The Tanner Law Group is a general law practice with
a concentration in real estate and business law.

Allen C. Tanner, Jr.

Over my 45-year career, I have handled thousands of commercial and residential transactions throughout the state of Virginia. My goal is to make buyers, sellers and realtors comfortable with all aspects of the real estate closing process. In addition, I represent local builders, mortgage companies and banks in handling their real estate needs. I believe the consumer should always have a lawyer at the closing table. As a lifelong resident of Newport News, I have dedicated myself to serving this community both professionally and personally.

Educational and Professional Background

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A. (1972)
The College of William and Mary, Marshall Wythe School of Law (1975)

Professional and Community Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Newport News Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
    • Real Property Section-Area Representative
    • Speaker-Advanced Real Estate Seminar on RESPA
    • Speaker-Virginia State Bar Forums
  • Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors
    • Attorney/Realtor Task Force
    • VPAR Affiliate of the Year, 1997
    • Charitable Foundation-Treasurer (2005-2013)

Community Affiliations

  • Cenit Bank/South Trust Bank, Peninsula Director (2001-2005)
  • TowneBank
    • Peninsula Director (2006-present)
    • Financial Services Group, Director (2006-2014)
  • Peninsula SPCA
    • Board of Directors (1978-2014)
    • President (2004-2006)
    • Director Emeritus (2006-present)
  • James River Association, Board of Directors (2007-2014)
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    • Board of Advisors, The Rams Club (2008-2016)
    • Board of Visitors (2008-2012)
  • James River Country Club
    • Board of Directors (2013-2017), President (2016 and 2017)
    • Golf Museum, Trustee (2009-2013)
  • Hampton Roads Transit Authority-Commissioner (2011-2014)
  • City of Newport News , Member of the Board of Equalization- Real Estate Assessments (2020)
  • First Tee of the Peninsula, Inaugural Board

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