Donald D. Long

Donald D. Long
  • Donald D. Long
    Attorney at Law

  • Phone: (434) 817-7977
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  • Melissa Lockwood, Assistant

  • Phone: (434) 220-6115
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Don Long concentrates his practice in business and commercial transactions and commercial real estate. He has experience in the legal issues involved with the organization, operation and sale of businesses as well as with various intellectual property transactions. Don has extensive experience in the registration of trademarks. His commercial real estate experience includes real estate development and commercial lending. Don has represented both borrowers and lenders in complex commercial lending transactions. He has experience and training regarding Small Business Administration lending transactions.

Don came to Lenhart Pettit after joining its predecessor firm Feil, Pettit & Williams in 2001. Prior to joining Feil, Pettit & Williams, PLC he served as General Counsel for Experient Technologies, LLC, a software company and as an attorney with Woods, Rogers & Hazlegrove, PLC. Prior to law school, Don served on the staff of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

Don lives in Crozet with his wife Valerie and his boys Davis and Landon. Don spends his time away from work coaching, playing and watching soccer. He also enjoys camping, biking and running.


  • Represented national and regional banks in a variety of complex, multi-dollar commercial financings and refinancings
  • Represented borrowers in complex securitized loan transactions and in Small Business Administration loans
  • Represented banks and borrowers with respect to municipal bond financing transactions
  • Serves as general counsel to large, multi-juridictional governmental entity
  • Assisted numerous companies, including startup and early stage entities, with business formation, angel and venture capital financing, and preparation of critical internal and external contracts
  • Organized limited liability companies and corporations, and drafted, negotiated and filed the associated organizational documents
  • Advised clients on intellectual property issues, including trademark filings and licensing issues
  • Advised clients on the purchase, sale and financing of businesses, including restaurants, manufacturing facilities, and professional practices
Other Experience
  • University of Virginia School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2014 – Present


  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, Securities/Capital Markets, 2012 - 2019 (Copyright by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)
  • Selected to “Legal Elite,” Business Law, Virginia Business, 2012

News & Events

  • January 2014:  Don was elected Vice-Chair of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Joint Airport Commission.  Don has served on the Airport Commission for 3 years. 
  • January – May 2014:  Don has been appointed an Adjunct Professor by the University of Virginia School of Law to teach a Transactional Law Clinic for law students.  The Clinic matches up law students with early stage companies from the start-up incubator at the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School.  The Clinic students provide legal counsel to the start-up companies in order to develop practical experience in dealing business clients.
Professional Involvement
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association
    • Secretary/Treasurer (2006-2007)
    • Chair, Young Attorneys Committee (1999-2001)
    • Chair, Business Section
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Thomas Jefferson Area United Way, Board Member (2009-Present)
  • Westminster Child Care Center
    • President (2005-2011)
    • Secretary (2004-2005)
    • Board Member (2003-2012)
  • Christmas in April Charlottesville, Board Member (1998-2009)
  • Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association, Board Member (1999-2005)
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Joint Airport Commission, Vice Chair (2014)