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Vandeventer Black LLP 
Norfolk, Virginia Office
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World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street, Suite 500
Norfolk, Virginia  23510

(Independent City)
Mailing Address: World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street, Suite 500, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510
Telephone: 757-446-8600
Fax: 757-446-8670

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Office Hours:
Monday: 08:00 AM-05:30 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM-05:30 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM-05:30 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM-05:30 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM-05:30 PM

Admiralty/Maritime LawArbitration
Banking LawBankruptcy Law
Business LawCivil Trial Practice
Commercial LitigationConstruction Law
Creditors RightsEminent Domain
Energy LawEnvironmental Law
General PracticeGovernment Contracts
Health Care LawImmigration and Naturalization
Intellectual Property LawInternational Business Law
Labor and Employment LawMedical Malpractice
Professional LiabilityReal Estate Law
Tax LawWorkers Compensation
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About this office:

Vandeventer Black LLP is a full-service business law firm established in 1883. We focus on responsiveness and results while providing internationally recognized services across a wide variety of legal sectors. Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, we employ more than 60 accomplished attorneys from five offices located in North Carolina and Germany in addition to Virginia.

At Vandeventer Black, you will know that you are important. Our size and collective experience allow us to offer you the best legal advice available with the personal attention and value you might expect from a much smaller firm.

We take an integrative approach to client services. Vandeventer Black is an AV® rated business law firm that represents clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Our attorneys include qualified arbitrators and mediators for the American Arbitration Association, architects, and mechanical, chemical and civil engineers. Others hold MBAs or other advanced degrees in their areas of practice and are recognized by their peers as being among the best in the legal profession.

When you sit down with us, we will bring the highest level of legal talent to the table. Our expertise spans many disciplines, including bankruptcy and collections, commercial transactions, creditors' rights, criminal defense, director and officer liability, eminent domain and land use, environmental, ERISA, intellectual property, immigration, labor and employment, professional liability, regulatory compliance, trust and estate planning, and workers' compensation. Vandeventer Black routinely represents clients in administrative proceedings, alternative dispute resolution, litigation, and appeals.

Our attorneys are leaders in the legal profession, organizations and associations, and in our communities. Our attorneys serve as members on boards of banks, hospitals, colleges, museums, professional associations, industry associations, and are actively involved in many community organizations. At Vandeventer Black, we believe in giving back to our local communities. We support a variety of charitable organizations, such as Eggleston Services, Special Olympics, food banks, rescue squads, fire departments, Boys & Girls Clubs, the Salvation Army, and United Way, among others. In 2005, we established the Vandeventer Black Foundation, which supports many community causes.

When you choose to place your trust in our team, we'll bring the legal resources and specialized knowledge that you need. As our client you'll get the benefit of our legal expertise, our experienced insight, and our commitment to serve you, our client. Put our history and team on your side!


Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
Accounting MalpracticeAdmiralty & Maritime Law
Alternative Dispute ResolutionAppellate Practice
Banking & FinanceBusiness
Commercial LitigationCommercial Real Estate
Community AssociationsConstruction Defect
Construction and Public ContractsCreditors' Rights, Bankruptcy & Collections
CriminalDirector & Officer Liability
ERISAEminent Domain & Land Use
Financial Services & SecuritiesGeneral Litigation
Government ContractsGovernment Contracts & Construction Law
Government Investigations & EnforcementInsurance Coverage Defense
Intellectual PropertyInternational Business
Labor & EmploymentMaritime
Ship Repair & Ship BuildingSurety & Fidelity Law
TaxTrust & Estate; Estate Planning
White Collar DefenseWorkers' Compensation Defense

Statement of Practice Summary:
Admiralty Law; Arbitration; Mediation; Aviation Law; Banking Law; Bankruptcy; Creditors' Rights; Commercial Transactions; Community Associations; Construction Law; Environmental Law; Estate Planning; General Litigationlitigation; Federal Practice; Government; Public Contracts; Health Care; Immigration Law; International Law; Intellectual Property; Insurance Defense; Labor And Employment; Employment Law; Land Use; Local Government Law; Municipal Law; Malpractice; Maritime Law; Mergers And Acquisitions; Products Liability; Public Utility Law; Real Estate; Taxation; Technology Law; Workers' Compensation; Energy; Wind Energy; Appellate Practice; Business Law; Commercial Real Estate; Debtor and Creditor; Eminent Domain; Government Contracts; Workers Compensation.

Documents by Lawyers at this office
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An Ounce of Prevention...
Geoffrey G. Hemphill, September 25, 2015
Too many times in my practice, clients have come to me in the midst of a tumultuous intracompany squabble. Owners who once thought they were going to start the next Microsoft or Apple are now at each other’s throats, lobbing all sorts of accusations and wrestling for control of the company....

