Year: 2019

Commercial Real Estate Attorney Ray W. King Returns to Vandeventer Black

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08/15/2019King, Ray W.

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce the return of Ray W. King to the firm’s Norfolk office as an Of Counsel attorney. King will continue to concentrate his practice on commercial real estate, real estate litigation, and commercial foreclosures. His commercial real estate practice encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate transactions including representing… Read more »

Supporting Your Position: Progress and Issue Documentation is Time Well Spent

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08/14/2019Lowenstein, Neil S.

Throughout the progression of construction, various things occur that may impact the time or cost of the work. Often, you are aware of those things when they occur; but other times not until later. If you have, and – just as importantly – your field team follows, a consistent policy for documenting progress, you put… Read more »

I’m Well-Versed in Bird Law.

08/14/2019Paul, Dustin M.

Whether for work or vacation, many of us have traveled to and from North Carolina.  Some of us have seen or interacted with the state’s law enforcement officials.  I had my own interaction once; the officer and I were very cordial to one another, and the speeding ticket he issued was deserved.  But others take… Read more »

EDVA CASE TO WATCH (UPDATE): BACK BAY RESTORATION V. US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

08/09/2019Paul, Dustin M.

On July 24th, we discussed a suit to enjoin a permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers that would allow the construction of a parking lot, residential buildings, and trails in the Pungo neighborhood of Virginia Beach.  In the Complaint, the Plaintiff was seeking a preliminary injunction to stop any further activity. It appears… Read more »

You Should Read this 26 Page Opinion on ERISA—No, really.

08/08/2019Paul, Dustin M.

On July 10, 2019, the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion in Wilson v. Safelite Group, Inc., No. 18-3408.  The case deals with the issue of whether an employee benefit plan is covered by ERISA and whether certain state law claims by the former CEO of the Defendant are preempted.  But unless you practice in this… Read more »

EDVA BY THE NUMBERS: How Many “Core Civil” Cases are there in Norfolk?

07/28/2019Paul, Dustin M.

Most lawyers only see a handful of cases handled by the federal court each year.  In the Norfolk Division of the EDVA alone, 667 civil cases were filed on the public civil docket in 2017.  In an effort to better understand the Court’s workload, we’ve examined this universe of cases.  Of those, more than half—392… Read more »

SBA Raises Size Limit For Firms To Qualify As Small Businesses

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07/25/2019Vandeventer Black

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is raising the size limit for engineering, construction, and other companies to be classified as “small.” The interim final will increase thresholds by about 8% from the current levels. The new standards will take effect on August 19, 2019. For construction firms in the various buildings construction and heavy… Read more »

EDVA CASE TO WATCH: Back Bay Restoration v. US Army Corps of Engineers,

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07/24/2019Paul, Dustin M.

 (2:19-cv-00323-AWA-DEM) On June 20, 2019, the Back Bay Restoration Foundation, Ltd. filed suit seeking to enjoin a permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers that would allow the construction of a parking lot, residential buildings, and trails in the Pungo neighborhood of Virginia Beach.  The Plaintiff Foundation, which claims 1,800 members on whose behalf… Read more »