n July 2019, Chief Financial Officer Richard Owen sat down with Shenandoah Growers’ general counsel, our Harrisonburg partner Jared Burden, to speak about the growth and success of his firm over the past five years, and their relationship with GreeneHurlocker.
Attorney Jared Burden talks with Richard Owen, chief financial officer of client Shenandoah Growers, about the company’s growth and their experience working with our firm.
GreeneHurlocker is proud to sponsor a special First Fridays Downtown event this Friday, April 5 put on by its landlord, the Arts Council of the Valley (ACV), in GreeneHurlocker’s building at 311 S. Main St., Harrisonburg VA. ACV is kicking off National Poetry Month Friday from 5:00-8:00 PM, with a presentation and readings by Virginia’s Poet Laureate, Dr. Henry Hart. You’ll also experience A Cup of Sun, paintings by Kim Juda Souder, and Inspired by Nature, works by Robert Bersson.
First Fridays is one of the reasons GreeneHurlocker is so happy to be in downtown Harrisonburg. Stop in for a beverage, to say “Hi,” see our offices, hear some great poetry and see some wonderful art. For details call our Harrisonburg partner, Jared Burden.
UPDATE: The event had the highest attendance in recent memory, about 230 people attended and enjoyed the artwork, networking and the chance to hear and talk with Virginia’s Poet Laureate Dr. Henry Hart. Pictures below.
On April 8, our Harrisonburg partner Jared Burden will join in sponsoring the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce and Shenandoah Valley Technology Council’s Post Legislative Breakfast with legislators and business leaders discussing the laws, budget actions and plans made at the recent General Assembly session. The discussion starts at 7:30 a.m. and we hope, if you’re interested, you’ll register with the Chamber here.
If you have questions about the event, contact the Chamber. If you want to know more about our Harrisonburg practices or need to discuss a legal issue, just get in touch with Jared, or any of our business lawyers.
The Washington Post’s coverage on Sunday of our good client Shenandoah Growers of Harrisonburg affirms their rise from a small, family-owned herb farm to a national leader in flavor-forward produce selling in 23,000 stores, including 16 of the country’s top 20 food retailers. Take a look at this profile in the Washington Post Business section last Friday. The company’s process innovations and tight focus made them a great subject for the Post and an ideal client for our OPENgc legal expertise. Relentless innovation and a profound understanding of the market are the main reasons they have been successful — and among the many reasons we have been glad to serve as their general counsel for several years
Thank you! Harrisonburg partner Jared Burden and the whole GreeneHurlocker firm are grateful for the great attendance of our business clients and colleagues at our “Top Five Risks When You Sign A Contract” session with our friend Tom Mendez of McGriff Insurance Services yesterday afternoon in our offices in the Smith House. And the after-party, our Open House celebrating the successes of our first year of our Harrisonburg office, was incredible fun and filled the art gallery downstairs. We are pleased to report that all those who attended shared our Holiday spirit and wishes for a prosperous New Year were frequent and heartfelt. We can’t wait for another time to get together, so watch for our next seminar announcement in the New Year. You can see the fun for yourself below.
We’ve expanded our footprint by bringing on a new partner, Jared Burden, based in Harrisonburg to open the firm’s second Virginia office as of January 9, says co-managing partner Eric Hurlocker.
“Our expansion into the Valley and the I-81 corridor with the addition of a talented lawyer like Jared are examples of GreeneHurlocker’s client-driven strategy at work,” says Brian Greene, co-managing partner.
“We will be able to provide clients with greater depth and reach of representation in matters relating to corporate, business, project development, and commercial real estate, among others,” he concludes.
“Jared adds a seasoned practitioner to the firm’s business and corporate law practice and also brings the firm a strong commercial real estate attorney. He represents sophisticated and diverse business clients that dovetail nicely with our clients. He’s an exceptional fit for our firm,” says Eric Hurlocker.
Burden will oversee the opening and ongoing operations of GreeneHurlocker’s Shenandoah Valley office, the firm’s first office outside of Richmond. He is a graduate of Duke University and UVA Law School.
Burden brings more than 27 years of experience as a corporate lawyer encompassing acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital, and thousands of contracts of all sizes and types. Burden’s commercial real estate practice is based in experience both as an attorney and as an executive with a DC-area retail real estate development company.
Additionally, through Burden’s innovative OPENgc service, GreeneHurlocker will be providing outside general counsel services to businesses in a custom-designed program for a flat fee.
“The fixed fee general counsel service is one of the many unique offerings that Jared brings to the firm. This will be a key value proposition for our clients in emerging markets,” says Eric.
“While I enjoyed practicing law in large law firms in Washington, DC and San Francisco, I’m most proud of the success of the solo law practice I founded here in Harrisonburg in 2015,” Jared explains.
“It leads perfectly to joining GreeneHurlocker, because the firm is a dynamic practice that is focused, as I am, on growth-stage businesses in innovative industries,” he says.
GreeneHurlocker’s Harrisonburg, VA office is located at The Hub, 128 W. Bruce St. in downtown Harrisonburg, VA, across the street from the Ice House and minutes from James Madison University.