Experience:Mr. Ganderson founded GANDERSON LAW, P.C. in 2008 to accommodate the growth of his predecessor firm, the law office of Martin J. Ganderson, which provided both individuals and businesses with legal counseling for more than twenty years. Prior to entering into the private practice of law, Mr. Ganderson practiced as a certified public accountant with the national accounting firm Ernst & Ernst.
Personal:Mr. Ganderson is a native of Norfolk, Virginia. He is married to the former Robin Kruger (who teaches high school mathematics), and has two children, Justin (who earned his law degree from the University of Miami, and his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and is now Special Counsel [Government Contracts] at Covington & Burling LLP) and Matthew (who earned his MBA from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business, and his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, and is now Associate Director, Integrative Student Services, Charlotte MBA Programs for Wake Forest University).
Mr. Ganderson supports scholar-athletes through his membership in the Hurricane Club of the University of Miami. He is a former director of the University of Miami Alumni Association.
Mr. Ganderson is a strong advocate for the development of downtown Norfolk, as evidenced by his involvement in the construction of the office building where GANDERSON LAW, P.C. is located.
Education:J.D., Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America, 1977
B.B.A., University of Miami, cum laude, 1973; Beta Gamma Sigma
Member:Virginia State Bar
American Bar Association
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
Hampton Roads Tax Forum
Supreme Court of Virginia
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
United States Tax Court
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