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Mark Louis Stevenson

Real estate Attorney at Newport News, VA

5.0   25 reviews

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    35%
    Residential settlements; Contract drafting and negotiation; Dispute resolution; Lien clearing // Commercial: retail, mixed-use, office, industrial, church: Note drafting and review; mortgages; Landlord/tenant; deed drafting; short sales

  2. Probate
    13%
    Estate Administration and advising; intestate and testate matters; administrator and executor qualification; recording wills and list of heirs; filing inventories and accountings; title transfer;

  3. Estate planning
    12%
    Wills; Trusts; Powers of Attorney; probate skipping transfers; transfer on death deeds; land trusts, trust funding, business trusts, advanced medical directives, living wills, guardianship power of attorneys, trust amendments

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    10%
    When a financial crisis hits, and you can’t pay your bills, be sure to consult with an experienced attorney. The consequences of collection actions like lawsuits, foreclosures, and repossessions can be severe.

  5. 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.

  6. Corporate and incorporation
    10%
    Company formation; Entrepreneurs, start-ups, and new business ventures; Buy/Sell Agreements; Contract review and preparation; LLC, Partnership, Corporation; Business succession planning; resident agent

  7. Foreclosure
    10%
    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.

Mark L. Stevenson is a skilled attorney and short-sale negotiator barred in Virginia , North Carolina, and Michigan. Currently, his practice focuses on Real Estate, Estate Planning, and Business matters on the Peninsula.

Prior to joining Hanger Law, he spent three years processing and successfully negotiating short sales in some of the hardest hit regions of Michigan, including Flint and metro Detroit. Mark prides himself on facilitating deals with multiple parties to achieve positive results for clients.

A local, Mark graduated from Tallwood High School and went on to get a B.S. in Chemistry at Old Dominion University, graduating cum laude, and a J.D. from Regent Law.

Beyond loss mitigation, Mark brings a wealth of experience in family law, including issues such as divorces, post-divorce matters dealing with custody, child support, and parenting time, and also adoptions. Mark also has significant exposure to bankruptcy issues. He understands how bankruptcy interrelates with the short sale process and family law.

Mark is a member of the Newport News Bar Association and is a member of Coastal Community Church in Yorktown. You may also see him playing racquetball at Riverside Wellness Center.

Mark and his wife Rebecca have four boys and they reside in Newport News.

Mark enjoys serving his clients with excellence and adding value to their lives.

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Licensed for 11 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 10/03/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/01/2022
State MI
Status Voluntary Inactive
Acquired 2012
Updated 10/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Mark

Hanger Law
760 McGuire Pl.
2nd Floor
Newport News, VA, 23601
Hanger Law
618 Village Dr.
Suite J
Virginia Beach, VA, 23454
Mark Louis Stevenson
1100 Volvo Parkway, Suite 340
Chesapeake, VA, 23320
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Reviews

