Eric E. Ballou

    Member • Co-Chair of Corporate & Public Finance
    Office: Richmond
    Admissions: Virginia


    Eric is a member of the Corporate and Public Finance Practice Group. His practice focuses on public finance, transportation and local government matters, including traditional governmental finance, securities, state and local government law and public/private partnerships. Eric not only represents public sector clients on a transactional basis, he also serves in a general counsel capacity to local and regional governmental entities.

    Representative Matters

    • Represent issuers, borrowers, underwriters, lenders and trustees in a wide range of tax-exempt and taxable transactions, with an emphasis on governmental, transportation, 501(c)(3) and education financing, including governmental project financings and private activity bond matters

    Recognition & Honors

    • American College of Bond Counsel; Fellow
    • Public Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year”; Best Lawyers in America, 2021
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2006–2018, 2020-2021
    • Virginia Super Lawyers; Law & Politics, 2006–2015
    • Virginia’s Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine, 2005-2010, 2020
    • Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard L. Williams; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
    • Virginia Law Review, Editorial Board
    • Order of the Coif
    • Raven Society
    • Phi Beta Kappa


    • National Association of Bond Lawyers; Educational Committee, Chair, 2009-2011, Vice Chair, 2007-2009; Board of Directors, 2000-2001; Bond Attorneys’ Workshop, Chair, 2001; Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar, Chair, 1998
    • Local Government Attorneys Association
    • Bond Club of Virginia
    • Virginia Bar Association; Transportation Section, Chair, 2004-2007
    • The Bar Association of the City of Richmond
    • Northstar Academy; Board of Trustees, 2011-2015
    • Westminster Canterbury Management Corporation; Finance Committee, 2013-2016; Board of Trustees, 2009-2013


    • University of Virginia; B.A., with highest distinction, 1982
    • University of Virginia School of Law; J.D., 1985