Practice Areas

Since 1977, CowanGates has provided individuals, families, military personnel, and businesses with legal services based on a standard of excellence. Our firm welcomes you to take a look at our many practice areas and contact us with questions about any legal issue.

Our Practice Areas

Personal injury: Our Richmond personal injury attorneys represent those injured by the negligence, recklessness or carelessness of others. We handle cases involving:

Family law and divorce: We handle all issues of family law, including:

Criminal defense and DUI: We represent adults and juveniles charged with a variety of crimes, such as:

Business and corporate law: Our attorneys provide representation to new and existing businesses in areas including:

  • Business formation
  • Employment law, including contracts, discrimination and non-compete agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating leases, contracts and buy-sell agreements
  • Sale and purchase of existing businesses or their assets

Estate planning and probate: We provide complete estate planning services, including:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Power of attorney, durable medical power of attorney and advance medical directives
  • Estate administration and probate
  • Estate tax issues
  • Guardianships and conservatorships and other elder law issues
  • Powers of attorney

Civil and commercial litigation: Our attorneys are polished, comfortable, and confident in the courtroom. We are ready to handle disputes involving:

  • Commercial transactions
  • Real estate, both residential and commercial, as well as
  • Regulatory boards, zoning and other local government issues
  • Eminent domain, representing landowners in condemnation and eminent domain proceedings

Real Estate:

  • Commercial & Residential Closings- representing purchaser/seller/lender
  • Contract preparation, review & negotiation
  • Lease preparation, review & negotiation
  • Owner and Private Lender Financing
  • Refinances
  • Real Estate Agent Errors and Omissions
  • Real Estate Agency Laws & Regulations
  • Short sales & Foreclosures
  • Easements, Covenants, Subdivisions and Licenses
  • Land Use/Zoning Issues
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Construction Financing
  • Deed preparation
  • Church/Organizational Real Estate Transactions

We realize the special challenges that sometimes face enlisted men and women and their families. We are dedicated to helping military families with real estate matters, family law issues, estate planning, and criminal defense.

Contact Us Today

To arrange a consultation to discuss your legal needs, please call 804-320-9100, toll free 800-948-7160 or contact our Richmond law firm online.