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Christopher L. Perkins

919 East Main Street
Twenty-Fourth Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone:  804.783.7550
Fax:  804.783.7686


Mr. Perkins practices in the areas of bankruptcy, business reorganizations, workouts and commercial litigation. His bankruptcy practice involves the representation of Chapter 11 debtors, lenders and other secured creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees, receivers, lessors and vendors. Mr. Perkins’ commercial litigation experience includes the handling of cases involving the Uniform Commercial Code, lender liability, fraudulent conveyance and business torts, landlord-tenant disputes, construction and mechanic’s lien litigation, real estate litigation and commercial broker lien disputes, insurance coverage, and malpractice actions. Mr. Perkins has significant trial and appellate experience as well as in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation.

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, Richmond, Virginia, 1999 - present 
  • Pender & Coward, P.C., Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1997 - 1999

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Richmond Bar Association: Judiciary and Finance Membership Committees
  • American Bankruptcy Institute


  • Listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2016 - 2018 
  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2013–2019
  • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer in Bankruptcy: Business, 2013–2018 
  • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2008–2012
  • Listed in Virginia Business magazine's "Legal Elite" for Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights, 2009–2017
  • Winner, 1997 McNeil Law Society Writing Competition

Related Industries


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Richmond, 1997
  • B.A., History, University of Virginia, 1994

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit