Conway H. Sheild, III

An attorney with 46 years of experience in commercial banking and business transactional work, Conway has represented a variety of interests (purchasers, sellers, automobile dealers, real estate companies, museums, utility companies, industrial development authorities, banks and mortgagees). He has prepared and reviewed all facets of the legal documentation related to these transactions to include development, finance, tax, choice of entity, real estate, environmental, and regulatory considerations. He has represented owners and lending institutions in both residential and commercial real estate development. In addition, in the completion of such transactions he has also represented the interest of title insurance companies.

His commitment to civic and charitable entities has been demonstrated by his service on museum, bank, hospital, municipal and professional boards, to include the Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar.

Educational and Professional Background

  • Washington and Lee University (B.S., 1964)
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D., 1967)
  • United States Army Signal Corp Officers’ Basic Course and Service in the United States Army (1967–1969)
    (discharged with the rank of Captain)
  • Admitted to Practice:
    • Virginia Supreme Court (1967)
    • United States Supreme Court (1975)
    • United States District Court-Eastern District (1970)

Activities and Affiliations

  • Newport News Bar Association (President, 1987)
  • Virginia Bar Association
    • Judiciary Committee, 1985–1992
    • Virginia State Bar (Ethics Committee)
    • Appellate Nomination Committee, 1997–2001
    • Judicial Review Commission, 1997–2001
  • Past President, Peninsula Family Services, Inc.
  • Virginia International Terminals, Past Chairman
  • Past President, Peninsula Fine Arts Association
  • Past Chairman, United Way of the Virginia Peninsula
  • Past President, Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA
  • General Counsel and Past Chairman, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
  • Co-Chairman, Plan 2007, a study of regionalism for the Hampton Roads area
  • General Counsel, Peninsula Economic Development Council
  • Chairman, Riverside Behavioral Health Center Board
  • Chairman, Virginia Company Bank Board of Directors
  • President, Virginia Living Museum
  • Board Member, Riverside Health System
  • Honors and Awards
    • Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizen
    • Humanitarian Award, Virginia Conference for Community and Justice
    • Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Citizenship Award
    • Colonial Virginia Council, Boy Scouts of America, Citizenship Award
    • Distinguished Alumni, Washington and Lee University
    • Coastal Virginia Magazine Top Lawyers 2015
    • Virginia Business Legal Elite 2016 – Corporate Counsel