Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as 2019 “Lawyers of the Year”

08/26/2018Powers, Edward J.

Three Vandeventer Black attorneys were named “Lawyers of the Year” for 2019 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 three attorneys are: Norfolk Edward J. Powers – Admiralty and Maritime Law William E. Franczek… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Attorneys Listed as ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ of 2019

08/24/2018Ambrosio, Christopher

Best Lawyers®, a respected publication that ranks attorneys based on peer review, recently announced ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ list (2019 Edition). Attorneys from Vandeventer Black LLP, were selected to receive this prestigious recognition in one or more categories. The recognized attorneys are: Norfolk, VA Christopher Ambrosio: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) John Barrett:… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Celebrates Anniversary and Receives Proclamation

08/16/2018Vandeventer Black

Vandeventer Black LLP recently commemorated its 135th anniversary by holding an event with their attorneys and staff members. Mayor Kenny Cooper Alexander was the guest of honor and he granted Vandeventer Black with a proclamation from the City of Norfolk recognizing the firm’s historic milestone. “The City of Norfolk congratulates Vandeventer Black for withstanding the… Read more »

Five Steps to Greater Cybersecurity Health for Community Associations

08/14/2018Gallo, Jonathan V.

Media reports concerning cyber attacks continue to increase.  Over the past few years, some of the largest and well-known companies have been affected by data breaches. These companies have experienced millions of dollars in losses as a result.  Even a small data breach impacting only a few thousand records can expose a business to significant… Read more »

2018 Legislative Changes That Affect Community Associations

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08/14/2018Casey, Deborah M.

Each year an increasing number of bills affecting community associations are introduced in the Virginia General Assembly.  2018 may have been one for the record books. CAI’s Virginia Legislative Action Committee (VALAC) reviewed more than 100 bills that directly or indirectly affect Virginia community associations. Fortunately, there are only a few that passed.  The bills that… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Promotes a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran from Within

08/13/2018Dustin Narcisse

Vandeventer Black has promoted Dustin T. Narcisse, a former paralegal, to join their Workers’ Compensation Defense practice as an attorney. Before joining Vandeventer Black, Narcisse served as a post-graduate fellow at Hampton’s Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, and a judicial extern in Ohio’s Eighth District Court of Appeals, while still attending law school. “Dustin brings a sense of… Read more »

Expert Witnesses in Virginia

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08/13/2018Walker, James W.

Use of expert witnesses in both the preparation and trial phases of civil litigation is nearly unavoidable.  An internet search will yield “experts” ready to testify as to the minutiae of pretty much any topic imaginable:  brain surgery, night club security, or even fish farming. Before hiring an expert, a savvy litigant considers both whether… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s Pierce Receives SHRBA Lawyer of the Year Award

08/13/2018Pierce, Michael D.

Vandeventer Black attorney Michael D. Pierce was recently named Lawyer of the Year by the South Hampton Roads Bar Association (SHRBA). This is the second award given to Pierce by the SHRBA; he was previously recognized as Member of the Year for 2017. “We are proud of Michael’s hard work and dedication to the legal… Read more »

Beware Of Usury Laws When Receiving A Loan As A Business

08/10/2018Ambrosio, Christopher

*Junior Ndlovu is a summer extern with Vandeventer Black. He is a second-year law student at the Washington & Lee School of Law. “‘Usury’ is generally defined as a premium or compensation paid or stipulated to be paid for the use of money borrowed at a greater rate of interest than is allowed by law.”i… Read more »