FREDERICK W. PAYNE

PARTNER

 

BIO
Fred founded Payne & Hodous in 1992.  He has spent decades representing clients in state and federal trials and appeals in complex civil litigation, with a particular focus on real estate.  He regularly counsels clients on issues of law related to real property, land use, zoning, title, and local government.  He has served as the County Attorney for Fluvanna County since 1988.  Prior to founding Payne & Hodous, Fred was a Deputy County Attorney for Albemarle County from 1974 through 1987, and served as Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Albemarle County in 1979.  He is fluent in French and Spanish.   

EDUCATION
B.A., magna cum laude, Yale University, 1971
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1974

ADMISSIONS
Virginia State Bar (1974)


CREDENTIALS: 

Virginia Bar Association (Member, Local Government Law Committee, 1978-1981) 

Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association (President-Elect, 1996-1997; President, 1997-1998) 

Charlottesville-Albemarle County Criminal Bar Association (President, 1987-1988)

Yale National Scholar

ROBERT P. HODOUS

PARTNER

 

BIO
Bob founded Payne & Hodous in 1992.  He regularly advises small and medium-sized companies on compliance with corporate, commercial, real estate, and other business law topics.  He also advises clients with the creation and administration of wills, trusts, and estates.  Additionally, Bob counsels clients on emerging issues pertaining to cybersecurity.  Prior to founding Payne & Hodous, Bob served as the Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary for Jefferson Bankshares, Inc., a retail and community bank in Charlottesville.  In 1973, while serving on the Virginia Bankers Association Committee, Bob drafted the Virginia Trust Subsidiaries Act.  


EDUCATION
B.A., Miami University, 1967

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1970

Executive Program, University of North Carolina, 1989

Career Studies Certificate in Cybersecurity, Piedmont Valley Community College


ADMISSIONS
Virginia State Bar (1970)

CREDENTIALS:
Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association 

Virginia Bar Association

International Technology Law Association

Virginia Bankers Association Committee, Drafted Virginia Trust Subsidiaries Act (1973), Legal Affairs Committee (1986-1991)

CompTIA Security+ Certification

DONNA R. DELORIA

PARTNER

 

BIO
Donna's practice focuses on the acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing, use, and development of real estate.  She counsels individuals and companies on the negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, the analysis and resolution of diligence issues leading to closing, and the negotiation of leases for various types of landlords and tenants.  Donna also provides counsel on commercial and business law to clients in these and other industries.  She serves as a Deputy County Attorney for Fluvanna County.  

EDUCATION
A.B., College of William and Mary, 1987

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1992 (Dillard Fellow, Order of the Coif)

ADMISSIONS
Virginia State Bar (1992)


CREDENTIALS: 

Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association (Secretary-Treasurer, 1997-1998; Board Member 2014-2016)

Virginia Bar Association

 
WILLIAM W. TANNER

PARTNER

BIO
Will is an experienced trial attorney who represents clients in investigations, trials, and appeals in state and federal court.  He regularly counsels individuals accused of criminal and traffic violations, and his civil litigation practice provides representation to individuals and companies in complex civil cases throughout Central Virginia.  Prior to joining Payne & Hodous, Will served as an Assistant District Attorney in Athens, Georgia.  He currently serves as a Deputy County Attorney for Fluvanna County.


EDUCATION
B.A., Yale University, 1992

J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 1995


ADMISSIONS
Virginia State Bar (2001)

District of Columbia Bar (2001)

State Bar of Georgia (1995)

CREDENTIALS:

Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association 

Virginia Bar Association

Author, The Case of Wang Zong Xiao v. Reno: The International Implications of Prosecutorial Misconduct, 24 Ga. Journal of International & Comparative Law

KRISTINA M. HOFMANN

PARTNER

 

BIO
Kristina counsels clients on various issues involving real estate, land use and zoning, estate planning, and general business law.  She has experience in negotiating the acquisition and disposition of real property, and in the administration of leases and contracts for development.  She provides advice to individuals seeking estate planning and administration services, and counsels small and medium-sized businesses on issues related to contracts, employment, commercial transactions, and other general business law issues.  She also has comprehensive experience in the procurement, negotiation, and implementation of local government contracts.  She serves as Assistant County Attorney for Fluvanna County.  


EDUCATION
B.S., summa cum laude, College of William and Mary, 2005 (Phi Beta Kappa)

J.D., William and Mary School of Law, 2008 


ADMISSIONS
Virginia State Bar (2008)

CREDENTIALS:

Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association 

Virginia Bar Association