Gregory S. Bean

Partner

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  • Biography

    Gregory S. Bean is a litigator who focuses his practice in estate and trust litigation, general commercial litigation, real estate litigation, construction, bankruptcy, and personal injury insurance defense (including general tort liability, premise liability, automobile accidents, and products liability).

    Gregory’s estate litigation practice includes bringing and defending challenges to wills and trusts. He also assists in interpretation of wills and trusts and bringing and defending claims against executors and trustees for breach of fiduciary duties.

    Gregory’s commercial and real estate litigation and community association practice includes assisting businesses in dispute resolution and litigation, including helping commercial tenants obtain and collect on judgments, evict tenants, and interpret contract language. He assists residential and commercial landlords in disputes with tenants. Gregory also advises community associations on their general legal matters and litigating matters involving covenant enforcement and collections actions.

    Gregory’s construction practice includes representing owners, contractors, suppliers, architects, and other design professionals in a variety of areas relating to construction, including litigation, administrative hearings, licensing, construction defect and delay claims, E&O claims, and contractual breach claims. He has represented all types of clients, from individual homeowners to national construction corporations.  

    Gregory’s bankruptcy practice includes representing commercial and individual creditors in a variety of bankruptcy matters, including filing proofs of claim, defendant objections to proofs of claim, instituting proceedings for involuntary bankruptcy, representation in adverse actions, and seeking relief from automatic stays. Gregory has defended national businesses, financial institutions, and insurers, including in the defense of actions for violation of the automatic stay.

    Throughout his career, Gregory has represented multiple national auto insurance companies, hotels, product manufacturers, and local municipalities in a variety of civil litigation matters. He specialized in representing insurance companies accused of mishandling personal injury claims and accused of bad faith insurance practices. He has also handled high-value product liability cases in both federal and state courts.

    Admissions

    • Virginia
    • Nevada
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia

    Memberships

    • Williamsburg Bar Association
    • Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association
    • Richmond Bankruptcy Bar
    • Community Association Institute 
    • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Former Chair of the Corporate & Commercial Litigation Section
     
  • Practice Areas
  • Publications & Presentations

    Publications

    • The Almighty Injunction, Currents – Publication for the Southeastern Virginia chapter of the Community Association Institute, Spring 2021
    • Quantum Leap: The History of Quantum Meruit from the Early Days of the Supreme Court of Virginia to its Decision in Musgrove v. Young, The Journal of Civil Litigation, Fall 2020
    • Co-Editor, Basic Virginia Law for Non-Lawyers

    Presentations

    • Speaker, Crazy Owners and Smoking, Guns, and Movies, Central Virginia Community Association Institute CA Day 2019
    • Speaker, Defending Breach of Contract Claims with Dispositive Motions, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Spring Seminar 2019
  • Education

    Education

    J.D., William & Mary School of Law, 2010
     
    B.A. summa cum laude, History, 2007
     

    Honors

    Recognized as a "Top Lawyer" by Coastal Virginia Magazine (2023-2024)

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