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South T. Patterson

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South T. Patterson


South serves as general counsel to a wide variety of businesses, business owners and individuals. His practice includes commercial acquisitions, mergers and sales. South routinely assists with the negotiation and drafting of contracts, commercial real estate transactions, financing and leasing. He also has considerable experience with physician and medical practice representation.  From family enterprises to larger ventures, South enjoys solving problems and helping find solutions for the ongoing legal challenges associated with running a successful business.


  • alt_Awards & Certificates 2022 Top COVA Biz Lawyers


  • College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law – Juris Doctor, John Marshall Fellow
  • University of Virginia – Bachelor of Arts

Memberships / Affiliations / Community Involvement


  • Virginia State Bar
  • Newport News Bar Association


  • Board of Directors and Board President of the Association for Retarded Citizens of the Peninsula, Inc. (now known as VersAbility Resources, Inc.)
  • American Institute of Banking, Adjunct Faculty
  • Mariner’s Museum Corporate Council
  • Executive Board of the Colonial Virginia Council of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Board of Governors of the Business Law Section, Virginia State Bar
  • Board of Trustees, Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation
  • I’Anson Hoffman American Inn of Court

Distinctions (Multiple Years)

  • Virginia Business Magazine: Legal Elite (Business Law Category)
  • The Business Magazine of Coastal Virginia: Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia (Civil Law, Transactional and Wills, Trusts & Estates Categories)
  • Lawyers of Distinction: Excellence in the Practice of Law Designation
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