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11.24.2008 Five Associates Join Williams Mullen’s Virginia Beach Office VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Williams Mullen announces that five attorneys have joined the firm’s Virginia Beach office as associates. They include David G. Boyce, G. Tayloe Gwathmey, III, Laura K. Marston, Nathan R. Olansen, and Andrae J. Via.

David G. Boyce focuses his practice on commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Boyce served as a clerk to the Honorable Judge K. Ryskamp, U.S. Federal District Judge in the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Boyce received his juris doctor, cum laude, from the University of Richmond School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Boyce was a member of the Honor Council and served as lead articles editor for the Richmond Journal of Law and Public Interest. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Tayloe Gwathmey focuses his practice on the representation of commercial banks and other financial institutions, including commercial and real estate loan documentation, asset based lending, creditors’ rights, problem loan workouts, bankruptcies, and reorganizations. Mr. Gwathmey received his juris doctor degree from the University of Richmond School of Law. While in law school, he was an associate member of the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology and served as a justice on the Honor Council. Mr. Gwathmey earned a bachelor of arts degree from Roanoke College.

Laura Marston focuses her practice on commercial litigation matters, as well as labor and employment matters. She is experienced in issues relating to federal and state consumer protection statutes, including the FDCPA, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Before joining the firm, she served as a law clerk to Honorable Dennis W. Dohnal, Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Ms. Marston is a magna cum laude graduate of the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. She received her bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary.

Nate Olansen provides advice to individuals and businesses on estate planning, individual and entity tax planning, asset protection, and a variety of related transactional matters. He regularly represents clients before the IRS and state taxing authorities in income tax and trust fund penalty disputes, appeals and litigation. Mr. Olansen is a certified public accountant. Mr. Olansen received a bachelor of science degree from Old Dominion University in 1995. He received a juris doctor degree from Regent University School of Law in 2000, and a masters of law in taxation from Boston University School of Law in 2002.

Andrae Via focuses his practice on commercial real estate and banking services.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Via served as an instructional aide in the Roanoke County Public School system where he worked with children with special needs. Mr. Via received his juris doctor degree from the William & Mary School of Law. He received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Virginia.