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Ronald Gates, Attorney at Law

Ronald M. Gates has practiced in all phases of business and corporate law involving public and private companies. He assists clients regularly in business formation, choice of entity, asset protection, business expansion, exit and succession planning, purchase and sale of businesses, employment, leases, shareholder and non-compete agreements, and contract negotiation and drafting. He has served as general counsel to public and private companies and financial institutions and as lead counsel in numerous mergers and acquisitions, private securities offerings and franchise registrations. He has been listed in Virginia’s “Legal Elite“, “Virginia Super Lawyer” and in the registry of business and professional leaders in the area of business law in “Who’s Who Worldwide.”

Bar Admissions
  • Virginia
    1969
  • Virginia Supreme Court
    1969
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
    1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court
    1976
Education
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    J.D. (Cum Laude) - 1969
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    B.A. - 1966
  • Does Your Corporation or Limited Liability Company Protect You?
  • Employee Covenants Not To Compete
  • Avoiding Business Ownership Disputes With Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Business Law)
  • Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyer Magazine and Richmond Magazine as a “Virginia Super Lawyer”
  • AV Peer Review Rating by Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized in the “Bar Registry of Pre-Eminent Lawyers”
  • Recognized in the Registry of Business and Professional Leaders in the area of Business Law in Who’s Who Worldwide
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  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • President, Kiwanis Children’s Council of Hampton Roads
  • Former President of Ghent Civic League
  • Former Lt. Governor of Division 16, Kiwanis
  • Served 18 years as Chairman for Community Services, Youth Services and other areas for Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, DC in Kiwanis International
  • Former President, Harbor Front Kiwanis Club
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  • Does Your Corporation or Limited Liability Company Protect You?
  • Employee Covenants Not To Compete
  • Avoiding Business Ownership Disputes With Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Business Law)
  • Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyer Magazine and Richmond Magazine as a “Virginia Super Lawyer”
  • AV Peer Review Rating by Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized in the “Bar Registry of Pre-Eminent Lawyers”
  • Recognized in the Registry of Business and Professional Leaders in the area of Business Law in Who’s Who Worldwide
  • View More
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • President, Kiwanis Children’s Council of Hampton Roads
  • Former President of Ghent Civic League
  • Former Lt. Governor of Division 16, Kiwanis
  • Served 18 years as Chairman for Community Services, Youth Services and other areas for Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, DC in Kiwanis International
  • Former President, Harbor Front Kiwanis Club
  • View More