Ray W. King

Office Location: Norfolk, VA.

Education
  • B.S., Political Science, Texas Tech University
  • J.D., Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary
Professional & Community Activities
  • Fellow, American Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar: Representative of the Fourth Judicial Circuit on the Bar Council (June 2008–present); Real Property Section Board of Governors Area Representative; Committee on Lawyer Discipline (2002–2008), Chair (2004–2006); Second District Disciplinary Committee (2000–2004), Chair (2002–2004)
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference (permanent member since 1999)
  • Downtown Norfolk Council, Executive Committee (2010–present)
  • I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court: Master Member (2001–2005)
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association: Executive Committee (1991–1998); President (1996–1997); Chair, Judicial Endorsement Committee (2005–present)
  • Norfolk Law Library Foundation (1998–2004), Board of Directors President (2002–2003)
Notable Accomplishments
  • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer in Real Estate (2012–present)
  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, Litigation -Real Estate, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, and Real Estate Law (2008–present)
  • Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Real Estate (2014, 2016 & 2018) and Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law (2019, 2021)
  • Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation, Class of 2008
  • Listed in Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite”, Litigation (2000), Business Law (2003), Civil Litigation (2015), Real Estate/Land Use (2011-present)

Ray W. King focuses his practice on commercial real estate, real estate litigation and commercial foreclosures. His commercial real estate practice encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate transactions including representing clients in the purchase, sale, financing and defeasance of high rise office buildings, office parks, shopping centers and apartment complexes in the eastern United States.

Mr. King regularly represents borrowers in the closing of securitized or “CMBS” loans secured by commercial real estate for loans ranging from $2.0 mil. to $100 mil. Mr. King has worked with loan servicers and special servicers in the assumption of securitized or “CMBS” loans. Mr. King has experience managing and leading the legal team real estate transactions that included multiple commercial properties located in several states. In addition to handling the foreclosure of commercial real estate securing loans, Mr. King represents lenders in loan modifications and workouts of troubled loans.

He also provides legal counsel for a variety of commercial and corporate transactions. His real estate litigation practice includes representing condemnation authorities in eminent domain proceedings and resolving title claim matters.

News
Vandeventer Black Attorneys Selected as 2020 Legal Elite
/ Firm News
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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CRE Attorney Ray W. King Named 2021 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”
/ Firm News
Vandeventer Black LLP attorney, Ray W. King, was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year.” Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated ...
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CRE Attorneys Ambrosio, Crouch, and King Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® list
/ Firm News
Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that three of it’s Commercial Real Estate attorneys have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Christopher Ambrosio  Richard J. Crouch  Ray ...
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Vandeventer Black Attorneys Selected as 2020 Legal Elite
/ Firm News
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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CRE Attorney Ray W. King Named 2021 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”
/ Firm News
Vandeventer Black LLP attorney, Ray W. King, was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year.” Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated ...
Read More
CRE Attorneys Ambrosio, Crouch, and King Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® list
/ Firm News
Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that three of it’s Commercial Real Estate attorneys have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Christopher Ambrosio  Richard J. Crouch  Ray ...
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