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The Story of Eck, Collins & Richardson

ECR was founded in 1969 by Frank T. Eck and Thomas P. Collins, in Richmond, VA. They led the firm for 40 years until Philip W. Richardson joined and became the principal of the firm. Mr. Richardson has since brought on several firm staff members, opened branches in Orlando, FL and Charleston, SC, and expanded the firms services to include land trusts, escrow, and several forms of business licensing.

2017

Eck, Collins & Richardson becomes the first NGLCC certified business to also be a National Legal Partner.

2017

Eck, Collins & Richardson expands its services to include liquor, business, fire, and alarm licensing services in addition to its compliance related capabilities. This was facilitated through the affiliation with License Team, LLC.

2017

Charles Bell, formerly of Vistana, joins the Eck, Collins, & Richardson team as the Director of Operations and brought with him 20+ years of timeshare management experience.

2016

Virignia code comission gives Mr. Richardson a seat on a sub-committe to redraft Virginia's Real Property Code (Title 55 - Property and Conveyances).

2014

Eck, Collins & Richardson becomes a NGLCC certified business.

2013

Mr. Richardson becomes a Trustee level memeber of the American Resort Developer Association (ARDA).

2013

Mr. Richardson is given a seat on the Common Interest Community Board of Virginia sub-committee to aid in the Board's update and regulation.

2011-2013

Eck, Collins & Richardson expands its services to include land trust and escrow services after affiliating with ECR Services, LLC and TRSTE, LLC.

2011

Dan Zickefoose joins the firm and becomes the managing associate in the Richmond location after Mr. Eck passed away and Mr. Collins retired.

2009-2010

Eck, Collins & Richardson opens offices in Orlando, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina.

2009

Philip W. Richardson joins the firm and becomes the managing partner. Eck, Collins and Richardson is formed.

1994

The firm becomes the General Counsel and lobbyist group for Viriginia Resort Developers Association (VRDA), which now goes by ARDA-VA.

1989

First Title of VA, Inc. is founded and becomes the firm's first affiliated title agency.

1981

Spearheaded by Mr. Eck, the firm lead the efforts in drafting the Virginia Real Estate Timeshare Act.

1972

The firm began servicing its first resort developer clients in the burgeoning Virginia timeshare industry.

1969

Francis T. Eck and Thomas P. Collins opened Eck & Collins law firm and began servicing clients from their headquarters in Richmond, Virginia.

  • June - 2018

    Eck, Collins & Richardson becomes the first NGLCC certified business to also be a National Legal Partner.

  • May - 2018

    Eck, Collins & Richardson expands its services to include liquor, business, fire, and alarm licensing services in addition to its compliance related capabilities. This was facilitated through the affiliation with License Team, LLC.

  • September - 2017

    Charles Bell, formerly of Vistana, joins the Eck, Collins, & Richardson team as the Director of Operations and brought with him 20+ years of timeshare management experience.

  • 2016

    Virignia code comission gives Mr. Richardson a seat on a sub-committe to redraft Virginia's Real Property Code (Title 55 - Property and Conveyances).

  • 2014

    Eck, Collins & Richardson becomes a NGLCC certified business.

  • 2013

    Mr. Rcihardson becomes a Trustee level memeber of the American Resort Developer Association (ARDA).

  • 2013

    Mr. Richardson is given a seat on the Common Interest Community Board of Virginia sub-committee to aid in the Board's update and regulation.

  • 2011 - 2013

    Eck, Collins and Richardson expands its services to include land trust and escrow services after affiliating with ECR Services, LLC and TRSTE, LLC.

  • 2011

    Dan Zickefoose joins the firm and becomes the managing associate in the Richmond location after Mr. Eck passed away and Mr. Collins retired.

  • 2009 - 2010

    Eck, Collins and Richardson opens offices in Orlando, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina..

  • 2009

    Philip W. Richardson joins the firm and becomes the managing partner. Eck, Collins & Richardson is formed.

  • 1994

    Eck & Collins becomes the General Counsel and lobbyist group for Viriginia Resort Developers Association (VRDA), which now goes by ARDA-VA.

  • 1989

    First Title of VA, Inc. is founded and becomes Eck & Collins' first affiliated title agency.

  • 1981

    Spearheaded by Mr. Eck, the firm lead the efforts in drafting the Virginia Real Estate Timeshare Act.

  • 1972

    The firm began servicing its first resort developer clients in the burgeoning Virginia timeshare industry.

  • 1969

    Francis T. Eck and Thomas P. Collins opened Eck & Collins law firm and began servicing clients from their headquarters in Richmond, Virginia.