Friday, the DunlapWeaver PLLC law firm, which has offices along the East Coast
and in London, will officially open its new 11,000-square-foot headquarters on
Church Street in downtown Leesburg, placing it within the town’s HUBZone. A
ceremony is planned at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6.
According to a press release from the town, DunlapWeaver is the largest law firm headquartered in Loudoun County.
“We are excited to be in the newly appointed HUBZone and will offer local small businesses low cost access to rental space in our new HUBZone Access Center (HUB-ZAC), with as many as 20 available offices in our building," said former Loudoun Bar president and DunlapWeaver co-founder Tom Dunlap in a statement from the town.
The U.S. Small Business Administration created HUBZone program – which stands for Historically Underutilized Business Zone – in 1997 to help drive economic development and job growth in distressed areas. HUBZone certification entitles businesses to competitive advantages when seeking federal contracts. Obtaining certification requires that businesses have their primary offices within a designated HUBZone, that they qualify as small businesses by SBA standards, that they are at least 51 percent American-owned and that at least 35 percent of its employees live in a HUBZone. The Leesburg HUBZone is the only HUBZone in Loudoun County. For more information, please visit www.leesburgva.gov/hubzone.
“Since 2001, DunlapWeaver has been a significant contributor to Leesburg’s business community, particularly through the volunteer efforts of Tom and his partners to give back to the community,” Leesburg Economic Development Director Marantha Edwards said in the statement. “Located just down the street from the Mason Enterprise Center, which is at capacity, their building offers a great opportunity for new businesses to be located in the Leesburg HUBZone.”
DunlapWeaver’s areas legal expertise include aviation, corporate law, entertainment, estates and trusts, government contracts, and immigration and intellectual property. For more information, please visit www.dunlapweaver.com.