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A boutique law firm with a unique vision
for helping our clients grow and protect their businesses.

CowanPerry is a boutique law firm providing legal services to businesses in the areas of Outside General Counsel; Business & Employment Litigation; Corporate & Tax Law; Labor & Employment Counsel; ERISA & Employee Benefits; Land Use & Commercial Real Estate; Trusts & Estates; and Intellectual Property.  If you have legal needs in those areas, we would like to earn your business.

With attorneys licensed in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia, we handle the needs of both emerging companies and established businesses throughout the region from our offices in Roanoke and Blacksburg.  CowanPerry partners with our clients by defining the scope of work at the outset of each engagement and then utilizes appropriate fee structures to align the interests of the firm with those of the client, including one or more of the following: monthly retainer-based fees, project and milestone- based fees, reduced rates with success fees and traditional hourly rates.  We offer nationally recognized expertise and employ state-of-the-art technology to efficiently and cost effectively meet the needs of our clients.

A group of trusted advisors and experienced attorneys licensed in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

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James K. Cowan, Jr.

Attorney
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Business & Employment Litigation
  • Land Use & Real Estate
  • General Counsel
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David E. Perry

Attorney
  • Corporate & Tax Law
  • Employment Benefits/ERISA
  • General Counsel
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
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Brian S. Wheeler

Attorney
  • Business & Employment Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • General Counsel
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Amy P. Wheeler

Attorney
  • Corporate Law
  • General Counsel
  • Commercial Real Estate
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Douglas W. Densmore

Attorney
  • Banking & Securities
  • Corporate Law
  • General Counsel
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Tara A. Branscom

Attorney
  • Trademarks
  • Intellectual Property
  • Banking & Securities
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Eric D. Chapman

Attorney
  • Business Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • HR Counseling & Compliance
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Suzanne Y. Pierce

Attorney
  • Business Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Trademarks
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Blair N.C. Wood

Attorney
  • Business Litigation
  • Coal and Gas Law
  • Property Law

Jennifer S. Friedel

Attorney
  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Coal and Gas Law
“The litigation team at CowanPerry manages a variety of commercial litigation on our behalf. They have made themselves invaluable in analyzing our litigation needs from a strategic perspective to determine the quickest, most effective path forward. CowanPerry truly serves as a business partner in understanding our litigation needs. They manage the behind-the-scenes litigation tasks effortlessly and efficiently, all while saving us the expense of engaging a mega law firm.”
REBECCA B. CONNER • SENIOR CORPORATE COUNSEL
Barr Brands, International, and its subsidiaries, W.M. Barr & Company, Inc. and Microban International, Ltd.
“Rowe Furniture has had the pleasure of working with CowanPerry for several years. They are retained with us as general counsel and partner with us through all aspects of the legal business. Jim and David have worked tirelessly over time to form a bond with our management team that is built on trust, reliability and consistency. The partners, associates and staff at CowanPerry truly are a team and operate at a level of excellence that is reflective of the results they provide.”
BEN JARRELL • DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Rowe Furniture
“We rely upon CowanPerry for their expertise in land use, real estate development and commercial real estate transactions. They are highly responsive, detail oriented and offer personal attention and practical solutions that are on time, without sacrificing an understanding of value and cost to the client.”
JEANNE STOSSER • PRESIDENT
SAS Builders
“Practical law firm that provides high quality service at a cost-conscious price.”
PEER A. SEGELKE • CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Lawrence Companies
“CowanPerry is very responsive, thorough and flexible. Their rates are very reasonable and are the only law firm I’ve worked with that offers alternative fee arrangements that better align our interests with theirs. In our experience they offer the same expertise and breadth of competencies of a large law firm, but with the accessibility and personal relationships of a purposefully boutique firm.”
CRAIG FLOYD • PRESIDENT
Branch and Associates
“Community Housing Partners (CHP) has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Cowan Perry thanks to their in-depth knowledge of our business, insightful advice, and accessibility. As a local nonprofit with an expanding geographic footprint, CHP values the personalized attention we receive from CowanPerry and the strategic role they play in our continued growth and sustainability. We’ve benefited significantly from the relationship and look forward to its continuing well into the future.”
ANDY HALL • CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Community Housing Partners

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2018 Best Lawyers In America

August 15th, 2017|Comments Off on 2018 Best Lawyers In America

Congratulations to our following attorneys who have been named 2018 Best Lawyers® in America: James K. Cowan, Jr. – Employment [...]