Vandeventer Black’s Partner Named “Lawyer of the Year”

09/29/2017Andrews, Stephan F.

Vandeventer Black partner Stephan (“Hobie”) F. Andrews was named 2018 Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyersᵀᴹ, an exclusive designation based on obtaining the highest overall peer-review. He was also recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list in Construction Law and Litigation-Construction in Richmond, Virginia. “Hobie’s recognition as a Best Lawyersᵀᴹ for the tenth… Read more »

Project Fatality: Now What? (Part 4)

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09/25/2017Lowenstein, Neil S.

PART FOUR: Crisis Planning More Generally This is the fourth and last of a multi-part series regarding project fatalities and related considerations for construction companies. Authored by Attorney Neil S. Lowenstein, nlowenstein@vanblacklaw.com; 757-446-8672 There is no “one shoe fits all” for your company’s crisis planning, but the aspects above are all important parts of your company’s… Read more »

Anita O. Poston Named a Leader in the Law

09/20/2017Poston, Anita O.

Vandeventer Black LLP partner, Anita O. Poston, was recently named one of Virginia Lawyers Weekly ‘Leaders in the Law’ for 2017. Attorneys receive this distinction by demonstrating a commitment to their profession by lobbying changes in the law, for impacting Virginia’s justice system, and for their involvement in the community. “Poston is widely known and… Read more »

Project Fatality: Now What? (Part 3)

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09/20/2017Lowenstein, Neil S.

PART THREE: Conducting Fatality Accident Investigations This is the third of a multi-part series regarding project fatalities and related considerations for construction companies.           Accident investigation should begin as soon as possible. Typically, companies will want to appoint an accident investigation team responsible, with full authority, to fully investigate the accident. Counsel should… Read more »

Project Fatality: Now What? (Part 2)

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09/18/2017Lowenstein, Neil S.

PART TWO: Implementing Your Fatality Response Plan This is the second of a multi-part series regarding project fatalities and related considerations for construction companies. Besides dealing with those regulatory requirements, employers also have the practicalities of dealing with multiple other aspects of the incident. Generally, the first action is to address the incident itself, including providing… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” for 2018

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09/11/2017Sterling, Michael L.

Four attorneys from Vandeventer Black were recognized “Lawyers of the Year” for 2018 by Best Lawyers®. This exclusive designation is given to the attorneys who receive the highest peer-review survey results in their respective practice area within a specific region. The four attorneys selected are: · Christopher Ambrosio – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)… Read more »

Project Fatality: Now What? (Part 1)

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09/11/2017Lowenstein, Neil S.

PART ONE: Having a Fatality Response Plan This is the first of a multi-part series regarding project fatalities and related considerations for construction companies. Construction is inherently dangerous, and varying aspects of construction activities even more so. That specter of danger can, even with the best safety training, and best of both intentions and efforts… Read more »

Distilling the Development Deal: Avoiding Pitfalls of Handshake Agreements

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09/06/2017Crouch, Richard J.

Your colleagues may have approached you about investing in a real estate development project or similar venture.  If it is your first investment of this nature, you may wonder how to best memorialize the deal and which questions you should ask on the front end to best protect yourself.  You may have general expectations for… Read more »