Mr. Okes focuses his practice on corporate transactions and commercial matters.

Mr. Okes has deep experience advising companies across a range of industries, including information technology, healthcare, and construction as well as 501(c)(6) trade organizations. He constructs practical solutions that ensure businesses’ operational needs are met while legal requirements are fulfilled.

Mr. Okes has instructed Transactional Drafting and Practice at George Mason University School of Law as a longtime Adjunct Professor. He also is a 2006 graduate of that law school, where he was a member of the Law Review and a Legal Research and Writing Fellow.

Outside of the office, Mr. Okes is an avid photographer and a soccer dad.

Education
George Mason University School of Law (JD, 2006)
College of William and Mary (1998)

Bar Admissions
Virginia (2006)
District of Columbia (2017)

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

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Mr. Freije received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary and his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law.  During law school, Mr. Freije served as the Managing Editor of the Intellectual Property Law Journal and served as an intern law clerk with the Baltimore City Circuit Court.

While attending law school and after graduation, Mr. Freije worked as a legal assistant in the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute’s Office of Business Development and Technology Transfer.  After moving back to Virginia, Mr. Freije worked for an Am Law 100 firm in Washington, DC, for fourteen years.  As part of his practice, Mr. Freije counseled clients involved with state and federal governmental investigations, accountants’ liability, campaign finance, and complex commercial disputes, as well as other regulatory, criminal and compliance matters.

Mr. Freije is an attorney in the firm’s litigation practice group, representing our clients in various disputes in state and federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.  Mr. Freije also dedicates his time to pro bono causes, including immigration matters and estate planning for first responders.

Education
College of William and Mary (BA, 1998)
University of Baltimore School of Law (JD, 2002) 

Bar Admissions
Virginia (2005)
District of Columbia (2003)
Maryland (2002) 

Association Involvement
Virginia Bar Association
Maryland Bar Association 
Fairfax Bar Association 

Community Involvement
Burke Athletic Club Coach

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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.
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