Giles joins Sands Anderson law firm

Published 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Vivian Seay Giles has joined Sands Anderson PC, bringing with her an extensive background in local government, business and tax law, announced firm president Margaret F. Hardy. Giles will join Sands Anderson’s Government and Business Groups and will work primarily out of Sands Anderson’s Richmond office.

Vivian Seay Giles

“We are pleased Vivian has chosen Sands Anderson as her professional home and welcome her to the firm,” said Hardy. “Vivian is an exceptional addition to the firm. We welcome her to our team and look forward to continuing to grow the ways in which we can best serve our clients.”

Giles represents and advises local government clients on matters including economic development, taxation, zoning, municipal finance and general legal counseling. With an LLM in Taxation, she also advises corporate clients on business and tax matters.

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For the past seven years, Giles has served as county administrator and county attorney in Cumberland County. Prior to that, she worked as assistant attorney general and part-time Commonwealth’s attorney for Appomattox County. Her prior experience also includes operating her own law practice for 12 years and working in the tax department at Coopers & Lybrand, LLP.

“With her business acumen and governmental experience both as a manager and as an attorney, Vivian is uniquely qualified to provide legal counsel to our many governmental clients,” said Daniel M. Siegel, Government Group Leader at Sands Anderson.

Giles received her undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Virginia, her law degree from the College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, and her LLM in Taxation from New York University. She can be reached at