Courtney is a corporate attorney, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, joint venture transactions, commercial contracting and negotiation, and entity formation and governance.

Courtney facilitates complex commercial transactions serving the needs of communications enterprises, manufacturers and distributors, public bodies, land and real estate developers, information technology service providers and other entrepreneurs.

Courtney began her career at Willcox Savage as a summer associate in 2017 and returned as an associate in 2018. Courtney received her Juris Doctor degree in 2018 from the University of Richmond School of Law, where she served on the editorial board of the Journal of Law and Technology.  Courtney was also a member of the Moot Court Board, Trial Advocacy Board and Client Counseling and Negotiation Board during law school. Courtney served as a judicial intern to Judge Arenda Wright Allen in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and as a judicial extern for Justice Cleo Powell in the Virginia Supreme Court. Courtney earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Tech, where she studied Political Science and Spanish, with a minor in Philosophy.

    • Education

      • J.D., University of Richmond School of Law, cum laude, 2018
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      • Virginia State Bar
      • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
    • Leadership

      • Member, Willcox Savage Associates Committee

      • Social Chair, Willcox Savage 2022 Summer Associate Program

      • Member, tHRive

      • Member, Virginia Women Attorneys Association – Hampton Roads Chapter

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      Professional Recognition

      • Virginia Rising Stars, Super Lawyers (2023)

  • Represents renewable energy developer in expanding portfolio of solar plus battery storage development projects
  • Represents investor in roll-up mergers with IT solutions and services providers
  • Advises public bodies on legal compliance, including the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act (COIA), enabling legislation, governance matters, and contractual matters
  • Negotiates and advises on commercial contracts, including sales, service, and non-disclosure agreements
  • Advises on commercial and consumer warranties and warranty policies
  • Advises businesses on entity selection, formation, maintenance and related governance matters
  • Represented public body in securing $1.66 billion in financing for regional interstate construction projects
  • Represented publishing company in sale of community newspaper business
  • Represented Landmark Media Enterprises in the sale of to CoStar Group
  • Represented IT consulting firm in sale to publicly traded IT service management company Courtney G. Whelan Associate Willcox & Savage, P.C. (757) 628-5603 (757) 628-5566
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