Month: March 2020

Experienced Community Associations Attorney Joins Vandeventer Black

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Kathleen W. Panagis to the firm. Kathleen will be a member of the firm’s Community Association’s practice group. Kathleen has extensive experience as general counsel to homeowners and condominium associations located in Virginia.

“Kathleen is a great addition to our firm’s community association legal team,” said Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner. “She brings a broad range of legal experience in common interest community representation.”

Kathleen’s legal representation includes advising community association boards on day-to-day business operations, compliance with governing documents, operating procedures, meetings (including quorum, voting, and proxy issues), insurance matters, directors issues, and disputes, owner disputes, real property transactions, and assessment collections. Also, she provides advice, guidance, and education to association board members on various areas of the law, including annual updates to the Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act, Virginia Condominium Act, Virginia Nonstock Corporation Act, as well as Virginia Common Interest Communities Act.

Among other collaborative efforts, Kathleen assists community associations with interpretation and amendment of governing documents, contract negotiations, litigation, rules, and covenant enforcement.

Vandeventer Black Donates over $12k to the United Way of South Hampton Roads

Vandeventer Black LLP joined efforts with the United Way of South Hampton Roads 2019 campaign where the firm successfully raised a total of $12,920 which will help provide:

  • 600 meals for the homeless
  • 50 month-long bus passes
  • 40 support group sessions for a sexual assault victim
  • 40 nights of shelter for a family experiencing homelessness
  • 20 months of diapers for a family in need

Vandeventer Black has been a strong supporter of the United Way of South Hampton Roads and has contributed over $100,000 to the organization through employee contributions and sponsorships.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Message from our Managing Partner

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe and in the United States, our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our employees, clients, and the communities in which we live and work.

In response to Gov. Ralph Northam’s state of emergency, we are taking precautionary action to increase social distancing in the effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

We’ve assembled a team to monitor the situation daily and remain vigilant while following all guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local authorities. Our team is putting measures in place that help ensure both safety for our employees, as well as business continuity for our clients.

Our team of attorneys continue to update and share guidance with our business contacts and are able to assist you with your legal needs. For more information, click here.

Please be assured that while we remain focused on the health and safety of our employees and those around us, we also are focused on continued service to our clients. We have taken steps to make sure we can continue to deliver the level of quality, excellence and timeliness you are accustomed to from us during these unique circumstances.If you have any questions or if there is any way that we can assist your business through this challenging situation, please let us know. We thank you for your support and understanding as we engage with you in new ways.

Stay safe,

Michael L. Sterling
Managing Partner


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