Virginia Business Magazine recently released its Virginia Business ‘Legal Elite’ winner’s list for 2018, which includes 24 Vandeventer Black attorneys. Every year, the magazine partners with the Virginia Bar Association to grant this award to attorneys nominated by their peers for this recognition. The 24 attorneys selected are:
Alternative Dispute Resolution: William E. Franczek
Appellate Law: James C. Cosby
Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights: Deborah M. Casey
Business Law: Christopher Ambrosio
Civil Litigation: Anne G. Bibeau and James W. Walker
Construction: Stephan F. Andrews, Sean M. Golden, James R. Harvey, Gretchen M. Ostroff, and Michael L. Sterling
Corporate Counsel: Richard S. Guy
Environmental Law: Patrick A. Genzler
Health Law: Mark S. Brennan and Anita O. Poston
Intellectual Property: Jane D. Tucker
Labor & Employment: Dean T. Buckius and Arlene F. Klinedinst
Legal Services/Pro Bono: Robert L. O’Donnell
Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative: Anthony J. Mazzeo
Real Estate/Land Use: Christopher Ambrosio
Taxes/Estates/Trust/Elder Law: Geoffrey G. Hemphill
Young Lawyer (under 40): Michael D. Pierce and James B. Rixey

Previous recognitions for Vandeventer Black attorneys include Best Lawyers in America, Lawyers of the Year, CoVaBiz Top Lawyers and Virginia Super Lawyers, among others. For more information, visit

About Vandeventer Black LLP
Vandeventer Black LLP is a dynamic business and litigation law firm established in 1883 that is dedicated to responsiveness and results while delivering internationally recognized legal solutions. Headquartered in the commercial gateway of Norfolk, Virginia, its accomplished attorneys assist clients from offices located in Virginia, North Carolina, and Germany.

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