Justin T. Banford
t: 703.284.7253
f: 703.525.2207


Justin Banford is a shareholder at Bean, Kinney & Korman focusing his practice on corporate and business law. His client base encompasses government contractors, IT companies, small to medium size businesses and individuals/families for estate and succession planning. Justin has helped entrepreneurs from over 100 companies and works with executives to scale operations before they exit.

Serving as outsourced general counsel, Justin is the first legal call his clients make. He believes in relationship-oriented representation and has taken many founders through multiple ventures. In addition to his core corporate practice, he assists business owners with estate, asset- protection, and succession planning.

Prior to joining BKK, Justin was a partner at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig. He is barred in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. In addition to his corporate, business and estate planning practice, Justin is active in several organizations including the McLean Estate Planning Council, ServiceSource Planned Giving Council, and the ABA Military Pro Bono Project.

Beyond the Suit

Outside of the office, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and periodically dabbling in cryptocurrency.


  • Formation of fintech startup and Accelerator placement (2020)
  • Led formation of a Public-Private Partnership to assist local businesses in Puerto Rico as part of Hurricane
    Maria recovery (2019)
  • Successfully defended STEM education charity in dispute over grant agreement restrictions (2019)
  • Rollup Acquisitions of Manufacturing Companies by International Conglomerate (2018)
  • Sale of Medical Cannabis Company for $30M (2018)
  • Series B Round for Agricultural Tech Company raising $10M (2018)
  • Sale of SEO Company to Private Equity firm for $40M (2018)
  • Formation and Financing of Sports/Entertainment Venue for $24M (2017-18)
  • Sale of Product Design Company for $35M (2017)
  • Series A Round for Bio-Tech Company raising $9M (2017)

Bar and Court Admissions

Virginia, 2005

District of Columbia, 2007

Maryland, 2013

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2005

University of Virginia, B.A., 2002

Awards and Honors

Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Business/Corporate, 2019-2020

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Business/Corporate, 2019-2020


McLean Estate Planning Council

ABA Military Pro Bono Project

ServiceSource Planned Giving Council