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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 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 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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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 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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Is Denial of a Motion to File a Surreply Really a Denial if the Court Reads it Anyway?

Everyone likes to have the last word.  Indeed, often dubbed the “recency effect” there is scientific support that going last may increase persuasion.  But in ordinary motions practice in the EDVA, the movant both goes first and last.  Local Rule 7(f)(1) does allow the non-movant to request leave of court to file a surreply. I often advise clients it is a request that should rarely ...
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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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