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David L. Dallas, Jr.

Charlottesville, VA
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  • 434.951.5707
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  • 434.817.0977

Dave Dallas serves as general outside counsel for privately owned businesses. His practice focuses principally on strategic planning, business structurings and financings, mergers and acquisitions, management incentive, succession and tax planning, large commercial and real estate transactions and dispute resolution for businesses and estate stakeholders.

Clients benefitting from Dave’s counsel include registered investment advisors, petroleum jobbers, service contractors, software and biotech development companies, manufacturers, professional corporations, real estate development concerns, freight delivery companies, private equity sponsors and many others.

Responsive and pragmatic, Dave has substantial experience providing business, legal and tax advice to C and S corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. He approaches problems and decisions with common sense and judgment tempered by experience. That experience includes management buyouts, venture financings, shareholder derivative actions, workouts, freezeouts, tax free mergers and leveraged and non- leveraged stock and asset purchases for both public and private companies.

Dave is the founding partner of Williams Mullen’s Charlottesville office, which opened in 2000. He is a former member of the firm’s board of directors and past chair of its Diversity Committee. For clients needing legal assistance across practice areas, Dave can help identify and manage the deep legal resources that Williams Mullen offers.

Dave is deeply committed to serving the Charlottesville community. He is involved in the Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development and served as chair in 2016-2017. He also serves as director and treasurer of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia Education Foundation, and he is a trustee emeritus of the Shenandoah National Park Trust. He is a former director of the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council and the Virginia Piedmont Technology Council.

Before attending law school at the University of Virginia, Dave worked as a consultant in Arthur Andersen & Company’s Management Information Consulting Division, where he designed, programmed and installed custom information retrieval and reporting systems for government agencies and businesses.

Dave retired on March 31, 2024. 

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  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Virginia (B.S.)
Professional & Community Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Charlottesville Business Innovation Council
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development
  • Charlottesville/Albemarle Bar Association – Board of Directors (2006-2008)
  • First Citizens Bank – Local Advisory Board (2011-2013)
  • Lincoln Surveying – Board of Advisors (2008-2011)
  • Virginia Piedmont Technology Council – Board of Directors (2004-2007)
  • Adenosine Therapeutics, L.L.C. – Board of Directors (2002-2008)

Community Involvements

  • Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development (CVPED) – Past Chair
  • Alpha of Virginia, Sigma Phi, Incorporated – Advisor
  • Charlottesville/Albemarle Boys & Girls Club – Past President and Board Chairman (2002-2009)
  • Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Richmond – Past Advisory Council Chairman (1994-2002)
  • Shenandoah National Park Trust – Board of Trustees
  • University of Virginia Class of 1982 Reunion Committee – Co-Chairman (1997, 2002, 2007)
Bar & Court Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar

Martindale-Hubbell – AV-Rated

Best Lawyers’® – Charlottesville Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2013, 2016, 2020, 2023)

The Best Lawyers in America® – Venture Capital Law, Corporate Law (2007-present)

Virginia Business – "Legal Elite" (2009-present); Featured Business Lawyer (2015)

Virginia Super Lawyers – Business/Corporate (2006-present)

Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club – Outstanding Board Member (2000)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly - "Leaders in the Law" (2023)