Year: 2019

Attorney Anne Bibeau Elected to the Propeller Club Board of Governors

12/19/2019Bibeau Anne G.

Vandeventer Black LLP partner, Anne G. Bibeau, has been elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the Propeller Club Port of Norfolk. Bibeau will serve on the Board until 2022. “I’m excited to work with this dynamic group of industry leaders,” said Bibeau. “The Propeller Club is an important voice for the maritime… Read more »

Virginia Will Focus On Misclassification Of Workers As Independent Contractors


12/19/2019Ratliff, Vania

In August 2018, Governor Northam signed Executive Order 16, which established the Inter-Agency Taskforce on Misclassification and Payroll Fraud. The Taskforce’s purpose was to make recommendations on how to measure and combat “misclassification” of workers as independent contractors in the view of the Commonwealth. The Taskforce included representatives from a variety of state agencies, such… Read more »

Compliance With Overlapping Solicitation Requirements

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12/12/2019Salmon, Daniel

The Berry Amendment Example Hopeful government contractors must be aware of all the requirements of a solicitation to avoid being deemed non-responsive.  This is rarely a simple task; however, when multiple clauses govern the same subject, the risk of error in following such requirements increases.  This article demonstrates such an issue by explaining the interworking… Read more »

Small Business Size Standards: Calculation Of Annual Average Receipts

12/10/2019Sterling, Michael L.

Transition From A 3-Year Averaging Period To A 5-Year Averaging Period As reported in the Federal Register, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) is modifying its method for calculating average annual receipts used to prescribe size standards for small businesses. Fed. Reg. Vol. 84,  No. 234, Dec. 5, 2019. Specifically, in accordance with… Read more »

U.S. Coast Guard Veteran and Retired Law Enforcement Officer Joins Vandeventer Black

12/10/2019T. Duggan O'Dea,

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that  T. Duggan O’Dea has joined  the firm’s Richmond office. Duggan will concentrate his practice on providing general business and corporate legal counsel as well as representation related to banking, finance, and commercial real estate. “We are glad Duggan has joined  our firm. He is a great addition… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia

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11/25/2019Paul, Dustin M.

Several attorneys from the Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm, Vandeventer Black, have been recognized as Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia for 2020. This distinction is a peer-rated nomination given to those lawyers who exemplify excellence in their specialty. The twenty-five recognized attorneys are: Appellate Law             Dustin M. Paul Attorneys for Non-Profit Anita O…. Read more »

Mixed Economic News from the Construction Industry

11/25/2019Nicholos, George M.

Navigating mixed signals in the construction industry; the AIA’s Architecture Billings Index through September 2019 indicates generally flat but encouraging business conditions. Dated – No. Important – Yes. Why? The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is a composite index derived from monthly report surveys from member firms located throughout the country reporting on activity of “work-on-the-boards.”… Read more »

Twenty-two Vandeventer Black Attorneys Selected as 2019 Legal Elite

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11/25/2019Ambrosio, Christopher

Twenty-Two Vandeventer Black attorneys are being recognized as ‘Legal Elite’ for 2019 by Virginia Business Magazine. The magazine partners with the Virginia Bar Association every year to grant this award to attorneys nominated by their peers for this recognition. The selected attorneys are: Christopher Ambrosio – Business Law Anne Bibeau – Civil Litigation | Labor/Employment… Read more »


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11/12/2019Gallo, Jonathan V.

Part III This article is the third in a three-part series discussing the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Interim Final Rule on the establishment of a domestic hemp production program recently published in the Federal Register (Rule). Perhaps recognizing the potential uncertainty in hemp production, the Rule makes clear that hemp producers do not… Read more »

Part 2: United States Department of Agriculture Publishes Interim Final Rule on Domestic Hemp Production

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11/11/2019Gallo, Jonathan V.

Part II This article is the second in a three-part series discussing the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Interim Final Rule on the establishment of a domestic hemp production program recently published in the Federal Register (Rule). Under the Rule, State or Tribal plans to regulate the production of hemp must include certain provisions. … Read more »