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Accounting Malpractice

Experienced in all types of professional liability claims against accounting professionals. Our clients range from sole practitioners to large regional and national accounting firms.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

We serve as mediators, arbitrators, partnering facilitators, and neutrals in a variety of business and technical disputes.

Appellate Practice

A long-standing aspect of our litigation strength and depth. We regularly handle cases on appeal before a number of appellate courts and administrative agencies.

Banking & Finance

Seasoned in the broad spectrum of business and legal issues facing the industry today. The only type of financing we do not handle is consumer residential real estate.

Business Law

At Vandeventer Black LLP, we handle the legal aspects of your business so you can focus on managing your business. We have in-depth knowledge of all aspects of business law, and can provide you with timely, cost-effective solutions to the issues you face.

Commercial Litigation

Focused on disputes specifically related to the course of doing everyday business, such as commercial transactions, real estate matters, tax and estate issues.

Commercial Real Estate

Offering a full-spectrum of legal services designed to meet business objectives and help navigate through various issues of ownership, acquisition, sales, financing, management and leasing of real estate.

Community Associations

One of the most progressive community association practices in the region, representing clients in the full spectrum of legal issues specific to Community Association Law.

Compliance For Government Contractors

There are numerous laws and regulations that apply to foreign entities operating as a government contractor in the US market, or a US contractor doing business overseas. We are ready to assist you with all your compliance needs.


We bring experience with all phases of construction and infrastructure projects, proposal and financing considerations, team and joint venture formation, design, construction, maintenance and operations.

Construction Defect

Assist clients in all phases of construction defect related matters, from investigation, to negotiation, or litigation.

Creditors' Rights, Bankruptcy & Collections

Represent clients in various types of creditor issues. Experienced in representing clients (including creditors, lenders and loan servicers) in a broad range of loss and litigation, default servicing, debt recovery, lien perfection, enforcement and litigation and lender defense matters.

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Our cybersecurity and data privacy team has experience with investigations and claims, pursuant to the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and the Virginia Computer Crimes Act, of unauthorized access to proprietary business data and systems

Director & Officer Liability

Vandeventer Black LLP has significant experience in the representation of corporate officers, directors, and board committees from a variety of public, private and closely-held businesses.

Eminent Domain & Land Use

Representing clients ranging from individual property owners and small businesses to developers, large companies, utilities and municipalities.


Experienced in the range of issues affecting development and operation of energy generating and transmission facilities.


Representing clients ranging from individual property owners and small businesses to developers, large companies, utilities and municipalities.

ERISA & Employee Benefits

We partner with our clients for all their employee benefits needs; and are experienced in the full range of retirement and welfare benefit issues.

Financial Services & Securities

Vandeventer Black’s capability in professional liability matters includes significant experience in Financial Services and Securities disputes.

General Litigation

Representing clients in a broad range of litigation and arbitration matters. We are recognized regionally in the areas of construction, public contracts, maritime, real estate, land use, condemnation, utilities, environmental, municipal and utilities litigation and dispute resolution.

Government Contracts

We understand that providing products and services to federal, state, and local Government customers is a complex business, and our Government Contracts attorneys are prepared to help guide our clients with a focus on finding practical business solutions.

Government Investigations & Enforcement

We represent individuals and companies in all stages of criminal, civil, and regulatory investigations.

Health Care

Providing our clients the best possible advice in dealing with the myriad of issues confronting health care providers.


Vandeventer Black's International Law Group provides a full-range of immigration advice for businesses.

Insurance Coverage Defense

Our attorneys team with our clients to help them achieve their business vision and goals. Our mission is to provide excellent, innovative, and cost effective legal services for our clients.

Intellectual Property - Copyright & Trademark

Vandeventer Black’s Intellectual Property team provides a wide range of services relating to patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and other intellectual property issues faced by businesses, organizations and individuals. Our primary goals are to help our clients identify, protect and utilize their intellectual property assets to their fullest potential.

International Business

Our international business attorneys service the needs of international investors, businesses and individuals alike, seeking to locate operations in/or trade with the United States; in addition to serving the needs of U.S. companies that are setting up operations internationally and/or engaging in international trade.

Labor & Employment

Our Labor & Employment team represents a wide variety of organizations and businesses in labor and employment law and litigation matters, including discrimination claims, union avoidance, NLRB charges, wrongful discharge, breach of contract suits, trade secret/unfair competition suits, wage and hour, employee benefits, workers’ compensation defense, immigration, and employee relations counseling and training.

Legal Malpractice Defense

The Legal Malpractice Defense team is experienced in handling all types of professional liability claims against attorneys, working with some of the nation’s top insurance carriers.

Local Government

Our Local Government Attorneys team with our Government Contract Attorneys to represent local government, public authorities and administrative agencies.

Maritime & Admiralty Law

Our team of attorneys represents domestic and international interests in virtually all areas of maritime law.

Medical Malpractice Defense

Our clients range from physicians, dentists, physical therapists and other healthcare providers to practice groups, long-term care facilities and hospitals.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our M&A team is prepared to efficiently and effectively structure, negotiate and consummate asset, stock or merger transactions of any size and complexity in a variety of industries. We bring decades of deal experience to the table to achieve the goals of our clients, whether target or acquirer.

Professional Liability Defense

Defending architects, engineers, contractors and subcontractors in project design and construction matters of all types.

Ship Repair & Ship Building

Combing over 131 years of admiralty expertise with our contracting and government contracting experience to represent shipyards of all sizes throughout the country.

Surety & Fidelity Law

Our Surety and Fidelity Bond Practice Group includes attorneys with a variety of experience in complex legal matters involving sureties and their various bonds. We bring knowledge and experience in surety and related fidelity law matters, working as a team with our clients to satisfy their varied goals for individual matters.


We work with our business clients on their corporate tax planning, including general minimization techniques on federal, state and local levels, as well as transactional planning of acquisitions, mergers, liquidations, choice of entity and structuring issues.

Trust & Estate; Estate Planning

Planning for the future is an important step, no matter your age or the value of your estate. Without a plan for your enjoyment of life and future protection of assets or interests, or by delaying the planning process, you risk potentially burdening your loved ones; and without an estate planning attorney, your posthumous desires may not be met.

Workers' Compensation Defense

Works primarily with insurance carriers, mutual associations and self-insured businesses – offering legal defense strategies for both state and federal workers’ compensation claims.


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