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Elizabeth S. Chapman

Norfolk, VA
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  • 757.629.2064
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  • 757.629.0660

Elizabeth Chapman’s practice focuses on commercial and multifamily real estate and finance. She represents national, regional and local clients in the acquisition, financing, leasing and disposition of commercial property, including multifamily, office, industrial, retail and mixed-use developments.

Elizabeth frequently assists clients with the financing of real property using conventional financing and project finance, and has significant developer representation experience with low income housing tax credits (LIHTC) for both 4% and 9% tax credit transactions. Elizabeth represents clients on a variety of leasing matters, including providing real estate guidance to solar project developers and property owners with respect to solar leasing options.

Elizabeth is listed among the "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business (2020, 2022), “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers® (2021-present) and listed in Virginia Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" for Real Estate Law (2022-2023). She currently serves as president-elect of the board of directors for CREW Coastal Virginia, as well as a member of the finance committee and audit committee for the Girl Scout Council of the Colonial Coast and is the chair of the holiday party committee of HRACRE.

Before joining Williams Mullen, Elizabeth was a law clerk for The Honorable Judges Glenn R. Croshaw, A. Bonwill Shockley and Leslie L. Lilley. She earned her J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law, where she served as an articles editor of the University of Richmond Law Review. She also graduated with a B.A. in history from Virginia Tech.

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  • University of Richmond School of Law (J.D.)
    • cum laude
    • University of Richmond Law Review - Articles Editor
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (B.A.)
    • magna cum laude
Professional & Community Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • CREW Coastal Virginia - Membership Committee Co-Chair
  • HRACRE – Holiday Party Committee

Community Involvements

  • Girl Scout Council of the Colonial Coast - Finance Committee, Audit Committee
Bar & Court Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar

Best Lawyers® – "Ones to Watch" (2021-present)

Virginia Business – "Legal Elite," Young Lawyer (2020), Real Estate Land Use (2022)

Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star – Real Estate (2022-2023)

CIVIC Leadership Institute - CIVIC Executive Class of 2025