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 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’
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Vandeventer Black is pleased to announce that six attorneys are among the 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. The Rising Star designation is given to 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 ...
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Vandeventer Black’s James B. Rixey III Promoted to Partner
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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 ...
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Twenty-two Vandeventer Black Attorneys Selected as 2019 Legal Elite
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Twenty-Two Vandeventer Black attorneys are being recognized as ‘Legal Elite’ for 2019 by Virginia Business Magazine. The magazine partners with the Virginia Bar Association every year to grant this award to attorneys nominated by their peers for this recognition. The selected attorneys are: Christopher Ambrosio – Business Law Anne Bibeau ...
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Federal Aviation Administration Finalizes Rules For Commercial Use Of Drones
/ Litigation
[DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_PLUS] LAW TIPS Authored by Attorney Jay Rixey, jrixey@vanblacklaw.com, 757-446-8600 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently finalized the first operational rules, to be effective on August 29, 2016, governing the routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones. The new regulations – codified at Part ...
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Virginia Becomes First State to Formally Regulate Fantasy Sports
Authored by Jay Rixey On March 7, 2016, Governor McAuliffe signed into law the Fantasy Contests Act (the “Act”), making Virginia the first state to formally regulate daily fantasy sports websites such as DraftKings and FanDuel. The Act distinguishes these daily fantasy sports websites from illegal gambling sites, and outlines ...
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Virginia’s New Crowdfunding Law
/ Corporate & Business
Authored by attorney Jay Rixey A new Virginia code amendment, effective as of July 1, 2015, makes it easier for small Virginia companies to raise capital by allowing companies to raise up to $2 million through crowdfunding. The amendment, codified at Virginia Code §13.1-514(21), creates an exemption from the more ...
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