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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


Roanoke College,

cum laude, 1970



Supreme Court of Virginia


District of Columbia


United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Community Service


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.


Zonta International,

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.

Community Service


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

Commercial Leases




Corporations, Limited Liability Companies &



Employment Agreements




Real Property


Sales and Commercial Transactions


Tax-Exempt Organizations and Charitable Entities

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