Gary has more than 20 years of experience practicing law. He focuses on litigation and transactional law including: commercial and residential real estate, real estate financing, real estate and business litigation, foreclosure, bankruptcy, business law and estate planning. Gary has a peer review rating of “AV” from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating an attorney can obtain.
He has been involved in well over 5000 real estate transactions during his career and was recently the Managing Attorney for EquiTitle, a full service settlement group and title company. With this broad exposure, he has developed a large and diverse real estate clientele, and practical skills and expertise necessary to effectively and efficiently assist clients whether it involves addressing legal issues in a real estate dispute, or achieving the desired results in a real estate transaction. Mr. Fuller frequently lectures to real estate agent, lender and investor groups about various topics relating to real estate.
Mr. Fuller has represented and advised many clients in the purchase and sale of a business. From multi-million dollar corporations to very small concerns, he has assisted many clients in purchasing, selling, financing, leasing and franchising. He regularly counsels clients in all aspects of the transaction, including entity formation, contract and financing negotiation, asset protection strategies, and partnership and stock agreements. Mr. Fuller has also represented companies in contract negotiations and business litigation including partnership, creditor and contract disputes.
Mr. Fuller has represented debtors and creditors in bankruptcy for his entire legal career. He regularly represents debtors before the bankruptcy court and bankruptcy trustees. His particular focus is on advising individuals and families regarding bankruptcy options and assisting them through the bankruptcy process. He has been involved in hundreds of bankruptcy cases over the years. Due to his expertise in real estate, business and foreclosure law, Mr. Fuller is able to bring a broad and comprehensive perspective when advising clients in this area.
Mr. Fuller has represented institutional as well as private lenders in the foreclosure of deeds of trust and liens against real property. His knowledge and experience in the areas of real estate title law, real estate financing and bankruptcy law again provide an experienced and comprehensive perspective when advising and representing clients in the foreclosure area.
He greatly enjoys counseling clients on various estate planning matters including asset protection, wills, trusts, advance medical directives and powers of attorney. Having significant experience in real estate and business, as well as estate litigation, he is able to provide broad insight in addressing his client’s estate planning needs.
Beyond the law, he enjoys boating, golf, tennis, and baseball. He also enjoys music and plays guitar professionally in various regional venues. He is married to Tracy Fuller and has four children.
Areas of Practice
- Real Estate
- Business Law
- Estate Planning
- Civil Litigation
- United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- United States Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
Quinnipiac College School of Law
Juris Doctor (1991)
Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Arts
Bryk & Fuller (Fairfield, Connecticut)
“Incredible Integrity and Professionalism: Mr. Gary Fuller has been our Family’s attorney for many years; he has worked for my mother-in-law and for my wife and me. Gary has always been extremely professional and has never guaranteed any result, other than the commitment to do whatever he can to deliver a favorable one. Gary has helped us in matters of Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Property Settlement issues, Car/Auto Accident/Injury, Title, and in a Reckless Driving Charge. Gary has always represented my family and Tate, Bywater, & Fuller with exemplary Integrity, honesty and with utmost professionalism. All issues were resolved in our favor and satisfaction.”
– Ed (Avvo.com)
“Best of the Best!: I have used Gary for years to do my Real Estate investing transactions and he has always been very professional and responsive. He has reviewed unusual documents for me regarding Lease Optioning, and has performed many “out of the box” duties for me while keeping everything within the framework of Virginia law. He also helped my family when an uncle got into financial difficulty and had to declare bankruptcy. I highly recommend Gary and his excellent staff!
– Stephen (Avvo.com)
“Excellent professional. Mr. Fuller is very professional and knowledgeable. He puts the best interest of the client first. I will continue to seek legal advice and counseling strictly from Mr. Fuller and his firm.”
– Client (Avvo.com)
“Professional and knowledgeable Attorney: Gary fuller is a very knowledgeable attorney, I had two dealings with him and was pleased with both instances. three years ago I had a need for a power of attorney for my mothers affairs and he was helpful in explaining the ins and outs of the situation.
Last June Gary was the attorney doing the titling work for my home purchase I was pleased once again with the ease of my home purchase. Gary took the time to go over everything top to bottom making sure we fully understood everything correctly before closing on our house. He helped make my first home purchase an excellent experience.”
– Chris (Avvo.com)
“Gary Fuller – excellent in every way!!: I have already recommended Gary to an a person I met while working at the FAA (Theresa H.). She later gave me a big thanks for sending her to him. My wife and I have used Gary twice in the past 3 years. We have always had good credit scores (both of us near 800). During the housing crisis we came into unfortunate circumstances which caused us to file bankruptcy. We were so ashamed, but Gary helped us understand, that based on our past (responsible spending) that we should recognize that our situation was not all our fault and he treated with dignity and respect every step of the way! A couple of years later we hired Gary again to help us in an eviction case. We owned a rental property where the tenants were way behind on rent and would not leave, but gave every excuse in the world. We ended up going to court and Gary did everything for us. The tenants told a real fictional story to the judge and if Gary wouldn’t have been in court with us, I think those tenants might still be there. Thanks Gary!!!”
– Rocky (Avvo.com)
“Interested, reliable, knows his trade, excellent value – outstanding lawyer!!: Attorney Fuller assisted me in two real estate matters.
When I went to purchase my property in Vienna, I was considering buying a house that had been bank owned for several years and had potential title issues. In advance of deciding on the purchase, I retained Mr Fuller to review the documents, contracts and the overall situation and received advice on the transaction on several levels.
He cut through the legal uncertainties and showed me the risks, and the opportunities. He offered direct, understandable advice on how I might best proceed to mitigate the risks. Armed with that advice, I was able to make my own decisions with greater comfort.
It turned out very well for me, and it was a tremendous help to have a lawyer who showed both his deep knowledge and his interest in helping me make the right choices.
Thereafter, I needed to re-finance the loan on the property. When faced with a multitude of choices and some related issues, I again found myself in a situation that involved issue and matters to consider on different levels. Before deciding how to proceed I sought advice from Mr Fuller on the options and things to consider. Again, I was greatly assisted by getting his perspective along side the advice from a broker/lender.
Often, when working with lawyers, one feels like the focus is on the ticiking clock, not on the client’s best interest. I never got that feeling while working with Mr Fuller; he is the type of lawyer that gives attorneys a good name.
Whatever my legal needs might be in Northern Virginia in the future, I will start with Mr Fuller and go from there.”
– Mark (Avvo.com)
“We came to Mister Fuller with a complex problem created by a developer that put our property in jeopardy by pledging it to secure a loan for projects which included our property. Mister Fuller shepherded our group into possessing the property, establishing a legal identity, LLC, to manage the property in the future. He remains our Registered agent in Virginia. I have and will continue to recommend him as an attorney.”
– Harold L. Jewel, president Marshall Land Investors (Avvo.com)