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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
  • Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation
  • Virginia State Bar: Representative of the Fourth Judicial Circuit on the Bar Council (June 2008–2014); 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 (2010–2019 and 2022- 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 (2005–2010)
  • 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, Real Estate Law, and Banking and Finance 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)
    • Coastal Virginia Magazine, “Top Lawyers,” Real Estate (2022-present)

    Ray W. King is a member of the firm’s Business Law Practice Group, focusing his practice on commercial real estate, real estate litigation and business transactions.

    His commercial real estate practice encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate transactions including representing clients in the purchase, sale, financing and defeasance of office buildings, office parks, shopping centers, industrial properties, apartment complexes, and marinas 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 $2.0Mil. to $100Mil. 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.

    Representative Matters
    • Served as local Virginia counsel to consortium of lenders making a refinance and construction loan in excess of $1Bill. for an industrial property.
    • Represented English receiver seeking recovery of embezzled funds in tracing action obtaining judgment in excess of $6Mill. and liens on real property purchased with the embezzled funds.
    • Represented multi-office engineering firm in sale of company to an international engineering firm.
    • Represents real estate investment company in the purchase, sale, and financing of multi-family properties, including transactions involving multiple properties.
    News
    Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black Attorneys Make Major Showing in Best Lawyers in America
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    When Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black (WRVB) began operating as a merged firm in July 2022, the combined strength of the two prestigious law firms created a regional powerhouse. When announcing the firms’ intent to merge, Daniel Summerlin, WRVB President said, “[We] look forward to bringing our collective talent and a ...
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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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    Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black Attorneys Make Major Showing in Best Lawyers in America
    / Firm News
    When Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black (WRVB) began operating as a merged firm in July 2022, the combined strength of the two prestigious law firms created a regional powerhouse. When announcing the firms’ intent to merge, Daniel Summerlin, WRVB President said, “[We] look forward to bringing our collective talent and a ...
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    Attorneys Selected for the 2022 Virginia Super Lawyers List
    / Firm News
    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
    / Firm News
    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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