Metro Richmond Attorneys in Law

Business and Real Estate Lawyers


Large Firm
Expertise, Small
Firm Service

Let our Richmond, Virginia Law firm help you navigate rough waters and guide you in the right way. Our mission is to deliver large firm expertise with small firm service to our clients in a cost effective manner.

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Who We Are

Richard J. Knapp & Associates, P.C. is a local Richmond-based firm providing representation in Business Law, Estate Planning and Administration, Litigation in civil matters, Commercial and Residential Real Estate, and Collections.

For over 48 years, Richard J. Knapp & Associates, P.C. has been the go-to general practice law firm for individuals and businesses in the Richmond metropolitan area. Since our establishment in 1976, we have proudly served clients across the greater Richmond Metropolitan area, including the City of Richmond, Henrico County, Hanover County, Goochland County, Chesterfield County, and beyond.


Our Practice Areas

We know that legal affairs can be tough on your wallet, and we’ve always got a number of different options that you can review to keep costs as low as possible.

Business Law

At Richard J. Knapp & Associates, P.C., we cater to a diverse clientele, spanning from small family-owned enterprises to large corporations.

Our services encompass a wide spectrum, ranging from entity selection and formation to navigating mergers, sales, and dissolutions. We adeptly address both transactional and litigation needs, ensuring comprehensive support for our clients.
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Estate Planning & Administration

Regardless of your age or the size of your estate, planning is crucial for you and your loved ones. Estate planning empowers you to safeguard your assets and interests while securing your family's future.

Life's uncertainties make it impossible to predict, but leaving unresolved questions about settling our affairs can complicate life for our loved ones, leading to unnecessary expenses, confusion, and stress.
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Real Estate

Investing in a home or commercial property is one of life's most significant decisions. Navigating the legal complexities of real estate matters requires a knowledgeable legal team by your side. At RKA, our seasoned team boasts over 45 years of experience guiding clients through real estate transactions.

We represent a diverse clientele including owners, sellers, buyers, developers, investors, landlords, tenants, and landowners, handling both simple transactions and complex deals in residential and commercial real estate.
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Since the pandemic, numerous laws and statutes have changed in landlord-tenant matters. Navigating them by yourself without representation can be frustrating, long, and costly, resulting in lost revenue.

Our Collections team focuses on recovering overdue business debts.
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Civil Litigation

Legal disputes are all too common in both business and personal realms. Facing legal action, whether personally or as a business, can indeed be daunting. Litigation proceedings often extend over several years and entail substantial court fees and damages.

It is imperative to have seasoned legal representation to navigate these complexities and mitigate the associated risks.
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Our History

1976, Opening the doors

Richard J. Knapp & Associates P.C. was a private practice with emphasis on real estate, business litigation, criminal and divorce work.

1998, New office location

The small law firm opened a new office on Patterson Avenue in the Fan district of Richmond, VA. The practice focused on corporate and business law, litigation, estate planning, and real estate.

2015, Edith Curry joined the practice
2017, Moved Offices

Richard J. Knapp & Associates, P.C. relocated to our current office located at 1910 Byrd Avenue, Suite 5 in Richmond, VA and doubled in employee headcount.

2021, Justin Geyer joined the practice

Latest News & Resources

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Final Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Rule on Banning Non-Compete Agreements

On May 7, 2024, the FTC officially published its final rule banning non-compete agreements between employers and workers and non-compete policies contained in employee handbooks. The rule defines a "worker" to include employees and independent contractors, externs, interns, volunteers, apprentices, or a sole proprietor who provides a service. The final rule applies retroactively, and most workers' existing non-competes will no longer be enforceable after the final rule's effective date of September 4, 2024.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
The Corporate Transparency Act: New Reporting Requirements

On January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act ("CTA") came into effect. This client alert letter summarizes the CTA's key requirements and deadlines.
This sweeping new law obligates many corporations, limited liability companies and other business entities to report to the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement...

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Meet Our Legal Team

Richard J. Knapp
Edith L. Curry
Justin T. Geyer
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