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Brian Greene Appointed to Virginia Israel Advisory Board

Brian Greene of GreeneHurlockerBrian has been named to the Virginia Israel Advisory Board (VIAB) by the General Assembly of Virginia.

The VIAB is a Commonwealth of Virginia agency that helps Israeli companies locate and grow their U.S. operations in Virginia. The VIAB offers a variety of programs to foster international business success in Virginia. Dov Hoch is currently Executive Director of VIAB, whose board includes business executives and other professionals from across the state.

“I’m delighted to serve on the VIAB and to be able to encourage Israeli companies to invest in Virginia, and to encourage partnerships between Virginia and Israeli companies,” Brian says.

“The VIAB has a proven track record of successfully forging economic and cultural links between Virginia and Israel, and I’m honored to be a part of it,” he explains.

Brian has always been very active in the Richmond Jewish community. He currently serves on the board of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond and the Weinstein Jewish Community Center. He served for four years as the president of Rudlin Torah Academy, Richmond’s Jewish day school. He also has served on the board of the Herb Cohen Memorial Fund — which has provided more than 400 scholarships since 2001 for kids to attend summer camps — since its inception.

Brian concentrates on energy and utility regulation and related issues in the mid-Atlantic region, and he represents a diverse clientele of electric, natural gas, and water companies..
The mission of VIAB is to assist Israeli companies to locate and grow their U.S. operations in Virginia and to partner with Virginia businesses to facilitate the acquisition and use of Israeli technology. VIAB also focuses on increasing direct foreign investment in Virginia, and on bilateral trade and lasting partnerships, especially in industries such as manufacturing, maritime, military-related and agribusiness industries.

Top Lawyers Make the Virginia Legal Elite

Eric Hurlocker  of our business, energy law and regulation practices, are listed among the Virginia Legal Elite, published in the December issue of Virginia Business magazine, publisher Bernie Neimeier has announced.

Eric Hurlocker at his desk

Eric Hurlocker is co-managing member of GreeneHurlocker

“I am honored and pleased to be counted among the lawyers that our peers consider experienced and trustworthy, and to be recognized for the continued growth of the firm’s business and energy practices,” said Hurlocker.

Named to the list in Business Law, Hurlocker is a co-founder and co-managing member of the firm, with over two decades of practice in business and energy law. He has focused on advising clients in the areas of energy law as well as commercial transactions and general corporate work for energy and technology companies, manufacturers and services providers. After working in large law firms and for utility firms, Hurlocker joined with Brian Greene five years ago to form the GreeneHurlocker firm, which concentrates on work in energy law and for businesses operating in the mid-Atlantic.

The Virginia Business Legal Elite list is compiled from nominations and votes submitted by the members of the Virginia Bar Association and Virginia State Bar. It has been published annually since 2000 by the magazine.

Congratulations, Nutriati!

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Dry chickpea (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We were delighted last week when local company Nutriati was recognized by ChamberRVA‘s Innovator Award for its innovative food additive business. Not only are they breaking new ground, but they are also our clients! You can find out more about the company and its founders, Richard Kelly and Michael Spinelli, from the nice coverage in last week’s Richmond Times Dispatch.

Our business and corporate attorneys have been privileged to work with Nutriati as they continue to develop and take their business to the next level. We certainly take a great deal of satisfaction when companies with a great idea and hard work are recognized for their efforts.

If you have any questions about our business and commercial law skills, particularly in emerging markets, please call any one of our Virginia business lawyers.

We Are Proud of Our Great Clients!

We have the pleasure of working for great clients, something we are always grateful for. It’s really exciting when others recognize them, and we’ve learned of three recent kudos we want to acknowledge.



Waynesboro-based Sigora Solar was just profiled by Inc. Magazine in their 2015 Inc. 5000.  They were ranked 376th fastest growing company in the United States and 8th fastest growing company in the ENERGY sector. Congratulations to President Andy Bogdan Bindea.


ethical-electricEthical Electric’s CEO Tom Matzzie is a finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year recognition in Greater Washington, D.C. Way to go, Tom.


xoom-enNorth Carolina-based Xoom Energy is also in the 2015 Inc. 5000 and the Charlotte Business Journal noted they are the highest listed among Charlotte businesses. Xoom grew 16,602% over the past three years and was also the top-ranked energy company on the list. CEO Tom Ulry and his team deserve all the credit for this achievement.

It’s a real privilege to be associated with these successful companies and wonderful to be able to share the good news about their recognition. If you have any questions about the news or energy industry issues in the mid-Atlantic, just call any one of our energy lawyers.

Brian Greene Again Listed as Legal Elite

January 8, 2015, RICHMOND, VA — For the seventh consecutive year, Virginia Business magazine has recognized Brian R. Greene, co-managing partner of the Virginia-based GreeneHurlocker law firm, as one of its Legal Elite.

Greene’s recognition in the Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative Law section of the publication reflects his long-term practice in utility regulation and energy law, an area he and his partners have been developing for nearly twenty years.  The list is compiled by the votes of members of the Virginia State Bar and organized and sponsored by Virginia Business magazine.

Greene has helped create many of the governing rules in utility distribution and rate regulation over the years of his regional regulatory law practice throughout the mid-Atlantic. This is why he maintains a diverse and sophisticated regional energy practice, representing a wide range of clients in several jurisdictions.