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 and escrow.


Eck, Collins & Richardson joins FNTCA and its subsidiary Vacation Ownership Title Agency (VOTA) to complement and expand the legal services they offer to timeshare developers.


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


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


Eck, Collins & Richardson becomes a NGLCC certified business.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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