Best Lawyers®, a respected publication that ranks attorneys based on peer review, recently announced ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ list (2018 Edition). 27 Attorneys from the law offices of Vandeventer Black LLP, were selected to receive this prestigious recognition in one or more categories. The recognized attorneys are:

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law: Mark T. Coberly, Richard H. Ottinger, and Edward J. Powers
  • Arbitration: William E. Franczek
  • Banking and Finance Law: Bryant C. McGann
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law: Daniel R. Weckstein
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships): Cristopher Ambrosio and Richard S. Guy
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law: Patrick W. Herman
  • Commercial Finance Law: Bryant C. McGann
  • Commercial Litigation: Robert O’ Donnell and James W. Walker
  • Community Association Law: Deborah M. Casey
  • Construction Law: Stephan F. Andrews, William E. Franczek, Patrick A. Genzler, James R. Harvey, Neil Lowenstein, and Michael L. Sterling
  • Corporate Law: Anita O. Poston
  • Employment Law – Management: Anne G. Bibeau, Dean T. Buckius, and Arlene F. Klinedinst
  • Environmental Law: Patrick A. Genzler
  • Financial Services Regulation Law: Bryant C. McGann
  • Health Care Law: Anita O. Poston
  • Insurance Law: Douglas M. Palais
  • Labor Law –  Management: Dean T. Buckius and Arlene F. Klinedinst
  • Litigation –  Banking and Finance: Bryant C. McGann
  • Litigation – Construction: Stephan F. Andrews, William E. Franczek, Patrick A. Genzler, Neil S. Lowenstein, and James W. Walker
  • Litigation – Environmental: Patrick A. Genzler
  • Litigation – Securities: Douglas M. Palais
  • Mediation: William E. Franczek
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law: Bryant C. McGann
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants: Anita O. Poston
  • Project Finance Law: Bryant C. McGann
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law: Douglas M. Palais
  • Tax Law: Patrick W. Herman
  • Transportation Law: Mark T. Coberly and G. William Birkhead
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers: R. John Barrett, F. Nash Bilisoly, Adam S. Rafal, and Bryan L. Sykes

In addition to the Best Lawyers’ designation, Vandeventer Black attorneys have also received: Virginia’s Business Legal Elite, Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia, The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyers of the Year, Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Women In The Law, as well as several recognitions given by respected Bar Associations. In addition, the law firm’s legal team have held leadership positions as members of boards, governing committees, and fellowships within various organizations.

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