Several attorneys from the Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm, Vandeventer Black, have been awarded as Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers for 2019 by Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVa Biz Magazine.

“We are proud of our attorneys for receiving this distinction as it is a solely peer-rated nomination given to those lawyers who exemplify excellence in their specialty,” said Michael L. Sterling, managing partner and a recipient of this award.

The lawyers receiving these honors are:
Attorneys for Non-Profit
Anita O. Poston
Arbitration and Mediation
William E. Franczek
Aviation, Admiralty, Maritime and Transportation
Edward J. Powers
Banking and Financial
Bryant C. McGann
Civil Trial
Richard H. Ottinger
James R. Harvey
John R. Lockard
Neil S. Lowenstein
Michael L. Sterling
Environmental and Land Use
Patrick A. Genzler
Government and Administrative
Daniel R. Weckstein
Intellectual Property Rights
Jane D. Tucker
Anthony J. Mazzeo
Labor and Employment
Anne G. Bibeau
Dean T. Buckius
Real Estate
Christopher Ambrosio
Richard J. Crouch
Geoffrey G. Hemphill
Will, Trusts, and Estates
Patrick W. Herman
Other National Awards
Previous recognitions for Vandeventer Black attorneys include Virginia’s Business Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America, Lawyers of the Year 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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