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Hugh H. Brown

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Hugh works in our General Commercial practice group focusing on finance, business and real estate law matters.

Prior to joining Gentry Locke, Hugh worked as a banking and finance associate in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Competitive eating challenge won
  • Miles traveled on I-81
  • Cups of coffee per day
  • You've spent a lot of time in Virginia, but you also love to travel. Where have you been and what are some of your future travel plans?

    I love Virginia. Growing up in Roanoke, I've spent a ton of time outdoors and enjoying the nearby mountains. I attended Virginia Tech and Washington and Lee University, and am happy to be back home working and living in Roanoke again. I've had a chance to do some traveling and have plans to do more. During college, I spent some time in Wyoming and have been fortunate enough to visit many states and many of our country’s national parks. Before law school, I visited the UK and South America. I’d like to go to Australia and New Zealand next, but I’ll take any opportunity to get out and explore new places.

  • How do you spend your time when you're not in the office?

    I enjoy doing things that get me outside and/or get my heart rate up. I've been bow hunting since I was in high school and love fishing. I'm an avid golfer and am learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

  • How did you decide you wanted to become an attorney?

    I had a few internships that steered me in this direction. Law was and still is appealing to me because it's dynamic and constantly changing. You have to work to keep up. I wanted a challenging career. So far, it hasn't disappointed.


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D.
    • Editorial Board, Washington and Lee Law Review
    • Kirgis Fellow
    • President, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Staples Chapter
    • Treasurer, Washington and Lee Veterans’ Advocates
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), B.S., Psychology, summa cum laude


  • Assisted industry leading finance practice with transactions focusing on subscription credit, accounts receivable monetizations and collateralized loan obligations
  • Assisted with representation of both borrowers and lenders in syndicated and bilateral loan transactions
  • Secured and unsecured commercial lending
  • Commercial real estate sales and acquisitions
  • Advised clients with respect to complex commercial contracts, including Software as a Service (SaaS) Agreements and related software licensing documentation


  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Roanoke Bar Association
  • Member, North Carolina State Bar
  • Volunteer and Tutor, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Community Youth Program


  • Named a Rising Star by Virginia Super Lawyers (2024)
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