Virginia's New Crowdfunding Law
James B. Rixey, September 25, 2015
A new Virginia code amendment, effective as of July 1, 2015, makes it easier for small Virginia companies to raise capital by allowing companies to raise up to $2 million through crowdfunding.

Understanding the Automatic Stay in a Debtor-General Contractor Bankruptcy Case
Shalanda N. Franklin, August 17, 2015
What do you do when the general contractor files for bankruptcy before paying your invoices? When you receive notice that a general contractor of a project that you have been involved with has filed for bankruptcy, you must immediately stop any actions you may have begun to collect unpaid invoices.

Year Established: 1883

GENERAL COMMERCIAL REPRESENTATION: Cape Hatteras Electric Membership Corporation; Hipage Co., Inc.; Flagship Group, Ltd.; Hampton Roads Shipping Association - ILA Pension and Welfare Benefit Funds; Icelandic USA, Inc.; Liberty Property Trust; Norfolk Airport Authority; Owens-Illinois; The CSL Group; Virginia International Terminals, Inc.

BANKING: Branch Banking and Trust (BB&T); Centura; Wachovia; Towne Bank.

CONSTRUCTION & GOVERNMENT/PUBLIC CONTRACTS: Atlantic Marine Construction Company, Inc.; Atlantic Drydock; B D & A Realty & Construction, Inc.; Bayshore Concrete Products Corp.; Chicago Bridge & Iron; Davis Boat Works, Inc.; E.L. Hamm & Associates, Inc.; E.V. Williams, Inc.; ESCO Marine, Inc.; Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland; Fincantieri Marine Systems North America, Inc.; Globe Iron Construction Corp.; Glover Construction Co., Inc.; Goldbelt Eagle, LLC; Hampton University; Industrial Sales Company; Lifesource Biomedical, LLC; Management Consulting, Inc.; McKenzie Construction Corp.; McLean Contracting Co., Inc.; Mid-Eastern Builders, Inc.; MYMIC, LLC; Norfolk International Airport; Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc.; Quality Enterprises USA, Inc.; S B Ballard Construction Co., Inc.; Riggins Company, LLC; Skanska USA Civil Southeast, Inc.; Sprinkle Masonry, Inc.; States Roofing Corporation; VIRTEXCO Corp.; The Bionetics Corporation; Town of Cape Charles; Western Branch Diesel, Inc.; W.M. Jordan Company; Zurich North America.

EMINENT DOMAIN, LAND USE AND PROPERTY RIGHTS: Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation; Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation; Cape Hatteras Electric Membership Corporation; Carteret-Craven Electric Membership Corporation; Chicago Title Insurance Co.; Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange; Lawyers Title Insurance Corp.; Max Radio of the Carolinas, LLC; Nags Head Construction & Development, Inc.; North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation; Pitt & Greene Electric Membership Corporation; Security Union Title Insurance Co.; Southern Shores Realty Co., Inc.

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT/WORKERS' COMPENSATION: Hampton Roads Shipping Association; The Hartford; Metro Machine Corp.; Signal Administration, Inc.; New Dominion Pictures, Inc.; AIU Holdings; The Travelers Companies.

MARITIME: Ace Insurance; Allied Marine Industries, Inc.; Atlantic Yacht Basin; Assuranceforeningen GARD; Britannia Steamship Protection & Indemnity Association; Buchanan Marine; Hapag-Lloyd Container Lines; Fincantieri Marine Systems North America Inc.; Chesapeake Yachts Inc.; Crofton Diving Corp.; Hampton Roads Maritime Association; Intersee Schiffahrts gmbh & Co. KG; Osprey Associates; London United Marine Agency; Maersk Line Ltd.; Marine Claims Handling Agencies GmbH; Moran Towing Corporation; Noord Nederlandsche Protectie Club; North of England P & I Assn. Ltd.; The Standard Steamship Owners Protection and Indemnity Assn. Ltd.; The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Assn. (Bermuda) Ltd.; The American Club; The Swedish Club; Through Transport Club; United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Owners Mutual Assurance Assn. (Bermuda) Ltd.; West of England Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Assn. (Luxembourg); Sunderland Steamship; British Marine Mutual Hull Assoc., Ltd.; UK Defense Club; Virginia Pilot Association; Zim Integrated Shipping Services Inc.

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY DEFENSE: MEDICAL MALPRACTICE - Golden Living Care One; State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company; Western World Insurance Company; Tudor Insurance Company; Stratford Insurance Company; CNA HealthPro Global Specialties; Beverly Enterprises, Inc.; Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Services, Inc.; Beverly Enterprises-Virginia, Inc.; Mountain Empire Operations, LLC; Westport; Cardiovascular Associates of Virginia, P.C.; Aegis Therapies, Inc. LEGAL MALPRACTICE - Lawyers Protector Company.

APPROVED ATTORNEYS FOR: Chicago Title Insurance Co.; Lawyers Title Insurance Corp.; Ticor Title Insurance Co.; Zurich American Insurance.

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