Sue’s practice concentrates on commercial and venture capital financing transactions, business formation, governance, and conversion, contract negotiation and drafting, mergers and acquisitions, and trademark filings and enforcement. She has developed expertise in working with early-stage businesses in the technology sector.
Sue also specializes in providing estate planning services, including advising and preparing necessary agreements facilitating smooth business succession planning, drafting wills and trust agreements structured to reduce unnecessary costs and delay in the distribution of assets. Sue assists clients with the administration of estates and trust funds and has litigation experience in the areas of trust modification/termination, business tort actions, real property and mineral interests, and trust administration fiduciary obligations.
A native of Chesapeake, Virginia, Sue graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Virginia Tech with a double major in Philosophy and Psychology. While at Virginia Tech, Sue served as the Vice-Chair of the Commission on Student Affairs, President of the Panhellenic Council, and received the A. Alan Baird Award for her outstanding leadership in the residential life community.
Sue received her law degree from William & Mary Law School, where she was a member of the Journal for Women and the Law, a teaching assistant for a first-year doctrinal course, and the recipient of the T.C. Clarke Law Fellowship, a scholarship award based on collegiate and professional achievements made prior to entering law school. In addition, Sue participated in the Federal Tax Clinic, Elder Law Clinic, Domestic Violence Clinic, and Family Law Clinic, representing clients who lacked means to obtain representation elsewhere.
Sue’s hobbies include hiking and boating with her husband and two dogs, celebrating holidays, and traveling with family.
American Bar Association
Presbyterian Community Center
Roanoke Bar Association
Roanoke Valley Estate Planning Council
Virginia Bar Association
Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Roanoke Valley Chapter
Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Roanoke Valley Chapter
President (2019-2020); Vice President (2018-2019); Secretary (2017-2018)
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