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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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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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