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Lindsey A. Carney

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Lindsey A. Carney


Lindsey Carney is a partner with CARNEY PATTERSON MEADE PLC and has extensive experience as a commercial and residential real estate attorney and business attorney. Lindsey’s practice includes commercial real estate representation in the areas of development, acquisitions and other transactions, as well as sales and leasing, land use and zoning, and general business counsel in the areas of entity formation, contract negotiation and transactions.

Ms. Carney has represented, and continues to represent, developers and other real estate owners, financial institutions and corporate tenants within the Hampton Roads region. She has handled complex real estate acquisitions and has extensive experience in leasing and has represented both owners and tenants in numerous leasing transactions including ground leases. Ms. Carney represents lenders, borrowers and investors in connection with mortgage financing, including acquisition, construction, interim and permanent financing. She has represented multi-family property owners in the sale and liquidation of their portfolios. Ms. Carney has also represented developers in rezonings, special use permits and the negotiation of proffers and the release of encumbrances. As general business counsel to numerous clients, Ms. Carney has advised on entity selection, formation, agreements among members and shareholders, as well as general business contracts. She has also helped numerous non-profit corporations obtain their tax exempt recognition from the Internal Revenue Service.


  • alt_Awards & Certificates 2022 Top COVA Biz Lawyers
  • alt_Awards & Certificates 2022 Virginia Lawyers Weekly – Virginia’s Go To Business Lawyers
  • alt_Awards & Certificates 2023 Super Lawyers


  • College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law – Juris Doctor
  • Christopher Newport University – Bachelor of Arts in Governmental Administration with Concentration in Legal Studies


  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member of the Business Law Section and Real Property Section
  • Registered Real Estate Settlement Agent


  • Legal Elite, 2019
  • Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award, Christopher Newport University, 2018
  • Influential Women of Virginia, 2015
  • Super Lawyer 2009
  • Gambrell Professionalism Award, Marshall-Wythe School of Law 2003


  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Christopher Newport University (Past)
  • Alumni Society Board, Christopher Newport University (Past)
  • Athletics Advisory Council Co-Chair, Christopher Newport University (Current)
  • Rector, Board of Visitors, Christopher Newport University (Current)
  • Chair, Peninsula Airport Commission (Current)
  • President, Board of Directors, James River Country Club (Current)
  • Centennial Committee, James River Country Club (Current)
  • Membership Committee, James River Country Club (Current)
  • Board of Directors, Newport News Green Foundation (Current)
  • Board of Directors, Past Chair, United Way of the Virginia Peninsula (Current)
  • Of Counsel and Director, Habitat for Humanity – Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg (Current)
  • Board Member, TowneBank Peninsula Regional Board (Current)
  • Member, Greater Peninsula Now (Current)
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, LINK of Hampton Roads (Past)
  • Board of Directors, Trinity Lutheran School, Newport News, VA (Past)
  • Director, Virginia State Board Business Section Board (Current)


  • Newport News Bar Association
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