Investor Spotlight: CowanPerry PC

Type of Business:
CowanPerry is a law firm focused on representing businesses and their owners. We provide experienced legal counsel with nationally recognized expertise in the areas of business, employment & construction litigation, labor & employment counsel, corporate & tax, mergers & acquisitions, trademarks & intellectual property, securities & banking, employee benefits & ERISA, trusts & estates, business succession planning, land use & commercial real estate, and outside general counsel. With attorneys licensed in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and New York, we handle the needs of both emerging companies and established businesses throughout the region from our offices in Blacksburg and Roanoke.

Like all law firms, the core of our business is offering legal expertise to help client’s meet their business goals and solve problems. Clients want trusted business advice, timely and practical solutions, and vigorous advocacy in court when necessary. CowanPerry works to meet these needs more efficiently through a platform built around using technology to leverage our collective expertise.

What makes your company special?
We recognize that both emerging and successful companies in our region need access to first-rate legal advice, but also need to control the costs associated with obtaining this legal support and advice. We offer fixed cost, monthly retainer agreements that provide our clients with access to quality legal services, a predictable cost structure, and representation as a company’s outside general counsel. Our attorneys serve as outside general counsel for technology, manufacturing, professional services, healthcare and other types of businesses on long-term, successful, monthly-retainer arrangements— providing legal services to company executives across a wide spectrum of our legal practice, including timely advice on specific legal questions, corporate compliance, transactional representation and potential litigation matters as they arise.

Why do you contribute to the mission of Onward NRV?
CowanPerry shares Onward NRV’s mission to market the New River Valley to foster job creation and facilitate new investment in our region, and supports the organization by serving as its General Counsel. CowanPerry has drafted and negotiated numerous performance and incentive agreements, lease and purchase agreements, and construction contracts for companies establishing operations in the New River Valley. We have assisted with the formation of new U.S. entities for foreign companies operating in the region, and provided turn-key services to assist with all aspects of incorporation, tax planning and legal compliance, and the hiring of a Virginia workforce. We also support local community assets like the New River Land Trust, the Community Foundation of the New River Valley, and the Blacksburg Partnership to help build strong communities in our region.

What is new with CowanPerry PC?
CowanPerry is 5 YEARS YOUNG, and GROWING! It is with great gratitude to our team, clients, and friends that we continue our success! Just this month, CowanPerry has been selected again by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® as one of the nation’s “Best Law Firms” Roanoke for 2019 in the following practice areas:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management

  • Since April of 2013, we have been able to successfully leverage our 100 plus years of combined legal experience to help our clients achieve their business goals. We truly appreciate the relationships and opportunities we have to contribute to the growth and economic success of our beautiful, southwest Virginia region, and are looking forward to further cementing the roots of our law firm in this community.

    For more information, contact:
    James K. Cowan, Jr, Chairman
    CowanPerry PC
    250 South Main Street Suite 226
    Blacksburg, VA 24060
    Direct: 540-443-2860
    Virginia’s New River Valley: For those searching for an inspiring place to live and do business, Virginia’s New River Valley provides both an eclectic small town atmosphere and an innovative, collaborative business community with a loyal, highly skilled, and educated workforce. Offering the best of all worlds – magnificent mountains, cutting-edge research, arts, entertainment, and education – it’s A NATURAL FIT.

    Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.
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