Year: 2017

Twenty-two Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as Top Lawyers


12/14/2017Poston, Anita O.

Twenty-two attorneys from Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm Vandeventer Black have been awarded Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers of 2017-2018 by Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVa Biz Magazine. Candidates for this award are selected by their peers and nominated for exemplifying excellence in their specialty. The lawyers being recognized are: The lawyers receiving these honors… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Legal Elite

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12/14/2017Vandeventer Black

Virginia Business Magazine recently released its Virginia Business ‘Legal Elite’ winner’s list for 2017, which includes Vandeventer Black attorneys. Eligible attorneys were nominated by their peers for this recognition. “We are proud of all of the attorneys awarded in this year’s edition,” said Michael Sterling, Managing Partner. “This award is a reflection of their dedication… Read more »

Vandeventer Black LLP ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

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11/21/2017Vandeventer Black

Vandeventer Black LLP was recently recognized by the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list. Firms included in the list are recognized for their professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving this ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The “Best… Read more »

Michael Sterling Selected as a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America


11/16/2017Sterling, Michael L.

Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner of the Vandeventer Black law firm, was selected as a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA). The criteria for CLSA’s Fellowship of preeminent construction lawyers is a combination of Fellow input, independent and internal research, nominations by CLSA Fellows, attorney opinions, evaluation of client selection of counsel… Read more »

Eaton Recognized as Millennial On The Move by CoVaBiz Magazine


11/09/2017Eaton, Jennifer L.

Vandeventer Black attorney Jennifer L. Eaton recently received the Millennials On The Move award by CoVaBiz Magazine. This recognition highlights up-and-coming young professionals who are making a difference in their work and the community of Coastal Virginia. “We are proud of Jenny for her recognition as a Millennial On The Move, her dedicated service to… Read more »

Sterling to Serve on the Virginia Chamber Legal and Regulatory Reform Institute Advisory Board


11/01/2017Sterling, Michael L.

Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner of the Vandeventer Black law firm, was recently invited to serve on the Virginia Chamber Legal and Regulatory Reform Institute (Legal Institute) Advisory Board. The Legal Institute focuses on civil justice reform in the Commonwealth. Sterling has also served on many other professional and community organization boards and committees, including… Read more »

William E. Franczek Elected to the American College of Construction Lawyers


10/27/2017Franczek, William E.

Vandeventer Black partner William (“Bill”) E. Franczek was recently elected as a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL). The ACCL is a prestigious and elite national organization of construction lawyers who are selected by peer recognition, and who are dedicated to excellence in the specialized practice of construction law. “This well-deserved recognition… Read more »

Vandeventer Black LLP hires Cybersecurity Attorney


10/25/2017Gallo, Jonathan V.

Vandeventer Black is pleased to announce the addition of Jonathan V. Gallo to the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Group. Gallo will concentrate his practice primarily in cybersecurity, information privacy/security, software licensing, and government contracting. “We are excited to welcome Jonathan to our firm,” said Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner. He will assist our clients… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Recognized as a Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year

O'Donnell, partner; John R. Lockard, partner; Jennifer L. Eaton, associate; W. Thomas Chappell, associate; and Dustin M. Paul, partner at Vandeventer Black LLP.

10/19/2017Eaton, Jennifer L.

Vandeventer Black LLP was recognized as Law Firm of the Year (Large Practice) by the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (LASEV) as part of their Pro Bono Celebration & Recognition Program. The firm was selected for its outstanding contribution of time and resources which provided access to legal services for clients of LASEV. “We… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Commercial Real Estate Attorney Receives Prestigious Peer Rating


10/10/2017Crouch, Richard J.

Vandeventer Black LLP partner Richard J. Crouch received an AV® Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®, the legal profession’s most prestigious rating service. Crouch concentrates his law practice in business, commercial transactions, and commercial real estate matters. His business and commercial transactions practice includes commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development, and finance.  He regularly works with real estate acquisition firms, developers, property… Read more »