W. Ashley Burgess

W. Ashley Burgess: Attorney with Sands Anderson PC
  • Shareholder at Sands Anderson PC (60 Attorneys)
  • Bank of America Center, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 2400, Richmond, VA 23219-3500
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Ashley Burgess offers complete consultative guidance to business owners, managers, and executives. He understands the complex and detailed relationship between a client’s business and legal goals. As Shareholder and Group Leader of the firm’s Business Group, Ashley relies on his leadership and team’s strengths and talents to provide lasting value to his clients. No matter your business goal, Ashley works to make sure you can focus on doing what you do best: running your company.

Across his support, Ashley counsels with thoughtfulness and integrity. He enjoys serving as outside general counsel for businesses, designing and implementing tailored legal “game plans” that balance his in-depth knowledge and adaptability. He approaches each legal concern with the confidence and experience his clients need to look forward, stay on track, and come out ahead.

Ashley’s loyal history with business law and the firm began early on. Ashley started as a clerk at Sands Anderson, and became a shareholder in 2014. His experience also includes serving as clerkship with the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of General Counsel, and as an intern under The Honorable Gary A. Hicks of the Circuit Court for the County of Henrico, Virginia.


•Virginia Business magazine Legal Elite for Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights and Business Law
•Super Lawyers of Virginia, Rising Star in Business/Corporate, Rising Star in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2010 - Present


News About W. Ashley Burgess

•Thirty-One Sands Anderson Lawyers Named to 2018 Virginia Business Legal Elite
•Thirty-Three Sands Anderson Lawyers Named to 2017 Virginia Business Legal Elite
•Highlights from the 2017 VCU Real Estate Trends Conference in Richmond, Virginia
• First Day Hearings for Gymboree Chapter 11 Filing
•Twenty-One Sands Anderson attorneys included in 2017 Super Lawyers list
•Sands Anderson Celebrates 175 Years
•Sands Anderson Elects 2017 Board of Directors
•Thirty-One Sands Anderson Lawyers Named to 2016 Virginia Business Legal Elite
•Twenty-One Sands Anderson Attorneys Included in 2016 Super Lawyers List
•Thirty Sands Anderson Attorneys among 2015 Legal Elite

Favorite Book

•Ashley enjoys reading nonfiction.

Professional Highlights

•Across a broad range of legal concerns, Ashley addresses the intricacies of business issues, transactions, and disputes. His experience includes:
•Acquisitions and transactions
•Business entity formation
•Consumer protection and fraud claims
•Creditor's rights and commercial collections
•Trust & Estate disputes
•Landlord tenant cases
•Lien enforcement
•Protection of creditor claims in bankruptcy
•Real estate contests
•Shareholder disputes

Speaking Engagements

•Ashley lectures and presents before trade groups and conducts in-house seminars for corporate clients. Topics include:
•Nuts & Bolts of Bankruptcy
•Commercial Collection matters
•Creditors Claims in Trust and Estates
•Trust & Estate Disputes
•Anatomy of a Civil Lawsuit

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Collections & Creditors Rights
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Business Litigation
  • Business & Corporate Transactions
  • Community Associations
  • Privately Held & Small Business
  • Non-Profit & Tax Exempt
  • Banking & Finance
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Manufacturing

Education & Credentials

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1998, Richmond, VA 23219-3500
University Attended:
James Madison University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1999
Law School Attended:
George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2004
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia; 2004, Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Affiliations

•James Madison University Political Science Alumni Board, President
•Richmond Bar Association
Executive Committee Member, Business Section
•Virginia Creditors Bar Association
Former Director
•The Lewis F. Powell, Jr., American Inn of Court
Master of the Bench
•Virginia State Bar
Bankruptcy and Business sections
•American Bankruptcy Institute

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

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    Bank of America Center , 1111 East Main Street, Suite 2400
    Richmond, VA 23219-3500

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