Business Law Section

The Business Law Section serves as a focal point for members interested in meeting other business lawyers, exchanging practice information on handling business transactions, and enhancing professionalism in the practice of business law.  Annual section dues are $25. Click here to join.


Business Law Section Annual Meeting – May 8, 2014

The Business Law Section of the Richmond Bar Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Pasture, 416 E. Grace Street, Richmond.  Lee Downey, Director of Economic & Community Development for the City of Richmond will speak on Baseball in the Bottom and Boulevard Development.  The meeting will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m., followed by a seated dinner and presentation at 6:30 p.m.  Cost to attend is $50 (Section members only).  Reservations must be received by Monday, May 5th.  There will be no refunds after this date.


At the meeting the Section will elect the Officers and Executive Committee to preside over the 2014-2015 term of the Business Law Section.  The Nominating Committee has nominated the following individuals:

Lisa J. Hedrick – Chairman
David R. Ruby – Chairman-Elect
John C. Selbach – Secretary

Executive Committee:
John W. Anderson
Catherine C. Ayres
Gregory R. Bishop
Beverley L. Crump
Sean P. Ducharme
Thomas C. Ebel
Megan M. Gilliland
Elizabeth L. Linkenauger
Jerrell E. Williams

The section thanks Capital One, Financial Press and Harris, Hardy & Johnstone, P.C. for their sponsorship of the event.


Business Law Practice Tips

Following are links to a series of practice tips for members of the RBA Business Law Section. If you have any suggestions for future topics or matters, please share them with Greg Bishop, the Chairman of the Section.

Oct-2013 Is that Interest Coupled or Naked?”
Sept- 2013 Perfecting a Security Interest in an LLC Membership Interest in Virginia
May-2013 The Power Paradox: Minority Shareholder Dissolution
Apr-2013 Trademark License Rejection in Bankruptcy
Mar-2013 Unintended Consequences of Consequential Damages Waivers
Oct-2012 Directors' and Managers' Ability to Limit or Exclude Liability
Sep-2012 Fairfax County Judge Orders Judicial Dissolution in the Face of Minority Shareholder Oppression
Aug-2012 Buyer Beware: Reliance Disclaimers During Due Diligence
Jul-2012 Individual Shareholder Derivative Suits and Judicial Dissolution
Apr-2012 Loss Causation and Class Certification After Halliburton
Mar-2012 Shareholder Inspection Rights and “Proper Purpose” in a Social Entrepreneurship Context
Jan-2012 Drafting: A Solution for theConsistently Inconsistent Use of Shall