Month: January 2020

Chappell Appointed to the Community Associations Institute’s Virginia Legislative Action Committee

Picture of W. Thomas Chappell

01/28/2020Casey, Deborah M.

The Virginia Legislative Action Committee (VALAC) of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) recently appointed Vandeventer Black attorney, W. Thomas Chappell, to serve on its committee as a representative of the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of CAI.   “I am excited to be part of this great committee that includes so many experienced leaders in the community… Read more »

Construction Change Order: Friend or Foe

01/23/2020Nicholos, George M.

The dreaded Change Order or CO is almost unavoidable on most projects. COs commonly result because of things such as inaccurate specifications, ambiguous or inaccurate drawings, unforeseen conditions at a job site, issues with construction materials, faulty budgets or schedules, or additional requests or changes by an owner. CO logistics vary by contract, and it… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Announces 2020 Executive Board

01/16/2020Serrano, Jenniffer

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce its 2020 Executive Board and the addition of partner Richard Ottinger to the Board. Partners Deborah M. Casey, James R. Harvey, and Mark S. Brennan will continue to serve. Partner Edward J. Powers steps down. “We welcome Richard as a new member of the Executive Board, and we… Read more »

Anne G. Bibeau Selected as ‘Influential Women of Law’ for 2020

01/15/2020Bibeau, Anne G.

Partner Anne Graham Bibeau, a Vandeventer Black AV Preeminent® rated attorney, was selected as “Influential Women of Law,” Class of 2020. This recognition is awarded by Virginia Lawyers Weekly in collaboration with statewide bar groups to recognize women within the legal field for their work and dedication to the profession and their communities. “I am humbled to… Read more »

Virginia’s Right To Work Law Is Under Attack

01/13/2020Bibeau, Anne G.

Virginia Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax) has introduced a bill to repeal a key provision of Virginia’s right to work law. Since 1947, the law in Virginia has been that no one can be compelled to join a union (Va. Code § 40.1-60) or to pay union dues against his or her will: “No… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s James B. Rixey III Promoted to Partner

Attorney James Rixey

01/01/2020Rixey, James B.

Vandeventer Black LLP attorney James B. Rixey, III, has been promoted to partner. Jay has been an associate in the Norfolk office of Vandeventer Black LLP since 2011 and has developed his practice in commercial real estate and business law. “We are proud of Jay’s dedication and hard work, which has led him to this… Read more »