Amy L. Harman

Amy L. Harman

Member

Office: Chesapeake

T (757) 624.3007

F (888) 360.9092

Biography

Amy's practice focuses primarily on real estate development, transfer, encumbrance, leasing and finance transactions, as well as the resolution of title and property disputes. Her practice also includes assisting clients in the mortgage servicing and subservicing industries, as well as advising clients that are owners or prospective purchasers of gasoline station sites and clients that are jobbers/subjobbers in the petroleum fuel supply industry.

Representative Matters

  • Represents national, regional and local developers and landowners in matters involving the purchase, sale, financing, development, re-financing, re-development, licensing, and leasing of commercial projects of all types and sizes, including, shopping centers anchored by “big box” retailers and grocery stores in Virginia, as well as across the U.S. Such work includes the preparation and negotiation of purchase agreements; the review of title work, surveys and other due diligence; the negotiation of acquisition and construction loan documents; preparation and negotiation of various easement agreements, stormwater management and drainage agreements, shopping center covenants and restrictions, cell tower leases and permanent easements, and leases involving national, regional and local retailers and businesses, which may or may not include negotiating terms with national franchisors
  • Served as general real estate counsel for a large, national services provider, and its subsidiaries, in all of their lease negotiations across the country, as well as their sales of real estate; also represents them in asset sales and purchase transactions involving real estate and lease components
  • Represents a regional fuel supplier-distributor in transactions regarding secured product sales agreements and consignment agreements for the supply of fuel to gas stations and convenience stores, while also advising on the applicability of the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act (PMPA)
  • Represents national, regional and local lending institutions in secured commercial loan transactions, analyzing the nature of the loan to be made and the collateral to be taken to determine the steps necessary to perfect liens or security interests; and preparing and negotiating loan documents for acquisition, construction, term and revolving credit loans, and loans secured by real and personal property
  • Represents secured lenders, property owners and title insurance companies in the investigation, resolution and negotiation of title and foreclosure disputes and title insurance claims
  • Represents religious organizations in purchasing, financing and developing places of worship in Virginia which includes obtaining court approval for the appointment of trustees to acquire and hold title to, sell, and grant liens on, real property on behalf of unincorporated religious organizations
  • In 2011 and 2012, served as interim in-house counsel for a national mortgage subservicing client, assisting with corporate, contract, compliance, foreclosure and litigation matters

Recognition & Honors

  • Virginia Rising Stars; Law & Politics, 2010, 2013 
  • Women of Distinction Award; YWCA of South Hampton Roads, 2010
  • Top 40 Under 40; Inside Business, 2009
  • Judicial Clerk to The Honorable G. Steven Agee, Court of Appeals of Virginia, for the 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 judicial years
  • Appointed to the City of Chesapeake Animal Services Advisory Board, 2014-present
  • Appointed to the City of Chesapeake Utility Review Board, 2007-2014
  • Appointed to the City of Chesapeake Groundwater Committee, 2010-2013

Associations

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • The Healing Place of Hampton Roads; Board of Directors, 2012-present
  • Great Bridge United Methodist Church; Board of Trustees, 2007-2010; Children’s Policy Committee, 2009-2011; Emergency Preparedness Committee, 2013
  • The Junior League of Norfolk - Virginia Beach, Incorporated; sustaining member and member of the Taylor-Whittle House Historical Renovation Committee 
  • Soroptimist International of the America’s South Atlantic Region; Board of Directors, 2008-present
  • Soroptimist International of Hampton Roads
  • Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE)
  • Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • Ignite Chesapeake, 2009
  • Chesapeake Women's Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
  • Great Bridge Women's Club

Education

  • University of Richmond; B.S.B.A., cum laude, 1997
  • University of Richmond School of Law; J.D., cum laude, 2000