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David L. Lingerfelt

Phone: 804-377-1277
Fax: 804-377-1297

David L. Lingerfelt has been fortunate to have practiced in both small and large firm settings, and as outside and inside counsel to Fortune 500 and other national companies.  He has also served in profit center and staff management roles in tandem with his role as inside counsel.  His wide-ranging experience in litigation, business, real estate and tax provides a broad lens through which to view a client’s business and legal issues and provide comprehensive solutions. He is a firm believer that the attorney should serve as a facilitator rather than an obstacle to a client’s business objectives.

Past representation has included assisting clients in the sale and purchase of professional businesses, manufacturing and industrial companies (Consumat Systems, Inc., CSX Corporation, Electric Motor Repair), national retail tenants and landlords (Circuit City, LaSalle Partners), institutional lenders (Sun Life, Signet Bank), office/warehouse and assisted living REIT’s (Liberty Property Trust), private lenders and borrowers, bank trust departments, the FDIC (RTC), as well as contractors and developers.

David has had an interest in tax since law school, and began advising clients on 1031 exchanges in the mid-1980s before the decision in Starker v. United States.  To better advise his exchange clients, and to become a more effective business lawyer, he obtained his LLM in Taxation.


  • Virginia, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1981


  • Virginia State Bar, 1980 – Present
  • Richmond Bar Association, 1980 – Present


  • New York University School of Law
    • L.L.M. – 2010
  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law
    • J.D. – 1980
    • Honors: McNeil Honor Society
    • Law Review: University of Richmond Law Review, Member, 1978 – 1980
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    • M.B.A. – 1976
  • University of Virginia
    • B.A. – 1974


Deferred and Construction Exchanges, Richmond Association of Realtors CE, 2005 – 2008

Advanced Issues in Exchanging, Lorman Education Seminars CE, 2005

Pitfalls and Advanced Exchanges, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants CE, 2005

The Basics, Pitfalls and Reverse Exchanges, Richmond Bar Association CLE, 2004


Comment: Mechanic’s Liens – Allocation Among Multi-Unit Projects Under Virginia Law, 13 U. Rich. L. Rev. 637, 1979


  • Northern Virginia Sheltie Rescue
  • Virginia Glee Club Alumni Friends – Chairman and board member
  • James River Singers


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