We routinely represent clients in a broad range of real estate matters and offer a full service real estate practice. Our business and banking experience helps us ensure that we provide effective, efficient and responsive counsel for real estate matters ranging from the purchase and sale of residential real estate to complex real estate loan workouts involving multiple business entities and complicated title issues. From a purchase to the sale of property, our attorneys help clients manage every title, financing or negotiation scenario. Some areas of our real estate practice include:
Our real estate expertise goes beyond our offices and extends to the courtroom and local government board room as well. Our attorneys have experience obtaining all manner of zoning approvals and determinations including subdivisions, special use permits, variances, rezonings, zoning text amendments, comprehensive plan amendments, architectural review approvals and more, from Planning Commissions, Boards of Supervisors and City Councils throughout the Commonwealth. We also have experience in litigating to resolve title disputes and in representing both governmental agencies and private property owners in eminent domain proceedings to determine just compensation. The attorneys at Royer, Caramanis & McDonough, PLC are prepared to assist you with all of your real estate, land use and development needs.
Royer, Caramanis & McDonough, PLC provides full service legal representation for its business clients. Our attorneys assist clients ranging from individual entrepreneurs to international companies with major transitional events for their companies as well as their day-to-day legal transactions needs in between. Our efforts to be efficient, effective and responsive are particularly appreciated by our business clients who frequently are in a position where “time is money.”
Whether you’re in the formation stage and need a strong legal foundation on which to build your business, your business is growing or changing with an ownership or asset transaction, or you need contractor or employee agreements and advice, Royer, Caramanis & McDonough, PLC provides legal representation that balances risk mitigation with the realities of the modern marketplace. Services to our business clients include:
Royer, Caramanis & McDonough, PLC, represents banks and borrowers in all aspects of financing transactions including the following:
Our firm’s substantial real estate and business practices, and the fact that our banking lawyers possess expertise in all traditional transactional areas, combine to make for effective, efficient and responsive counsel when it comes to all of the moving parts associated with banking matters. Additionally, our attorneys regularly serve as trustees for foreclosures across the Commonwealth of Virginia. The attorneys at Royer, Caramanis & McDonough, PLC, are prepared to assist with all of your banking needs.
Royer, Caramanis & McDonough, PLC’s estate planning and administration practice focuses on the diverse needs of our clients, from guardianship provisions for small children to federal estate tax mitigation to charitable giving. Each client’s estate is different and dynamic, and fully addressing each client’s particular needs and contingencies is our priority. Our estate services include:
Royer, Caramanis & McDonough, PLC represents clients in a variety of civil litigation matters in all levels of state and Federal courts within the Commonwealth of Virginia. The majority of cases handled by our attorneys involve subject matter within the firm’s other areas of practice, including:
It should be noted, however, that despite our firm’s experience and expertise litigating matters, it is our primary goal that our clients avoid a situation where litigation is necessary. For that reason, we encourage our individual and business clients to consult with us at the outset of a project or immediately as questions arise, rather than after a problem has become unavoidable. Part of our goal in providing efficient, effective and responsive representation is to be sure that your legal fees are well spent, and our experience dictates that smaller fees paid at the outset of a project tend to eliminate the larger fees of litigating disputes later on.
Our attorneys handle cases in General District Courts, Circuit Courts and the Supreme Court of Virginia, as well as in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Always keeping in mind the best interests of our clients, we may also occasionally advise clients regarding their rights to handle small matters themselves in small claims court, if that is the most financially feasible option. Many cases can be filed in different courts, and the selection of which court provides you the best opportunity for success is a decision our attorneys will help make for you.
Within the context of litigation, we will take all steps necessary to provide our clients the best chance for success. This normally begins with an exploration of the possibility of reaching a negotiated and amicable settlement. The majority of our cases are successfully resolved in this manner, and the majority of our litigation clients are not seeking to start a fight, but rather to obtain swift justice. When a negotiated resolution is not possible, we further explore the advisability of mediation, arbitration or trial. Litigation is complex and often times unpredictable. We strive to provide our clients all the knowledge and counsel necessary for them to make educated choices regarding their disputes and to find the most efficient and effective way to resolve them. When the choice is made to go to trial, we represent our clients’ interests with the utmost passion, expertise and strength, making every attempt to achieve justice on their behalf.
Royer, Caramanis & McDonough, PLC routinely represents clients facing all types of state criminal charges, from the most minor traffic infractions to the most serious felonies. We handle misdemeanors and felonies both at trial and in appellate proceedings, both in the local courts and in surrounding counties. We have extensive experience with both bench and jury trials. Some types of criminal cases we handle include:
• Traffic infractions, including speeding, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, and DUIs
• Misdemeanor and Felony offenses relating to assault, larceny, and “white collar” crimes
• Probation Violations
• Drug and Alcohol-Related Offenses
• Bond Determinations
We also assist clients with the expungement process, if they are eligible.
Our attorneys understand that those who are at the mercy of the criminal justice system face great uncertainty. Accordingly, we take great care in building the relationship that is necessary to navigate those hurdles and to provide effective, efficient and responsive counsel. From negotiating a plea agreement to conducting a jury trial, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to aggressively defend our clients and ensure that they receive the best opportunity for a positive outcome in their case.