July 20, 2024


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Norfolk and Roanoke business law firms combining to form Virginia powerhouse – Daily Press

NORFOLK — Vandeventer Black and Woods Rogers, two Virginia business regulation corporations, will be a part of forces on July 1.

Vandeventer Black is a business enterprise and litigation legislation organization set up in Norfolk in 1883. It also has offices in Richmond Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and Hamburg, Germany.

Woods Rogers delivers counsel to a wide range of industries in Virginia and over and above. The agency, started in Roanoke in 1893, also has places of work in Charlottesville, Lynchburg and Richmond.

The new put together law organization will be referred to as Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black. It will be one particular of the state’s largest corporations functioning with 133 attorneys — 81 at Woods Rogers and 52 from Vandeventer Black — and an administrative workers of 120.

Daniel Summerlin, president of Woods Rogers, stated in a information release that both equally firms possess deeply rooted qualities of mutual respect, cooperation, neighborhood management and an unwavering determination to shopper provider. He will continue being president of the merged firm.

“We share a vision with Vandeventer Black for the long run of our company and seem forward to bringing our collective expertise and a broader assortment of specialties to clients as we expand more powerful together,” he reported.

Jointly, they will perform with purchasers throughout sector sectors like corporate and transactions, finance, commercial genuine estate, litigation, building, transportation, vitality, labor and employment, governing administration contracts, cybersecurity and mental residence.

Vandeventer Black handling associate Michael Sterling mentioned the merger will support to generate a a lot more robust platform to serve consumers with top-quality legal know-how for Virginia firms, which include all those concentrated on technological innovation and production.

“By signing up for forces with Woods Rogers, we are making sure the continuity of a high-good quality, multiservice law agency for our purchasers and, at the similar time, giving obtain to additional abilities and assets across the commonwealth of Virginia,” Sterling reported.

With a shared commitment to company citizenship, the newly formed company programs to provide more lawyers onto the boards of nonprofits, community, and company businesses.

Sandra J. Pennecke, 757-652-5836, [email protected]