Charles E. Land

Member • Co-Chair of Real Estate Strategies Group
Office: Norfolk


Chip is a member in the firm’s Norfolk office and is the Co-Chair of the Real Estate Strategies Group. His practice focuses on helping clients develop, buy and sell property for residential, commercial or industrial use. He has represented landlords and tenants in commercial and retail leases, as well as developers in the planning of condominium units.

Representative Matters

  • Represented the developer of several vertical mixed-use urban projects
  • Represented retail developer in the acquisition, development, financing and leasing of multiple projects
  • Represents the developer of public/private horizontal mixed-use brownfields project
  • Represented developers of condominium and master planned communities – from single phase conversion projects to multiple phase new construction
  • Represents owners in financing of office, multi-family, retail and industrial projects

Recognition & Honors

  • America’s Leading Business Lawyers; Chambers USA, 2017
  • Norfolk Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year”; Best Lawyers in America, 2015, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2020
  • Virginia Super Lawyers; Law & Politics, 2011-2012
  • Virginia’s Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine, 2008-2019
  • Top Lawyers; CoVaBIZ, 2017/18, 2020
  • AV® Rated; Martindale-Hubbell


  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar; Board of Governors of the Real Property Section, Chair, 1997-1998
  • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
  • South Hampton Roads Habitat for Humanity, Inc.; Past President, Former Director
  • International Counsel of Shopping Centers
  • Hampton Roads Associations of Commercial Real Estate
  • Urban Land Institute


  • University of Virginia; B.A., with distinction, 1975
  • University of Virginia School of Law; J.D., 1978

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