Year: 2019

Vandeventer Black Welcomes Tracy Taylor Hague to their Richmond Legal Team

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09/17/2019Tracy Taylor Hague,

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Tracy Taylor Hague to the firm’s Richmond office as Of Counsel. “We are delighted to welcome Tracy to our firm. She has outstanding representative matters that demonstrate a substantial depth of knowledge and experience in her field,” Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner. Hague, an AV®… Read more »

Cannabis Confusion: The Proliferation Of Cbd Products Can Be Misleading.

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09/17/2019Bibeau Anne G.

A stroll through the corner drug store or mall would lead many to believe that cannabidiol (CBD) products are perfectly legal and a miraculous panacea. But just because it’s sold everywhere does not mean it’s legal to do so. There are a number of legal concerns that businesses should investigate before producing, marketing, or selling… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Richmond Office Welcomes Saffelle to the Team

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09/16/2019Safelle, Robert N.

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Robert N. Saffelle to the firm’s Richmond office as Of Counsel. “We are excited to have Rob join our legal team. He is a highly accomplished attorney with extensive experience in the ERISA & Employee Benefits, Labor & Employment, and Tax fields,” Michael L. Sterling,… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s Franczek Selected as a “Leader in the Law” for 2019

William Franczek

09/09/2019Franczek, William E.

Vandeventer Black partner, William E. Franczek, was recently selected as one of Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Leaders in the Law” for 2019. The attorneys that received this distinction have demonstrated a commitment to their profession by lobbying for changes in the law, for impacting Virginia’s justice system, and for their involvement in the community. “Bill is… Read more »

Service on an Incompetent Man?

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09/05/2019Paul, Dustin M.

Judge Davis entered an interesting ruling, or “non-ruling” as the case may be, on August 8, 2019 in a case captioned Mid-Century Insurance Company v. Thompson,  Civ. No. 2:18cv459.  The Plaintiff was an insurance company subrogated to the interest of Dwight Mills. The suit stems from a fire that the Defendant allegedly  started with a… Read more »

Qualified Opportunity Zones: A Reciprocal Vehicle to Minimize Capital Gains

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09/04/2019Vandeventer Black

The recently adopted Qualified Opportunity Zone Program (QOZ), introduced in 2017’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is emerging as a potentially significant federal economic development tool that could improve the outcomes of distressed communities throughout the United States. Through the QOZ program, investors can inject capital into government-designated, economically-depressed communities and promote long-term economic growth… Read more »

A Proposed Amendment to Rule 7.1 

EDVA

09/03/2019Paul, Dustin M.

The Advisory Committee on Civil Rules has released a proposed amendment to Rule 7.1 regarding disclosure statements filed in district courts.  The proposed modification requires parties in diversity cases to file a disclosure statement that “names—and identifies the citizenship of—every individual or entity whose citizenship is attributed to that party at the time the action… Read more »

Commercial Real Estate Attorneys Named to the 2020 Best Lawyers® list and Receive the “Lawyer of the Year” distinction

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08/28/2019Ambrosio, Christopher

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that  two of its Commercial Real Estate (CRE) legal team have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers has published their list for… Read more »

HIRING EMPLOYEES UNDER THE AGE OF 18

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08/27/2019Ratliff, Vania

A REFRESHER ON FEDERAL AND STATE CHILD LABOR LAWS Recently, an accident in the trenches of a Northern Virginia construction site resulted in the injuring of one employee and the death of another. News reports allege that the deceased employee was only 16 years old. Under both Federal and Virginia child labor laws, the 16-year… Read more »

Statutes, Statues, and Municipal Constitutional Rights, Oh My.

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08/23/2019Paul, Dustin M.

The EDVA made the national news this week with a story that the City of Norfolk has sued the Commonwealth of Virginia in the district seeking a declaratory judgment that it could move a statue in downtown Norfolk commemorating the efforts of the Confederacy during the Civil War.  A copy of the Complaint is here…. Read more »