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McClanahan Powers ® is a Virginia-based Law Firm specializing in civil litigation, general business counsel, IP, data privacy & estate planning.
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Practice Areas

Business Services

Our attorneys apply their legal skills and expertise to assist business clients in determining strategies to aid...

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Business Services

Contracts

Our attorneys use their knowledge and expertise to craft tailored contracts to their client's specific needs. When drafting...

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Contracts

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) predominantly refers to certain intangible assets, such as copyrights, trademarks...

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Intellectual Property

Info & Data Privacy Protection

It's important to know how and when you use your client's information and online...

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Info & Data Privacy Protection

Lawsuits & Disputes

Have you been served a Complaint? Want to know if you have a case? Our litigation attorneys can discuss your options on...

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Lawsuits & Disputes

Local Counsel

The firm assists all types of businesses and individuals nationwide as local counsel in litigation through multiple court systems...

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Local Counsel

Trusts & Estate Planning

Our attorneys understand the financial considerations of estate planning...

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Trusts & Estate Planning

Firm Highlights

Robert Powers

Mr. Powers was selected to the 2019 Virginia and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Star List.

Robert Powers

Mr. Powers will be talking at the Business Law: A to Z NBI seminar on October 23, 2019 about Mini MBA's for Attorneys and Accountants in Fairfax, Virginia.

Dirk McClanahan

Mr. McClanahan was selected to the 2019 Virginia and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Star List.

Zach Miller

Mr. Miller was selected to the 2019 Virginia and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Star List.

Zach Miller

McClanahan Powers is pleased to announce Mr. Miller successfully defended his clients, obtaining a defense verdict, in a complex case involving claims of conversion and gross negligence in a two-day jury trial at the end of June.

Andrea Harris

Mrs. Harris will be presenting about Intellectual Property and Advertising and Walking the Ethical Line for an NBI Seminar on Brewery and Distillery Law in Virginia on September 23, 2019.

We built our reputation by taking care of yours

The attorneys at McClanahan Powers, PLLC are experienced and knowledgeable business attorneys, who can identify potential issues and deal with any matters that may arise as you start, maintain and grow your business.

We assist all types of businesses (limited liability companies (LLC), corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorship, nonprofit organizations, and other business entities) through the startup process of planning, registering, building, and protecting their business interests. As your business grows, we ensure compliance issues are avoided and your business is protected. With emerging regulations for Information and Data protections for consumers, our attorneys stay up to date with recent changes to support your business.

Our knowledge of Intellectual Property (copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets) helps us register and protect your ideas. Whether you are in the early stages of developing your idea or have encountered unauthorized copying or infringement of your protected work, our attorneys can assist with the registration or litigation process.

Our attorneys’ strong legal knowledge combined with a custom-tailored approach to each case protects your interests. As your attorneys, we will thoroughly investigate your case from every angle to provide sound advice and, if needed, aggressive litigation. Contact us today to discuss your case.

What is a Registered Agent?
The Virginia State Corporation Commission (“SCC”) requires all foreign and certain domestic business entities, such as limited liability companies (“LLCs”), corporations, and partnerships, to designate a “registered agent” during formation.
What Is Privacy Law?
The intricate web of privacy laws in the U.S. can be difficult to understand, and not every company or entity complies with privacy laws, putting consumers at risk. In recent months, there has been a resurgence when it comes to data privacy laws ...
Contesting a Will in Virginia
If you have recently lost a loved one and are surprised or confused by the terms of his or her will, there’s a good chance that you’ve considered whether you can take legal action.
Why Virginia Businesses Need a Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions
Savvy consumers are scrutinizing businesses’ privacy policies before entrusting Virginia businesses with personal data, and businesses may be liable for the theft or misuse of client information.