CowanGates | Attorney | Brandon Cowan

Brandon Cowan


Brandon Cowan is a Principal with CowanGates and is a member of the estate planning and business and corporate law teams. Brandon’s law practice focuses on tax and estate planning; probate; estate and trust administration; executor and trustee services; guardian and conservator matters for the incapacitated; estate, trust and fiduciary litigation; and wide-ranging business law services, including business succession planning, asset, stock and membership purchase/sale transactions, business loan contract review, negotiating and closings—representing borrowers and lenders, and corporate litigation. In addition, Brandon represents sellers, purchasers, and developers in residential and commercial real estate transactions. He also represents both plaintiffs and defendants involved in civil litigation.

After earning his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in 1994, Brandon began a direct sales career with the Tom James Company. Three years later, Brandon created and developed a new territory in the Philadelphia region. For 11 years, Brandon was charged with growing Tom James of Philadelphia, where he led marketing, direct sales, management, and leadership initiatives. At Tom James, Brandon gained vast experience working with business executives and owners, financial advisors, attorneys and many other professionals in diverse industries. Brandon earned numerous sales and leadership awards, including the prestigious President’s Club.

While maintaining his 14-year career with the Tom James Company, Brandon also attended law school at night and obtained his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware

CowanGates | Attorney | Brandon Cowan

Brandon Cowan


“I wanted to thank you for everything that you have done for us during our court case. It’s been a pleasure to work with someone who exerts professionalism as well as personal care and concern for their client. That will make you a great attorney and person. I will keep your number just in case, but hopefully I will never need it. Good luck in the future and I hope there will only be good things to come for all of us.”

Ed, Michelle, Jimmie, Elizabeth and Tim, CowanGates Clients

“I would just like to say thanks for a GREAT JOB in my defense. The first time I met you, when you came to New Jersey for the deposition, I was very impressed. Then after the deposition was over I had a very secure feeling that my insurance company had chosen the best firm in Virginia to defend us in this case. That feeling was reinforced 10 fold when I went to Virginia for the hearing and I met the full CowanGates team. I can only imagine the amount of man hours that went into the preparation for our defense. I was also very impressed with the amount of respect that the Court had for your team.  I think that respect weighed a lot in our favor. Thanks again for a great job.”

Neil, CowanGates Client

“Thank you, again, for taking care of us. We will be bringing you more business. You can tell we LOVE CowanGates.”

Carole F., Real Estate Client

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Brandon; he exerts professionalism as well as personal care and concern for his clients.”

CowanGates Client
CowanGates | Attorney | Brandon Cowan

Brandon Cowan

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Fiduciary Services
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Corporate Lending
  • Real Estate
  • Estate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Virginia, 2009

Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
B.S., English

  • Salisbury Country Club, Member
  • National MS Society – Virginia/West Virginia Chapter, Board of Directors
  • Richmond Hokie Club, Board of Directors