Following the retirement of Jeff Lenhart, a shareholder in its Harrisonburg office, the law firm has announced that its new name is Flora Pettit, effective March 18, 2019.
John W. Flora, whose name is now recognized in the firm name, is a founding shareholder who practices primarily in the law firm’s Harrisonburg office. Flora has vast experience representing businesses, having served as lead corporate counsel for a Fortune 500 company, as well as legal counsel to agricultural ventures, cooperatives, farmers, small business owners, health care entities and individuals throughout the Valley. Flora’s expertise and advanced degree in tax law set him apart from many practitioners, and he advises firm clients on a range of matters, including business formation, contract and deal negotiation, and business succession and estate planning.
Mike Derdeyn, President of Flora Pettit, stated, “With Jeff’s retirement from the practice of law, we wanted the firm name to continue to reflect two current practicing attorneys- one from each office. David Pettit maintains a sophisticated and geographically diverse business law practice out of the Charlottesville office and, in Harrisonburg, John Flora has built an equally extensive business law practice earning a statewide-reputation for excellence. Picking John’s name to represent our Harrisonburg office was an easy choice.”
Flora Pettit is a business and litigation law firm with 26 attorneys specializing in over 23 diverse practice areas. Flora Pettit has added four new attorneys in the past year and continues to grow. The firm looks forward to engaging and serving its communities under its new name with the same commitment to excellence, integrity, and responsiveness for which its attorneys have long been known.
The firm’s office addresses and phone numbers remain the same. Our new website is www.fplegal.com, which is also the new domain name for our e-mail addresses. E-mails to @lplaw.com addresses will be forwarded to @fplegal.com addresses.