Crenshaw, Ware & Martin has been named Shipping & Maritime Law Firm of the Year –Virginia USA 

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin has been named Shipping & Maritime Law Firm of the Year –Virginia USA in the 2015 Global Awards published by Corporate LiveWireWith more than nine decades serving the maritime community, our attorneys bring a diverse collection of experience in handling complex matters. Most recently, we represented an Ohio partnership to protect its salvage rights to the SS Central America, “Ship of Gold.”  Chaired by Steven Stancliff, our maritime attorneys include a retired Coast Guard Commander, adjunct Professor of Law at Regent University School of Law, and past president of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute. 

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin Attorneys Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that nine of its lawyers were selected as 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars.  According to Virginia Super Lawyers®, less than 5% of all lawyers in Virginia are selected.  The multiphase process includes peer nominations and evaluations combined with independent research.  The 2015 attorneys are:

Virginia Super Lawyers

  • James L. Chapman, IV – Transportation/Maritime
  • Timothy A. Coyle – Government
  • Donald C. Schultz – Creditor Debtor Rights
  • W. Ryan Snow – Business Litigation
  • Steven M. Stancliff – Transportation/Maritime

Virginia Rising Stars

  • Delphine G. Carnes - Tax
  • Darius K. Davenport - Civil Litigation:  Defense
  • David C. Hartnett – Civil Litigation:  Defense
  • Elaine Inman Hogan - Employment & Labor


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April 2015 - CWM attorneys, Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds close on transaction to restore historic Masonic Theatre.

On April 2, 2015, CWM attorneys, Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds, closed on a transaction to fund the restoration of the historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge, Virginia.  CWM represented Virginia Community Capital, the bridge lender in this complex transaction which combined a variety of funding sources, including New Markets Tax Credits, state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits, an Enterprise Zone Grant, grant funds from The Alleghany Foundation, and private contributions to finance the $11 million restoration of the 1905 landmark entertainment venue.  In its heyday, the Masonic Theatre hosted operas, vaudeville shows, movies and concerts and featured world famous performers including Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and Count Basie and his jazz orchestra.  The restored theatre is anticipated to spur downtown revitalization, offer a variety of cultural programming and bring new employment opportunities to a rural community that has experienced a significant economic downturn in recent years.  The theatre complex will include a 554-seat auditorium, a second stage for smaller productions, dressing rooms, office space, a catering kitchen, community meeting rooms and a small museum.