Mr. Garbia is a founding member of NOVA BLG, LLP and GarbiaPlocki, LLP. Mr. Garbia directs the firm’s Corporate Counsel section, serves as lead counsel to the firm’s corporate clients in litigation, consults with and advises corporate clients on litigation matters and methods to avoid litigation. Acting outside general counsel for a wide range of companies. He regularly advises clients regarding appropriate business structures, in particular by advising them regarding the benefits and potential difficulties associated with forming corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other commercial entities.

Mr. Garbia serves as General Counsel and the Chief Legal Officer for various corporate clients. He is responsible for leading corporate strategic growth and tactical legal initiatives. Mr. Garbia provides oversight and assists in the government contracting proposal and negotiating process and is responsible for compliance with all applicable government regulations, including Federal Acquisition Regulations and other federal contracting rules. He serves as the key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. Addiitonally Mr. Garbia judges the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of his clients. He supervise litigation and bid protests, and develops policies to assure the organization’s compliance with the small business administration’s 8(a) program and GSA Schedule.

EDUCATION
George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA
Juris Doctor, May 2002,
Treasurer, George Mason Inn of Court
Member, George Mason Inn of Court
Member, Moot Court Board
George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia
B.A. Communications May 1999

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Top Secret Security Clearance, DOD
American Bar Association, 2003 - 2014
Virginia Bar Association, 2002 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association, 2005 - Present
Admitted to Practice Law in Virginia and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2002

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Mr. Moiz is a partner with NOVA Business Law Group.  He graduated from Howard University School of Law in 2007. While in law school, Mr. Moiz was the vice president and co-captain of the Goler Teal Butcher International Moot Court team. During law school, Mr. Moiz was an Oliver Hill Fellow for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in the employment discrimination project.

Immediately following his graduation from law school, Mr. Moiz served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas J. Love of the District Court of Maryland in Prince George’s County. Before joining NOVA BLG, Mr. Moiz worked in Richmond as the Legislative Assistant to Delegate David Poisson (D-32) for the 2009 General Assembly session.

Mr. Moiz serves as Outside General Counsel to domestic and international based information technology, healthcare, non-profit organizations, and FinTech companies. Mr. Moiz heads the firm's corporate transactional and commercial and residential real estate practice groups.

Education
Howard University School of Law (JD, 2007)
University of Michigan – Flint (BA, 2003)

Bar Admissions
Virginia (2011)
District of Columbia (2009)
Maryland (2008)

Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Virginia
Maryland Court of Appeals
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Association Involvement
Virginia Bar Association
Fairfax Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Capital Area Muslim Bar Association

Community Involvement
Virginia Real Estate Board, Citizen Member, Vice Chairman
Loudoun County Board of Zoning Appeals, Member
International Interfaith Peace Corps, Secretary, Board Member

Languages
Arabic
Urdu

 


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Zainab Y. Chaudhri is a senior associate with NOVA Business Law Group. Ms. Chaudhri has focused her practice on corporate transactions and business law, providing counsel to clients in connection with corporate governance, compliance issues, commercial matters, contract negotiation and drafting, and other business transactions.  
 
Ms. Chaudhri graduated from George Mason University in 2009 with a B.S. in Biology and obtained her Juris Doctorate from Antonin Scalia School of Law in 2013.  Prior to starting her practice in Northern Virginia, Ms. Chaudhri represented commercial developers, owners, and companies in a construction litigation and real estate practice in New York City.  Ms. Chaudhri has successfully conducted trials and represented business clients in the traditional courtroom setting as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings.
 
Ms. Chaudhri is an attorney in the firm’s corporate transactional, franchising, and corporate governance group.

Ms. Carter is a Senior Associate Attorney with NOVA Business Law Group. She attended the University of Virginia graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Affairs. After studying at the University of Virginia, Ms. Carter attended Syracuse University College of Law as a member of the Class of 2014. During law school, Ms. Carter was an editor of the Syracuse Law Review and participated in the Moot Court Honor Society. She was honored as a member of the Justinian Honor Society and received the Pro Bono Servicey Award for her service to the Syracuse community.

Ms. Carter began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Justice Steve R. McCullough, while he served as a judge for the Virginia Court of Appeals. Upon finishing her clerkship, Ms. Carter worked as an associate attorney for a private law firm, handling civil litigation matters in a number of practice areas, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia. 

Ms. Carter is an experienced civil litigator in the following practice areas: contracts, real estate, landlord-tenant, appellate advocacy, bankruptcy, and business law. She is also well versed in a variety of transactional legal work including: leases–both commercial and residential, real estate contracts and negotiation, estate and probate, and business formation. She currently focuses her practice on all areas of business law and litigation.

Education
Syracuse University College of Law (JD, cum laude 2014)
University of Virginia (BA, 2011)

Bar Admissions
Virginia (2014)
District of Columbia (2016)
Maryland (2020)

Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Virginia
Maryland Court of Appeals
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Association Involvement
Virginia Bar Association
Fairfax Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association

Languages
Arabic
French

Joseph Kirkwood is an associate attorney with NOVA Business Law Group. Mr. Kirkwood has primarily practiced in the areas of commercial real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and business formation.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in 2010 and his Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School in 2018. Mr. Kirkwood has represented clients in mergers and acquisitions, business formation, commercial real estate acquisitions, commercial leases, loan transactions, breach of contract litigation, and real estate litigation, as well as estate planning and estate administration. Mr. Kirkwood is an attorney in the firm’s commercial transactions practice group.

When he is not practicing law, Mr. Kirkwood enjoys writing, podcasts, video games, sports, and playing with his dog, Charlie.

Education
George Washington University Law School (JD 2018)
George Washington University (BA 2010)

Bar Admissions
Virginia (2018)

Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Virginia

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