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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 »

Vandeventer Black Announces 2020 Executive Board

01/16/2020Serrano, Jenniffer

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce its 2020 Executive Board and the addition of partner Richard Ottinger to the Board. Partners Deborah M. Casey, James R. Harvey, and Mark S. Brennan will continue to serve. Partner Edward J. Powers steps down. “We welcome Richard as a new member of the Executive Board, and we… Read more »

Anne G. Bibeau Selected as ‘Influential Women of Law’ for 2020

01/15/2020Bibeau Anne G.

Partner Anne Graham Bibeau, a Vandeventer Black AV Preeminent® rated attorney, was selected as “Influential Women of Law,” Class of 2020. This recognition is awarded by Virginia Lawyers Weekly in collaboration with statewide bar groups to recognize women within the legal field for their work and dedication to the profession and their communities. “I am humbled to… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s James B. Rixey III Promoted to Partner

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01/01/2020Rixey, James B.

Vandeventer Black LLP attorney James B. Rixey, III, has been promoted to partner. Jay has been an associate in the Norfolk office of Vandeventer Black LLP since 2011 and has developed his practice in commercial real estate and business law. “We are proud of Jay’s dedication and hard work, which has led him to this… Read more »

Attorney Anne Bibeau Elected to the Propeller Club Board of Governors

12/19/2019Bibeau Anne G.

Vandeventer Black LLP partner, Anne G. Bibeau, has been elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the Propeller Club Port of Norfolk. Bibeau will serve on the Board until 2022. “I’m excited to work with this dynamic group of industry leaders,” said Bibeau. “The Propeller Club is an important voice for the maritime… Read more »

U.S. Coast Guard Veteran and Retired Law Enforcement Officer Joins Vandeventer Black

12/10/2019T. Duggan O'Dea,

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that  T. Duggan O’Dea has joined  the firm’s Richmond office. Duggan will concentrate his practice on providing general business and corporate legal counsel as well as representation related to banking, finance, and commercial real estate. “We are glad Duggan has joined  our firm. He is a great addition… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia

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11/25/2019Paul, Dustin M.

Several attorneys from the Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm, Vandeventer Black, have been recognized as Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia for 2020. This distinction is a peer-rated nomination given to those lawyers who exemplify excellence in their specialty. The twenty-five recognized attorneys are: Appellate Law             Dustin M. Paul Attorneys for Non-Profit Anita O…. Read more »

Twenty-two Vandeventer Black Attorneys Selected as 2019 Legal Elite

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11/25/2019Ambrosio, Christopher

Twenty-Two Vandeventer Black attorneys are being recognized as ‘Legal Elite’ for 2019 by Virginia Business Magazine. The magazine partners with the Virginia Bar Association every year to grant this award to attorneys nominated by their peers for this recognition. The selected attorneys are: Christopher Ambrosio – Business Law Anne Bibeau – Civil Litigation | Labor/Employment… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s Summer Associate Returns for Employment

10/30/2019Vandeventer Black

Daniel Salmon, a recent J.D. graduate from the Washington University in St. Louis, has joined Vandeventer Black as an attorney in the firm’s Construction and Government Contracts Practice Group and will be assisting clients out of their Norfolk office. Salmon began his legal career as part of the firm’s Summer Associate Program in 2018. “I… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s James R. Harvey Receives Preeminent Peer Review Rating

10/30/2019Vandeventer Black

Vandeventer Black attorney, James “Jim” R. Harvey, received the AV® Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®, the legal profession’s most prestigious rating service. This is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. The “AV” designation represents the pinnacle of professional excellence and achieved after an attorney has been reviewed… Read more »