Month: May 2017

The Economic Loss Rule is Alive and Well for Insurance Licensees


05/30/2017Palais, Douglas M.

When professionals of all types are sued by their clients for errors and omissions (E & O), the plaintiffs frequently assert both tort and contract claims against the defendants. This is particularly true when insurance policyholders or putative policyholders sue their insurance agents. Torts that are usually asserted include claims of actual fraud, constructive fraud,… Read more »

Vandeventer Black moves up to 13th on Virginia’s Largest Law Firms List


05/30/2017Vandeventer Black

Vandeventer Black LLP has moved up to the 13th position on the list of ‘Virginia’s Largest Law Firms’, published by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. The annual survey is based on the number of Virginia-licensed attorneys participating within the Commonwealth. The firm moved up from its position as number 15 in 2016. “Being recognized as one of… Read more »

Changes to Virginia Law on Tenant Rights After Foreclosure


05/27/2017Vandeventer Black

The Code of Virginia addresses the rights of tenants after foreclosure of residential properties.  The current law incorporates the federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA). Under current law, and subject to certain requirements, a tenant can remain in the property for the remaining lease term if the tenant complies with the requirements of the… Read more »

Federal Contract Blacklisting Rule Repealed


05/25/2017Sterling, Michael L.

On March 27, 2017, President Trump repealed the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” regulations issued by Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  These “Blacklisting” regulations required contractors to disclose federal employment and labor law violations when bidding, to comply with pay transparency obligations, and to limit… Read more »

Fortune 100 Company Executive Joins Vandeventer Black LLP


05/11/2017Vandeventer Black

Paul Julius recently joined Vandeventer Black LLP as its new Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer. Julius is a senior financial executive with more than 25 years of management and financial experience.  He previously served as Director of Finance for an international law firm headquartered in New York City. Additionally, he was Chief Financial Officer… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s Partner Neil Lowenstein to Serve on DBIA’s Executive Council

Neil S. Lowenstein

05/11/2017Lowenstein, Neil S.

Vandeventer Black is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Lowenstein to the Executive Council of the Design-Build Institute of America, Hampton Road’s Chapter. DBIA’s mission is to achieve and maintain recognition as the industry center of expertise for design-build practice and lead the expansion of design-build utilization across all industries and markets; pursuing that… Read more »

Ottinger joins Virginia Bar Association Board of Governors


05/11/2017Ottinger, Richard

Vandeventer Black LLP Partner Richard Ottinger was recently elected to a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Virginia Bar Association (VBA).  “I am honored to be elected to the Board of Governors of the association representing the Tidewater Region.  Having the opportunity to serve on the VBA Board of Governors will be… Read more »

Exit Strategies in Real Estate Investments


05/11/2017Crouch, Richard J.

Sooner or later your colleagues will approach you about investing in a development deal or similar venture if they have not already done so.  The investment vehicle for such a project will typically be in the form of a limited liability company (“LLC”).  Before getting involved in an LLC investment in commercial real estate, you… Read more »