Edward B. Lumpkin


804.697.4116 (p)
804.697.6116 (f)

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
• Business Law Section
• Forum on Franchising

Virginia State Bar
• Business Law Section

Virginia Bar Association
• Business Law Section
• Corporate Counsel Section, Council, 2010–2013

The Bar Association of the City of Richmond
• Business Law Section, Executive Committee, 2017-present

Community Involvement

Children's Home Society of Virginia
• Board of Directors, Chair, 2014-2016

Edward Lumpkin is a partner in the firm’s Business Law department.  He works with a broad range of for-profit and non-profit organizations, from start-up ventures to public companies, on a wide variety of matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, franchising and licensing arrangements and general corporate, regulatory and securities matters.  He has represented numerous clients in a variety of industries in connection with formation, capital-raising and operational matters and has considerable experience negotiating mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures involving both private and public companies.  He also has significant experience in franchise law, representing both franchisors and franchisees in connection with Franchise Disclosure Documents, franchise agreements and the acquisition and sale of franchises.

Representative Matters

  • Represented sellers and purchasers of businesses, including the seller of a nationwide behavioral health program management business, the publicly traded buyer of a bulk liquid transportation, bulk storage and transloading facility, and the buyer of a workforce development and training program business.
  • Represented companies in private equity transactions, including a $105 million sale of stock by a behavioral managed health care company and a $5 million sale of stock by the creator of patented small boat motion-control products.
  • Advised a public authority and a public institution of higher education in the formation of non-profit supporting organization affiliates.
  • Represented a national non-profit provider of debt management services in state and federal regulatory matters, a developer of desktop database publishing software in licensing matters, and a regional delicatessen franchisor in franchise matters.

Practice Areas

Business Organizations and Corporations
Franchise Law


Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1995
Cum Laude
Lead Articles Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review

Duke University, A.B., 1992


• Virginia


Legal Elite (Virginia Business)
• Business Law, 2018