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Richmond, Virginia — November 14, 2017 — With deep gratitude for decades of service, Goodman Allen Donnelly announces the retirement of two of its founding members, Chuck Allen and Molly Priddy, effective December 31, 2017.  Both Chuck and Molly have been exemplary practitioners and servants to the Bar while building distinguished careers in their respective fields, significantly contributing to the firm’s dynamic growth.

Michael Goodman will assume the role of Chairman.

“Chuck and Molly were our friends and colleagues long before we established the Firm together over nineteen years ago,” said Goodman. “I know I speak for the entire firm when I say that we will miss their mentorship, camaraderie, and wise counsel.”

As the Firm’s leadership transitions, Goodman Allen Donnelly is also pleased to announce the promotion of Wythe Michael and Eileen Talamante as members.  “Wythe and Eileen have served as invaluable resources,” said Goodman. Wythe is a transactional attorney, focusing his practice on the interests of closely held businesses, including formation, capital raising, general corporate, succession planning, and mergers and acquisitions.  Eileen, a registered nurse and attorney, represents nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals in matters related to licensing, credentialing, third party payer, and peer review.

Goodman Allen Donnelly announces the addition of three new associates:

  • Thea Pitzen defends health care providers in malpractice litigation and is located in the Norfolk office. She is a graduate of Emory University School of Law, and was recently appointed a Contributing Editor for the American Bar Association Litigation News.
  • Kyle Kohler joins the Commercial Real Estate and Transactional Team in the Firm’s Richmond office. A graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law, Kyle brings experience representing both buyers and sellers in commercial real estate transactions, business formation and dissolution, and general corporate matters.
  • Nora Ciancio addresses regulatory and credentialing matters for health care providers from the Firm’s Richmond office.  A graduate of Penn State University School of Law, Nora brings experience working with Medicaid policy in medical and eligibility appeals, and advising on regulatory and compliance issues.

Curriculum vitae and contact information for all Goodman Allen Donnelly attorneys are available at

About Goodman Allen Donnelly

With more than thirty attorneys and offices in Richmond, Norfolk and Charlottesville, Goodman Allen Donnelly provides litigation and transactional services to a broad range of organizations and individuals – from investors to small businesses to multinational corporations.  Clients include insurers; manufacturers; health care providers, practices, and facilities; motor carrier and trucking companies; private and institutional investors; real estate developers;  veterans, inventors, artists, and authors.

Goodman Allen Donnelly is a member of  The International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

Michael Goodman
Goodman Allen Donnelly
4501 Highwoods Parkway, Suite 210
Glen Allen, VA  23060
(804) 346-0600