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01.14.2019 Firm News

Valerie Long Named to Inaugural Class of ‘Influential Women of Law’ by Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that Valerie Long has been named to the inaugural class of “Influential Women of Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. The awards program honors women attorneys and judges for their work on behalf of clients, their commitment to their communities and their service to the profession. The winners will be celebrated at an event in Short Pump on Feb. 18.

Valerie serves as co-chair of Williams Mullen’s Land Use Practice and has more than 20 years of experience representing parties in all phases of acquisition, disposition and development of commercial properties, including drafting and negotiating of contracts, due diligence and closings.

She regularly guides clients through the intricacies of obtaining local government land use approvals. Her experience includes rezonings, special use permits and variances for numerous large, mixed-use developments, shopping centers, a community hospital, research parks, residential developments, industrial sites, over 60 wireless telecommunications facilities and the creation of a new zoning district for a national historic landmark.

She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Land Use & Zoning Law and Real Estate Law (2009-present), and she has been named the Charlottesville Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® three times (2014, 2016, 2019).

Valerie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University, and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998.

For more information on the “Influential Women of Law,” click here.