James B. Rixey, III

Office Location: Norfolk, VA.

  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • J.D., Campbell University
  • M.B.A., Campbell University
Professional & Community Activities
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate
  • Virginia Bar Association/YMCA Model Judiciary Program, Attorney Advisor
  • ODU Launch Entrepreneurial Business Start-Up Program, Speaker on Business Entities
  • Downtown Norfolk Council – Downtown 100
  • Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce – tHRive Young Professionals
Notable Accomplishments
  • Virginia Business, “Legal Elite” – Young Lawyer [under 40] (2015-present)
  • Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch – Corporate Law & Real Estate Law; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships (2022-present)
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine, “Top Lawyers,” Real Estate (2022-present)

Jay is a partner in the Norfolk office of Vandeventer Black LLP, and concentrates his practice on general corporate matters and commercial transactions.

Jay’s corporate practice includes advising businesses on a variety of organizational and corporate matters, including business formation, preparation and review of operating agreements and other corporate documents, and contract review and negotiation.

Jay’s commercial transactions practice includes experience in the acquisition, development, financing, sale, and leasing of commercial property. Jay represents small and medium sized businesses of all types, including developers, lenders, landlords, and tenants in a variety of commercial real estate transactions.

Jay has strong local ties to the area, having grown up in Virginia Beach. He received his B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a minor in Social & Economic Justice. He received his J.D. from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, and his MBA from the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business at Campbell University.

Ten WRVB Attorneys Named “Ones to Watch”
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When Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black (WRVB) began operating as a merged firm in July 2022, the combination of two prestigious law firms expanded services for clients and created new growth opportunities for young attorneys. When discussing the merger, Victor Cardwell, WRVB’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, often said the merged ...
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Attorneys Selected for the 2022 Virginia Super Lawyers List
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Vandeventer Black attorneys were selected to be included on the 2022 Virginia Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters. This rating service considers attorneys from over 70 practice areas nominated based on professional accomplishments and peer recognition. Attorneys from the Norfolk and Richmond offices received the Super Lawyers acknowledgment: Christopher Ambrosio, ...
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Commercial Real Estate Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia
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Commercial Real Estate attorneys from the Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm, Vandeventer Black, have been recognized as Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia for 2022. This distinction is a peer-rated nomination given to those lawyers who exemplify excellence in their specialty. “We feel very proud of our legal team accomplishments ...
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Electronic Notarization And Remote Notarization: What Is It, And Is It Available In Virginia?
In light of the recent social distancing guidelines, parties are searching for alternative methods of doing business and closing transactions while avoiding face-to-face interaction. As a result, the issue of electronic notarization and remote notarization has gained increasing importance. Are these alternative methods to the traditional notarization process – which ...
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Virginia and Fourth Circuit Case Summaries
In PNC Bank N.A. v. Dominion Energy Mgm’t Inc., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62577 (E.D. Va. April 12, 2018), the Eastern District of Virginia held that an individual has the opportunity and capacity to read loan documents cannot avoid liability by claiming fraudulent inducement based on oral statements allegedly made ...
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US Supreme Court Overturns Quill
In South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., No. 17-494, 2018 WL 3058015 (June 21, 2018), the United States Supreme Court upheld a law allowing the State of South Dakota to collect sales and use tax from out-of-state sellers, even if those sellers do not maintain a physical presence in South Dakota.  In ...
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