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Posted by Nate | July 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and On time
We used Hanger Law for our closing and couldn't have been happier with the experience. Our lender messed up some key name spellings on the closing documents and they were very quick to resolve the issue with almost no time lost. Great law firm with very friendly employees. I would highly recommend them for anyone who likes prompt and professional service.
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Posted by aurinel canelon | July 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Big thank you!
I'm so glad to have Mark during this process. This was my first purchase on real estate and his guidance made all this to go as smooth as possible. Thank you Mark and the firm for all this work!
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job
Mark did a great job talking through the entire process with us. We loved working with him and his team. They did a great job. We look forward to working with them on our next home.
Posted by Cynthia | November 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
109 Monarch Glade
This was our second closing with Mr. Stevenson. We had purchased a home at auction and needed to close within 10days. When we ran into a few glitches with the lender we were working with, Mark went out of his way to talk to the foreclosure company to get us an extension on closing. He also kept us fulling informed about anything having to do with the closing. In the end, when it was obvious that we had chosen a lender that was not living up to its promises, Mark helped us find a lender and we were able to close on the property. We will definitely use Mark again in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Closing
Mark represented me for a real estate transaction (sale of a house). He was very diligent and the process was quick and efficient.
Posted by Dan | October 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with
Mark is a great lawyer. He takes all the time you need to explain everything to you in an easy to understand way. He worked hard to help us close on our first home in an expedient manner. I hope to use his services again and would highly recommend using him and Hanger Law.
Posted by Devon | October 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome.
I have absolutely nothing negative to say about my experience here. Mark was more than helpful. His paralegals were incredibly helpful with anything and everything. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone who needs an attorney while dealing with real estate.
Posted by Joe | October 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job well done!
As a first time home buyer my experience was nothing short of professional. My attorney was very patient and informative. He made my home buying very smooth and exciting.
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Consultation
Mark helped my wife and I out by reviewing our new construction real estate contract. We were working under a limited time frame, and Mark given that limited window did a wonderful job. He walked us through the major steps to take, then we asked him questions about particular contract sections. During our conversation he interpreted the contract language in a clear and concise manner. He then continued to review the contract after our phone conversation and provided additional notes and clarification on some key portions of the contract. We are very grateful we spoke with Mark, talking with him provided my wife and I the necessary information we needed to make our decision.
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Posted by Kim | September 17, 2019
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REALTOR
Mark is a true professional. He guided me through the process of creating a Will, Medical Directive and Power of Attorney. During the process he paused to explain the importance of a Transfer on Death Deed. I'm thankful for Mark's care in preparing documents for my Estate.
Posted by Steve | August 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Buying a home?
It's one of the most expensive and important purchases you'll ever make, and also potentially the most stressful. Put your mind at ease and allow Mark and his team to help you. Professional, polite, caring, and most importantly deliberate and precise. A team with great experience who had me feeling comfortable u was in good hands.
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Response from Mark Stevenson August 21, 2019
Thanks Steve! That’s very kind.
Posted by Ryan | August 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mark Stevenson made the Purchase and Sale of my House an Easy, Stress-Free Experience
We came to Mark for the sale of our former home and the purchase of our new home. Mark and his staff were readily available during the entire process, making life easy during what could have been a very stressful time. I highly recommend Mark and his staff for any legal needs you may need.
Response from Mark Stevenson August 21, 2019
Thanks Ryan, our pleasure!
Posted by Ray | August 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mr.
Mr. Stevenson was a highly professional and competent attorney. He advised me as to estate planning laws in the state of Virginia, guiding me in completing a last will & testament, power of attorney, & durable power of attorney for me and my wife. He advised us about setting up a trust for our grandchildren. He completed & notarized all documents; & we are completely satisfied.
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Response from Mark Stevenson August 12, 2019
Thanks a ton Ray! It was great working with you.
Posted by Bob | August 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If You Need a Great Lawyer
Mark is knowledgable and very helpful in may aspects of law. Updated my will and it was done promptly, with great care and ethical. He covered all the bases and steered me in the right directions for what I required. So if you need pretty much anything law related Mark is your man.
Response from Mark Stevenson August 10, 2019
Thanks Bob! My pleasure.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
An Absolute Professional
Buying a home can entail lots of anxious moments. Mark and his team went out of their way to ensure every step of the process went off without a hitch. Their excellent communication, timely responses, and thorough review of all of the details, helped keep us calm from the contractor through closing. Without a second thought, I would choose Mark for any real estate legal matters, over and over again.
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Posted by Ryan | August 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Quick and clear closing
Mark was the attorney we used to close on our house. With so much at stake for our family, it was really important to me to have a lawyer I could trust that could communicate clearly so I knew what I was signing. It was a great experience on all fronts!
Response from Mark Stevenson August 12, 2019
Thanks Ryan! Enjoy your new home.
Posted by Jeff | August 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Easy Transaction!!!
Mark and his team handled the closing for our new house. Everything went smoothly and we were well informed every step of the way. Mark has also helped with other real estate legal issues I've had and has been excellent to deal with every time!
Response from Mark Stevenson August 12, 2019
Jeff, always a pleasure.
Posted by Garrett | August 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional time and time again
Mark has been my go-to lawyer for all personal matters and for every closing in my real estate business. He and his team are responsive, enjoyable and most importantly exceptional. When you combine high skill and high integrity you get one heck of a lawyer
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Review
I had the pleasure of working with Erika and Mark, they handled the escrow on my home. We ran into some challenges with the seller, but they were helpful and explained everything clearly to me. I am so glad I had Mark to assist me. I would definitely recommend him to anyone for legal assistance.
Posted by Anthony | July 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I've used Mark for many transactions over the last few years. From buying properties, to refinances, to starting a LLC. He's been knowledgeable, helpful, and professional in every situation. He's never too busy to answer questions or provide information about any issue I may be facing. I couldn't recommend his services any more highly.
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Response from Mark Stevenson August 12, 2019
Anthony, many thanks. Always great to work with you. Good luck on the investment properties.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Newport News Managing Attorney
  • Hanger Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Mark Stevenson
  • 2013 - 2015

Education

  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Old Dominion University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Associations

  • Virginia Peninsula Estate Planning Council
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Virginia Peninsula Realtor Association
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Newport News Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Richmond Magazine
  • 2019
  • Gold Award - Best of Peninsula Law Firms.
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2019
  • Best of 2019, Winner
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Best Law Firm Peninsula Winner
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2018
  • Affiliate of the Year
  • Hampton Roads Realtor Association
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Richmond Magazine
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tenant / Landlord - CARES ACT
  • Tenant / Landlord - CARES ACT
  • 2020
  • Sticking Points in the REIN Contact
  • Sticking Points in the REIN Contract -Instructor
  • 2019
  • Sticking Points in the Central Virginia Contract
  • Sticking Points in the Central Virginia Contract- Instructor
  • 2019
  • Estate Issues in Real Estate
  • Estate Issues in Real Estate- Instructor
  • 2019
  • Corporate Entities and Real Estate
  • Corporate Entities and Real Estate - Instructor
  • 2019
  • Bankruptcy and Divorce and the impact on Real Estate Transactions
  • Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors - Instructor
  • 2017
  • Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors- Lunch and Learn
  • Tumultuous Transactions - Short Sale Overview- Instructor
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (11)
Real estate Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark has a great knowledge of the real estate market and real estate law. areas of expertise range from Real Estate, Contract Law, Probate, Wills, Estates, Guardianship, Business, Litigation and so much more. He is dedicated to his clients and a true professional. I highly recommend Mark for all of your legal needs!"
Real estate Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a knowledgeable, professional and detail-oriented attorney with years of experience in different aspects of the law. Mark's areas of expertise range from Real Estate, Contract Law, Probate, Wills, Estates, Guardianship, Business, Litigation and so much more. He is dedicated to his clients and a true professional. I highly recommend Mark for all of your legal needs!"
Real estate Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a detail oriented attorney with years of experience. I refer all my Peninsula and Richmond area clients to Mark for wills, estate planning, real estate, contract, business and LLC formations. I highly recommend Mark for all of you legal needs!"
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a knowledgeable attorney with years of experience in different aspects of the law. He is my go to attorney for Richmond, Williamsburg and surrounding areas. Mark's areas of expertise range from Real Estate, Contract Law, Probate, Wills, Estates, business and so much more. He is dedicated to his clients and a true professional."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a knowledgeable, experienced, professional and detail oriented. I refer all my Peninsula and Richmond area clients to Mark for wills, estate planning, real estate, contract, business and LLC formations. I highly recommend Mark for all of you legal needs!"
Real estate Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark is my go-to attorney for all of my real estate closings. I am a real estate agent in VA and I am also a licensed attorney in NC, where I practiced for 6 years prior to moving over to real estate in VA. So I know and understand what makes for a great attorney, and Mark is one of them. I have referred clients to him for estate planning, as well as business and LLC formation issues. I have also used him for my own business and LLC formation matters and will be using his services for my own estate planning in the near future. I could not speak highly enough about Mark and his team! I can highly recommend him on the basis of his knowledge base, skill, professionalism, personality, positive attitude, and responsiveness. I can always reach him when he is needed and he is always a pleasure to interact with. I give him a 10 out of 10!"
Real estate Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is incredibly professional, knowledgeable and responsive."
Real estate Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mark is efficient, compassionate, and incredibly smart. He ensures his clients are well cared for, regardless of their situation."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mark is an exceptional attorney who works hard for his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mark has a great knowledge of the real estate market and real estate law. He is professional, but also really cares about his clients. Mark is a great attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a very personable and professional attorney. He has demonstrated to me that he cares about making a difference in the world, cares about the outcomes he obtains for his clients, and goes the extra mile to make sure the job is done accurately and thoroughly. I would recommend him to anyone who needs the help of a good attorney."
Debt settlement Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Stevenson really has a passion for the work he does and the people he helps. It is my pleasure to recommend him as a great lawyer, as well as an upstanding person."
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