Mary Gayle Holden
Ms. Holden started her practice with a large Virginia law firm in Fairfax doing zoning and land development and commercial leasing. Although she has done a variety of legal services, including litigation and estate tax planning, her focus was on transactional and business law services. She worked for almost 15 years in a large international law firm in the DC office working for national and international clients on business transactional matters. But she never forgot her native Virginia, and preferred local clients to clients across the globe. In 2004 she left DC to return to her home in Loudoun County. She now practices in the Purcellville office of Turner Holden & Turner, serving primarily commercial real estate and business law clients in the northern Virginia and DC area.
University of Virginia School of Law,
Juris Doctorate, 1980
cum laude, 1970
Supreme Court of Virginia
District of Columbia
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Purcellville Business Association –
Secretary and Board member, 2014, Vice Chair and Board member 2015 to present
Loudoun County Economic Development Commission,
Commissioner (appointed by Board of Supervisors),2003 – 2008, Member of Executive Committee 2004 – 2006.
Committee for Dulles,
Past President, 2003 – 2005; Director, 1998 – present; General Counsel, 2006 – present.
Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce,
Chairman for 2014 - 2015, Board Director and General Counsel, 2008 – present; secretary, 2012 to 2014.
Last Tuesday Club,
Fairfax Choral Society, Director,
1982 – 1990; Advisory Board 1990 – 2009, Director, 2009 – 2012.
Loudoun Arts Council,
Director 2005 – 2009; Advisor to the Board 2009 - present.
Loudoun Chapter, 2005 – 2009, Co President, 2009.
Advisory Board of George Washington University Loudoun Campus, Member, 2003 – 2007.
Advisory Committee for Emerging Technology for Joint Commission on Technology and Science, Virginia General Assembly - appointed for 2004 and 2005.
Women in Technology,
Director, 1998 – 2002; Co-Chair, Advocacy Committee, 2001 – 2002.
Loudoun Volunteer Financial Council,
Advisory Board, 2002 – 2010; still serve as counsel when needed.
American Cancer Society,
Director of Loudoun Chapter, 1997 – 2002; Unit Representative, 1999 – 2002.
Affirmative Action Committee for Loudoun County, Virginia,
Appointee, 1998 – 2000.
Married to Peter Holden since 1985, have four sons and five grandchildren
Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, 2011
Co-led Global Village Habitat for Humanity building teams in South and Central America for six years, attended build in Jordan in 2016
Hiked Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and sister city, 2015
Areas of Practice
Corporations, Limited Liability Companies &
Sales and Commercial Transactions
Tax-Exempt Organizations and Charitable Entities