Commercial Real Estate

Qualified Opportunity Zones: A Reciprocal Vehicle to Minimize Capital Gains

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09/04/2019Vandeventer Black

The recently adopted Qualified Opportunity Zone Program (QOZ), introduced in 2017’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is emerging as a potentially significant federal economic development tool that could improve the outcomes of distressed communities throughout the United States. Through the QOZ program, investors can inject capital into government-designated, economically-depressed communities and promote long-term economic growth… Read more »

Business and Commercial Real Estate Attorneys Named to the 2020 Best Lawyers® list and Receive the “Lawyer of the Year” distinction

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08/28/2019Ambrosio, Christopher

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that  two of its Business and Commercial Real Estate (CRE) legal team have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers has published their… Read more »

Commercial Real Estate Attorney Ray W. King Returns to Vandeventer Black

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08/15/2019King, Ray W.

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce the return of Ray W. King to the firm’s Norfolk office as an Of Counsel attorney. King will continue to concentrate 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… Read more »

Tools of Mutual Benefit: The Scope and Purpose of Lease Guaranties

05/17/2019Crouch, Richard J.

A guaranty is an agreement under which an individual (or entity) agrees to satisfy the underlying obligations of a primary obligor if such obligor defaults on the underlying obligation. With respect to a lease guaranty, the guarantor is often the principal or owner playing a key role in the tenant entity or a parent/affiliate of… Read more »

Virginia and Fourth Circuit Case Summaries

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01/18/2019Rixey, James B.

In PNC Bank N.A. v. Dominion Energy Mgm’t Inc., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62577 (E.D. Va. April 12, 2018), the Eastern District of Virginia held that an individual has the opportunity and capacity to read loan documents cannot avoid liability by claiming fraudulent inducement based on oral statements allegedly made by bank representatives different from… Read more »

Letters Of Intent: Valuable Tools To Facilitate (Not Obfuscate) The Deal

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01/11/2019Crouch, Richard J.

Most sophisticated commercial real estate (“CRE”) transactions, including leases, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and loans, usually start with a letter of intent (“LOI”).  Depending on the transaction and the parties involved, lawyers may or may not be involved in preparing the LOI.  The LOI is designed to summarize key business terms and is generally non-binding… Read more »

Beware Of Usury Laws When Receiving A Loan As A Business

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08/10/2018Ambrosio, Christopher

*Junior Ndlovu is a summer extern with Vandeventer Black. He is a second-year law student at the Washington & Lee School of Law. “‘Usury’ is generally defined as a premium or compensation paid or stipulated to be paid for the use of money borrowed at a greater rate of interest than is allowed by law.”i… Read more »

US Supreme Court Overturns Quill

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06/24/2018Rixey, James B.

In South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., No. 17-494, 2018 WL 3058015 (June 21, 2018), the United States Supreme Court upheld a law allowing the State of South Dakota to collect sales and use tax from out-of-state sellers, even if those sellers do not maintain a physical presence in South Dakota.  In its decision, the Supreme Court… Read more »

BUYING AT A FORECLOSURE SALE “DON’T LET A BARGAIN BECOME A BURDEN”

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03/16/2018Crouch, Richard J.

Looming maturity dates (for which borrowers are not prepared to pay the remaining balance) or other monetary defaults of numerous commercial mortgages may present many opportunities for purchasing property on a discounted basis.  With proper precautions and investigation, what appears to be a “deal” really can be a “deal.”  However, purchasing a property at a… Read more »

Deborah M. Casey Selected as a 2018 Woman Leader in the Law

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02/08/2018Casey, Deborah M.

Vandeventer Black LLP AV® Preeminent-rated partner Deborah M. Casey was selected as a 2018 Woman Leader in the Law by The National Law Journal. Casey is a highly accomplished attorney who has also been recognized among ‘Influential Women of the Year’ by Virginia Lawyers Weekly, ‘Best Women In The Law 2017’ by Virginia Living Magazine, and ‘Women In Business’ by Inside… Read more »