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Vandeventer Black’s Sterling Elected to the Barrier Islands Center Board of Directors

Vandeventer Black is pleased to announce that Managing Partner, Michael L. Sterling, was elected to the Barrier Islands Center (BIC) Board of Directors. According to the organization, the BIC’s mission is to “preserve and perpetuate the unique culture and history of Virginia’s Barrier Islands through education and the collection and interpretation of artifacts.” “It is an honor to be elected to BIC’s Board of Directors, and I ...
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Franczek Selected as a Member of the “Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame” for 2022

Vandeventer Black partner, William E. Franczek, was selected by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as part of the ‘Hall of Fame’ honorees for 2022. According to the publication, this prestigious award is given to attorneys with outstanding career accomplishments and their significant contributions to the development of the law, the bar, quality of justice, and to the commonwealth of Virginia. “I am honored to receive such prestigious ...
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Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia

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 for the high level of proficiency within their specialization”, said Michael Sterling, Managing Partner. This year, 30 Vandeventer ...
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Mark S. Brennan Sr. honored as a Go To Lawyer for Medical Malpractice in Virginia

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that partner Mark S. Brennan Sr. has been included in Virginia Lawyers Weekly (VLW) "Virginia's Go To Lawyers" group of honorees in Medical Malpractice law. According to VLW, this program recognizes top lawyers across the Commonwealth who are leaders in their field with a long record of success. "I am honored for this recognition provided by my peers," said ...
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29 Vandeventer Black Attorneys Listed as 2021 Legal Elite

Twenty-nine Vandeventer Black attorneys have been recognized as 'Legal Elite' for 2021 by Virginia Business magazine. The magazine partners with the Virginia Bar Association to grant this award to attorneys nominated by their peers for this recognition every year. The selected attorneys are: Christopher Ambrosio, Business Law Anne G. Bibeau, Civil Litigation Mark S. Brennan, Sr., Richmond | Health Law Dean T. Buckius, Labor/Employment Deborah ...
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Vandeventer Black LLP has been ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms” list

Vandeventer Black LLP has been ranked in the 2022 U.S. News - Best Lawyers®' "Best Law Firms" list regionally in 27 practice areas. Firms included in the 2022 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Vandeventer Black LLP received the following rankings in the 2022 U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms": Norfolk Admiralty & Maritime Law Banking and Finance ...
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Vandeventer Black’s Moss and Hague Chosen as VADA’s New Vice Chair of Professional Liability and Vice Chair of Appellate Advocacy

Vandeventer Black’s Ashley G. Moss and Tracy Taylor Hague were chosen to serve as the new Vice Chair of Professional Liability and Vice Chair of Appellate Advocacy for the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (VADA) for 2021-22. After serving in these positions for a year, they will then become the Chairs of those Sections for 2022-2023. Ms. Moss is a partner with Vandeventer Black LLP ...
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Michael L. Sterling Selected as a 2021 Leader in the Law

Vandeventer Black’s AV® Preeminent-rated attorney and Managing Partner, Michael L. Sterling, was selected as a 2021 Leader in the Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Sterling is a highly accomplished attorney who has also been recognized among the ‘Virginia Super Lawyers’ by Thompson Reuters and ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by Best Lawyers in America. “I am honored and humbled to receive this recognition,” said Sterling. Sterling serves ...
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Sterling and Ottinger Included in the Virginia 500: The 2021 Power List

Vandeventer Black LLP Managing Partner Michael L. Sterling, and Partner, Richard Ottinger, have been included in the Virginia 500, The 2021 Power List in the 'Law' category. According to Virginia Business Magazine, the Virginia 500 includes "the state's most powerful and influential leaders by sectors," based on their professional attributions. Michael L. Sterling serves on Vandeventer Black's Executive Board and has Chaired the firm's Construction and Government Contracts Practice Group, Practice Management Committee, and Dispute Resolution Services. His practice ...
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Vandeventer Black attorneys named 2022 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”

Vandeventer Black LLP lawyers were recognized by Best Lawyers as a 2022 "Lawyer of the Year." These lawyers were selected based on impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity. In addition to the ...
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Vandeventer Black attorneys named 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Vandeventer Black LLP  is pleased to announce that two attorneys have been included in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes associates or other attorneys in the earlier stages of their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in "good ...
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28 Vandeventer Black LLP lawyers named to 2022 Best Lawyers® list

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 like to congratulate our legal team for their well-deserved inclusion in the 2022  Best Lawyers ...
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Vandeventer Black Presents The New Robert O’Donnell Pro Bono Service Award

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce the new Robert L. O’Donnell Pro Bono Service Award. The Award was created in honor of Vandeventer Black attorney Robert L. O’Donnell and his decades with the firm including years of service as Pro Bono Committee Chair. O’Donnell recently retired after working his entire career as an attorney at the firm. During his tenure, he served as the ...
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Megan B. Caramore honored as a Go To Lawyer for Workers’ Compensation in Virginia

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that partner Megan B. Caramore has been included in Virginia Lawyers Weekly (VLW) "Virginia's Go To Lawyers" group of honorees. According to VLW, this program recognizes leading lawyers in a particular field, and this round focused on workers' compensation law. "I am honored and thankful for this recognition provided by my peers," said Caramore. Caramore concentrates her practice in ...
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Tracy Taylor Hague Included in ‘Influential Women of Law’ for 2021

Vandeventer Black attorney, Tracy Taylor Hague, was selected as a member of the “Influential Women of Law” Class of 2021. Virginia Lawyers Weekly awards this recognition in collaboration with statewide bar groups to recognize women within the legal field for their work and dedication to the profession and their communities. “There are many talented, dedicated women lawyers throughout the state doing great things each and every ...
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Vandeventer Black Goes Above and Beyond for Local Food Banks

Vandeventer Black has been a proud supporter of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore for over 19 years and "Feed More" in Richmond. The firm has participated in the Virginia Bar Association's annual statewide fundraising event," Legal Food Frenzy," since its inception in 2006. "It is always a great pleasure seeing all of our attorneys, staff, clients, and friends come together to ...
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Former Fortune 300 Deputy General Counsel Joins the Firm

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Greg E. Summy to the firm's Norfolk office. Summy joins the firm as an Of Counsel. "Greg is a great addition to our firm's legal team," said Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner. "He brings a broad range of legal experience as a Deputy General Counsel for a Fortune 300 Corporation in Norfolk." Summy retired ...
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Bill Franczek Receives Highest Chambers USA Ranking

Vandeventer Black LLP partner William E. “Bill” Franczek has been listed as a “Band 1,” the highest recognition in construction law and alternative dispute resolution in the state by the Chambers USA 2021. This institution has previously recognized Bill as a Senior Statesman and Eminent Practitioner. “I am honored to receive such exclusive distinction, as only four lawyers are listed in this category,” said Bill ...
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Partner Anne G. Bibeau honored as Virginia’s Go To Lawyer

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that partner and practice area leader, Anne G. Bibeau, has been included in Virginia Lawyers Weekly (VLW) "Virginia's Go To Lawyers" group of honorees. According to VLW, this program recognizes leading lawyers in a particular field, and this second round focused on employment law. "I am honored and humbled by the recognition provided by my peers," said Bibeau. Bibeau, ...
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Commercial Real Estate Attorney Selected for the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers List

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, and commercial foreclosures. His commercial real estate practice encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate ...
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