The Law Department
For your Business

Our Attorneys are laser-focused on providing efficient and effective solutions for all business legal needs.  

Result Driven

Our Approach

The attorneys at Waldrop & Colvin listen carefully, think critically, and communicate effectively to provide business legal solutions. To us, listening carefully means more than understanding our client’s business needs and the specific questions they need answered. We listen carefully to proactively offer advice to protect their business. Likewise, thinking critically means more than offering a generally accepted legal solution. We analyze the legal issues looking for practical and creative solutions with your business need and abilities in mind. Lastly, we believe there is substantial value in ongoing and open communication between business leads and business minded attorneys. We are directly accessible and don’t speak in legalese. We meet in person, call, video-chat, text or email depending on the situation and our clients support needs. 

The bottom line is, we work with our clients every step of the way to make sure that they understand the choices they are making and feel empowered to make them. 

Learn All About Our Attorneys

Meet The Partners

Our attorneys have a proven history of success in advising management through challenges and opportunities by delivering world class legal advice. John Allen has represented companies from start-up stages to earning billions in revenue and he focuses on providing support in business transactions of all kinds. Derek has litigated thousands of cases and focuses on litigation and supporting franchisors and franchisees. John Allen and Derek formed the law firm to provide reliable support to businesses. They are committed to working hard to put their experience to work for you. 

John Allen Waldrop, III

Partner

John Allen Waldrop, III

Partner

Derek A. Colvin

Partner

Derek A. Colvin

Partner

three steps to success

We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

We are the law department for your business. 

01

learn about your Business & legal issues

We listen carefully to learn about your business systems, processes, and objectives, along with your specific legal needs, so we can provide solutions tailored to your business. 

02

Find the Best Path Forward

We provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions and we work together to develop a plan. 

03

Deliver Results

We execute on the plan we develop together and deliver the legal solutions your business needs.  

What People Say About Us

Client Testimonials

Who we Serve

We serve entrepreneurs at every stage of the journey.  Legal services support businesses from formation, through operations, and beyond acquisition. The scope of our legal assistance is up to you. We handle projects on a fixed fee basis or at an hourly rate.  We also offer ongoing support through a flat monthly rate. We are Virginia licensed attorneys with offices located in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Smithfield, Virginia, but our reach is global. As Virginia attorneys we help businesses buy and sell across the globe on a daily basis. We are available for worldwide consultation from Virginia through video conference. We are accessible to meet with clients in-person throughout the greater Hampton Roads area. In most cases, we can provide business and franchise legal services to clients regardless of where they are located. Our litigation practice is limited to Virginia, except in limited cases by permission of the court. You can decide if we are a good fit for your business legal needs during a free consultation. We’d love to be the law department for your business!

Why Choose Our Law Firm?

World Class Legal

We empower clients to make informed decisions by providing premier legal talent.

Accessible

We are accessible by text, call, e-mail, video-conference, or in person in Hampton Roads, Virginia. We make ourselves available for next-day appointments.

Responsive

We respond to our clients within hours, not days. We value open and honest communication. You can count on us to pickup when you call.

Reasonable Fee

We work with clients on an hourly rate, fixed fee, or monthly subscription rate. Our competitive price and specialized knowledge are tough to beat.

We focus on results and work hard to deliver solutions. Schedule a free consultation today! 

 

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