Two Gentry Locke lawyers elevated to Partner

ROANOKE, Va. (January 1, 2018) – Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Roanoke office attorneys Jonathan D. Puvak and Daniel R. Sullivan have been promoted to the position of Partner, effective January 1, 2018.

Puvak practices on the firm’s Business & Corporate team, assisting 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 NVR Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders. He is a member and holds leadership positions with the Virginia State Bar’s Young Lawyers Conference, and The Virginia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. He 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. He earned his B.A. summa cum laude from Bridgewater College and his J.D. from the College of William and Mary.

Sullivan practices on the firm’s Business Litigation team. His litigation experience includes business, insurance, product liability, and professional liability lawsuits. Sullivan represents public and closely-held businesses in both straightforward and complex cases in state and federal courts. He is fluent in Spanish and is licensed to practice in Virginia and West Virginia. Sullivan is a member of the West Virginia State Bar, the Federal Bar Association, The Virginia Bar Association, Virginia State Bar, and Roanoke Bar Association. He serves on The Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Executive Committee, is active in St. Andrew’s Catholic Church’s adult ministry, and as a Roanoke Bar Association Barrister Book Buddies volunteer. In 2017, Sullivan was named a “Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star” in business litigation. He earned his B.A. from the University of South Dakota and his J.D. from the University of Virginia.

“I have enjoyed watching Jon and Dan grow their respective practices and flourish at the firm,” said Gentry Locke Managing Partner Monica T. Monday. “They are committed to serving our clients and our community, and we are proud of their accomplishments.”

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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