Charles E. Land

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


    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

    • Represents a developer of medical office buildings in all aspects of the projects including acquisition, leasing, financing and sale
    • Represents an investor who acquires and repositions industrial and office projects in all aspects of the projects
    • Represents contributors of real estate projects to REITs in UPREIT transactions, including an affiliated group of contributors of multiple real estate projects
    • Represented developers of condominium and master planned communities – from single phase conversion projects to multiple phase new construction
    • Represents owners in acquisition, sale and financing of office, multi-family, retail and industrial projects

    Recognition & Honors

    • Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2024
    • Top Lawyers; CoVaBIZ, 2017/18, 2020-2023
    • Virginia Super Lawyers; Law & Politics, 2011-2012
    • Virginia’s Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine, 2008-2022
    • Norfolk Real Estate Lawyer of the Year; Best Lawyers in America, 2015, 2018
    • America’s Leading Business Lawyers; Chambers USA, 2017
    • 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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