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Attorney Anne Bibeau Elected to the Propeller Club Board of Governors

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 industry.” Bibeau’s professional activities include serving on the Board of ...
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U.S. Coast Guard Veteran and Retired Law Enforcement Officer Joins Vandeventer Black

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 to our legal team as a corporate attorney and business ...
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Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia

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. Poston Arbitration William E. Franczek Aviation Edward J. Powers Banking ...
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Twenty-two Vandeventer Black Attorneys Selected as 2019 Legal Elite

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 Mark Brennan Sr. - Health Law Dean Buckius - Labor/Employment ...
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Vandeventer Black’s Summer Associate Returns for Employment

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 am honored and excited to join Vandeventer Black not only ...
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Vandeventer Black’s James R. Harvey Receives Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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 and recommended by his/her peers, including members of the bar ...
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Vandeventer Black Gears Up for its 2nd Mid-Atlantic Capital Sources Forum in Norfolk

Last year, Vandeventer Black launched the Mid-Atlantic Capital Sources (MACS) Forum where over 100 business owners, investors, CEOs, CFOs, and other professionals gathered insights on the various types of capital sources available in the marketplace to growing companies. Due to the success of this event, the second edition will be taking place on November 6, 2019, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Slover ...
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Vandeventer Black to Hold 32nd Annual Labor & Employment Law Review and Update

Vandeventer Black’s Labor and Employment Law Group is pleased to host its 32nd Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, located at 777 Waterside Drive in Downtown Norfolk. This program is designed for CEOs, managers, in-house counsel, and human resource professionals and will address trending workplace topics, such as workplace violence, employee discharge, cyber law ...
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Thomas Chappell Named Up & Coming Lawyer for 2019

Vandeventer Black LLP attorney W. Thomas Chappell was recently recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as one of the ‘Up & Coming Lawyers’ of 2019. According to the publication, this award is given to attorneys with less than 10 years in their practice who are establishing “a name for themselves, go above and beyond, and display the ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that set them apart ...
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Vandeventer Black Welcomes Tracy Taylor Hague to their Richmond Legal Team

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Tracy Taylor Hague to the firm’s Richmond office as Of Counsel. “We are delighted to welcome Tracy to our firm. She has outstanding representative matters that demonstrate a substantial depth of knowledge and experience in her field,” Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner. Hague, an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, has taken hundreds of depositions ...
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Vandeventer Black Richmond Office Welcomes Saffelle to the Team

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Robert N. Saffelle to the firm’s Richmond office as Of Counsel. “We are excited to have Rob join our legal team. He is a highly accomplished attorney with extensive experience in the ERISA & Employee Benefits, Labor & Employment, and Tax fields,” Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner. Saffelle is an AV® Distinguished™ by Martindale-Hubbell® and ...
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Vandeventer Black’s Franczek Selected as a “Leader in the Law” for 2019

Vandeventer Black partner, William E. Franczek, was recently selected as one of Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Leaders in the Law” for 2019. The attorneys that received this distinction have demonstrated a commitment to their profession by lobbying for changes in the law, for impacting Virginia’s justice system, and for their involvement in the community. “Bill is highly accomplished and respected by his peers, clients, and industry ...
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Business and Commercial Real Estate Attorneys Named to the 2020 Best Lawyers® list and Receive the “Lawyer of the Year” distinction

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 list for over three decades, earning the respect of the ...
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Six Vandeventer Black LLP lawyers named to the 2020 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” list

Six Vandeventer Black LLP attorneys were recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in the Norfolk area. 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. They are part of the 27 Vandeventer Black lawyers included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America ...
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27 Vandeventer Black LLP lawyers named to 2020 Best Lawyers® list

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that 27 lawyers 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 list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, ...
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Commercial Real Estate Attorney Ray W. King Returns to Vandeventer Black

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 clients in the purchase, sale, financing, and defeasance of high-rise ...
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Vandeventer Black’s Palais Honored with the Commonwealth Award by the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia

Vandeventer Black attorney, Douglas M. Palais, has been awarded the Commonwealth Award by the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia (IIAV). Palais is only the third recipient of the award in the IIAV’s 120-year history. “This award is such an honor. It is also a great privilege to represent this association and its members which I’ve done for decades,” said Palais, who is also the general ...
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Dustin T. Narcisse Honored with the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers’ Conference Significant Service Award

Vandeventer Black’s attorney Dustin T. Narcisse received a Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers' Conference (YLC) Service Award.  This award is granted to attorneys that have gone above and beyond ordinary performance by devoting their time in offering guidance to high school students who are interested in pursuing a degree in law. Narcisse served as a co-chair for the YLC’s Children & the Law program and ...
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Vandeventer Black’s Pierce Receives the President’s Award by the Old Dominion Bar Association

Vandeventer Black attorney Michael D. Pierce received the President’s Award at the 79th Annual Conference of the Old Dominion Bar Association. Pierce has been a recipient of multiple recognitions such as the South Hampton Road Bar Association’s Member of the Year for 2017 and Young Lawyer of the Year for 2018, as well as the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Lawyer for 2018. “I truly ...
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Vandeventer Black donates more than $150k to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia

For the past 17 years, Vandeventer Black LLP has been a proud sponsor of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, raising more than $150,000 to benefit local communities. The firm has participated in the statewide food bank fundraising event, ‘Legal Food Frenzy,’ since its inception. This year marks the 8th occasion in which Vandeventer Black wins the Large Firm (per capita) group ...
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