James T. Bacon


Allred, Bacon, Halfhill & Young, PC
11350 Random Hills Road
Suite 700
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Tel: 703-352-1300

Email: jbacon@abhylaw.com
Web: www.abhylaw.com

James “Jim” Bacon has represented foreign banks and exchange houses, corporations, municipalities and individuals in complex commercial and business matters, helping them navigate disputes and protecting them from pitfalls for over 35 years. Mr. Bacon provides his clients aggressive and innovative business strategies designed to fully capitalize on the particular strengths of each client. Always willing to advocate a unique or difficult case, he is very experienced going “all in” on “bet the business” high stakes litigation if no other alternative is available to his clients. He also enjoys serving as local counsel for out-of-state firms in all State and Federal court systems. He is licensed in all State and Federal courts of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He received his law degree from the American University School of Law, has a varied trial and appellate practice, and has served as a lecturer at trial advocacy seminars. His areas of concentration include Anti-Money Laundering, OFAC Compliance and FinCEN regulations, business planning and protection, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, corporate structure and governance, employment disputes and HR issues, complex commercial litigation, complex arbitrations, civil and criminal forfeiture law, franchising, technology matters, real estate and real estate planning.

Mr. Bacon has achieved a peer review of “AV” in Martindale-Hubbell, meaning he possesses a “preeminent rating,” achievable only after admission to the Bar for at least ten years, indicating the highest level of legal ability and ethics – the pinnacle of professional excellence. He has also been selected as a “Super Lawyer,” an exclusive listing of outstanding attorneys who have attained preeminent peer recognition, limited to no more than 5 percent of the practicing attorneys in Virginia and Washington, DC. Mr. Bacon has also been selected to the Top Attorneys of North America, which has been recognized and distinguished as an identifier of the best lawyers that the North American legal community has to offer. He has been named among the Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia by City of Richmond Magazine. He also has been recognized as a LEGAL LEADER by The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Baltimore Sun.

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Condominium and Homeowners Association Law
  • Real Estate
  • Business Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Wealth Management
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Business Counseling
  • Complex Arbitrations
  • Computer Technology
  • FinCEN Regulations
  • Franchising
  • Government Contracts
  • Insurance Matters
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • OFAC Compliance

We apply the various legal disciples of our business expertise to help guide companies through their entire life cycle.  Having advised a wide variety of businesses through formation, growth and disposition, we are well equipped to help our clients plan and achieve their goals for each of these phases.  We also have expertise in franchising and computer technology issues, and help our clients plan and protect their businesses for all business life cycle phases.

We have substantial experience working with a variety of business owners throughout the Metro-DC area, Regionally and Nationally. Our clients range from small, family-owned business owners to corporations and limited liability companies. We offer our clients a comprehensive level of diversity, professionalism and integrity.

As small-business owners for more than 35 years, we understand the excitement and stressors that accompany owning a business. We have ample experience with the following:

  • Employment-related law
  • Incorporations, LLCs and partnerships
  • Drafting contracts and agreements
  • Business litigation
  • Breach of contract
  • Purchase agreements
  • Small-business incorporations
  • Family-held business issues
  • Small-business law
  • Negligent construction or design

Whether you are growing your business or facing a dispute, we are prepared to give you the level of service you desire. We work efficiently and discreetly as we help you grow your bottom line and support your mission. Our clients trust us to give them straightforward advice so they can make educated decisions about their situation.

You will have direct access to one of our attorneys who will take the time and effort necessary to fully understand your issues and needs. We will explore your options and design proposals for you that suit your unique circumstances.

At Allred, Bacon, Halfhill & Young, PC, we work collaboratively when solving our clients’ problems. This team mentality allows us to take advantage of the diverse training, experience and backgrounds of our highly skilled attorneys. Since the founding of our firm in 1995, we have been committed to providing you with the broad range of thought, common sense, and heightened communication and interaction that occur between us. Through many years of successful client service, hard work and a pool of competence, we have developed a strong, respected reputation within our legal community.

It is our goal to provide a full range of legal services to businesses, individuals and families in the Washington metropolitan area and nationally. Our commitment is to provide effective and efficient representation which is neither impersonal nor exorbitant. The diverse backgrounds and broad range of legal experience of our attorneys and staff allow us to serve almost every client need, and to offer the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

Our lawyers are usually retained on an hourly basis, although a negotiated fee or a fee based on a percentage of the recovery is often appropriate. The cost of quality legal representation is not insignificant, but we are determined to instill in each client the conviction that he or she has received the full value of services commensurate with the expense.

Our clients come to us feeling stressed, overwhelmed and confused. We are dedicated to walking them through the process carefully and thoroughly, explaining each step clearly and compassionately.

“Jim has been named among the Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia by City of Richmond Magazine. He also has been recognized as a LEGAL LEADER by The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Baltimore Sun.”