Lenhart Pettit is pleased to announce that George H. “Skip” Roberts, Jr. joined the firm on November 1, 2016.
Skip began his law practice in Harrisonburg in 1971 and has enjoyed a widely diverse legal and executive career in the ensuing 45 years. In private practice, Skip has represented some of the Valley’s largest businesses, financial institutions and successful families. From 1991-1998, he was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the VMI Foundation, running one of the largest college endowments in Virginia as well as helping to guide VMI through the litigation regarding its all-male admissions policy. Subsequently, he practiced law in Richmond as well as serving as the Managing Director and General Counsel of Ivor & Co., LLC, a New York based family investment firm overseeing the business, legal, charitable, investment and tax affairs of a leading Wall Street investment banker and private equity firm founder.
Skip’s extensive nonprofit experience also includes acting as the Interim President (CEO) of the George C. Marshall Foundation from November 2013 to May 2014. He has been the President of the Stonewall Jackson Foundation and currently is a member and Chairman of the board of VMI Investment Holdings, LLC, the investment manager for the Virginia Military Institute’s endowments overseeing approximately $400,000,000 in assets.
His service to the Bar has also been extensive. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Virginia Bar Association and a board member and President of the Virginia Law Foundation.
At Lenhart Pettit, Skip will continue his law practice focusing on high net worth individuals, estate planning, nonprofit entities, and corporate and business matters. David Pettit said, “Skip Roberts has had a remarkable career with an unusually broad range of legal, business and investment experience. He will certainly add a great deal to the breadth of our business, tax and estate planning group. We are delighted to have him join us.”