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Business Transactions in the Age of Wire Fraud

by on March 19, 2018
Business Transactions  in the Age of Wire Fraud

Our judicial system often plays catch-up to our ever-changing society and practices. Despite hundreds of years of prior existing legislation and jurisprudence, our courts and lawmakers must often create laws in reaction to new and unforeseen problems created by a changing world. Likewise, we must all change our habits to react to new hazards and […]

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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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Community Spotlight: Bill Fogarty

by on March 19, 2018
Community Spotlight: Bill Fogarty

  Virginia’s Land Sense last interviewed Bill Fogarty about his passion to serve the Arlington community back in 2016. Since then, he has continued his community involvement as a reading mentor with Everybody Wins! DC, as a member of the Board of Directors for the Walter T. McCarthy Law Library, and as a youth adviser […]

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Prince William County Welcomes State-of-the-Art Tennis Facility

by on February 21, 2018
Prince William County Welcomes State-of-the-Art Tennis Facility

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors announced that the United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) will move its headquarters from Reston to Prince William County. Land Use and Zoning attorneys Pete Dolan and Stephen Hall from the Firm’s Prince William office worked with USTA MAS and the Board of County Supervisors to […]

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Should You Have a Lawyer Review Your Letter of Intent?

by on February 21, 2018
Should You Have a Lawyer Review Your Letter of Intent?

Often, one of the first steps in the process of selling or buying property is entering into a letter of intent with the other party. Because an LOI is less formal and detailed than a purchase contract, many clients feel comfortable signing an LOI prior to involving an attorney; however, there are a number of […]

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Employee Spotlight

by on February 21, 2018
Employee Spotlight

A native of Northern Virginia, Matt first joined Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh in 2007 after graduating from York College of Pennsylvania. At that time, he worked in the Real Estate Transactions and Business Transactions practice groups — first as a legal assistant, then as a paralegal assisting in the preparation of documents for the […]

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Virginia Wine: Four Centuries of Change

by on January 17, 2018
Virginia Wine: Four Centuries of Change

Andrew Painter, a shareholder in the Firm’s Land Use practice group, is pleased to announce the publication of his book, Virginia Wine: Four Centuries of Change. The book chronicles the history and modern rise of the Commonwealth’s $1.3 billion wine industry from the earliest Spanish accounts in 1570 through its rebirth in the modern era. […]

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Employee Spotlight: John C. “Jack” Morgan

by on January 17, 2018
Employee Spotlight: John C. “Jack” Morgan

John C. “Jack” Morgan joined the Firm in 2017 and primarily works in the Real Estate Transactions and Commercial Business Transactions practice groups. His practice includes the preparation of documents for the acquisition, finance, sale, and development of real property, in addition to subdivision deeds, easement deeds, and other related development documents. Jack also assists […]

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Michael R. Kieffer Named Shareholder of the Firm

by on January 17, 2018
Michael R. Kieffer Named Shareholder of the Firm

Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh is pleased to announce that Michael Kieffer, real estate transactions attorney, has been named a shareholder of the Firm effective January 1, 2018. “Mike has been a tremendous asset to the firm and is a very talented young man. The other shareholders and I are very proud to have Mike […]

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Avoiding the Bite: How to Maintain the Ability to Be Made Whole

by on January 17, 2018
Avoiding the Bite: How to Maintain the Ability to Be Made Whole

In one of its last opinions for 2017, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled that a misrepresentation of a stated fact in a contract likely cannot give rise to a claim of fraud by the misled contracting party. Rather, that misrepresentation will likely only support a claim for a breach of the contract itself, and […]

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