Meet Our Staff
Eck, Collins & Richardson
Our firm has a team of attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants, with over 100 years of combined experience in real estate, timeshare, land trustee, escrow, collections, and foreclosure law. We also work closely with several affiliated businesses to provide a full list of comprehensive services to our clients, across the United States. Between the law firm, title agencies, and trust companies, we serve timeshare clients in 22 states, the United States Virgin Islands and The Bahamas.
Philip W. Richardson
Philip has been the sole shareholder of Eck, Collins & Richardson since acquiring the firm in 2009. Philip is a native of Martinsville, Virginia and graduated from Appalachian State University and the University of Georgia School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and Texas. Prior to acquiring Eck, Collins & Richardson, Philip served as Assistant General Counsel for Starwood Vacation Ownerhsip, Inc. (now Vistana) for 9 years. Before that, Philip served as Associate Legal Counsel to Peppertree Resorts, Ltd. for 7 years.
Daniel C. Zickefoose
Daniel joined the law firm of Eck, Collins & Richardson, PL in 2011 as an Associate Attorney. His practice focuses mainly on timeshare foreclosures. Daniel graduated from The College of William and Mary, where he played on the Men’s Soccer Team, and the University of Richmond School of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of the Richmond Law Review. Daniel is licensed to practice law in South Carolina, Virginia, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Daniel is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia and works primarily out of Eck, Collins & Richardson’s Richmond office.
Director of Operations
Charles leads the business operations, financial reporting, and strategic planning areas for the firm. He has an extensive background in business operations; having served for over 25 years in various financial services, corporate banking, document administration, and recording and title leadership roles. Prior to joining us, Charles served as the CFO for a local non-profit organization focused on at risk youth. A native to Orlando, Florida, Charles received a degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Crummer Graduate School at Rollins College in Winter Park.
Ramiyus N. Wood
Ramiyus is a paralegal who mainly handles deed preparation and follows up on Title policies. Ramiyus has more than 12 years of experience as a real estate and corporate paralegal and more than 7 of those years were spent working under the supervision of Frank Eck. Mr. Wood is a graduate of University of Richmond and J. Sargent Reynolds Community College. During this time he was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, a prestigious Honor society for those with high academic performance. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wood served as a paralegal in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he received a paralegal certificate. Mr. Wood is located in the firm’s Richmond, Virginia office.
Heath is a paralegal with a focus on timeshare foreclosures, particularly in South Carolina and Maryland. His practice focuses mainly on timeshare foreclosures. Heath is a native of Columbus Ohio and graduated from Columbus State Community College and Franklin University, both in Columbus, Ohio. As a paralegal for 20 years, Heath’s career has focused on civil litigation and attorney ethics, including approximately nine years assisting in investigations of attorneys and judges for the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Rebeca works as a legal assistant supporting the firm in timeshare transactions. Rebeca has her law degree from The State University of Londrina (UEL) in Parana, Brazil and is a licensed lawyer in Brazil. She assists the firm with the process of timeshare closings and other legal matters. Rebeca is fluent in English and Portuguese and is a native of Brazil. Her background allows her to facilitate communication between the firm and its Brazilian clients while providing a personalized experience.
Francis T. Eck
Principal (1944-2011) Francis T. Eck began practicing law in 1969 in Richmond, Virginia. He is a graduate of Villanova University and The University of Richmond School of Law. Mr. Eck’s work for the resort industry, including timesharing, campgrounds, travel clubs, fractionals, and second home communities has spanned over 30 years. He works to represent developers, owners’ associations and individual timeshare owners in a broad range of services comprising the preparation and recording of a deed to a full closing with title search, escrow services, and certification of title for title insurance.
Thomas P. Collins
Retired Thomas began practicing law in 1977, after graduating from the University of Richmond School of Law. For the past 25 years, Mr. Collins focused specifically on criminal law and complex civil litigation. He has obtained death penalty trial qualifications, and has successfully tried these death cases in both state and federal court. Because of his exceptional competency in a broad array of case law, Mr. Collins represents many local lawyers in need of his services.