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Hunter D. Hanger, Esq.
Owner

Unlike most attorneys, Hunter Hanger entered the legal field to be around people. His primary motivator is to see clients empowered through understanding, and protected by an assertive legal advocate.

Prior to practicing law, he worked in DC on Capitol Hill and in Real Estate in Los Angeles, CA.  A natural activator, Hunter works tirelessly to get transactions moved to closing in a timely and exact manner.

Entering Real Estate Law during a significant market downturn, Hunter cut his teeth negotiating short sale deficiencies against Big Banks. The key to success requires skilled navigation of large bureaucracies and mastery of the service manuals for Freddie Mae, Fannie Mac, HUD, VA, and various other protocols of private investors. As government regulation of the mortgage industry continues to expand through laws like the Dodd-Frank Act, Hunter appreciates the power of application of these reforms to client problems.

Hunter has successfully entered emergency injunctions to postpone foreclosures, negotiated the forgiveness of millions worth of mortgage debt, and obtained six figure principal reductions in loan modifications.  He is a self-admitted Zillow addict and loves to walk clients from start to finish on their real estate transactions.

In his free time Hunter likes to surf, and play basketball or tennis. Hunter and his wife Kara have two children Ilah and Davidson. They live in Great Neck and attend Kempsville Presbyterian Church, where he serves as an elder.

Mark L. Stevenson, Esq.
Managing Attorney, Newport News Office 

Mark Stevenson is a skilled short sale negotiator barred in both Virginia and Michigan. Prior to joining Hanger Law, he spent three years processing and successfully negotiating short sales in some of the hardest hit regions of Michigan, including Flint and metro Detroit. Mark prides himself on facilitating deals with multiple parties to achieve positive results for clients.

A local, Mark graduated from Tallwood High School and went on to get a B.S. in Chemistry at Old Dominion University, graduating cum laude.

Beyond loss mitigation, Mark brings a wealth of experience in areas of family law such as divorces, post-divorce issues dealing with custody, child support, and parenting time, and also adoptions. Mark also has significant exposure to bankruptcy issues. He understands how bankruptcy interrelates with the short sale process and family law.

Lastly, Mark has significant experience with probate law as a former court-appointed attorney for Oakland County, MI. He helped legally incapacitated clients that were having difficulties managing their own affairs. Mark enjoys serving his clients with excellence and adding value to their lives.

Mark and his wife Rebecca have three boys, Liam, Luke, and Lex. Mark enjoys hanging out with his family and also playing racquetball and basketball at a local Y.

Jason Miyares, Esq.
Chief Litigation Counsel

Jason Miyares is a well known figure in the Hampton Roads community. His past practice was in commercial and residential real estate, and is an experienced courtroom attorney and civic leader. Jason previously served as a former prosecutor (Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney) for the City of Virginia Beach, Miyares worked to keep our most violent criminals off our streets and our families safe. He handled over 600 cases and had over a 90% conviction rate during his time as a prosecutor. Prior to his service in the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, he was a successful real estate and business attorney with Faggert & Frieden, P.C.

He has served as a Senior Advisor and Counselor to Congressman Scott Rigell, and prior to joining Hanger Law, Miyares was a Senior Partner at Madison Strategies, a national consulting firm. Currently, Jason Miyares also represents the 82nd District (Virginia Beach) in the House of Delegates in the Virginia General Assembly where he serves on the House Courts of Justice Committee, Courts of Justice Civil Subcommittee and the Privileges and Elections committee. He is also a past lecturer for the Virginia Beach Bar Association Continuing Legal Education(CLE) courses.

Miyares attended elementary and high school in Virginia Beach, graduating with a Bachelor’s inBusiness Administration from James Madison University and is a graduate of the College of William & Mary School of Law, where he served on a law journal, the Law School Honor Council, William & Mary Trial Team and was a Finalist for the Institute for the Bill of Rights Moot Court Competition. He is the Past President of Cape Henry Rotary where he was a Paul Harris Fellow, Past Chairman of the Hampton Roads Young Republicans, Founding Member of the Hampton Roads Federalist Society, Member of the Virginia Beach Bar Association, and a Member of Galilee Episcopal Church.

He lives in the Great Neck area of Virginia Beach, with his wife Page Atkinson Miyares and their three daughters.

Sean P. Reilly, Esq.
Associate

Sean Reilly joined Hanger Law in 2016 after earning his J.D. from Regent University School of Law in 2016.  At Regent, Sean graduated in the top 5% of his class, served as a Senior Editor for Regent University Law Review and worked as a graduate assistant for the director of Regent’s honors program. Prior to joining Hanger Law, Sean was a commercial real estate broker and specialized in negotiating leases and purchase contracts for retail developments and Class A office space. With nearly a decade of real estate experience as a REALTOR®, Sean brings his extensive real estate knowledge and unique perspective on the law to Hanger Law.

Sean lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and daughter and loves spending time with them both. When he has free time, Sean plays guitar for Trinity Church and snowboards in Colorado any chance he gets.

John M. Napier, Esq.
Of Counsel

John M. Napier has vast experience working with developers, builders, investors, agents, landlords and tenants in all aspects of real estate, both in the residential and commercial realm. John’s focus on entrepreneurial endeavors, both in the legal and business realms, have resulted in him serving as advisor, attorney, and general counsel to businesses of all kinds, real estate developers, builders, and professionals. He is barred in Virginia and California—and also passed the New York bar, with admission pending.

The son of a Naval Aviator and grandson of a World War II veteran, John has spent significant time on both coasts, with many years in the Coastal Virginia area working with some of the largest real estate developers, investors, and brokers in the business, as well as representing new ventures and start up companies of all types. John also has significant international experience, working for a 100-year- old firm in London, England, and serving the Ugandan Judiciary in East Africa as the first Court Accredited Mediator in the history of Uganda. He has also served multiple non-profit organizations, both domestically and internationally.

After finishing his bachelor’s degree at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and working for four years as a professional in the real estate development field, John returned to the west coast to matriculate at Pepperdine University School of Law, in Malibu, California, where he received his Juris Doctor and Master of Dispute Resolution. After law school, John spent a year mediating over 115 cases in the High Court of Uganda, Commercial Division. He then returned to Virginia, where his practice now encompasses real estate at every level, all manner of business matters—from formation to dissolution—negotiation, mediation, and arbitration of any type of dispute, serving non-profits with their legal needs, as well as matters relating to international development and the rule of law.

John loves music, film, and travel, as well as philosophical discourse of most any kind.

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