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Vandeventer Black Continues to Grow

Law Firm Announces New Hire and Career Opportunities Available Daniel L. Stephens, a graduate from Regent University School of Law, has joined Vandeventer Black as an attorney in the firm’s Business Practice Group and will be assisting clients out of their Norfolk office. Stephens began his legal career as part of the firm’s Summer Associate Program in 2018. Stephens has had the opportunity to work ...
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CRE Attorney Ray W. King Named 2021 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”

Vandeventer Black LLP attorney, Ray W. King, was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2021 "Lawyer of the Year." Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant ...
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CRE Attorneys Ambrosio, Crouch, and King Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® list

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that three of it's Commercial Real Estate attorneys have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Christopher Ambrosio  Richard J. Crouch  Ray W. King  Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect ...
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Vandeventer Black LLP Attorney Named to 2021 Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that attorney, W. Thomas Chappell, has been included in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. “Our Firm congratulates Thomas on this well-deserved recognition,” said Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner for Vandeventer Black. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes associates and other lawyers who are at the beginning of their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in ...
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Attorneys Named 2021 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”

Six Vandeventer Black LLP attorneys were recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2021 "Lawyer of the Year." Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The following attorneys were listed on the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas: Arlene F. Klinedinst - Labor Law - Management Bryant C. McGann - Mortgage Banking ...
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28 Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® list

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that 28 attorneys have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of ...
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Franczek Joins The International Institute For Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Panels of Distinguished Neutrals

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 of a selected group of lawyers, former judges, and academics ...
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Vandeventer Black’s Eaton Joins The Board of the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia

Vandeventer Black attorney Jennifer L. Eaton recently became a member of the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia. The Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia serves as an invaluable resource to Hampton Roads’ low-income residents by providing representation in civil litigation matters spanning topics such as landlord/tenant disputes, domestic violence, family law, consumer law, collections, and civil rights issues. “It ...
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Vandeventer Black’s Pierce New President of the South Hampton Roads Bar Association

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 knowledge they need to grow their practices and become great ...
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Vandeventer Black’s Managing Partner, Michael L. Sterling Joins the WHRO Board

Vandeventer Black managing partner, Michael L. Sterling, has been appointed to be a member of the Board of WHRO Public Media. The appointment became official on July 1. “I am honored to be selected to join the Board of Directors of WHRO. Our firm has been a proud partner of this organization for many years,” said Sterling. Besides serving as the Managing Partner of the ...
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Vandeventer Black Edward J. Powers Elected as an Officer for The Maritime Law Association of the United States

Vandeventer Black LLP partner, Edward J. Powers, has been elected to serve as an officer for The Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA). The MLA was founded in 1899 with the objectives of advancing reforms in the Maritime Law of the United States, facilitating justice in its administration, promoting uniformity in its enactment and interpretation, and furnishing a forum for the discussion and ...
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Vandeventer Black Attorneys Named 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’

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 Defense Ashley G. Moss- Professional Liability Defense Dustin M. Paul- Civil ...
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Vandeventer Black Attorneys Selected for the 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers List

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. Bibeau, Employment & Labor Deborah M. Casey, Real Estate Mark T ...
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Experienced Community Associations Attorney Joins Vandeventer Black

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 team,” said Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner. “She brings a ...
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Vandeventer Black Donates over $12k to the United Way of South Hampton Roads

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 20 months of diapers for a family in need Vandeventer ...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Message from our Managing Partner

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 in the effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus ...
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Chappell Appointed to the Community Associations Institute’s Virginia Legislative Action Committee

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 association industry who volunteer their time to advocate on behalf of ...
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Vandeventer Black Announces 2020 Executive Board

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 thank Eddie for his years of dedicated service,” said Michael ...
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Anne G. Bibeau Selected as ‘Influential Women of Law’ for 2020

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 be included with such an impressive group of attorneys,” said ...
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Vandeventer Black’s James B. Rixey III Promoted to Partner

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 significant achievement,” said Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner. “We also ...
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