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101 West Main Street, Suite 500
Norfolk, Virginia - 23510 United States
Phone: 757-446-8519

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!

Harvey Named President Of Norfolk And Portsmouth Bar Association

Harvey Named President Of Norfolk And Portsmouth Bar Association

Vandeventer Black LLP partner and Executive Board member James R. Harvey was named the president of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association at the recently held NPBA Annual Dinner and award ceremony. The NPBA has been serving the local legal…

Vandeventer Black Moves Up To 13th On Virginia's Largest Law Firms List

Vandeventer Black LLP has moved up to the 13th position on the list of 'Virginia's Largest Law Firms', published by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. The annual survey is based on the number of Virginia-licensed attorneys participating within the Commonwealth. The firm…

Mark T. Coberly elected to the Board of Directors of U.S. Maritime Law Association

Vandeventer Black's partner and head of the Maritime Law Practice Group, Mark T. Coberly, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA).  Mark has been active in the MLA since…

Vandeventer Black's Partner Neil Lowenstein to serve on DBIA's Executive Council

Vandeventer Black is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Lowenstein to the Executive Council of the Design-Build Institute of America, Hampton Road's Chapter. DBIA's mission is to achieve and maintain recognition as the industry center of expertise for design-build…

Fortune 100 Company Executive Joins Vandeventer Black LLP

Paul Julius recently joined Vandeventer Black LLP as its new Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer. Julius is a senior financial executive with more than 25 years of management and financial experience.  He previously served as Director of Finance for…

Vandeventer Black Announces Elected Executive Board Members

Vandeventer Black LLP recently announced the members that will enter the 2017-2018 Executive Board. Deborah M. Casey, a Partner with the Firm, was elected to the Board. Her practice has focused on representing the interests of common interest communities for…

Vandeventer Black Attorneys Named Virginia Super Lawyers "Rising Stars"

Six Vandeventer Black attorneys have been named Virginia Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" for 2017. "Rising Stars" recognizes top up-and-coming lawyers who are 40-years-old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. The six attorneys selected are:·…

Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as Virginia Super Lawyers

Attorneys from the law offices of Vandeventer Black LLP, an AV® rated and top 15th largest law firm in Virginia, were recently named Virginia Super Lawyers for 2017 by Thompson Reuters. This renowned rating service considers attorneys from over 70…


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