John Rinaldi

John’s practice primarily focuses on litigation in real estate, construction, and development, including mechanic’s liens, real property title issues, title insurance, and general business law. The remainder of John’s practice includes real estate transactions and larger general business issues.

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Sip and Stroll: New Virginia ABC Law Allows Open Containers in Certain Mixed-Use Developments

by on March 19, 2018
Sip and Stroll: New Virginia ABC Law Allows Open Containers in Certain Mixed-Use Developments

A recently enacted law authorizes some mixed-use developments in Virginia to obtain an ABC license allowing shopping center customers to carry open alcoholic beverages purchased from restaurants in the shopping center while they shop. Unlike other ABC licenses, this law allows customers to roam around a shopping center, including in stores, with open containers. The […]

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Options for Handling Cemeteries on Private Property

by on March 19, 2018
Options for Handling Cemeteries on Private Property

Prior to World War II, it was not uncommon, especially in rural areas, for families to bury their deceased family members in a small corner of their property. Now that some of those rural areas are not so rural anymore, a property owner may be surprised to find that their land is host to the […]

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Recent Residential Foreclosure Cases Bring About Changes in the Law

by on January 13, 2017
Recent Residential Foreclosure Cases Bring About Changes in the Law

The increased number of residential foreclosures in the recent past has also led to a rise in the number of lawsuits from borrowers challenging the validity of some of those foreclosures. As a result, a number of recent Virginia cases have shed some light on the foreclosure process and helped to clarify the rights of […]

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The Land Lawyers Defend Fairfax County in By-Right Subdivision Case

by on October 13, 2016
The Land Lawyers Defend Fairfax County in By-Right Subdivision Case

After losing in Fairfax County Circuit Court, Meadowbrook residents appealed to the Supreme Court of Virginia. Representing Fairfax County, The Land Lawyers defended the County’s subdivision zoning ordinance addressing dedicated public right of way. In 1946, the original developer of a subdivision in Fairfax County called Meadowbrook recorded a deed and plat of subdivision creating […]

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Virginia Supreme Court Hands Down Decision on Mechanic’s Lien Claims

by on November 3, 2014
Virginia Supreme Court Hands Down Decision on Mechanic’s Lien Claims

A few recent changes in Virginia Mechanic’s Lien Law will affect both developers and contractors. Two of the changes are statutory; the other comes in the form of a decision handed down by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The first statutory change provides that an unlicensed contractor cannot claim a mechanic’s lien if a valid […]

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