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12.12.2017 Firm News

Williams Mullen Welcomes Three Associates in Richmond

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce the addition of three associates in Richmond – Sean Hicks, Hannah Rudder and Chrissy Harlacher. Mr. Hicks and Ms. Rudder join the firm’s Finance & Real Estate section, while Ms. Harlacher joins the firm’s Intellectual Property practice.

Mr. Hicks represents developers, investors, businesses, lenders, landlords and tenants in all facets of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing and leasing. He was included in this year’s Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Real Estate Law, and he has been named among Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine. He is the chair-elect of the Richmond Bar Association’s Real Estate Section, and, this year he was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Virginia Manufactured Housing Board.

Ms. Rudder assists with all aspects of the development cycle, from negotiating the purchase/sale of land, to site development, land use entitlements, financing, and leasing. She earned her Juris Doctor degree in 2017 from Wake Forest University.

“Both Sean and Hannah add more depth to our growing Richmond practice,” Finance & Real Estate practice chair John Mercer said. “They are bright and capable young lawyers who will be assets to our team.”

Ms. Harlacher represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property transactions, including the procurement, assessment, registration, and management of trademark and patent portfolios. A registered patent agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), she also assists businesses with identifying and enhancing the value of patent assets, as well as portfolio management, due diligence and opinions. She earned her Juris Doctor degree in 2017 from the University of Florida.

“Chrissy will be a great addition to our team,” Intellectual Property practice chair Rob Van Arnam said. “She will expand our ability to help clients grow and manage their IP portfolios.”