Jean M. Stallard

Jean M. Stallard: Attorney with Vandeventer Black LLP


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.

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
•Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)
•Certified Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitrator
•Organizer, Mid-Atlantic Capital Sources Forum
•Norfolk Collegiate School, Alumna
•Former member and Vice Chairman of the Board of Advisors - Duke Gardens
•District of Columbia Bar Association
•Louisiana Bar Association
•New York Bar Association
•Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
•Virginia Beach Bar Association
•Virginia Bar Association

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.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
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