Larry J. McElwain is a graduate of the University of Virginia (1970) and Boston College Law School (1975). He has been in private practice in Charlottesville since 1975. During the first fifteen years of his practice Mr. McElwain split his time between litigation, both civil and criminal, and transactional work, however for the past several years the bulk of Mr. McElwain’s work has been focused on real property, both transactional and litigation. Mr. McElwain is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL); past chair of the Board of Governors of the Real Property Section of the Virginia State Bar; past chair of the Real Property Section of the Virginia Bar Association; has served as program organizer and moderator for several of the annual Advanced Real Estate Seminars for the VSB and Virginia CLE; has written several articles pertaining to real property law; and has been a frequent guest lecturer on real property at the University of Virginia Law School, University of Richmond Law School; George Mason Law School and for Virginia CLE. Mr. McElwain has been a bank director for close to thirty years, currently serving as chair of BB&T’s Central Virginia Region advisory board and is currently on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville.