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John C. Moore

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Practice Areas:

  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Estate Planning and Administration


John Moore focuses his practice on business and commercial law, commercial real estate, creditor's rights and estate planning. He has a long history of transactional work for corporate clients, trusts and individuals, and is skilled at work­ing on complex  transactions.

John has been involved in the purchase, sale and financing of hotels, shopping centers, office buildings and retail businesses, and has represented landlords in commercial tenant disputes  and collections. He has also represented numerous creditors in both small and large bankruptcy matters and has represented national clients in the recovery of equipment. His estate plan­ning practice includes living trusts and elder law issues such as special  needs trusts.

John  has worked  with  a number  of  international  companies on transactions in the U.S. and abroad. He served as chair on Washington & Lee's Annual Fund for several years.

Professional  Highlights

• Former instructor, Commercial and Business Law, Virginia Commonwealth University
• Former chairman, Washington & Lee Annual Fund
• Former registered lobbyist, Virginia
• Former member, board of trustees, First National Bank, Louisville (acquired by National City Bank)
• Approved attorney, German Embassy, Washington, D.C.


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1973
  • Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
    • B.A. - 1966
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: German and European History
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    • M.A. - 1967
    • Major: German
  • University of Tübingen (1967-1968)
    • Major: German

Bar Admission

  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1979
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979


  • Peer-Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell

Classes & Seminars

  • Commercial and Business Law, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1976 to 1978

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Washington & Lee Annual Fund, Former Chairman

Past Positions

  • Mays & Valentine (Now Troutman Sanders), Associate, 1973 to 1976
  • Virginia, Former registered lobbyist
  • First National Bank, Former member, board of trustees
  • German Embassy, Approved attorney


  • German

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Kappa

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association, Member, Sections on: Business; Bankruptcy; Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Henrico County Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys