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Franczek Joins The International Institute For Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Panels of Distinguished Neutrals

07/28/2020Franczek, William E.

Vandeventer Black attorney William E. (“Bill”) Franczek has been selected for inclusion to the CPR Panels of Distinguished Neutrals for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. Franczek will also be serving as an arbitrator and mediator for the Pro Bono Panel and Virginia at Large ADR Panel. “I am honored to be part… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s Pierce New President of the South Hampton Roads Bar Association

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07/14/2020Serrano, Jenniffer

Vandeventer Black attorney Michael D. Pierce is the new President of the South Hampton Roads Bar Association (SHRBA). The SHRBA is the minority bar association for the Hampton Roads area, and its membership includes lawyers from all seven cities and practitioners in the Richmond area. The association helps its members develop the professional skills and… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Attorneys Named 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’

05/07/2020Serrano, Jenniffer

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 L. Eaton- Civil Litigation… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Attorneys Selected for the 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers List

05/07/2020Serrano, Jenniffer

Vandeventer Black attorneys were selected to be included on the 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers list by Thompson Reuters. This renowned rating service considers attorneys from over 70 different practice areas that are nominated based on professional accomplishments and peer recognition. Attorneys from the Norfolk and Richmond offices received the Super Lawyers acknowledgment:   Anne G…. Read more »

Experienced Community Associations Attorney Joins Vandeventer Black

03/10/2020Serrano, Jenniffer

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Kathleen W. Panagis to the firm. Kathleen will be a member of the firm’s Community Association’s practice group. Kathleen has extensive experience as general counsel to homeowners and condominium associations located in Virginia. “Kathleen is a great addition to our firm’s community association legal… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Donates over $12k to the United Way of South Hampton Roads

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03/10/2020Serrano, Jenniffer

Vandeventer Black LLP joined efforts with the United Way of South Hampton Roads 2019 campaign where the firm successfully raised a total of $12,920 which will help provide: 600 meals for the homeless 50 month-long bus passes 40 support group sessions for a sexual assault victim 40 nights of shelter for a family experiencing homelessness… Read more »

Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Message from our Managing Partner


03/01/2020Sterling, Michael L.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe and in the United States, our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our employees, clients, and the communities in which we live and work. In response to Gov. Ralph Northam’s state of emergency, we are taking precautionary action to increase social distancing… Read more »

Chappell Appointed to the Community Associations Institute’s Virginia Legislative Action Committee

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01/28/2020Casey, Deborah M.

The Virginia Legislative Action Committee (VALAC) of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) recently appointed Vandeventer Black attorney, W. Thomas Chappell, to serve on its committee as a representative of the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of CAI.   “I am excited to be part of this great committee that includes so many experienced leaders in the community… Read more »