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Elizabeth (Liz) Gray

Attorney/Principal

For consecutive years, Elizabeth has been listed in Best Lawyers of America; Super Lawyers; Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Lawyers; Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Lawyers; and Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite. She is a recipient of the Influential Women of Virginia class […]

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Jennifer A. Crane

Attorney

Upon graduating from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law and joining the Bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia, Jennifer clerked for the Honorable Zinora Mitchell-Rankin of D.C. Superior Court. She transitioned to private practice in northern Virginia in […]

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Virginia C. Haizlip

Esq.

Virginia was drawn to the practice of family law because of its dynamic nature and the opportunity to work one-on-one with clients to solve their problems. Likewise, through her work in guardianships/conservatorships, estate planning, and estate administration, she is able […]

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R. Peyton Mahaffey

Attorney

Peyton has significant experience representing clients in shareholder, partner, and related business disputes. His clients have included business leaders, builders, contractors, electrical and mechanical engineering firms, architects, property managers and brokers, investments advisors, banks and medical practitioners, technology entrepreneurs, software […]

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Lawrence J. McClafferty

Attorney

Lawrence was part of the litigation team that obtained the largest jury verdict in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 2016, as reported by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. He is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell and is a nine-time selection by Virginia Business […]

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Melinda Merk

Attorney

Melinda has over two decades of experience advising clients with regard to domestic and foreign trusts, family limited partnerships and LLCs, grantor retained annuity trusts, dynasty trusts and other wealth transfer strategies, asset protection planning, business succession and pre-sale planning, […]

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Theresa D. Small

Associate Attorney

Theresa is a Virginia native who received her undergraduate degree from James Madison University with a focus in Mathematics and Computer Science. Upon graduation, Theresa worked as a certified paralegal where she began to develop her passion and knowledge of […]

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Kathryn C. Swain

Associate Attorney

Kathryn has been horseback riding for twenty years and enjoys riding her two horses in her free time. She also likes to spend time watching sports, cooking new dishes, and reading through the classics. She went on to earn her […]

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