Joseph L. Stiles is well-versed in many areas of the law and brings his extensive corporate representation experience to the firm to serve clients in matters ranging from entity formation and corporate governance to advising on all aspects of real estate acquisition, financing, development and management.

Joe has advised lenders, developers, property owners and tenants in connection with the acquisition, development, financing and leasing of income-producing property and raw land for office complexes, corporate headquarters, planned unit developments, retail projects, hotels, medical office buildings, multi-family projects and assisted living facilities. He also provides strategic guidance to owners and senior executives of multi-state business entities whose estate planning strategies include the design and implementation of business succession plans, as well as the related gift transfers and asset protection techniques applied as a part of the estate planning process.  He endeavors to understand his clients’ businesses as well as the current issues, people, and institutions that drive the client’s industry and transactions. He works with clients to implement creative and efficient solutions to challenging legal issues.

In the shared tradition of our Firm, Joe enjoys being involved in his community through mentorships, pro bono service, and work with the Historic Richmond Foundation.


T.C. Williams School of Law
University of Richmond

Juris Doctor (2013)

Hampden-Sydney College

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Government and Foreign Affairs 
Minor in Leadership (2010)

Oxford University, St. Anne’s College 

Certificate in Literature and History (2008)

Practice Areas

  • Advanced Estate Planning
  • Business Entities (Formation, Compliance, Dissolution)
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions & Finance
  • Commercial Real Estate Development

Admissions to Practice

  • Supreme Court of Virginia

Professional Recognition

  • John Marshall Scholar, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Justice of the Honor Council, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Patrick Henry Scholar, Hampden-Sydney College
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Fraternity for Political Science

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Business Law Section
  • Trust & Estates Section
  • Real Property Section
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Real Property Section
    • Construction Law Section
  • Member, John Marshall Inns of Court (Litigation)
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Community Involvement

  • Historic Richmond Foundation, Junior Board
  • ABA/TIPS Corporate Counsel Mentorship Program
  • Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service