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.

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28 Vandeventer Black LLP lawyers named to 2022 Best Lawyers® list
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Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that 28 lawyers were included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The Best Lawyers in America lists are divided by geographic region and practice areas. Attorneys are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process. “We would ...
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Commercial Real Estate Attorney Selected for the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers List
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Vandeventer Black attorney, Ray W. King, was selected to be included on the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers list by Thompson Reuters. This rating service considers attorneys from over 70 different practice areas nominated based on professional accomplishments and peer recognition. Ray focuses his practice on commercial real estate, real estate litigation, ...
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14 Attorneys Selected for the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers List
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14 Vandeventer Black attorneys were selected to be included on the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers list by Thompson Reuters. This rating service considers attorneys from over 70 different practice areas nominated based on professional accomplishments and peer recognition. Attorneys from the Norfolk and Richmond offices received the Super Lawyers acknowledgment: ...
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28 Vandeventer Black LLP lawyers named to 2022 Best Lawyers® list
/ Firm News
Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that 28 lawyers were included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The Best Lawyers in America lists are divided by geographic region and practice areas. Attorneys are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process. “We would ...
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Commercial Real Estate Attorney Selected for the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers List
/ Firm News
Vandeventer Black attorney, Ray W. King, was selected to be included on the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers list by Thompson Reuters. This rating service considers attorneys from over 70 different practice areas nominated based on professional accomplishments and peer recognition. Ray focuses his practice on commercial real estate, real estate litigation, ...
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14 Attorneys Selected for the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers List
/ Firm News
14 Vandeventer Black attorneys were selected to be included on the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers list by Thompson Reuters. This rating service considers attorneys from over 70 different practice areas nominated based on professional accomplishments and peer recognition. Attorneys from the Norfolk and Richmond offices received the Super Lawyers acknowledgment: ...
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