South joined the law firm of PWHD in 1991.  He serves as general counsel to many area businesses, business owners and executives. South’s practice includes legal representation in commercial acquisitions, mergers and sales.  He routinely assists with the negotiation and drafting of contracts, as well as with commercial real estate transactions, financing and leasing. He also has considerable experience with physician and medical practice representation.  From family enterprises to larger corporations, South enjoys solving problems and helping find solutions for the ongoing legal challenges associated with running a successful business.


  • College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law – J.D., 1991, John Marshall Fellow

  • University of Virginia – B.A., 1983

Memberships / Affiliations / Community Involvement:


  • Virginia State Bar

  • Newport News Bar Association

  • York County Bar Association

  • Virginia Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite” (multiple years)

  • Board of Trustees, Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation

  • I’Anson Hoffman American Inn of Court


  • Board of Directors and Board President of the Association for Retarded Citizens of the Peninsula, Inc. (now known as VersAbility Resources, Inc.)

  • American Institute of Banking, Adjunct Faculty

  • Mariner’s Museum Corporate Council

  • Executive Board of the Colonial Virginia Council of the Boy Scouts of America

  • Board of Governors of the Business Law Section, Virginia State Bar

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