George focuses his practice on construction law, public contracts, architectural and construction issues, and community associations with construction issues.

Get To Know George

George focuses his practice on construction law, architectural construction issues, public contracts and community associations with construction issues. George's 21 years of experience as a licensed architect include a full range of architectural services including project design, drawing / specification / contract preparation, coordination and knowledge of consulting engineers, construction estimating, shop drawing review, and construction administration on commercial, institutional, and residential project types.

On construction related issues, George also provides his clients with unique knowledge with his extensive experience as a building forensic architect, which includes the analysis of a broad range of building forensic issues, including building/material defects, building systems/component failure, building envelope issues including moisture/air infiltration/recladding, building code violations, roofing failures, settlement damage, and accessibility (ADA) issues and violations.

George's clients gain the benefit of his unique skill set with a keen understanding and appreciation for their construction issues paired with the ability to field assess known and as yet unknown concerns firsthand under a hard hat.

With a background in and love of architecture, George and his wife and family members are on the constant march to visit historic as well as not so historic buildings and sites in Europe and stateside.

In the brief moments between travel, he's following soccer, baseball, ice hockey, live music and theater, and of course Formula 1 car racing along with his trusty golden retriever, Teddie.

Experience

  • Legal team technical advisor for defense of Department of Defense contractor and building owner in Virginia Beach, Virginia with identification and forensic analysis of numerous complex construction issues in a new 500,000 SF Manufacturing Facility resulting with a favorable settlement result.
  • Legal team technical advisor on various religious facilities and condominium association matters to remediate extensive existing as-built, renovation related, and new construction issues.
  • Legal team technical advisor for retail and commercial clients with assessment and defense of Americans with Disabilities (ADA) accessibility claims.
  • Legal team technical advisor for defense of steel erector subcontractor in accidental partial collapse of steel structure during construction of 3.8 million SF product fulfillment center in Suffolk, Virginia.
  • Legal team technical advisor on a variety of both new and existing structures with defective material and complex building envelope issues.

Credentials

Education

Regent University School of Law, J.D.

Georgia Institute of Technology, M.A.

North Carolina State University, BEDA

Admissions

Virginia

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Architects
  • American Institute of Architects, Hampton Roads Chapter, Past Board Member
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • U.S. Green Building Council, Virginia
  • Hampton Roads Green Building Council, Past Board Member and President
  • City of Chesapeake VA Historic Preservation Commission, Past Commissioner and Chairman
  • City of Chesapeake VA. Architectural Review Board, Past Commissioner

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