About the Law Firm

Geoff Bentley received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1973. After three years as a government attorney, he entered private practice and for more than 18 years was an associate and, later, a partner in the Washington, D.C., offices of large, national law firms. Choosing family and community over commuting, he opened his own law office in Oak Hill, Virginia, in 1995.

He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia, the United States Claims Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, Tenth and Federal Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.

He has authored books for the National Association of Broadcasters, and spoken at several NAB conventions, on the nuts and bolts of the transactional end of the business of radio and television broadcasting, that is, the buying and selling of radio and television stations.

Clients of the firm have included such diverse entities as a large state university, a national not-for-profit organization, an Indian tribe, and radio and television stations. Prior to opening his Virginia office, Mr. Bentley represented, among other similarly diverse clients, banks, trade associations, the United Way of America, the State of Alaska, and the Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC).

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