Legal Information

Legal information is provided by attorney Geary Rogers of the law firm Compton & Duling.

Geary has developed an extensive practice in the area of commercial real estate transactions and development. Martindale Hubbell awarded him their highest attorney rating: AV Preeminent. Geary has represented clients in the acquisition and sale of commercial and residential properties across the state of Virginia from the Tidewater area to the Upper Shenandoah region of northwest Virginia.

Geary has experience in the negotiation and preparation of contracts for the acquisition and sale of commercial real estate properties and land parcels to be developed as residential subdivisions. Geary handles commercial real estate closings and the negotiation of commercial loan documents, complex loan workouts, feasibility and due diligence reviews, prepares retail and office leases, and drafts joint venture agreements for commercial projects.

He has represented developers and individuals for over 25 years in connection with commercial site plan approvals, subdivision plan approvals, and other land use approvals and zoning interpretations before local governments throughout Northern Virginia. In addition, Geary works in the areas of drafting homeowners association documents, and commercial and residential condominium documents in all jurisdictions of the Commonwealth.

At the University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development at Eagle Village.


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Appointments will be scheduled in one-hour blocks. Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come-first serve basis. To schedule an appointment, contact the UMWSBDC office at 540-654-1383 or send an email to