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Hirschler is pleased to announce the promotion of Richmond-based attorneys Brandt Stitzer, Kelly Bundy, Brian Daly and Erin Deal Johnson to partner effective January 1.

“Brandt, Brian, Erin and Kelly have distinguished themselves within their practices and communities, and we are proud to formalize their well-deserved roles as leaders within our firm,” said Courtney Paulk, president of Hirschler. “As we embark on another year of unique challenges and opportunities, we are grateful for their talent, service and dedication to results.”

Brandt Stitzer

Stitzer’s practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including leasing, acquisition, development and finance. He also assists clients with conservation easements and other transactions to conserve real property and generate federal state and local tax deductions, credits and benefits for landowners.

Stitzer is active with the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate and the Urban Land Institute. He also serves on the board of directors for the Capital Region Land Conservancy (CRLC).

Stitzer earned his undergraduate degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and his law degree from the Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Kelly Bundy

Bundy’s practice focuses on construction law with an emphasis on dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, jury and bench trials in state and federal court. She routinely represents owners, contractors, and subcontractors in the negotiation and drafting of construction contracts; administrative compliance and investigations, including licensure and occupational safety and health; and disputes related to payment and mechanic’s liens, delay, and defective construction.

Bundy is a recognized leader in her field. In August 2021, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam appointed her to the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board to serve an initial four-year term. She previously served a three-year term as an American Bar Association Construction Law Forum Diversity Fellow. She is active with several business and civic organizations, including the Association of General Contractors (AGC) where she serves on the Young Leaders Division and Training Advisory Counsel, and the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, where she serves on the Membership Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee, among others. Bundy will co-chair the ABA Construction Law Forum’s regional programs in 2022.

At Hirschler, Bundy is an active member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, vice chair of the Women’s Initiatives Network, and co-editor of the Construction Law Blog. She previously served as co-chair of the Associates Committee.

Bundy earned her undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University and her law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law.

Brian Daly

Daly’s practice focuses on representing clients in the investment management sector across the spectrum of legal and business issues they face. He counsels investment managers throughout the process of starting private equity, real estate and hedge funds, from legal documentation to marketing practices and tax issues. With an eye on fundraising and investment goals, Daly provides guidance on issues related to fund structure and regulatory considerations, including registration under the Investment Advisers Act. He also represents institutional investors, including public pensions, university endowments and foundations, related to the evaluation and negotiation of investments in private equity, private debt, hedge funds and other alternative assets. Daly also counsels institutional investors related to secondary transactions, which often entail the sales of large portfolios of private equity and venture capital fund interests.

Outside of his practice, Daly serves on the Executive Committee of the Richmond Bar Association Business Law Section. He is also on the board of management for the Richmond Downtown YMCA.

Daly earned his undergraduate degree from the College of New Jersey and his law degree from William & Mary School of Law.

Erin Deal Johnson

Johnson’s broad-based corporate practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and general corporate and commercial law matters. In M&A transactions, she works with privately held middle-market companies and their owners, ranging from individual founders to private equity firms. She regularly represents businesses across industries, in both buy-side and sell-side transactions. Her general corporate practice involves advising companies on day-to-day legal issues including key commercial contracts and other general business matters.

Johnson earned her undergraduate degree from Pace University and her law degree from William & Mary School of Law.

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