Peterson Goodman & Hawkins PLC

Peterson Goodman & Hawkins PLC

Thank you for visiting our web site. Peterson Goodman & Hawkins PLC is a well-established law firm located in Vienna, Virginia, near Tysons Corner.

Firm Overview

Peterson Goodman & Hawkins PLC and its predecessor firms have been serving clients throughout the DC Metropolitan area at its Tysons Corner, Virginia, location for over 30 years. We offer a wide range of legal services in a congenial atmosphere and address the individual needs of our clients with personal attention from the initial consultation to the resolution of their issue.

Our firm's practice covers a wide range of areas, including real estate law, estate planning and administration, business law, and litigation.

Our team
The strength of our law firm rests in the diverse talents, experience and expertise of our attorneys:
-Gary G. Peterson: Mr. Peterson serves as managing partner of the firm and he oversees the residential real estate practice. He is admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia.
-Bernard E. Goodman: Mr. Goodman is a partner in the firm and he oversees the litigation practice. He also practices business, construction, commercial real estate and business disputes and resolution. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Ohio.
-George A. Hawkins: Mr. Hawkins is a partner in the firm and he focuses his practice on litigation, business representation, and real estate law. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
Main Office
Main Office
8214-C Old Courthouse Road, Tysons Square Office Park
Vienna  VA  22182
Phone
  • 703-442-3890
Websites
Real Estate
Peterson Goodman & Hawkins PLC and its predecessor firms have been serving clients throughout the DC Metropolitan area at its Tysons Corner, Virginia, location for over 30 years.
We negotiate the terms of purchase and sale agreements on behalf of clients and review all pertinent documents related to the transaction. We have over 30 years experience in conducting closing which allows you the confidence that we will handle your transaction with professionalism and quality.

For most people, buying a home is the single largest investment decision they will make and can represent the culmination of years of planning and saving. Given the size and importance of the transaction and the potential liabilities involved, buyers and sellers need to be certain that they receive a fair deal and their exposure to risk is minimized.

Our residential real estate services
The attorneys at Peterson Goodman & Hawkins PLC have extensive experience guiding clients through the important details of real estate transactions:
-Applicable federal, state, and local laws
-Financial pitfalls of lending options and avoiding aggressive and risky lenders
-Typical purchase and sale contracts terms and modifications
-Review of covenants, easements and restrictions on use of property
-Background research on the property
-Real estate title reviews and arranging for title insurance
-Reviewing contract and lease language
-Preparing for the unexpected before closing

We also represent parties in residential real estate disputes regarding contracts, transactions, and financing. This can include the failure of buyers or sellers to disclose important information, or the misrepresentation of property details and prices. In addition to residential real estate, Peterson Goodman & Hawkins PLC also advises clients on commercial real estate transactions.

Gary Peterson

Gary Peterson serves as general manager of the firm and oversees the residential real estate practice. For 11 years, he was General Counsel to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors. He also served on the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Real Property Section and he has instructed on real estate law at the Northern Virginia Community College for many years.
Gary speaks to a variety of groups on the subject of real estate law. Mr. Peterson is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer-Review Ratings, the highest rating available for excellence in legal ethics and practice.

In addition to his accomplished legal career, Gary served for six years as an officer in the United States Navy. He lives with his wife and family in Vienna, Virginia.
Education
  • American University
    Juris Doctorate
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