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Commercial Real Estate Law

At Vandeventer Black, we serve local, national, and international developers and acquisition firms that purchase, sell, lease, finance, and/or manage commercial real estate. Our firm also acts as counsel to commercial lenders, making loans secured by real estate collateral. With offices in North Carolina and Virginia, our integrative team of attorneys assist and advise you in a wide range of real estate matters.

Top Rated Commercial Real Estate Services

We provide multi-jurisdictional services to real estate professionals. Our attorneys direct you every step of the way. Our legal services include acting as counsel in the following key areas:

  • Property Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Mortgage and Mezzanine Financing
  • Real Estate Syndications and Private Placements
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Land Use and Development
  • 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
  • Tenancy-in-Common Documentation

Our Knowledge and Experience

Vandeventer Black has been serving clients for over 135 years. In addition to our broad and deep understanding of the legal and business aspects of commercial real estate, Vandeventer Black also maintains vast expertise in supporting practice areas such as:

Lis Pendens and Arbitration – Avoiding an Either-Or Dilemma
Daniel L. Stephens
The filing of a Lis pendens is a vital tool for protecting a party’s rights in enforcing a purchase and sale agreement for real estate, but if the claim at issue falls within a mandatory arbitration clause, the party may not have the right to file a lis pendens. A ...
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Be Wary of Real Estate Closings When Appealing Judgments
Gaela Normile
The Supreme Court of Virginia recently issued an opinion serving as a cautionary tale for judgment debtors appealing judgments against them while concurrently seeking to pass clear title on unrelated real estate sales. That case is Sheehy v. Williams, 2020 Va. LEXIS 139 (decision issued Nov. 25, 2020). In Sheehy, ...
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The Short Guide to Short-Term Rentals: Norfolk, VA Edition
T. Duggan O'Dea
Short-term rentals have become increasingly popular with Hampton Roads visitors and a big source of income for local property owners. Many guests in the Hampton Roads area are finding accommodations on websites like,, and, instead of staying in traditional hotels and resorts. In 2018, Airbnb hosts in ...
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2021 Mid-Atlantic Capital Source Virtual Forum

Topics Discussed:

  • COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Economy, Dr. Vinod Agarwal, Director of the Economic Forecasting Project; Deputy Director, Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy; and Professor of Economics, Strome College of Business.
  • Venture Capital Overview, Laura Markley, Managing Director, NRV.
  • Acquire or be Acquired; Strategy for the next 3 years, Jay Offerdahl, President, Vikings Mergers & Acquisitions.
COVID-19 and its Impact on Commercial Real Estate

This webinar discusses the pressing basic commercial real estate issues arising from COVID-19 and financial assistance available to small businesses.

Business and Commercial Real Estate Attorneys Named to the 2020 Best Lawyers® list and Receive the “Lawyer of the Year” distinction
Christopher Ambrosio, Ray W. King
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 ...
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Commercial Real Estate Attorney Ray W. King Returns to Vandeventer Black
Ray W. King
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 ...
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Deborah M. Casey Selected as a 2018 Woman Leader in the Law
Deborah M. Casey
Vandeventer Black LLP AV® Preeminent-rated partner Deborah M. Casey was selected as a 2018 Woman Leader in the Law by The National Law Journal. Casey is a highly accomplished attorney who has also been recognized among ‘Influential Women of the Year’ by Virginia Lawyers Weekly, ‘Best Women In The Law 2017’ by Virginia Living Magazine, ...
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