Lindsey A. Carney

Lindsey A. Carney
Phone:(757) 223-4535
Email:[email protected]
Practice Areas: Business Law - Commercial Litigation - Commercial Real Estate - Residential Real Estate - General Counsel - Contract Law - Asset Purchase Transactions

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  • Lindsey A. Carney, Esq. Partner
  • Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C.
  • 12350 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 300, Newport News, Virginia 23602
  • Telephone: (757) 223-4535
  • Facsimile: (757) 249-1627
  • Email: [email protected]


Lindsey Carney joined the law firm of Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C. in 2004 after graduating from the Marshall Wythe-School of Law at the College of William & Mary. She is a partner within the law firm’s Business Law Group and has extensive experience as a commercial and residential real estate attorney and business attorney. Lindsey’s practice includes commercial real estate representation in the areas of development, acquisitions and other transactions, as well as sales and leasing, land use and zoning, and general business counsel in the areas of entity formation, contract negotiation and transactions. Lindsey Carney graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Governmental Administration with a concentration in Legal Studies from Christopher Newport University in 2001, where she was also a member of the women’s basketball team. She graduated from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 2004. While at Marshall-Wythe, she served as an editor on the Journal of Women and the Law.


Ms. Carney has represented, and continues to represent, developers and other real estate owners, financial institutions and corporate tenants within the Hampton Roads region. She has handled complex real estate acquisitions and has extensive experience in leasing and has represented both owners and tenants in numerous leasing transactions including ground leases. Ms. Carney represents lenders, borrowers and investors in connection with mortgage financing, including acquisition, construction, interim and permanent financing. She has represented multi-family property owners in the sale and liquidation of their portfolios. Ms. Carney has also represented developers in rezoning’s, special use permits and the negotiation of proffers and the release of encumbrances. As general business counsel to numerous clients, Ms. Carney has advised on entity selection, formation, agreements among members and shareholders, as well as general business contracts. She has also helped numerous non-profit corporations obtain their tax exempt recognition from the Internal Revenue Service.


Bachelor of Arts in Governmental Administration with Concentration in Legal Studies

Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia, 2001

Juris Doctor

Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2004

Journal of Women and the Law Member, 2002-2004

Journal of Woman and the Law Executive Editor, 2003-2004


Virginia State Bar, 2005 – present

Member, Business Law Section and Real Property Section

Registered Real Estate Settlement Agent

Newport News Bar Association


Gambrell Professionalism Award, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, 2003

Super Lawyer, 2009


Past Chairman, Board of Directors, LINK of Hampton Roads

Board of Directors, Trinity Lutheran School

Board of Directors, United Way of the Virginia Peninsula

Membership Committee, James River Country Club

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12350 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 300
Newport News, VA 23602

Local: (757) 223-4500
Toll-Free: (800) 459-1881