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Jonathan D. Puvak honored with The Virginia Bar Association’s Emerson G. Spies Award

Jon Puvak wins VBA Spies Award

Photo courtesy of The Virginia Bar Association

ROANOKE, Va. (February 2, 2018) – The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Roanoke Partner Jonathan D. Puvak was presented with the Emerson G. Spies Award during The Virginia Bar Association’s 128th Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia on January 19, 2018. The award is given annually to a member of The Virginia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD) for loyalty, dedication, and enthusiasm.

Puvak was named as this year’s Emerson G. Spies Award recipient specifically in recognition of his efforts chairing the YLD’s CLE Committee. Puvak planned and coordinated continuing legal education programming for all YLD events during four separate meetings over the course of 2017. This included programming on contracts, aquaculture, alcohol, ethics, and law practice management.

Puvak, who was promoted to the position of Partner at the beginning of 2018, practices on the firm’s Business & Corporate team. He assists businesses, business owners, and governmental entities with corporate governance, commercial transactions, employee benefits, and tax and real estate matters. Before attending law school, Puvak gained business and real estate development experience by working with one of the nation’s largest homebuilders. In addition to his leadership with the YLD, he is a member and holds a leadership role with the Virginia State Bar’s Young Lawyers Conference. He also serves the local bar community through the Roanoke Bar Association and as a Barrister Book Buddy volunteer to local elementary schools, and contributes to the business community as an ambassador for the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce. Within the firm, he coordinates Gentry Locke’s annual fundraising campaign for the United Way of Roanoke Valley.

About Gentry Locke

With more than 55 lawyers practicing across a range of disciplines, Gentry Locke brings uncommon thinking and deep experience to the legal and business challenges of companies, institutions, organizations and individuals—a commitment the firm has met since 1923. Operating from offices in Roanoke and Lynchburg, Va., Gentry Locke serves clients in Virginia and across the U.S., as well as worldwide as a member firm of the ALFA International Legal Network. Meet the firm’s dynamic attorneys and learn more about its fierce drive to achieve success for its clients by exploring this website.

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