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"Really understanding the client's objectives is essential to providing effective and efficient guidance."

Brandon advises closely-held businesses and individuals in connection with acquiring and selling businesses, raising capital and general outside counsel services.  He provides practical, efficient and solution driven legal advice on both day-to day and strategic matters encountered by his clients. 

Brandon's clients range from closely-held and middle market companies to regional and multinational businesses. He has represented:

  • Various buyers and sellers in the structuring, contract negotiating and financing of merger and acquisition transactions, including cross-border transactions.
  • Numerous issuers in the creation of investment funds and with the private offering of securities, including real estate syndication transactions.
  • Venture capital funds and targets with respect to preferred investments.
  • Clients in various industries, including finance, technology, healthcare, construction and manufacturing as outside general counsel.
  • Employers on employment matters, including drafting employment and non-competition agreements for key employees, structuring deferred compensation programs, providing employment termination counseling and drafting employment separation agreements.
  • Landowners in the negotiation, preparation and recording of conservation easements, restricted deeds and other transactions to conserve real property and to generate federal, state and local tax deductions, credits and benefits.


Best Lawyers in America® for Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, and Corporate Law 2024

Selected for "Legal Elite" (Corporate Counsel/Business Law) Virginia Business, 2019 - 2023

Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Business/Corporate, 2014

Managing Editor for Emory University's Bankruptcy Developments Journal



Brandon has recently:

  • Represented related manufacturers in the sale of business units located in Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and China.
  • Represented the owners of opiate treatment centers in the sale to a national addiction treatment provider.
  • Represented medical services providers in the acquisition and disposition of primary care, ophthalmology, and dental
  • Represented construction companies in strategic acquisitions.
  • Represented several hospital systems in the structuring of medical office real estate joint ventures.
  • Represented a developer in the raising of private capital to fund the construction of a mixed use development.
  • Represented a sponsor in the raising of private capital to fund the acquisition and operation of a multi-family apartment complex.
  • Represented a services company in the creation of a phantom stock plan to incentivize employee retention while preserving the founder’s equity ownership.


Speaking Engagements

  • Spalding Co-presents the 2017 Limited Liability Companies in Virginia CLE seminar for Virginia CLE®




Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Virginia State Bar

Virginia Bar Association

Richmond Bar Association, Former Finance Committee Member

Beyond the Law

Beyond the Law

Brandon enjoys spending time outdoors, preferably in or near the water, with his wife and two children.

  • Law clerk for the Norfolk, Virginia Circuit Court

Emory University School of Law, J.D.

University of Virginia, B.A.

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia
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