Cooper, Spong & Davis, P.C.
Robert C. Barclay IV attended the University of Virginia (B.A. 1982) and (J.D. 1986). From 1986 to 1991 he served as an officer in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He entered private practice in the City of Portsmouth in 1991 and joined Cooper, Spong & Davis in 1993. He has an AV rating with Martindale-Hubble. Mr. Barclay practices primarily in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, including representation of purchasers and sellers of real property, commercial lenders, property managers, and the negotiation and drafting of lease agreements. He also maintains a significant land use and zoning practice, representing clients before local governing bodies. Mr. Barclay is licensed to practice in Virginia and is a member of the Virginia Bar Association, the Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar Association, Portsmouth Bar Association, and Suffolk Bar Association. He was a former member of the Suffolk City Council and represented the Sleepy Hole Borough. He has also served as Vice Chairman of the Virginia Port Authority, Chairman of the Portsmouth Planning Commission, Representative for the 3rd Judicial Circuit on the Virginia State Bar Council, President of the Virginia Real Estate Attorneys League and as an Area Representative for the Real Property Section of the Virginia State Bar. He has provided continuing legal education lectures on various real estate related topics for the Virginia Law Foundation and other groups. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Economic Development of the City of Suffolk. He has been selected by Virginia Business Magazine for inclusion on its list of “Super Lawyers” in Virginia.Mr. Barclay attends St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth and is active in many civic, business and community groups. His wife Bonnie is a nurse practitioner and they have two children: Cole and Hugh.