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Davis Law Group (DLG) is a full service law firm that represents business, corporations, families and individuals in the Hampton Roads area and beyond. We are proud of our extensive experience and knowledge in a number of specialty areas and prospective clients are often surprised and impressed that we have so much to offer, with years of hands-on expertise. The expertise of our attorneys and a well-rounded group of specialties enables us to handle nearly any kind of case. We closely match client needs with the legal specialties of our attorneys and staff to offer the best possible counsel.
 

Adoptions

Over the past several years we have helped a number of families work through the complexities of domestic and international adoption in virtually every scenario you can imagine. The adoption practice area at Davis Law is one of our strongest,

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Church and Non-Profit Organizations

Church and non-profit law requires a special understanding of the issues and challenges that face non-profit and religious institutions. The legal advice that best serves business and corporate clients does not always transition to churches and other religious or not

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Civil Litigation

Representing a client involved in business disputes, contract disputes, including mediation, arbitration, or civil litigation in court, is a big responsibility — one we don’t take lightly. Properly preparing a case for trial is an endeavor requiring the complete focus

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Commercial Real Estate Transactions

At Davis Law Group we understand that the commercial real estate process can be one of the most stressful events our clients will ever experience. Hampton Roads is a growing community with an ever-changing real estate market. Our goal is

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Corporate and Business Transactions

At Davis Law Group we have a unique perspective in our corporate and business law practice. Most “corporate” law firms focus on serving the business rather than the business owner. Our approach is to build relationships with and serve the

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Elder Law

Elder Law – Guiding You and Your Family through the Complexities of Aging At DLG, our Family Legacy Process© doesn’t stop after you set up your estate planning documents. We work with families to ensure that the assets you have

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Employment Law

Few relationships impact our daily lives as much as the relationships we have at our workplaces. For most people, it is the place they spend the majority of their time.  Because of the strong personal and financial connections to the

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Estate & Trust Planning

Estate Planning is essentially the process of preserving and protecting your assets and property during your lifetime, then providing instructions for them to be passed on to the next generation in the most effective manner possible. Estate Planning is meant

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Family Law & Collaborative Practice

The attorneys at Davis Law Group have extensive experience in representing individuals who find themselves in the middle of broken relationships, and we are effective advocates when the time comes to protect their interests. Unfortunately many of the aspects of

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Probate & Trust Administration

When a close relative or friend dies, there are several important legal and taxation matters to be addressed.  Depending on how property and other assets are titled, you may need to initiate probate proceedings. Probate is a court process designed

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Our Team

Douglas W. Davis
Attorney, Managing Partner
Douglas H. Cook
Attorney, of Counsel
Jake Balderson
Attorney
Stephen Haynes
Attorney
Jeff Coombs
Attorney, Nonprofit Practice Leader
Conor Flaherty
Attorney
Christen Davis
Senior Paralegal
Jacob Tise
Paralegal
Lauren Baust
Paralegal
Rebecca Garnsey
Paralegal
Melissa Smith
Paralegal
Karen Nootnagel
Comptroller

Are All Tax-Exempt Groups 501(c)(3) Organizations?

People often equate federal tax-exemption with 501(c)(3) organizations. 501(c)(3) organizations are just one of many types of organizations that are eligible for tax-exemption. There are 29 tax-exempt groups mentioned in § 501(c) of the tax code. A few are explored in more detail below. A common characteristic of

Is a Testamentary Trust Right for You?

Difference Between Wills and Trusts A will is a document that provides instructions for how to distribute a person’s assets after death. A will only becomes effective upon the testator’s death, so the testator can change his will up until the time of death. (“Testator” is the legal

Modifying or Terminating a Virginia Trust

Before deciding to modify a trust, it is important to consider the tax implications of such action. Modifying a trust could adversely affect income, gift, estate, and/or generation-skipping transfer taxes. Trusts generally are either revocable or irrevocable, and each type can be modified or terminated in different ways.