- George Mason University School of Law, J.D., with distinction
- Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, B.S.
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of the District of Columbia
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia
LOUIS E. DOLAN, JR.
Louis E. Dolan Jr. focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, including complex contractual disputes, trade secret and intellectual property disputes, and real estate, construction, partnership, affordable housing, and syndication-related litigation. His litigation experience also includes representation of real estate developers and low income housing tax credit syndicators in commercial real estate disputes involving brokers, lenders, sureties, mortgage services, and general partners. He also has an active insurance coverage practice.
Mr. Dolan’s practice also focuses on litigation aspects of government contracts work including contract analysis, bid protests and litigation with federal and state agencies, and compact entities and appeals thereof.
Mr. Dolan actively represents tax credit limited partnerships in actions against general partners and in protecting tax credit investments. He frequently appears in courts throughout the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia, including the state and federal trial courts, as well as the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Virginia Supreme Court and the D.C. Circuit and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Successfully represented Signature Flight Support Corporation in a multimillion dollar ground sublease dispute involving a Signature sublessee, Landow Aviation, at the Washington Dulles International Airport, Signature Flight Support Corporation v. Landow Aviation Limited Partnership, 698 F. Supp. 2d 602 (E.D. Va. 2010) obtaining declaratory judgment and permanent injunction, affecting general aviation rights at Washington's Dulles Airport for the next 25 years;
Successfully represented insurance company in coverage dispute in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, reported at American International Specialty Lines Insurance Company v. A.T. Massey Coal Company, Inc. et. al., 628 F.Supp.2d 674 (E.D. VA. 2009);
Represented several state insurance guaranty associations in adjudicatory proceedings before the Virginia State Corporation Commission and Virginia Supreme Court in insurer insolvency proceedings; (Va. Prop. & Cas. Ins. Guar. Ass'n v. Miller) 2009 Va. App. LEXIS 299 (Va. Ct. App., July 7, 2009);
Successfully represented master real estate developer of Ballpark District in litigation relating to real estate development rights surrounding new baseball stadium in Washington, D.C., (Monument Realty, Inc v. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority), 535 F.Supp. 2d 60 (D.D.C. 2008), 540 F.Supp. 2d 66 (D.D.C. 2008);
Successfully represented healthcare insurance provider in trademark litigation, (CareFirst of Md., Inc. v. First Care, P.C.), 434 F.3d 263 (4th Cir. Va. 2006);
Represented principals of publically traded corporation in shareholder derivative claims, (Dockser v. Schwartzberg), 433 F.3d 421 (4th Cir. Md. 2006);
Handled substantial constructive defect insurance coverage litigation in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Transcon. Ins. Co. v. Caliber One Indem. Co., 367 F. Supp. 2d 994 (E.D.Va. 2005);
Represented franchisee in dispute with national franchisor, (Goldhammer v. Dunkin’ Donuts), Inc., 59 F. Supp 2d 248 (D. Mass 1999);
Defended foreign aircraft manufacturer in aviation disaster litigation in Loudoun County (Va.) Circuit Court;
Defended national internet service provider in shareholder litigation before Fairfax County (Va.) Circuit Court and Virginia Supreme Court;
Defended national retail chain in software licensing dispute before United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; and
Successfully represented national tax credit syndicators in successful general partner removal litigation in Louisiana, South Carolina, Maryland, Texas, Tennessee, and Florida.
- “The Last Resort: The process and the pitfalls of removing partners,” Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, January 2011 (Author)