About Lenhart Obenshain
Our attorneys have all practiced with other firms and were invited to join Lenhart Obenshain because of their reputation for professional excellence and ability to work well with colleagues and clients alike. The connectivity of our offices between personnel and technology translates to excellent service delivery to our clients.
Our Firm is committed to providing value-added legal services to businesses, their owners and investors, institutional clients and individuals. Neither boutique nor behemoth, Lenhart Obenshain strives to provide sophisticated legal expertise and practical advice in a client-centric, entrepreneurial environment. We currently have two offices in Harrisonburg and Charlottesville, Virginia.
Experience and Investment
We believe our fulfillment of this commitment depends upon the collective experience, talent and responsiveness of our professionals combined with our investment in technology, information, staff and office locations.
Our attorneys, whether assisting our clients with planning, a transaction or litigation, help our clients create, grow, enjoy and protect their businesses, investments and assets. Our attorneys develop long-term relationships with our clients by listening, helping our clients plan and assisting them through significant events, controversies and transactions. We strive to bring up-to-date knowledge, technical precision and quality to the representation of our clients. We are counselors to our clients and closers for their transactions. We have extensive experience in advising businesses in a variety of industries in all aspects of business planning, including formations, debt and equity financings, employee relations and benefits, mergers and acquisitions, tax, securities and intellectual property planning, owner disputes, workouts and reorganizations. In coordination with this business planning, we also represent business owners and executives in connection with their tax, and estate planning.
Our Clients’ Needs
Our clients and their property are located, and transactions and events affecting them occur, throughout Virginia, West Virginia, the U.S. and the world. Regardless of the size of a client’s wealth or company, their business and investment activities and goals create complex legal needs, risks and opportunities. Our clients place a high value on creative and cost-effective solutions. Our practice specialties and office locations reflect the needs of our clients and will constantly evolve to meet those needs.
Our Response to Client Needs
To serve our clients effectively and efficiently, we intend to be neither a narrowly-focused "boutique" nor a large "full-service" law firm. Our clients hire us for our judgment and experience. We are gatekeepers and trusted counselors for them, and if we do not possess a particular service or expertise within our Firm, they expect and trust us to find it for them. We strive to be the equivalent of in-house counsel to our business and institutional clients.
Lenhart Obenshain is an "AV®*-rated" law firm (the highest ranking in the legal profession conducted by the Martindale-Hubbell®* Legal Directory) and our attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America®. Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite, and Law & Politics magazine's Virginia Super Lawyers. Our attorneys include professionals possessing a CPA license, Masters of Law degrees in taxation, as well as vast experience in business and litigation practice with larger law firms. Our people are "at their best" and we want to help our clients be at theirs.
*AV® Preeminent™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.