Month: June 2016

Vandeventer Black Secures Another Success

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06/29/2016Genzler, Patrick A.

Vandeventer Black LLP recently secured another successful outcome, defending a bid protest on behalf of its client, MEB Contracting, before the Government Accountability Office.  Pat Genzler and Bill Franczek led the firm’s team.  After eight months before the GAO, and five separate protests by the disgruntled bidder, MEB Contracting won on all protested issues, allowing… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Attorney Receives Prestigious Peer Rating

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06/27/2016Rafal, Adam S.

Vandeventer Black LLP’s Adam Rafal has received an AV Preeminent Peer-Review (Labor and Unemployment, Workers’ Compensation Defense) from Martindale-Hubbell, the legal profession’s most prestigious rating service. Rafal is a partner with Vandeventer Black and concentrates his practice in Workers’ Compensation and Labor & Unemployment Law.  Primarily working with insurance carriers and self-insured employers defending workers’… Read more »

Virginia Supreme Court Confirms Employee Firings on the Spot


06/23/2016Lowenstein, Neil S.

My law partner Anne Bibeau, who focuses her law practice on employment and labor law matters, provided this summary of the Virginia Supreme Court’s recent decision in the case of Johnson v. William E. Wood & Associates, Inc.: In a recent opinion involving a fired realtor, the Virginia Supreme Court confirmed that at-will employees can… Read more »

Construction Forecast For 2017: What Project Types Are Predicted To Be Hot

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06/16/2016Nicholos, George M.

LAW TIPS Authored by Attorney George Nicholos According to the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) semi-annual Construction Consensus Forecast, construction spending in the non-residential market is predicted to increase by 8.3 percent in 2016 and by 6.7 percent in 2017.  Demand is expected to be especially high for project types that include hotels, office space,… Read more »

General Accountability Office Proposing Fee for E-Filing Protests

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06/14/2016Vandeventer Black

LAW TIPS Dissatisfied bidders and offerors can currently file protests for free electronically, but the General Accountability Office (GAO) is now proposing a $350 fee. The reasons given for the change are to finance the program, including a new system, and seemingly to discourage what the GAO’s considers unnecessary filings that result from the current… Read more »

Drone Law

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06/06/2016Sterling, Michael L.

LAW TIPS Authored by Attorneys Michael Sterling ( and Spencer Guld ( There is a strong trend toward the use of unmanned aerial aircrafts (drones) in commercial industries, such as the construction, agricultural, and insurance sectors.  In a Goldman Sachs drone use forecast released in March 2016, estimated global spending on drones over the next… Read more »