2021 LEGISLATIVE / REGULATORY / ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Q&A
Gregory D. Habeeb
Gentry Locke Attorneys and Gentry Locke Consulting, Richmond
Title: Partner, Gentry Locke Attorneys; president, Gentry Locke Consulting
Other legal specialties: I maintain an active litigation practice and serve as corporate adviser to numerous small and mid-sized companies.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Wake Forest University; law degree, Wake Forest School of Law
Spouse: Christy Brendle Habeeb
Children: Daniel, William and Anna
Fan of: These days, most of my fandom is taken up rooting for the Richmond Strikers soccer club, where my kids play. Go Strikers!
Recently read book: I’m just waiting for George R.R. Martin to finish “The Winds of Winter.”
(Game of Thrones fans will understand.)
Career mentors: My grandfather; U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith; and my partner, Matt Broughton.
Your team assists economic development clients. What’s one of your success stories? Our team has had a lead role in crafting Virginia’s solar energy policy for a decade, including the Virginia Clean Economy Act. Since then, we have worked with our solar clients on projects with a total investment of well over $1 billion and with a total economic impact of many times that amount.
How does your experience as a former state delegate help you better represent your clients? My experience as a delegate shapes everything I do and how I serve my clients. At a philosophical level, it taught me to listen better, to think more creatively and to truly serve my clients. At a practical level, it gave me a knowledge of the inner workings of government and legislation that has proven invaluable to our clients over the years.