  • 2016 - 2019
  • CEO
  • Town Center Title
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Managing Partner
  • Pax Napier, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Junior Partner
  • Charles D. Pittman, Jr. & Associates, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Junior Partner, General Counsel
  • HineCrosby, Development & Construction
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Commercial Court, A Division of the High Court of Uganda
  • Mediator, Trainor, Lecturer
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Master of Dispute Resolution - International Dispute Resolution
  • 2009
  • College of William and Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Court Admissions
  • 2019 - Present
  • Tidewater Real Estate Investors
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - 2019

Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Affiliate Company of the Year
  • Hampton Roads Magazine
  • 2019
  • Best of 2019 Winner
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2019
  • Readers Choice - Best of 2019
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2019
  • Best of 2018 Winners, Law Firm Bronze
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2018
  • Affiliate of the Year
  • Hampton Roads Realtors Association
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tidewater Real Estate Investors Group Meeting
  • Mechanic's Leins Agent
  • 2019
  • Sticking Points in the REIN Contract
  • Sticking Points in the REIN Contract- Instructor
  • 2019
  • Estate Issues in Real Estate Class
  • Estate Issues in Real Estate - Instructor
  • 2019
  • Corporate Entities in Real Estate
  • Corporate Entities in Real Estate- Instructor
  • 2019
  • Contracts and Real Estate
  • Contracts and Real Estate- Instructor
  • 2019
  • Real Estate Continuing Education Seminar
  • Real Estate Continuing Education- Instructor
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
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Real estate Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with John in real estate and business formation matters. I regularly refer my family law clients to John to assist them because I know he will take care of them and go the extra mile to help them! I have also worked with John and sought his assistance for my own business matters and have firsthand experience in seeing how he takes care of his clients. John will help you find the right course of action for your real estate and business matters!"
Real estate Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is not only a colleague, but a personal friend, that I send all individuals to when they need assistance with real estate, contract, land use, zoning, and negotiation matters. He is the one of the most knowledgeable practitioners that I know, while possessing the candor and empathy to educate those he assists, so that they can feel confident throughout the legal process."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Napier is extremely skilled in all aspects of the real estate process: anything from residential and commercial closings, title issues, new construction, development projects, and to zoning and planning. He knows more about local real estate than anyone."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John knows more about the local real estate than anyone I know and is an expert in his field! If you are a Real Estate Developer, have a zoning or construction matter or a complex Real Estate transaction, John is the attorney for you! He is an assertive advocate for all of his clients and is always available to answer questions."
Residential real estate Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is an assertive advocate for all of his clients and is always available to answer questions. He is highly experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of Real Estate."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"John Napier is extremely skilled in all aspects of the real estate process: anything from residential and commercial closings, to title issues, to new construction, to zoning and planning. I've relied on his expertise numerous times. In addition, he's super easy to work with."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a zealous negotiator for his clients and knows how to bring parties together to make a deal happen. His extensive knowledge and experience in development projects, construction, zoning, land use and real estate is an asset to anyone in the industry. He is my go-to attorney for anything related to contracts, construction, development and real estate. Whether just starting in the Real Estate industry, or looking to expand your portfolio I highly recommend John to anyone looking for Real Estate advice."
General practice Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is one of the most engaging attorneys I have ever known. He is an assertive advocate for all of his clients and is always available to answer questions. He knows more about local real estate than anyone."
Construction and development Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is an incredible attorney. He does an excellent job negotiating for his clients and knows how to bring parties together to make a deal happen. He has a depth of knowledge and experience in development projects that provide his clients with the expertise needed to see the project through to completion. I highly recommend John as an attorney and counselor at law."
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Virginia Beach Real estate Lawyer John Meade Napier
John Meade Napier
Real estate Attorney
Virginia Beach, VA
Licensed for 11 years