Practice Areas

BUSINESS PRACTICE

ADMINISTRATIVE & REGULATORY PRACTICE 

BUSINESS PRACTICE

Our corporate practice focuses on business formation, acquisitions, negotiations, employment and succession planning. We understand the many different business concerns and different disciplines required to be a successful corporate counsel to our many clients. Our diverse client base includes restaurants, healthcare providers, contractors, insurance companies, and entrepreneurs.

Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory Compliance

A large part of our practice includes serving as in-house counsel for businesses that do not have an in-house counsel but need the benefit of that legal assistance – whether once a day or once a year. With significant previous experience as in-house counsel for a national company, we know and appreciate the unique challenges associated with this important role, and bring this skill set to the table.

  • Business Consultation
  • Business Entity Formation
    • Name Reservation Filings
    • Fictitious Name Filings
  • Business Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Business Entity Governance & Documentation
  • Business Negotiations
  • Buy-Sell Arrangements
  • Family Succession Business Planning
  • Intellectual Property

ADMINISTRATIVE & REGULATORY PRACTICE

Our regulatory practice concentrates on administrative law matters, including rule-making, compliance, adjudicative and appellate work for insurance, energy, telecommunications, financial, water & sewer, and health care firms.When our clients face regulatory sanctions, including potential loss of their license or business closure, we work to make sure our clients’ rights are protected. Our long experience in the regulatory arena often is a key factor in working towards a resolution of regulatory problems.

    Competitive Service Providers and Regulations

    Competitive Service Providers and Regulations

  • Administrative Applications, Licenses, Authorities, & Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Virginia State Corporation Commission
  • Competitive Service Providers
  • Department of Environmental Quality Compliance
  • Energy Utilities
    • Competitive Service Providers
    • Natural Gas
    • Propane Gas
    • Electric
    • Line Routing
  • Financial Institutions
    • Mortgage Loan Originators
    • Community Banks
    • Credit Unions
  • Health Care
    • Group Homes
    • Home Health Care
  • Insurance
    • Agents
    • Underwriters
    • Premium Finance Companies
    • Real Estate Settlement Agents
    • Receiverships
  • Land Use
    • Easements
  • Miss Utility Compliance
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Telecommunications Providers
  • Water & Sewer Utilities

Business Practices

Business Practices


Client Testimonial…

“JoAnne Nolte has the invaluable ability to communicate clearly and succinctly the reason for her advice – the true benefits for a course of action, and what she perceives to be the alternative. But, more importantly, she listens when you do not agree, and she rarely gives up on a client.”

John M. (Buddy) Moore
Estate Assurance Systems, Inc.