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Vandeventer Black LLP 
Raleigh, North Carolina Office
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Two Hannover Square, Suite 2000, 434 Fayetteville Street Mall, P.O. Box 2599
Raleigh, North Carolina  27602-2599

(Wake Co.)

Telephone: 919-754-1171
Fax: 919-754-1317

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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 LawBanking Law
Bankruptcy LawBusiness Law
Civil Trial PracticeCommercial Litigation
Construction LawCreditors Rights
Eminent DomainEnergy Law
Environmental LawGeneral Practice
Government ContractsHealth Care Law
Immigration and NaturalizationIntellectual Property Law
International Business LawLabor and Employment Law
Medical MalpracticeProfessional Liability
Real Estate LawTax Law
Workers 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:
Appellate PracticeBusiness Law
Commercial Real EstateCreditors' Rights, Bankruptcy & Collections
Eminent Domain & Land UseFinancial Services & Securities
General Litigation

Statement of Practice Summary:
General Civil Practice; General Litigationlitigation; Federal Practice; Trial Practice; Appellate Practice; Civil Law; Business Litigation; Public Utility Law; Landline; Mobile Communications; Corporate Law; Cooperative; Non-Profit Organizations Law; Mediation; Administrative Law; Raleigh Office Only; Admiralty Law; Arbitration; Aviation Law; Banking Law; Bankruptcy; Creditors' Rights; Commercial Transactions; Community Associations; Construction Law; Environmental Law; Estate Planning; 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; Real Estate; Taxation; Technology Law; Workers' Compensation; Energy; Wind Energy.

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Fourth Circuit Clarifies Federal False Claims Standards in January 2015 Majority Decision
Neil S. Lowenstein, April 7, 2015
Last month the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (which has Federal Court appellate jurisdiction for Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia) clarified a number of aspects of Federal False Claim actions. The case is United...

North Carolina “Little Miller” Payment Bonds: The Short Summary©
Neil S. Lowenstein, March 16, 2015
Like many states, North Carolina has “Little Miller” code provisions intended for the protection of those that furnish labor or materials for North Carolina public projects since those persons cannot claim claims of lien against the real property. It covers the construction,...

North Carolina Mechanic’s Lien Rights: The Short Summary©
Neil S. Lowenstein, March 16, 2015
Generally speaking, the North Carolina code structure gives two types of liens: 1) a claim of lien on real property; and 2) a claim of lien on funds. Attorney’s fees can also be discretionarily awarded by the court to the prevailing party (NCGS § 44A-35).

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.

(For complete biographical data on all personnel, see professional biographies at Norfolk, Virginia)

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