Jean M. Stallard

Jean M. Stallard: Attorney with Vandeventer Black LLP
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  • 500 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
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Jean is a business law attorney with extensive experience in corporate and securities law, private equity and venture capital, supply chain management, software agreements, and energy sector operations. Her background as a co-founder, vice president, and general counsel of an NYSE-listed energy company, as well as serving as in-house counsel at multiple Fortune 500 corporations, gives Jean a unique, business-oriented insight when advising clients.

Jean began her career on Wall Street as a corporate and securities attorney handling IPOs and private offerings as well as regulatory compliance matters before moving to the Gulf Coast region and entering the energy sector. She is also well-versed in risk management, acquisitions and divestitures and environmental law matters. Jean’s operational legal support has included exploration and production, refinery and gas plant operations. Jean is an arbitrator on the Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association. She is also a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM).

Jean is admitted to practice law in Virginia, New York, Louisiana, and the District of Columbia. She received her B.A. from Duke University and her J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.


•Vandeventer Black's Jean Stallard Appointed to the Foundation Board of Directors of Samaritan House
•Vandeventer Black's Jean Stallard Appointed as Lead Mentor to 757 Accelerate Company
•The Mid-Atlantic Capital Sources Forum in Downtown Norfolk
•Vandeventer Black's Jean Stallard Appointed to the American Arbitration Association's Commercial Panel
•Former Fortune 500 Counsel Joins Vandeventer Black


•Umbrella of Immunity for Arbitrators: Where Virginia is Now and Where It Needs to Be.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Law
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Financial Services & Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
757.446.8696  Phone
University Attended:
Duke University, Durham, NC, B.A., 1984
Law School Attended:
Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, TN, J.D., 1987
Year of First Admission:
1987, Virginia; 1988, New York; 1991, Louisiana; 1991, District of Columbia


•Arbitrator on Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association
•Organizer, Mid-Atlantic Capital Sources Forum
•Mentor to 757 Accelerate Cohort Company
•Member, Samaritan House Foundation, Board of Directors
•Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)
•Certified Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitrator
•Norfolk Collegiate School, Alumna
•Former member and Vice Chairman of the Board of Advisors - Duke Gardens
•Bar Associations: District of Columbia, Louisiana, New York, Norfolk-Portsmouth, Virginia Beach

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Representation in the purchase and sale of companies in various industries, with extensive due diligence experience and post-closing operational support.; Negotiated and closed the sale of an operating refinery to Shell Chemical.; Established and administered contracting protocols, form agreements, and bid procedures for procurement/construction departments for publicly-traded energy companies.; Drafted, negotiated, and enforced the construction contract for a sour gas plant.; Software industry agreements, including licenses, non-disclosure, non-compete and consulting agreements, with a focus on warranties, intellectual property ownership, royalties, indemnity and confidentiality issues.; Drafted and negotiated documentation for the acquisition of a healthcare services company with post-closing operational support; Borrower's counsel for multiple multi-million dollar credit facilities.; Counsel to motion picture production companies and individual film investors.; Counsel to Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) regarding registration and compliance.
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  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

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