Eric E. Ballou

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


    Eric is a member of the Corporate & 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

    • Richmond Public Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year”; Best Lawyers in America, 2021
    • American College of Bond Counsel; Fellow
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2006–2018, 2020-2024
    • Virginia Super Lawyers; Law & Politics, 2006–2015
    • Virginia’s Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine, 2005-2010, 2021-2023
    • 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