Hampton Roads General Counsel (HRGC) is a law firm dedicated to providing small and medium size businesses and professionals with proactive and cost-effective legal services, on a wide range of major business decisions that may impact a company’s growth and success, including business start-up and structure changes, employment issues, vendor relations, and contract preparation and review. HRGC is located in Virginia.
M. Christina Floyd, Founder
Practice Focus: Business Transactions; Commercial Contracts and Real Estate; Purchase/Sale of Assets; Employment Relations; Automotive; Alternate Dispute Resolution
After more than 20 years of legal practice, including within large law firms and as in-house counsel for large corporations, Chris observed a need in the business community for legal services specifically designed for growing businesses and professionals. This led her to form Hampton Roads General Counsel, PLLC in July 2011. The firm’s primary mission is to serve as general counsel to small and medium sized businesses in need of recurrent legal services in a similar way that large companies utilize in-house resources for general legal advice and counsel. Through Hampton Roads General Counsel, which trades as Rocky Mountain General Counsel in Colorado, Chris provides businesses and professionals with proactive and cost-effective legal services, on a wide range of major business decisions that may impact a company’s growth and success.
Chris concentrates her law practice on general business and commercial matters, employment relations, and dispute resolution. She advises and represents businesses on diverse topics such as consumer transactions, contracts, commercial real estate, information technology services, the government procurement process, business torts, employment relations and sale and acquisition of business assets. Chris also has a strong background in advising employers and preparing/providing training on preventative measures such as handbooks and policies, evaluations and job descriptions, discipline and discharge, drug testing policies, legal compliance and union issues. She is a trained mediator and collaborative professional.
Chris received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. She earned a J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, where she served as Executive Editor of the Law Review. She thereafter served as Judicial Clerk for the Honorable William T. Prince of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia. Chris is licensed to practice in Virginia and Colorado.
Chris previously served as in-house General Counsel for the Hall Automotive Group and Metro Information Services, Inc. As General Counsel she managed the provision of all legal services, including litigation, and handled and advised executive management on a broad range of legal issues, including employment/independent contractor/vendor relations, customer dispute resolution, commercial real estate, purchase and sale of assets, and contract review and negotiation.
Chris has served in leadership roles with the Virginia State Bar Corporate Counsel Section, the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia Commission on Women and Minorities in the Legal System, the National Association of Dealer Counsel, the Leadville Lake County Chamber of Commerce and the Lake County Community Fund. Her current community service includes serving as President for Planned Pethood Leadville, as well as providing pro bono legal services to nonprofit organizations, including Wildlife Response, Inc., the Advocates of Lake County, the Leadville/Lake County Economic Development Corporation, and the Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation.
M. Christina Floyd
Hampton Roads General Counsel, PLLC
4445 Corporation Lane, Suite 256
Virginia Beach, VA 23462