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Eric Perkins has been practicing business and nonprofit law in Richmond, Virginia since 1996. Born and raised in Bluefield, West Virginia, he was valedictorian of the Bluefield High School Class of 1989. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia in 1993 with a B.A. in Economics and earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1996.
Eric has assisted entrepreneurs in structuring and forming hundreds of business entities. In addition, he advises business owners and executives on franchising matters, corporate governance, non-compete, and other contract and compliance issues, works regularly with nonprofit organizations on a variety of corporate, tax, and compliance issues, and has represented a unique group of clients in the sports entertainment field.
Eric has helped real estate sponsors raise over $1 billion in Regulation D private offerings, including tenants-in-common (TICs), Delaware statutory trusts (DSTs), real estate investment trusts (REITs), syndicated limited liability companies, real estate opportunity funds, and promissory note offerings. Eric is a frequent author and lecturer on a variety of business, nonprofit, and securities law topics. He is a co-author of the Virginia CLE handbook “Contract Law in Virginia” as well as “Richmond – One of America’s Best Tennis Towns,” chronicling over 100 years of tennis history in Richmond. He is also the author of “The Essential Legal Guide for the Professional Wrestler.”
What Our Clients Are Saying
Eric was recommended to us when our business started growing and diversifying. He has been an excellent guide through the maze of small business challenges. I would highly recommend him to any small business.
Patty C.President, LTCPCMS
Phi Beta Kappa. Co-Author, "Contract Law in Virginia," Virginia CLE Handbook. Author, "The Essential Legal Guide for the Professional Wrestler." Frequent author and lecturer on a variety of securities and business law topics. Speaker: Proposed Amendments to Regulation D and their Potential Impact on Issuers, Tenant-in-Common Association Spring Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008; Nuts and Bolts of Franchising, Virginia Franchise Forum, Richmond, Virginia, 2008; How to Franchise Your Existing Business, Central Virginia Franchise & Financing Expo, Richmond, Virginia, 2008; An Introduction to Franchising, Frannet Seminars, 2004-2005; General Solicitation and Advertising Issues in Regulation D Private Placements, Tenant-in-Common Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2004; LLCs: Advising Small Business Start-Ups and Larger Companies, Lorman Seminars, Richmond, Virginia, 2003-2004.
5.0/5.0 Rated on 03/13/10 in Business Law.
I recently sold a multi-unit Liberty Tax franchise in Richmond, Virginia in a complex seller-financed transaction involving multiple buyers and ownership structures. Eric's knowledge of franchise law and operations was absolutely invaluable in struct... Read more
I recently sold a multi-unit Liberty Tax franchise in Richmond, Virginia in a complex seller-financed transaction involving multiple buyers and ownership structures. Eric's knowledge of franchise law and operations was absolutely invaluable in structuring the purchase agreement, the promissory note and supporting documents while adequately protecting my interests and future cash flow. The sale was on a very aggressive timetable because I was moving out of the state and Eric made it happen. Read lessRead less