Year: 2019

Untimely Challenges: Keeping Department Of Labor Decisions Free From Constitutional Appointments Clause Challenges After Lucia V. Sec. (Part One)

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01/15/2019Vandeventer Black

(PART ONE) This is the first part of a multi-part series regarding the implications that Constitutional Appointment Clause challenges have for prior and current administrative hearings before the Department of Labor. Lucia v. SEC On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court issued Lucia v. SEC, an important case clarifying the definition of “inferior officers” under… Read more »

11th Circuit Permits Termination Of Retiree Obligations In Bankruptcy

01/13/2019Vandeventer Black

In recent years, a variety of external factors—including, regulatory costs, political headwinds, falling oil prices, and the increased utilization of natural gas—have placed significant stress on domestic coal companies.  Those external factors, in conjunction with significant pension and healthcare liabilities and debt burdens, led to numerous bankruptcy filings within the coal industry.  The Bankruptcy Code… Read more »

Letters Of Intent: Valuable Tools To Facilitate (Not Obfuscate) The Deal


01/11/2019Crouch, Richard J.

Most sophisticated commercial real estate (“CRE”) transactions, including leases, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and loans, usually start with a letter of intent (“LOI”).  Depending on the transaction and the parties involved, lawyers may or may not be involved in preparing the LOI.  The LOI is designed to summarize key business terms and is generally non-binding… Read more »

The Small Business Runway Extension Act Of 2018

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01/04/2019Sterling, Michael L.

Under the Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018, the measure for small business qualification is the average of five years’ gross receipts, instead of the previous average of three years. Many contractors will now retain small business status for a longer period. However, according to the SBA the change is not currently effective. See… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Expands Legal Network with MSI Global Alliance Partnership

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01/02/2019Vandeventer Black

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce its partnership with MSI Global Alliance, one of the world’s leading international associations of independent legal and accounting firms. “This new alliance enhances our ability to provide responsive and dynamic legal services with a streamlined and progressive approach,” said Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner for the firm. “With… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s Ashley G. Moss Promoted to Partner

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01/01/2019Moss, Ashley G.

Vandeventer Black LLP attorney Ashley G. Moss has been promoted to partner, effective January 1, 2019. Moss has been an associate in the Richmond office of Vandeventer Black LLP since 2011 and clerked for the firm in the summers of 2009 and 2010. “We are proud of Ashley’s dedication and hard work which has led… Read more »