John Kaptan

John Kaptan

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  • Landlord Tenant, Real Estate Law, Traffic Tickets ...
  • Virginia
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Summary

John was named “Most Inspiring Graduate,” of the Regent University School of Law for his Class. An Honors student, John earned the Ronald L. Fick Book Award for highest academic achievement in:
His outstanding performance in Real Estate Transactions, Property, Contract, and Criminal Law propelled him to finish in the top fifth of the class.
Beyond the books, John established himself as an effective justice-oriented advocate. He represented Virginia on 86 cases, including felony prosecutions, under Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office. John interned for the Supreme Court of Virginia and assisted the Legal Advisor to the Supreme Allied Commander for Transportation at the Norfolk NATO headquarters.
John’s 12 years of active duty military service include multiple deployments and work in the Defense Attaché Office at U.S. Embassy, Paris. During two assignments as a Legal Officer, LCDR Kaptan prepared dozens of wills and powers of attorney for deploying Sailors. He developed a nuanced understanding of the adversarial process as a Court Martialing Officer, representing commands in UCMJ hearings and counseling Sailors trapped by predatory leasing and lending practices.
International experience is balanced by John’s deeply rooted local investment. He is a licensed Virginia real estate professional who has maintained a home on the southside since 2004. John’s commitment to our region’s well-being shows in his serving with Portsmouth-based EDMARC Hospice for Children and engagement with the post-incarceration reintegration efforts of Onesimus House of Chesapeake.

John's respected counsel and keen legal advocacy will be asset in your legal matters with a primary focus in:

Civil Litigation
Real Estate sales, exchanges, contracts, leases
Landlord / Tenant Disputes
Reckless Driving / Traffic Ticket Defense
Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning
Business Formation

John lives in Chesapeake with his wife Tracy and his three wonderfully energetic children.

Education
Regent University School of Law
J.D. (2019) | Law
Honors: Most Inspiring Graduate - 2019 National Legal Policy Honors Section - 2019
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United States Naval Academy
B.S. (2004) | Political Science
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Hanger Law Firm
- Current
Intern
NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
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Legal Intern
Office of the Commonwealths Attorney for Virginia Beach
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Judicial Intern
Judicial Intern to Honorable D. Arthur Kelsey, Supreme Court
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Director of Training
Submarine Learning Facility
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Military Officer
Surface Warfare Officers School
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Speaking Engagements
Tenant/Landlord Issues during the COVID-19 Crisis, Hampton Roads Realtors Association - Property Management Counsel
Hampton Roads Realtors Association - Property Management Counsel
Tenant / Landlord and Homeowners Legal matters during the COVID-19 Crisis
Drafting of Real Estate Contracts and Repair Negotiations to avoid legal disputes, Drafting of Real Estate Contracts and Repair Negotiations to avoid legal disputes
Hampton Roads Realtors Association
Drafting of Real Estate Contracts and Repair Negotiations to avoid legal disputes- Instructor
Common issues with Property Management Agreements - Instructor, Common issues with Property Management Agreements
Hampton Roads Realtors Association
Common issues with Property Management Agreements- Instructor
Awards
Client Champion Award
Martindale-Hubbell
Negotiations - 2019 Highest Rating
Regent University School of Law
National Legal Policy Honors Section
Regent University School of Law
Best of 2018-Case Studies in National Legal Policy
Regent University School of Law
Most Inspiring Graduate
Regent University School of Law
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar  # 94830
Member
Current
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Business Law Society
Member
- Current
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Federalist Society
Member
- Current
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Onesimus House Chesapeake
Volunteer
- Current
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Blackstone Legal Fellowship
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
Virginia State Bar
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Elder Law
    Collections
    Foreclosure Defense
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Real Estate Law
  • Contract Review and Drafting
  • For Sale by Owner (FSBO) Real Estate Law
  • Debt Settlement and Negotiations
  • Mortgage Loan Modification / Loss Mitigation
  • Short Sale Negotiations
  • Contract Dispute Law
  • Construction Dispute Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Eviction Law
  • Tenant Rights
  • Landlord Rights and Remedies
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Hanger Law Website
Contact & Map
Hanger Law
618 Village Dr.
Suite J
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Telephone: (757) 351-1510
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Hanger Law
1100 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Telephone: (757) 351-1510
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Hanger Law
760 McGuire Pl
Newport News, VA 23601
Telephone: (757) 351-1510
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed