Investor Spotlight: CowanPerry PC

Company: CowanPerry

Type of Business: Law Firm

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 corporate transactions, intellectual property, tax, business litigation, employee benefits and ERISA, labor and employment, land use, commercial real estate, and succession and estate planning. 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. We employ state-of-the-art technology to efficiently and cost-effectively meet the complex legal needs of our clients.

What makes CowanPerry 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 utilize fixed cost monthly retainer agreements to provide our clients access to quality legal services with a predictable cost structure, and act as your company’s general counsel. Our attorneys serve as outside general counsel for technology, manufacturing, professional services, healthcare and other 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 OnwardNRV?
CowanPerry shares OnwardNRV’s mission to market the New River Valley in order 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 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 provide 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, and the Blacksburg Partnership to help build strong communities in our region.

What’s new with CowanPerry?
CowanPerry is 5 YEARS YOUNG, and GROWING!
It is with great gratitude to our team, clients, and friends that we are celebrating our 5th anniversary! Since April of 2013, we have been able to successfully leverage our over 100 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
250 South Main Street | Suite 226 | Blacksburg, VA 24060
1328 3rd Street, SW | Roanoke, VA 24016
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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