Lisa Anne Hawkins focuses her practice on commercial real estate and financing transactions, including sale and acquisition of real estate; development and construction of mixed-use planned communities, commercial and residential subdivisions; condominium formation and conversion; development of industrial parks; construction and permanent financing of real estate projects; ground, office and retail leasing; zoning, subdivision and other land use matters. Her commercial finance experience has involved representation of both lenders and borrowers, including documentation of complex secured transactions involving collateral of various types in multiple states and foreign countries as well as tax-exempt bond financing transactions. She has expertise in the formation and management of community associations and condominium projects. Her practice emphasizes the use of tax-advantageous strategies where appropriate, including tax-deferred exchanges.
Lisa has a special interest and expertise in conservation easements, a subject on which she has written and presented to various audiences and has served as legal counsel to a land trust and public-private task force regarding the tax implications of myriad land conservation tools for battlefield preservation.
University of Virginia School of Law
Order of the Coif
Virginia Law Review, Executive Editor
Bethany, West Virginia
B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1986