Lynn K. Suter, Esq.

Lynn K. Suter, Esq., PLLC


1374 Windsor Lane
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841

Combining over 25 years of business law practice, 10 years in executive team nonprofit administration, and hundreds of hours of civic and church board service for practical legal advice to businesses and nonprofits:

Business Representation:

Business formation and start-up, business transactions and termination events; buy/sell agreements and business contracts; fiduciary training and advice for directors and officers.

  • Representative work: Forming businesses and professional service firms; buying and selling retail, professional service, franchise, real estate and commercial businesses; recapitalizations and mergers; business contracts.
Nonprofits and Church Representation:

Nonprofits and Church Representation: Nonprofit formation, organizational documents and tax-exempt registrations; formation of churches, whether as unincorporated associations or corporations; church charters and bylaws.

  • Representative work: converting member nonprofit into nonmember nonprofit (Christian camp, rescue squad); forming nonprofits for domestic and international ministry; merging churches and nonprofits; dissolving churches and nonprofits; converting unincorporated church into incorporated church
Simple Estate Planning:

Affordable estate planning (wills, powers of attorney, advance medical directives, revocable trusts).

Professional Experience


Lynn K Suter, Esq., PLLC

Mount. Crawford, VA


Virginia Mennonite Missions

Harrisonburg, VA
Director of Operations and International Ministries


Lenhart Pettit

Harrisonburg, VA
Partner and Managing Partner (2011-2012)


Wharton, Aldhizer and Weaver

Of Counsel


Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA
Executive Assistant to the President


Mennonite Board of Missions

Mission worker to Nepal


Wharton, Aldhizer and Weaver

Harrisonburg, VA
Partner (1992-1994); Associate (1986-1991)


AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Multiple listings in Best Lawyers and Virginia Business’ Legal Elite


J.D., cum laude

Washington & Lee University School of Law

Lexington, VA
  • Law Review Contributor
  • Burks Scholar
  • Gardner Award for Best First Year Brief

B.A., cum laude
1979 - 1983

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

Board Service

Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative

Board of Directors

2019 – present
Impact Middle East

Board of Directors

2018 – present
NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center

Board of Directors

2009 - 2012
Bridgewater Healthcare, Inc.

Board of Directors

James Madison Innovations

Board of Directors

Blue Ridge Community College Foundation

Board of Directors

2006-2012 Director Emeritus since 2013
Eastern Mennonite School

Board of Directors (including term as Chair)

Layman, Diener & Borntrager Insurance Agency

Board of Directors



Business Phone:
+1 540 830 6080