Norfolk, VA:

Vandeventer Black LLP

  • Norfolk, VA
  • 500 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
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Vandeventer Black LLP is a dynamic 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, our accomplished attorneys assist clients from offices located in Virginia, North Carolina and Germany.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, labor and employment, maritime and admiralty, 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 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!

Office Details

Contact Information:
757-446-8600  Phone
757-446-8670  Fax
Mailing Address:
500 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
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.
Office Hours:
08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Areas of Practice (65)

Specific Areas of Practice for our Norfolk office:

  • 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
  • Labor and Employment Employers
  • Employer Intentional Torts
  • Employer Liability
  • Employer Rights
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Human Resources Law
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Employment Defense
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Union Labor Law
  • Collaborative Law
  • International Mediation
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • International Arbitration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Adam S. Rafal by a Associate on 05/20/16 in Labor and Employment

    Mr. Rafal has always been very knowledgeable in all of the cases in which we have litigated together. He is a zealous advocate for his client, but always remains professional.

    Mr. Rafal has always been very knowledgeable in all of the cases in which we have litigated together. He is a zealous advocate for his client, but always remains professional. Read less

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  • 4.8/5.0 Review for Anthony J. Mazzeo by a Associate on 06/05/14 in Litigation

    Mr. Mazzeo is a highly effective litigator with a broad understanding of all aspects of commercial litigation.

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Vandeventer Black LLP is an equal opportunity business law firm. The Firm is dedicated to diversity and to uphold equal opportunities in all areas of the firm. The Firm has a strict policy regarding unlawful discrimination. The policy prohibits discrimination in employment due to race, color, age, sex, gender, religion, national origin, pregnancy, or disability. The firm prohibits sexual harassment, including but not limited to, sexually-oriented requests or attention by employees, partners, clients, customers, and visitors. Harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, pregnancy, or disability is also strictly prohibited.



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  13. Plan on partnering with minority owned law firms? No

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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Banking Law

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Construction Law

  • Creditors Rights

  • Eminent Domain

  • Energy Law

  • Environmental Law

  • Immigration and Naturalization

  • Insurance Defense

  • International Business Law

  • Labor and Employment Law

  • Legal Malpractice

  • Product Liability Law

  • Professional Liability

  • Tax Law

  • Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate

  • Workers Compensation

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