February 2015 - Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds represent Franklin Redevelopment and Housing Authority (“FRHA”) in the rehabilitation of three of its communities.

Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds recently represented Franklin Redevelopment and Housing Authority (“FRHA”) in the rehabilitation of three of its communities, Berkley Court Apartments (“Berkley”), Pretlow Gardens (“Pretlow”) and Old Town Apartments (“Old Town”).  This project involved using Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (“LIHTCs”) in conjunction with the Rental Assistance Demonstration (“RAD”) to successfully renovate and convert the existing public housing units in these communities to long-term, project-based Section 8 contracts.  Two of the three sites, Pretlow and Old Town, were combined into one single LIHTC and RAD transaction. These two complex transactions (Berkley and Pretlow/Old Town) utilized a variety of financial resources including 9% LIHTC equity, conventional loans, HOME funds, seller financing and public housing capital funds.  The use of RAD and LIHTC facilitated the successful renovation of FRHA’s housing communities and also allowed FRHA to establish a funding resource to address its long-term capital needs. 

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is one of the only firms in Virginia that has extensive first-hand experience in implementing the relatively new RAD program to assist public housing authorities in providing their residents with affordable, high quality housing.

January 2015 - Crenshaw, Ware & Martin attorneys appointed to new board positions. 

Elaine Inman Hogan has been appointed to the 2015 Board of Directors for the Hampton Roads Society for Human Resource Management.  She will serve on the board as the Director of Legal Affairs.  Ms. Hogan chairs the Employment Law Practice Group at Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. She represents employers and management in a wide range of employment law matters and is the author of the Virginia Employer Law blog.

Amy McClure has been appointed to the 2015 Board of Directors for the Hampton Roads Green Building Council, a chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.  The Council serves the greater Hampton Roads area to advance sustainable planning, design, construction and operations.  Ms. McClure is a member of the Construction Law Practice Group at Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C., where she represents owners, contractors and subcontractors on a variety of construction projects.

December 1, 2014 - Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. attorneys named to Virginia Business magazine’s 2014 “Legal Elite”.

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been named among the “Legal Elite” for 2014 by Virginia Business magazine.  This year marks the 15th edition of the Legal Elite in Virginia Business. 

James L. Chapman, IV

Civil Litigation


Donald C. Schultz

Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights


W. Ryan Snow

Civil Litigation



Observations on Employment Law for Businesses in Virginia and Beyond

Posted on 3/27/2015 by Elaine Hogan

"Supreme Court ruling strengthens protections under PDA"

Posted on 3/20/2015 by Elaine Hogan

"What if an employee with bipolar disorder is aggressive and disruptive?  Does the ADA prevent an employer from firing that employee?"

VAHCDO 2014 Legal Seminar

Delphine Carnes was a guest speaker at the VAHCDO Legal Seminar held December 5, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia.  Ms. Carnes presented the topic "RAD Conversion and Rehabilitation using LIHTC: Key Considerations for PHAs". 

Amy McClure participates in Dove Days Self-Esteem Project

On October 17, 2014 Amy McClure joined employees of Unilever Lipton at Kennedy Middle School in Suffolk to speak to young girls about improving their self-esteem. The event was part of the Dove Days Self-Esteem Project. To read more about the project, visit the Dove Days Self-Esteem Project.