Michael L. Soffin


804.697.4134 (p)
804.697.6134 (f)

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
• Business Law Section, 1963-present

Virginia State Bar
• Business Law Section, Chair, 1978-1979
• Special Committee on Publications and Public Information, Chair, 1989-1990

United States Army, 1951-1953

Community Involvement

Jewish Community Center of Richmond
• Former General Counsel

Michael L. Soffin’s primary areas of practice have been in real estate, commercial and corporate law.  His representation of airport, theatre and department store clients has involved extensive work in real estate acquisition, development and financing, including shopping center projects.  Mr. Soffin’s finance-related experience includes representation of institutional investors in real estate-related construction and permanent lending and asset acquisition.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of a major regional department store chain in acquisition, development and sale/leaseback financing of multiple regional mall locations in the Southeast.
  • Representation of regional theatre chains in their acquisition, leasing, financing and sales of theatre properties and radio stations.
  • Representation of major institutional lenders in both construction and permanent financing of diverse commercial projects.

Practice Areas

Real Estate Development and Finance
Commercial and Real Estate Lending
Business Organizations and Corporations


University of Richmond, J.D., 1962
Norman Medal (Academic Excellence)
McNeill Law Society

University of Minnesota, B.A., Journalism, 1951
Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Kappa Tau Alpha (Journalism Honorary)

New York University, 1947-1949


• Virginia