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 (2022)

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.

Vandeventer Black attorneys named 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
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Vandeventer Black LLP  is pleased to announce that two attorneys have been included in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes associates or other attorneys in the earlier stages of their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise ...
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Five Attorneys Named 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’
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Vandeventer Black is pleased to announce that five attorneys are amongst the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. The Rising Star designation recognizes the top up-and-coming lawyers who are 40-years-old or younger or who have been practicing for ten years or less. The selected attorneys are: Jennifer L. Eaton- ...
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Vandeventer Black Attorneys Selected as 2020 Legal Elite
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Thirty Vandeventer Black attorneys have been recognized as ‘Legal Elite’ for 2020 by Virginia Business Magazine. Every year, the magazine partners with the Virginia Bar Association to grant this award to attorneys nominated by their peers for this recognition. The selected attorneys are: Christopher Ambrosio, Business Law Anne G. Bibeau, ...
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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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