Our goals are simple: To provide exceptional legal services to every one of our clients, which means being prompt, responsive, exceptionally competent and efficient. Richard recognizes that often, the best answer for a client is the one that does not explore the most arcane (and often expensive) legal routes, but instead finds the practical answer to the client's concerns.


Richard has experience representing debtors in reorganizations under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, from large companies to small, family-owned businesses. He also frequently represents individuals and companies in filing liquidating cases under Chapter 7, and represents individuals seeking to organize a debt payment plan under Chapter 13 of the Code.

Richard has also represented many parties in other aspects of bankruptcy cases, including creditors' committees, lenders, owners and individual creditors. He is experienced in a wide variety of bankruptcy litigation matters, including preference litigation, contested plan confirmation hearings, and bankruptcy discharge eligibility.

In addition to matters brought within the bankruptcy courts, Richard also assists businesses and individuals in non-bankruptcy loan workouts, debt restructuring and other cases arising in the insolvency arena.

Richard also handles non-bankruptcy litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout Virginia. He has experience in collection litigation, cases involving issues arising under the Uniform Commercial Code, construction litigation matters, property disputes and other general civil litigation matters.

In addition to bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters, Richard's office also handles a wide variety of real estate matters, including residential and commercial real estate closings, refinance transactions, loan closings, and leases. He also assists parties in real estate litigation, including real estate contract disputes, boundary matters, and other property rights issues.

Richard also assists small businesses and individuals with a wide variety of general mattes, including corporate formation, sales and purchases, and liquidations, as well as individual and family estate planning and estate administration matters.