The Van Gils Law Firm, a locally owned practice focusing primarily on
comprehensive business law and estate planning services, celebrated its grand opening at
19 Winchester Street, Suite A, today.

Bernard “Bert van Gils, who previously divided his time between
serving clients locally as well as out of an office in Northern Virginia, works with both
small and large organizations. He’s looking forward to growing his client base while
forging even stronger ties with the community where he now both lives and works.

“I’ve been fortunate to counsel some very successful businesses,” shares van Gils. “The
most rewarding aspect of my practice is getting the opportunity to work with a variety of
organizations and business leaders as they grow and meet their goals, and there’s no
place I’d rather experience this than right here in the greater Piedmont region.”

Van Gils is a staple in local community organizations. His volunteer service includes
work as a founding director of the Greater Warrenton Chamber of Commerce, where he
continues to provide legal and executive counsel. He is a former director of
the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce, the Fauquier County Community Action
Committee, the Partnership for Warrenton, the Ballet Academy of Warrenton and the
Fauquier Regional Technology Association.

Van Gils received his Juris Doctor in 1986 from the Washington College of Law for
American University in Washington, D.C. where he was an Associate Editor of the
inaugural edition of The American University Journal of International Law and Policy.
He holds a Bachelors of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Simon
Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar
(admitted to practice, April 1987) and a member of the International Law, Business Law,
and Wills, Trusts and Estates sections.