Ronald Gates

Ronald Gates is our exclusively recommended Business Formation Services expert in Virginia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ronald directly using the contact details listed above.

Ronald has practiced in all phases of business and corporate law involving public and private companies. He assists clients regularly in business formation, choice of entity, asset protection, business expansion, exit and succession planning, purchase and sale of businesses, employment, leases, shareholder and non-compete agreements, and contract negotiation and drafting. He has served as general counsel to public and private companies and financial institutions and as lead counsel in numerous mergers and acquisitions, private securities offerings and franchise registrations. He has been listed in Virginia’s “Legal Elite”, “Virginia Super Lawyer” and in the registry of business and professional leaders in the area of business law in “Who’s Who Worldwide.”

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Wolcott Rivers Gates is focused on providing exceptional, quality legal representation to individuals, families and businesses. We are committed to offering effective legal services to our clients in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner.

Through experience, integrity and knowledge, our attorneys strive to continually meet or exceed the expectations of our clients.

Thomas Hunt

Thomas Hunt is our exclusively recommended Mediation expert in Virginia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Thomas directly using the contact details listed above.

Virginia, a south-eastern U.S. state, stretches from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, with a long Atlantic coastline. It’s one of the 13 original colonies, with historic landmarks including Monticello, founding father Thomas Jefferson’s iconic Charlottesville plantation. The Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Williamsburg are living-history museums reenacting Colonial and Revolutionary-era life.

With a focus on complex commercial litigation, Thomas works with clients to find the most efficient and effective solutions to clients’ disputes so they can get back to the business of their business. Thomas advises clients in the full spectrum of dispute resolution options, from litigation to arbitration and mediation.

While in law school, Thomas served as the Executive Editor of the George Mason Law Review, in addition to serving on the Moot Court Board and the Jessup Moot Court Team. Thomas also was selected to participate in the Mason Law Supreme Court Clinic, where he drafted amicus curiae briefs for the United States Supreme Court, and assisted in the preparation of oral arguments representing the state of North Dakota in Birchfield v. North Dakota. Before joining Hogan Lovells, Thomas served in the chambers of the Honourable Judge Susan G. Braden of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Prior to law school, Thomas Hunt served 13 years in the United States Air Force as a combat fighter pilot in the F-15C, operating out of Japan, the United Kingdom, and locations in Southwest Asia. Thomas is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and also has a M.S. in political science.

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Hogan Lovells in Northern Virginia has 35 years of proven success in solving complex and demanding legal problems for our clients. Our industry focused teams understand the business and regulatory complexities in the aerospace and defence, automotive, health care, hospitality, telecom, satellite, and technology sectors. Diverse practice areas include antitrust, corporate, labour and employment, litigation, and government contracts.

Our corporate group is recognised worldwide for mergers and acquisitions for emerging, middle-market, and Fortune 500 companies as well as private equity and venture capital transactions.

Our litigation team works on some of the most complex and highest profile matters in the nation and is well-known for success in Virginia-based litigation. Our intellectual property lawyers handle patent, license, trademark, social media, and infringement issues for some of the world’s most prestigious companies.

Todd Stokes

Todd Stokes is our exclusively recommended Accounting Services expert in Virginia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Todd directly using the contact details listed above.

As the managing partner leading Baker Tilly’s people strategy, along with a team of people solutions professionals, I drive leading-edge practices in recruiting, learning and talent management and workplace culture. I am focused on creating a workforce like no other and developing people strategies that anticipate and adapt to the future of work.

I most recently served as managing partner of our D.C. Metro area office and am continuing to contribute as a member of the firm’s management committee; I am deeply committed to making a difference for our people, our clients, and our community. Dedicated professionals and lifelong clients are the core of Baker Tilly, and it’s through these relationships that we serve as Valued Business Advisors.

I am a licensed Certified Public Accountant, specialising in the construction and real estate industries where I work primarily with owners and financial officers, providing business consulting and accounting services to help them achieve their goals.

Baker Tilly was named as a Best Place to Work by the Washington Business Journal for the last 7 consecutive years and many from our talented team have been publicly recognised for their commitment to the industry and community.

A graduate of Virginia Tech and native of Maryland, I am involved in many D.C. metropolitan associations, including serving as the past treasurer of the D.C. Building Industry Association and past treasurer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area, previously served on the board of directors for the Greater Washington Board of Trade and currently still an active member, a member of The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., as well as a member of the executive council of the D.C. Students Construction Trades Foundation, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, and Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.