Office: Richmond VA

Michael L. Sterling

Steling

07/15/2016Vandeventer Black

Mike serves as the Managing Partner of the law firm and is located in the Firm’s Norfolk office. He has also served on the Executive Board and Chaired the firm’s Construction and Government Contracts Practice Group, Practice Management Committee, and Dispute Resolution Services. Mike’s practice is concentrated on complex projects and disputes for international, national and local clients… Read more »

Andrew P. Selman

Andrew P. Selman

07/15/2016Vandeventer Black

Andrew is an associate in the firm’s Richmond office. Since joining the firm, Andrew has represented businesses and individuals in state and federal court on a variety of litigation matters. Andrew’s experience includes defending architects, engineers and lawyers from professional liability claims, protecting and asserting the interests of banks and businesses, workers’ compensation defense, and… Read more »

Robert N. Saffelle

Attorney_Robert N. Saffelle

07/15/2016Vandeventer Black

Mr. Saffelle focuses his practice on ERISA and employee compensation and benefits including pension and profit sharing plans and welfare benefit plans, fiduciary law and IRAs. He helps design, establish and maintain employee benefit programs, including qualified retirement, welfare and cafeteria plans. He also works with executive compensation plans, including nonqualified deferred compensation, equity-based compensation… Read more »

Edward J. Powers

Edward Powers

07/15/2016Vandeventer Black

Ed is a partner with Vandeventer Black and member of the Firm’s Executive Board. He concentrates his practice in transportation law and general litigation matters, with a focus on the representation of ship owners, charterers, and their underwriters, including both domestic and international insurance companies and P&I clubs. Ed also represents one of the largest… Read more »

Douglas M. Palais

Doug Palais

07/15/2016Vandeventer Black

Doug is a seasoned trial lawyer and counselor with nearly 40 years of experience.  Doug concentrates his practice in Professional Liability; Errors & Omissions Defense of Insurance and Securities Professionals; Directors & Officers Liability Defense; Securities Litigation and Arbitration; Insurance Coverage and Defense;  Legal Malpractice Defense and Financial Institutions and Securities. For decades, he has concentrated on defending a wide… Read more »

Ashley G. Moss

Ashley Moss

07/14/2016Vandeventer Black

Ashley is a partner with Vandeventer Black LLP and has a multifaceted practice, concentrated in medical malpractice defense, personal injury defense, professional licensing, and professional liability defense. She has developed a complex skillset over the course of her career.  Ashley has extensive experience defending doctors, nurses, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and other health care entities/professionals in… Read more »

Neil S. Lowenstein

Neil S. Lowenstein

07/14/2016Vandeventer Black

Neil Lowenstein is a member of the firm’s Construction and Government Contracts Law practice. Neil has been an attorney with Vandeventer Black since 1989, during which he has focused his practice on construction law, government contract laws, suretyship and fidelity law, and alternative dispute resolution. Neil also has experience with various administrative and regulatory matters… Read more »

Tracy Taylor Hague

complex medical malpractice and other personal injury cases

07/13/2016Vandeventer Black

Ms. Hague is a trial attorney who focuses her practice on the defense of professionals, including attorneys, realtors, physicians, psychologists, dentists and nurses, as well as various health care facilities such as hospitals and large academic medical centers. She also regularly defends a variety of personal injury cases, including cases involving catastrophic injuries and death…. Read more »

Jed Donaldson

Jed Donaldson

07/07/2016Vandeventer Black

Jed Donaldson concentrates his practice on insolvency-related litigation and distressed transactions. His practice covers bankruptcy, restructuring, and out-of-court workouts, and he represents all stakeholders in those matters, including, creditors, debtors, asset-purchasers, equipment lessors, trade vendors, committees, debtor-in-possession lenders, trustees, and debt buyers. Jed’s transactional practice focuses on chapter 11 bankruptcy, workouts, and finance matters, including distressed mergers and… Read more »

Richard J. Crouch

Richard J. Crouch

07/07/2016Vandeventer Black

Richard is a partner with Vandeventer Black and concentrates his law practice in business, commercial transactions, and commercial real estate matters. Richard’s business and commercial transactions practice includes commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development, and finance.  He regularly works with real estate acquisition firms, developers, property management groups, commercial tenants and lenders in the structuring… Read more »