Phone: (804) 783-7215
Fax: (804) 783-7291
 

Stefan Calos is a shareholder in the firm’s Business Group, and counsels businesses and their executives through corporate and commercial real estate transactions with the confidence and expertise clients seek.  He is also a member of the firm’s Business & Professional Litigation and Government Groups. With decades of real-world experience, Stefan knows how to bring many time- and money-saving solutions to legal problems.

Martindale-Hubbell has rated Stefan as AV, the highest rating for legal ability and professional ethics.  He has been named Legal Elite multiple times by Virginia Business magazine.
 
Stefan joined Sands Anderson's Richmond office in 2005.  He also practices in his native Hopewell, and continues to maintain a private office there.  In addition, he and the firm are pleased to serve as Hopewell City Attorney. 

Stefan is a past president of the Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce.  He provides a much needed larger-firm link to and presence in the Tri-Cities (Hopewell, Petersburg, and Colonial Heights) and throughout Southside Virginia (including Prince George, Surry, Sussex, and Brunswick Counties, the City of Emporia, and Fort Lee).
  
With broad experience in a wide range of legal matters, Stefan adds significant value to client relationships with his ability to identify and address issues up front.  His extensive courtroom experience has honed his analytical skills.  He is often able to anticipate potential issues at the initial stages of a transaction, and avoid future litigation.

As a result of his experience within various practice groups, Stefan’s work includes the following:

Business Group

  • Commercial real estate—purchase/sale closings; loan financing, including SBA and historic tax credits; leases
  • Condominium registration and other development
  • Contracts, including employment and non-compete issues
  • Copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property issues
  • Corporate and LLC formations, mergers, and acquisitions
  • Tax-related issues, including non-profits
  • Wills, trusts, estates, and business succession planning

Business & Professional Litigation Group

  • Appeals and other post-trial proceedings
  • Bankruptcy adversary proceedings
  • Condominium and other construction disputes; mechanic’s liens
  • Corporate dissolutions and derivative suits
  • Defamation (libel and slander)
  • Expert witness qualification (attorney fee awards)
  • Shareholder, member, and other owner disputes
  • Tax disputes, including IRS; other white-collar criminal defense
  • Trademark and copyright defense
  • Trust and estate disputes; guardianship proceedings

Government Group

  • City Attorney, Hopewell
  • Delinquent tax proceedings, including real estate, machinery and tools (M&T), and business personal property
  • Municipal law from A to Z — Assessments to Zoning, and everything in between

Representative clients

  • Accountants, lawyers, and other professionals
  • Banks and other lenders
  • Corporations and LLCs, large and small
  • Developers
  • Doctors, dentists, and veterinarians
  • Local governments
  • Shareholders, members, and other individuals  

Civic Involvement

  • Architectural Review Board, City of Hopewell (former member and chair)
  • Feed More, Inc. (Meals on Wheels and Food Bank, former board and marketing and philanthropy committees member, and Sands Anderson co-chair of VSB’s Legal Food Frenzy)
  • Historic Hopewell Foundation (general counsel)
  • Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce (past president)
  • Preservation Virginia (formerly APVA), City Point Branch (former director)

Other Interests

  • Competitive running
 

■ Quick Facts

 

 Get to Know Stefan


YouTube video

 AV rated by Martindale Hubbell

Education

B.A., University of Virginia, 1984
J.D., University of Richmond Law School, 1987

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Affiliations  

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Hopewell Bar Association (past president)

*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

 

■ Quick Facts

 

 Get to Know Stefan


YouTube video

 AV rated by Martindale Hubbell

Education

B.A., University of Virginia, 1984
J.D., University of Richmond Law School, 1987

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Affiliations  

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Hopewell Bar Association (past president)

*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.