John W. Bates III Counsel

John practices business law generally, concentrating in real estate, finance and municipal law. He heads a team of lawyers from several practice areas that provides targeted services to businesses which are expanding or relocating into the mid-Atlantic region.

He has represented local governments and businesses in a wide range of public-private partnership ventures. His considerable real estate experience includes development, financing and leasing of shopping centers, office buildings and hotels as well as large-tract mixed use development. From 1989 to 1996, he was the managing partner of McGuireWoods.

John taught "Development Issues: Zoning, Subdivision Impact Fees, and Other Governmental Charges and Assessments and Environmental Requirements and Constraints" through the International Council of Shopping Centers. While earning his law degree, John was a member of Phi Alpha Delta.

  • University of Virginia School of Law, LLB, 1966
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BS, 1963

Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Member, Richmond Real Estate Group

Member, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges

Member, Virginia Tech Foundation

  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 1996-2007

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA, 2008-2011

Named to "Virginia Super Lawyers," Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2007-2011

Selected for inclusion in Who's Who in American Law, Marquis Who's Who, 1996

Fellow, Virginia Bar Foundation, 1997

Recipient, Hill-Tucker Service Award, Richmond Bar Association

Recipient, Ruffner Medal, Virginia Tech Board of Visitors

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