photo of robert gants

Aug. 19, 1937 – Nov. 28, 2015 

Practice Areas
Family Law
Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights
Estate Planning
Real Estate
Trusts & Estates
Conservatorship and Guardianship

J.D., American University
B.S., United States Military Academy

Robert M. Gants


Robert M. Gants, our colleague and friend, passed away on November 28, 2015.

Bob’s practice areas were Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights, Domestic Relations, Government Relations, Real Estate, Landlord-Tenant Relations, Trusts and Estates, Conservatorships and Guardianships.

Practice History

Redmon Peyton & Braswell, LLP, Of Counsel (2011-2015)

Redmon Peyton & Braswell, LLP, Partner (1995-2011)

American Gas Association Executive Branch and White House Liason (1992-1995)

Government Relations, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (1986-1992), representing the manufacturers of all major home appliances sold in the U.S.  Negotiated and lobbied to passage P.L. 100-12, The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act, setting federal energy efficient standards for home appliances and preserving a national marketplace for the industry.

Marketing, The Hardaway Company, a heavy construction company; CEO, International Incinerators, Inc., a waste to energy company; Vice President, Howard P. Foley Enterprises, Inc., then the third largest electrical contracting company (1980-1984)

Government Relations, The National Constructors Association. Conceived and directed the U.S. and Overseas Employees Tax Fairness Committee and its successful campaign to repeal 1976 Section 911 tax law changes adversely affecting American competitiveness in world markets (1977-1980)

Office of Congressional Relations, U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration. Responsible for the implementation, coordination and review of ERDA's congressional activities for environment, safety, planning and analysis, and for the General Counsel's Office. (ERDA succeeded the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and was a predecessor agency to the Department of Energy) (1975-1977)

Counsel, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives; Administrative Assistant to Congressman John B. Anderson, Illinois, and Administrative Assistant to Congressman Ralph E. Regula, Ohio (1971-1975)

Partner in the law firm of Partridge, Gants & Perkins, a Washington-based general law practice (1967-1971)

Bar Admissions

• Commonwealth of Virginia
• U.S. Supreme Court
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
• U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
• U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
• U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
• U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
• Supreme Court of Virginia
• United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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